Historical Society Hours

We are open every Saturday until Labor Day Weekend from 11 am - 2 pm. Free Admission! All are welcome to attend!

We welcome the public and new members to view the historical society at any time with prior arrangements in addition to our open hours!

Any large groups interested in tours can call to schedule a tour at anytime as well!

The Purpose of the Harpersfield Historical Society

  1. To promote and encourage original historical research
  2. To disseminate and encourage a greater knowledge of the history of the State of New York, Delaware County, and particularly the Town of Harpersfield
    and its environs
  3. To gather, preserve, display and make available for study artifacts, relics, books, manuscripts, papers, photographs, and other records and materials relating to the history of the State of New York and particularly the Town of Harpersfield and the surrounding area
  4. To encourage the suitable marking of places of historic interest
  5. To acquire by purchase, gift, devise, or otherwise; the title to or the custody and control of historic sites and structures, and preserve and maintain such sites and structures.

About the Harpersfield Historical Society

We are a group of local history enthusiasts who love to share our knowledge of the local history of Harpersfield, New York. We recently finished building our second permanent home to display large historical artifacts and historic farming machinery, which resides next to our first permanent home to preserve our collection of documents, books and other small artifacts. We are a non-profit 501c3 organization originally organized in 1976 and re-organized in 2003.


Monthly meetings are the 2nd Tuesday of each month at 5pm.



We preserve and display all aspects of our town's history and culture. Documents, letters, photos, albums, and scrapbooks are part of the large Document Collection. We have a sizeable Artifacts Collection including clothing, farm tools, antiques, and collectibles. We are building a nice library of local and antique books. Some of our residents find reward in donating things that newer family members may not appreciate. If you have anything that you think would aid in future research and display, please let us know.

Online Digital Newspaper Collection

We have recently digitized a large amount of our newspaper collection which is available to view and research by visiting our digital archive link. We hope this will be of help to those doing research in/on our area!