Events & Hours
The Ulysses Historical Society will conclude its 2023 season on December 2, 2023 will their annual Russian Tea. After December 2nd we will be closed on Saturdays and Sundays until our spring reopening in April. We will still be open on Monday mornings from 9-11 a.m. and welcome anyone who would like to stop by to visit, do research, ask for genealogy help, or donate items to the museum.
The museum is currently open during the following hours:
- 2-4 p.m. on Saturdays and Sundays
- 9-11 a.m. on Mondays - members of the Ulysses Historical Society meet every Monday morning from 9-11 a.m. and everyone is welcome to stop by then to tour the museum, to bring in items you wish to give to the Historical Society, or would like to do research or need genealogy help.
UHS Celebrates Trumansburg's Winterfest
Saturday, December 2, 2023, 1-4 p.m. at 39 South Street in Trumansburg
- Traditional Russian tea
- Homemade treats and hot cocoa
- Harmony Falls Choral Group from 1:30-2:30 p.m.
- View current exhibits and lighted Victorian Village
- Have your photo taken in a sleigh pulled by Silver Dan
- Make handmade ornaments, fun for young and young at heart
- Antique pump organ played by Nancy Radloff
Time Capsule Project
The Ulysses Historical Society is inviting everyone in our community to participate in putting together a time capsule. It will tell the story of what the pandemic was like here in our community and how it affected us individually and as a community.
Part of the responsibility of a historical society is to collect and preserve material which illustrates the history of our area. We are now several years down the road from when we first heard the words "Covid 19." It has had a profound effect on all of us. Each of us had different hardships and met them in various ways. Future generations will look to the historical society for information about how the Covid-19 pandemic affected people living in this area.
We would like residents of all ages, in all stages of life to write their thoughts and feelings during the pandemic. Hopefully, we are moving on now but these memoirs will be an important record for our future generations. Board members and volunteers at the museum have already started this collection with their personal accounts. Some are including a favorite mask (washed and in a baggie), a picture of themselves in the mask along with their personal recollections.
Please date your accounts. You may sign them or not but please include a little about yourself. You may mail your contributions to the time capsule to UHS, PO Box 455, Trumansburg, drop them off at the museum during our open hours, or they may be electronically sent to UHS via email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Thank you for participating and giving future generations a glimpse into what the pandemic of 2020-2022 was like in our community.
Tales of Old Trumansburg
The Ulysses Historical Society is pleased to offer for sale the newest and last book by beloved local author and UHS member, the late Joe Baldwin.
Tales of Old Trumansburg is a compilation of his popular newsletters, completed before his death in October 2017. It was his final labor of love for the village where he spent his whole life and to which he contributed so much. His stories bring to life the people and events that were instrumental in creating our beloved village. It includes over 120 historic photographs.
Tales of Old Trumansburg is on sale at the Ulysses Historical Society. The cost is $21 payable by cash or check only. Checks should be written to The Ulysses Historical Society. We will also mail books to you or others for a small extra fee of four dollars per book bringing the cost of books being mailed to $25. If you would like to buy or order a book you can stop by the Ulysses Historical Society during open hours.
- leave a message on our phone at 607-387-6666
- email us at UHS@ottcmail.com
- Write us sending a check and mailing instructions to:
Ulysses Historical Society
39 South St. Box 455
Trumansburg, NY 14886