History Museums

Susquehanna River Archaeological Center

Located at 345 Broad Street, Waverly, NY 18840,.

The Susquehanna River Archaeological Center (SRAC) of Native Indian Studies is committed to preservation and education concerning the Native Indian archaeology, culture and history within the Twin Tiers Region of New York and Pennsylvania.

The lecture hall space can be rented out by individuals for private gatherings or organizations needing a space for meetings or informational gatherings. We have 80 seats in a lecture style setup usually that can also be changed out to chairs with tables or in any floor layout you prefer.

Catering is also available.

Frisbie Homestead Museum

Located at 1670 Halsey Valley Road, Spencer, NY 14883.

“Experience life in Halsey Valley-1900” Step back in time and share a piece of family history. Enjoy original family artifacts, circa 1890-1910, in a fully reconstructed rural homestead typical of that period. Discover this truly unique collection of one American family’s history. A great field trip! Call for details, ask for Arlene. Open May-Sept. Saturdays 10-4 pm or call for appointment.

The Merrill Historical Collection

535 Waverly Street, Waverly, NY

A private collection of Waverly historical artifacts, yearbooks, articles, etc., as well as antique cars, furniture, miniature sewing machines and one of the largest license plate collections in the world. Call for appointments.

Bement-Billings Farmstead

Located at One mile north of the light on Rt. 38, Newark Valley, NY.

1800’s living history museum. Crafts/skills (blacksmithing, herb garden, open hearth cooking, woodworking, candle making, textiles) performed by costumed docents. Hands-on activities. Built in 1810, the only living history museum in the Southern Tier, available May-October for special farmstead tours. Tour may be expanded by adding the Newark Valley Depot to the itinerary. Home of the annual Apple Festival and Primitive Rendezvous. Hours: Sat-Sun. 12-4 pm, July-September, May-October hours by appointment.

The Newark Valley Depot Museum

Located at Depot Street, Newark Valley, NY 13811.

The Depot was built in 1879 by the Southern Central Railroad and it contains railroad memorabilia. Passengers and passers-by will enjoy this depot museum with exhibits of local commercial and social history, and a panoramic model of the Lehigh Valley Railroad Line. Historical information about Newark Valley. Open by appointment.

Tioga County Historical Society

Located at 110 Front Street, Owego, NY 13827.

Travel through time in the museum and gift shop or enjoy walking tours through our historic villages. The museum presents exhibits and programs highlighting local agriculture and industry, paintings, photographs, textiles, decorative arts, military, firemen’s items, prehistoric stone tools and more. Summer hours we are open Wednesday, Friday & Saturday, 10 AM – 4 PM; Thursday, 10 am-8 pm; Library Tuesday – Friday, 1 – 4 PM, Saturday, 10 AM – 4 PM.

Spencer Historical Museum

Located at 22 Center Street, Spencer, NY 14883.

Dedicated to preserving the history of Spencer, NY. Large room of artifacts, displays, records, and genealogy of the people and town. Open June-August on Saturdays and Sundays 2-5 p.m. Other times by appointment.