Historical and Tourism information for the village of Port Byron and the town of Mentz, New York
Historical Society of Port Byron New York
The Lock 52 Historical Society is the New York State chartered historical society for both Mentz and Port Byron. We serve the people of the town and village, and do not act as the governmental historian. Check the Village and Town websites for the current Local Government Historian. The objective of this Society shall be to create an awareness of, and preserve the history of the village of Port Byron and the town of Mentz. To accomplish this purpose, the Society will collect, classify, display and publish materials of historical value to the community. The Society is organized exclusively for educational purposes within the meaning of section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code.
The Society is a membership organization and membership is open to anyone who has an interest in history or the promotion of the village as a tourist attraction. Membership dues are:
Currently the Board of Directors are;
Single Membership- $10.00 year Family Membership- $15.00 year
Board meetings are held on the first Wednesday of the month and the public is welcome at all meetings. The nine member Board of Directors is elected from the membership, with three members elected each November. The officers are chosen by the Directors for one year terms.
Programs are held April to November, typically on the third Wednesday of the month. Programs vary in topics, not always with a focus on history. The Society is open on Thursday morning and Friday afternoons during the warmer months. If the flag is flying on the front porch, someone is in the house, but it is best to write or call ahead if you wish to visit.
Since 1979, the Society has been collecting artifacts, photographs, and printed matter that help to tell the story of the residents, the businesses, the village, and the town. These are stored in the Society’s building located at 73 Pine Street . We encourage the donation of items that help to tell the history of the region and help to carry out the mission of the Society. If you have something you wish to donate, please email us.
Monetary donations are always welcome. The Society is a Not-For-Profit under the IRS code 501c3 and memberships, donations of money, and artifacts, are deductible.
Lock 52 Historical Society
of Port Byron, NY
73 Pine Street
Port Byron, New York 13140
Open hours are limited to Thursday 10-1 and Friday 6-8 during the warmer months. It is best to call or email ahead to schedule an appointment.
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The Society is a Not-For-Profit under the IRS code 501c3 and memberships, donations of money, and artifacts, are deductible.
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