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.
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)
- 90th Birthday Reception and Celebration
See our on-line calendar for program and event dates and times.
Our 2018 historical focus is on World War 1 and fashions of the times.
Wed. May 16, 2018 Genealogical Mystery: Who Is That Covill Child?
Nancy Edwards, PHS Special Projects Coordinator and
Ruth Hotaling, Town of Pompey Historian present a fascinating journey into discovery of the past and the hurdles involved in genealogy research. (more)
We are open most Tuesdays from 11:00 AM to 3:00 PM (call ahead first at 682-4729) throughout the year.
Click this link for information about J. Roy Dodge's 3 volume series of
An Historical View of Pompey Hill
Also, we now have in our store three books by Jerry Antil (Jerome Mark Antil), a Fabius native, that reminisce and lend historical/social perspective of life in the Town of Pompey "back in the day": The Pompey Hollow Book Club, and The Book of Charlie. The latter is a sequel which reflects on early childhood observations and subsequent developments - a contemplation for us all. And we now have the book Mary Crane.