Thursday, October 29th at 6:00 pm -- "CNY Hops: Birth, Death, and Rebirth": Matt Urtz, Madison County Historian, will be presenting on the history of hops production in Madison and Oneida Counties.  Hops, a flower used in the making of beer, were historically grown in this area, and have made a recent comeback.

Saturday, November 14th at 11 am -- History is Here Pop-Up Museum: Bring in an object and a story to share with the crowd at this 1-1/2 hour exhibit! 

Thursday, November 19th at 6:00 pm -- "Marching through Georgia: Sherman's March to the Sea": Cheryl Pula will be returning to RHS to present on Union General  William Techumseh Sherman's total war march through Georgia in November and December of 1864.  Ms. Pula is a 7th cousin of General Sherman.

Saturday, December 5th at 11:00 am -- Saturday Chat Series: Erie Canal: Join us as RHS trustee Phil Alerding leads a discussion on the impact of the marvelous Erie Canal!

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Upcoming Events

Hours of operations

Tuesday through Friday: 9 A.M. to 3 P.M. 

Saturday: 10A.M. to 2P.M.

Sunday & Monday: By appointment

Phone: 315-336-5870



Programs are specifically designed for students and teachers to stimulate interest in our area's rich past. The 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.

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.