Events & Hours
The museum is now closed for the season. We will reopen again at the beginning of April 2023. Members continue to meet on Monday mornings from 9 -11a.m at the museum throughout the winter, and people are welcome to stop by then if they want to do research, request genealogy services, or have an item they wish to donate to the museum. You can reach us at 607-387-6666 or UHS@ottcmail.com.
Town of Ulysses and Village of Trumansburg proclaim March LYDIA GODFREY SEARS WOMEN’S HISTORY MONTH
The Town of Ulysses proclamation recognizes “Women Who Tell Our Stories” in March, 2023, including UHS founding board and presidents, authors and town historians, and especially Lydia Sears, featured on our facebook page during Women’s History Month 2022. Sears was founding board chairman of the Ulysses Philomathic Library, 1934-1967, TCSD 3 rd grade teacher 1946-63, Town and Village Historian between 1963 and 1975, and author, A HISTORY OF TRUMANSBURG, NEW YORK, 1792-1967 (1968).
March 2023 is her month. The exhibit, LYDIA GODFREY SEARS: LOVE OF LEARNING, LOVE OF LIFE is on display at Ulysses Philomathic Library through March 31. On March 11, “Lydia” will appear in IN HER VOICE at TCFA and on March 18 in LYDIA SEARS SPEAKS by Louise Adie at First Presbyterian Church. On March 29, the library hosts “Remembering Our Lydias” community story-telling event, a chance to see the exhibit and tell stories of important women who “told the stories” of Ulysses and Trumansburg.
Sears gave copyright of her book to Ulysses Historical Society. UHS publications A HISTORY OF TRUMANSBURG and the 1999 booklet REMEMBERING LYDIA can be purchased at TRUMANSBURG OPTICAL during the month of March.
UHS collections are on view in the UPL exhibit and at Trumansburg Optical.
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: email@example.com.
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