QUINCY SQUARE MUSEUM
Copyright 2011 The Quincy Square Museum Association, Inc.
23 East Main Street
Quincy Square Museum
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The mission of the Quincy Square Museum Association is to collect, preserve, exhibit and interpret objects of historical and educational interest relating to the Earlville area, as well as to discover, preserve and disseminate information about the history of the Earlville area.
The Quincy Square Museum Association meets the first Monday of each month, at 1 pm, at the museum, May through October, and at the Earlville Free Library meeting room from November through April. (Note: Should the first Monday of the month be a holiday, the meeting will be rescheduled the following Tuesday or the next week. Contact a museum officer for the rescheduled date.)
The Museum annual meeting is usually in January, also held at the Library.
Notice of upcoming meetings is published in the Mid York Weekly newspaper.
New members are always welcomed and appreciated. To become a member complete the membership form, enclose the requested fee amount, and return it to the address on the form; or hand it to any officer or docent at the museum or at a monthly meeting. Annual renewal of membership is accomplished in the same manner. (see Membership page for more information.)
For the best directions to Earlville from your location, it would be best for you to visit a map and directions website such as www.Mapquest.com and enter your origin city and Earlville, NY, 13332 as destination city.
Donations to the Museum
Quincy Square Museum is a non-profit organization and functions through thegenerosity of members, volunteers, visitors, and donors.
Admission to the Museum and to its programs is no-charge; however, we do have maintenance costs. Operation expenses come from membership fees, sales, and fundraisers. Donations are gratefully accepted.
Items for donation to the museum are also accepted. The museum requests that a certificate of donation be completed at the time of the donation which will describe the item and transfer ownership to the museum.
How To Volunteer:
Volunteers are usually museum members who have a desire to learn more about the history of the Village of Earlville. They may have special skills which they wish to contribute or be generalists who enjoy good companionship. Those wishing to volunteer may contact one of the officers or attend a monthly meeting. Volunteers are an integral part of our association, without them there would be no museum. Please volunteer today!
Volunteers are welcome to serve on one of the following committees:
Programs and Activities;
Building and Grounds;
Workdays at the museum are usually scheduled for each Wednesday May through October. Times are specified at each monthly meeting. During the off-season, volunteers may select to work on individual or group projects at their own pace.
The docent, as the indispensable link between the Museum and the public, ensures that the Museum is open during visiting hours, greets visitors, helps them during their tour of the Museum, and sees that their visit is a pleasant experience. If the
visitor wishes to purchase a sale item, join Quincy Square Museum Association, or get information regarding some facet of Earlville's history, the docent is there to help.
To become a docent, a volunteer should contact a Board member. Written instructions are provided to the docent, showing the various duties related to that position. All docents can choose the day and time during which they will work.
Being a docent can be a very rewarding experience-not financially, but in that satisfaction one receives from helping others while simultaneously providing a community service.
How to use our museum for research:
We have many scrapbooks that have been contributed by local people and families. They tell the story of their lifetimes in newspaper clippings from their era. They show local interests with articles pertaining to families, including weddings and death notices, and news of the day. They have not yet been indexed, but they make great reading and browsing. A few contain only vital statistics from early newspapers.
Our Earlville School History display has an interesting assortment of yearbooks from 1944-1970, and scrapbooks, full of school activities from 1929 through the mid-1950s. There are many school photos, many with identification.
If you are searching for specific information, either contact a member, officer, or come into the museum when we are open. If we don't know the answer, we may be able to send you to the right place to find what you want. Our members are knowledgeable about our holdings. If you are coming from a distance, contact us prior to your visit and we will arrange to meet with you.