Town of
Pompey Historical Society

    Established 1976



The Township of Pompey, named for the outstanding Roman General and statesman, was established by the Commissioners of the Land Office in New York City on July 3, 1790. In 1794 Onondaga County was formed and Pompey was one of the original four Towns - Lysander, Manlius, Marcellus and Pompey.

Our Origin

      The Town of Pompey Historical Society was established in 1976 as a result of the United States Bicentennial Celebration. The Town of Pompey Bicentennial Committee had planned two weeks of activities to celebrate this memorable occasion. The committee wanted to have lasting tributes after July 1976. It was decided that organizing an historical society and writing and publishing a two volume book (Pompey, Our Town in Profile) would accomplish that goal.

Sylvia Shoebridge holding the 2 volume book

Sylvia is the former Pompey Town historian
and author of Pompey, Our Town in Profile
(available for purchase in the PHS store)

Sylvia Shoebridge
- 90th Birthday Reception and Celebration




Sylvia Shoebridge


- 90th Birthday Reception and Celebration




See our on-line calendar for program and event dates and times.


Strawberry Social
Friday, June 20th
6:00 pm to dark

Great barbeque, strawberry shortcake, music & dancing...(more)

Wednesday, July 16, 2014
7:00 pm - Program
Sue Greenhagen will present 'Henry & Clara: the Slocums of Central New York' at the Delphi Falls United Church (more)

Wednesday, August 13
7:00 pm - Program

Tom Huff, stone sculptor, writer, adjunct professor at OCC, will share his story and talk about his work. Also collections of work by other artists will be on display (more)

What's New?

New page created for the sesquicentennial of the Civil War in 1863

  • Each year we are having special events pertaining to the sesquicentennial of the Civil War
  • We are constantly updating our site so please visit often!

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