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 2019 historical focus is on World War II on the 75th Anniversary of our engagement.
Wednesday, April 17, 2019 is our first program of the year. Cheryl Pula, New York Mills historian, will present a gripping review of The Battle of Midway. Vastly outnumbered, a small American naval force defeated the Imperial Japanese Navy in a pivotal battle in the Pacific War just six months after Pearl Harbor.
The Hotaling Room 2019 Exhibit, World War II, will feature a World War II collection of artifacts on loan to the PHS by Pompey veterans and their families. The exhibit will be open from May 26 -
September 29, 2019.
The NEWSLETTER link at left gives the full version of our Jennie Jerome article from the July 2018 Newsletter.
We are open most Tuesdays from 11:00 AM to 3:00 PM (call ahead first
at 315-682-4729) 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 four 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, The Book of Charlie, Mary Crane, and Hemingway, 3 Angels.