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Lodi Historical Society Member Linda Lucas talking with Warren D. Allmon following the March 2004 program “Geology of Seneca County, New York” and the release of Professor John W. Wells book by the same name.  

About Us 

The Nivison Grain Cradle building houses the Farmers’ Museum and the New Historical Society Museum in the Trumansburg Telephone Company Building. Both are open Saturday 11 – 2 in July, August and other times by appointment. Call 532-8899 or 280-2099 to set up a time.  

The Farmers' Museum, located at 8389 Main Street and our new museum at 8394 Main Street, are both handicapped accessible.

Located in the Heart of the Finger Lakes area on Route 96, you can get here from wherever you are. Mapquest link for finding the Museum. 

Membership in the Interlaken Historical Society is open to anyone interested in the Vision and Mission of the Society. Dues are $10 per year, with our dues year being July 1st to June 30th. Life membership is $100 for an individual or couple and ensures that the work of the Interlaken Historical Society will continue for many years to come. Members receive four newsletters each year, July, October, January and April.  

Our regular programs are held four times a year, normally on the forth Monday of January, April, July and October. All regular programs are free and open to the public and held at handicapped accessible locations. For the past several years our July program has been an Old Fashion Social, held outside with lots of food, fun and fellowship. This year, 2010, we will had both a July program and a Sunday Social.

For the latest program information see the Calendar of Events page.

The Maurice L. “Pat” Patterson Reference room is housed on the first floor of the Hinman Memorial Library Building. The Reference room is open Monday, Wednesday and Saturday mornings 9 – noon, Tuesday and Thursday afternoons 1 to 5 pm and Monday, Tuesday and Thursday evenings 7:00 to 8:30 pm.  



Members of the audience at the January 2005 meeting listen to local collector Joe Baldwin
speaking about Dr. John Hill of Farmer and the medicine bottles he used.
These bottles are now on display at the 8394 Main Street museum.


The Interlaken Historical Society has a ten-member board of Trustees and many active volunteers. Volunteers serve on a variety of committees, accessioning items, indexing materials and welcoming students and visitors to the museums.  



Fall 2003: Students from South Seneca Central School visit the Farmers’ Museum and the Hinman Memorial Building Museum.


The 2014-2015 Board of Trustees:

President:                    John Hunt

Vice President:           Diane Bassette Nelson

Secretary:                   Mary Jean Welser

Treasurer                     Karen King

Board Members:

Bill Bishop                          Doris Jennings

Frank Porter              Barbara Stewart

Harold Stewart           Vacant   


Shown above are several board members and volunteers
working on the Long Range Plan for the Interlaken Historical Society

For more information or to make an appointment please click here to email us, or call: the Museum, 607-532-8899 or
Diane Bassette Nelson, 607-532-9227. You can also contact the Interlaken Historical Society at PO Box 270, Interlaken NY 14847. 

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