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

200 Church Street Rome, New York 13440

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Upcoming Events



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


Thursday, September 10th at 5:30 pm -- Rome Historical Society Annual Dinner: This year's dinner will be held at DiPaolo's Conference and Event Center at 337 West Dominick Street.  Cocktail hour begins at 5:30, and the dinner program begins at 6:30.  This year's History Makers Award is going to Art and Kylie Pierce of the Rome Capitol Theatre and Cinema Capitol.  The recipient of the Medal of the Order of 1777 is Chip Haley, retired editor of the Rome Sentinel.  The  keynote speaker will be New York State Senator, Joseph A. Griffo. Tickets to the dinner are $40 for non-members, and $35 for members.  Please see a board member to purchase tickets, or contact the Rome Historical Society directly.

Tuesday, September 29th at 6:00 pm -- "Turning Point: The Battles of Saratoga": Cheryl Pula, local historian and author, will be presenting in the RHS auditorium on this critical Revolutionary War battle, which took place in New York in September 1777.

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.

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.

PHONE: 315-336-5870

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.

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.