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Rome Historical Society

200 Church St

Rome NY 13440

Hours of operations

Tuesday through Friday:

9 A.M. to 3 P.M. 


10A.M. to 2P.M.

Phone: 315-336-5870

Free Admission



Programs are specifically designed for students and teachers to stimulate interest in our area's rich past. The Rome Historical Society offers two program options:

  • Museum site visit
  • Classroom presentations  include  audiovisual & interactive programs


Public and Outreach Programs


Each year the Society presents a series of programs, including visits and presentations at businesses, nursing homes and other community organizations.  Feel free to contact us if you are interested in arranging a presentation for your organization.


A History of the  Trinkaus Lights Saturday, December 9, 2017 at 10:00 AM

With the holiday season upon us, the lights of the old Trinkaus Manor now light up the city of Rome.  On Saturday December  9 at 10:00 AM, Judy Malozzi, historian from the town of Whitesboro will give a presentation on the history of the Trinkaus lights at the Rome Historical Society.

For over thirty years the lights were the cornerstone of the holiday celebration at Trinkaus Manor in Oriskany.  Starting in 1955 the Trinkaus brothers began their holiday lighting display and added new features each year.  The thriving restaurant could seat nearly 700 patrons and attracted people from across the country.  Tour buses were a regular site at the Manor.

In April 1992, a fire destroyed Trinkaus Manor, but many of the Christmas lights and displays had been stored in a separate area and survived the fire.  They were donated to the City of Rome by Andy Trinkaus in 1992 and now line the streets of Rome each year.

Membership Options

PHONE: 315-336-5870

200 Church Street Rome, New York 13440

Our mission: To actively research, collect, preserve, and present the historical importance of Rome, N.Y. and to serve as an educational and community resource.

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