Located at 66 Main Street, Phelps, NY, the Howe House Museum is home to the Phelps Community Historical Society. Collections include more than 4000 items, mostly those that have a connection with Phelps and its history, such as being made here or belonging to a local family. In addition to business, farm and household items, there are over 100 scrapbooks containing births, marriages, deaths, of the people of Phelps, as well as happenings that occurred. The PCHS has the Phelps Cemetery Records of 26 cemeteries and 10 cemeteries near the Town of Phelps. Vital Records, newspapers and scrapbooks are also available for viewing on microfilm. Entrance to the museum is free. Donations are appreciated.

Please contact Diane Goodman, Director of the Phelps Community Historical Society, if you have any questions at the phone number below. Research requests may be submitted by mail or email. Research fee is $10, kindly be specific as possible in your description of what you are looking for.

Phelps Community Historical Society
66 Main Street
Phelps, NY 14532

Phone: 315-548-4940
Office email:
Research email:


Life of the Phelps Pioneers by John Parmelee
Phelpstown Footprints by Mabel Oaks
Phelpstown A Continued Story by Mabel Oaks
$15 ($10 plus $5 NYS Sales Tax and S&H)
Phelps...According to Don by Don Tiffany
$30 ($25 plus $5 NYS Sales Tax and S&H)
The books listed above were written by past Phelps Town Historians

Personalities of the Melvin Hill Cemetery by David Burnisky
$35 ($30 plus $5 Sales Tax and S&H)

Interesting historical notes for Phelps NY:

Howe House - Phelps Community Historical Society
Boy and Girl Statue

Contribution made by Doris Spink, Director, Phelps Community Historical Society

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