|The Town of Edwards has had a historical group
since the 1970's, sometimes more active than others. The present Association
began in December 1998.
Our new museum is located at 222 Main Street, Edwards, NY. The museum's
new building has expanded the collection of historical material and artifacts
that concern the history of the Town of Edwards.
This building is on the site of the first Edwards High School.
There is a variety of items that represent the unique character of the
town. The people of Edwards are recognized through their photographs, diaries,
stories, homes, cemetery census and an extensive collection of local genealogies.
Furniture and household items of past generations are on display. Farming
has been a major factor in this town and for over 200 years where milk,
cheese, butter, maple syrup, pork and beef were vital. Mining of zinc and
talc were major industries. Local businesses such as retail stores, restaurants
and the hotels were important to the town. Items from farming, mining and
local businesses are presented. We recall the evolution of our country and
village schools. We remember our local men and women who served in the armed
forces. Churches, social organizations, and our fire-fighters are remembered