Town of
Pompey Historical Society

    Established 1976


Programs 2015  - Detail and background informationEvents 2015
All Programs at Pompey Town Hall. All Events are on PHS Campus (corners of Rte. 20 & Pompey Center Rd).


May 20, 2015, Wednesday - 7:00 p.m 
  Town of Pompey Lions' Club -
50 Years of Service to Our Town

Join Lion Sue Andrews as she shares the goals and activities of the Pompey Lions' Club.   2015 marks the Club's 50th anniversary of service to our community.   

  July 15, 2015, Wednesday - 7:00 p.m.
 A visit to Henneberg Brewing Company
at 2001 Delphi Rd., New Woodstock, NY

        Visit with host, John Henneberg, at his New Woodstock brewery.  John is one of only a small number of New York State brewers who grows his own hops and barley, which he also malts himself.  Come see the Farm Brewery and learn about John’s work as a local brewer.

August 19, 2015, Wednesday - 7:00pm
Historical Society of Early American Decoration Members of the Central New York Chapter of the Historical Society of Early American Decoration will describe, show examples, and discuss techniques used in creating early decorated pieces found in the homes of our American ancestors.  Examples will include reverse glass painting, stenciling with bronze powders, country painting on tin, theorem painting and more... (our gallery). 
Visit the HSEAD website at to view a collection of their works.

       September 16, 2015, Wednesday - 7:00pm
 Abraham Lincoln Visits with the PHS

       Impersonator brings Lincoln to Life.  Marking the 150th anniversary of Abraham Lincoln’s death and the end of the Civil War, the Pompey Historical Society has invited impersonator John Baylis to bring his portrayal of the nation’s 16th President to the Pompey Town Hall. The program is on Wednesday evening, Sept. 16, at 7 p.m.  Dressed in top hat, beard, and clothes of the era, Baylis bears a striking resemblance to Lincoln — and shares important insights into his life, issues, and accomplishments.
      For 30 years, Baylis, a retired teacher, has been presenting to the public and distinguished audiences of many organizations. Both PHS members and public are welcome. Light refreshments will be served. The Town Hall is on Rte. 20 at Pompey Center Rd.

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2012 Programs and Events




Wednesday, April 15, 2015 6:30 - 8:30 pm 
 Members and Friends Open House

      Join the PHS Officers and Board Members at the Research Center and Museum any time between 7:00 and 8:30 PM for lively, idea-generating, small-group discussion.   We will have “idea stations” set up all over the Museum to get your input about PHS programs, services, projects, and volunteering options.   Next year, 2016, is the 40th anniversary of the PHS.  Give us your thoughts about ways to celebrate and about plans for our future.   Bring a friend and introduce him/her to all that we have to offer!

PHS Adopt A Highway
Monday, April 20 - Sunday, April 26, 2015
Spring Litter Clean-up
The PHS has been doing this litter pick up on US Route 20 since 1996, twice a year, once in the Spring and once in the Fall. This Spring 2015 pick up will make number 36.  US ROUTE 20 is the longest USA Highway stretching from Boston, Massachusetts to Newport, Oregon. There is signage for PHS ADOPT A HIGHWAY from the Madison/Onondaga County Line to Watervale Road in the Town of Pompey, Onondaga County, a  portion of the designated scenic byway from Duanesburg, New York to Lafayette, New York.
Small work crews have already volunteered but we can always use more help!  Please contact Nancy Edwards or call (315)-662-3668 if you would like to help.

June 19, 2015, Friday, 6:00 to Dark
     This year celebrating the Town residents
of Polish Heritage. 

Come view the displays and learn more about Pompey residents, past and present.  To go along with our famous fresh Strawberry Shortcake we eagerly anticipate the return of Holy Smoke BBQ and Catering who will be offering traditional BBQ items as well as Polish cuisine for purchase, so come hungry!
This year, PHS is also proud to include the renowned local musical group, Fritz’s Polka Band, for your listening and dancing pleasure.
There will also be a Silent Auction and games for the young - fun for both adults and children. There is no admission charge for this event.  Food is available for purchase. 
Event held RAIN OR SHINE at our campus (the Heritage Center is a large open covered building).

This project is made possible with funds from the Decentralization Program, a regrant program of the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew Cuomo and the New York Sate Legislature and administered by CNY Arts.

On Saturday Sept. 19 from 8:00 - 5:00 pm
and Sunday, Sept. 20 from 10:00 - 2:00 pm is our annual Yard Sale.  This housed in the Heritage Center so event held rain or shine. Setup is available on Friday, Sept. 18 from 4:00 - 7:00 pm.
Guest vendors are welcome with 15% of proceeds going to the PHS.  Tables and chairs provided.

Current items include: a king canopy bed, 6' bench with arms, cottage bureau, Stickley end table , old prints, collectibles, toy memorabilia and more!

Call Gail Moreland, 315-263-2678 for more information.

On Sunday, October 18 at 2:00 pm we will have our Annual Meeting and Afternoon "Tea" (mulled cider, ice tea, and other refreshments will also be served) at the Oran Community Church, corner of Rt. 92 and Oran-Delphi Rd.
Agenda items include: Election of Officers, discussion regarding renovation of the Oran Schoolhouse, ideas for celebration of our 40th year in 2016, and Raffle drawing.

Election Day Bake Sales
on Tuesday, November 3, 9:00 am - 3:00 pm
(or until the goodies run out) at
Pompey Town Hall and Eastern Hills Church.  Contributions and volunteers to sit
at the tables are welcomed.




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