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.

What's Next?

   We will be open extended hours on Saturday, Oct. 3rd & 10th from 10:00 am - 5:00 pm as part of the
Cazenovia Art Trail
We are featuring an extensive exhibit of the HSEAD and artists of the CNY chapter will be demonstrating techniques (see information and links below).

New Exhibit at the PHS!

The Hotaling Room has been converted into a gallery of Early American Decorative Arts pieces, compliments of the members of the Central New York Chapter of the Historical Society of Early American Decoration (more).  Also visit

Annual Meeting and Raffle / Afternoon Tea
Sun., Oct. 18 at 2:00 pm
at  the Oran Community Church (more).

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 two 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.

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!

    • Feel free to use our feedback form for any comments or inquiries!

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