Welcome to FCHMS

The Franklin County Historical and Museum Society preserves and presents the county's history in a meaningful and accessible way to anyone with past, present or future connections to our county.  Society members passionately engage with Franklin County history to collect, preserve and interpret objects and documents integral to county life and to delight young and old with Franklin County stories in our museum, library and archives.

About Us

FCHMS was incorporated in 1903 by a group of prominent citizens and reorganized in 1963.  Our museum and headquarters are located at The House of History, an 1864 Tuscan-style brick home one block from Main Street in Malone, NY. The Schryer Center for Historical & Genealogical Research is located in the renovated Carriage House on said premises.  The Society's collections, records and daily operations moved to The House of History in 1973 when it was purchased from the Kirk Family.

The Franklin County Historical and Museum Society is not accepting donations of artifacts for our collection,  at this time, because of the limited staff during the Pandemic.

Coronavirus Update

We are temporarily closed due to Covid 19Messages received will be answered on Tuesdays and Fridays, including emails.


The Schryer Center is opened by appointment only. You may also leave a message with a contact number for a call back.

 Schryer Center email: research@northnet.org 



Board of Trustees                 Next Meeting: July 5 @ 4:00

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