The Hannibal Historical Society
Hannibal Village Square Early 1900's
The Hannibal Historical Society regularly meets in the Hannibal
(the big white church next to the Hannibal Hotel)
at 7:30 PM on the fourth Monday of the month.
Check the schedule below for meeting topics
and special events.
A Brief Description of the Organization
The Hannibal Historical Society was formed in
1979 for the purpose of preserving the history of the area. The
organization is located in the historic Hannibal Community Center on
Oswego Street in the Village of Hannibal (next to the Hannibal Hotel).
Originally, the building was a
Baptist Church constructed in 1827, but now serves as the home of the
Hannibal Free Library, the Hannibal Senior Citizens and a nursery school
in addition to the Hannibal Historical Society. The Society features a
permanent museum collection in an upstairs room and maintains a rotating
exhibit in a large display case in the library.
A gradually expanding
genealogy file has also been generated cataloging Hannibal surnames.
Still another project of the Society is the creation of a sizable slide
file of historic pictures from the Hannibal area.
One of the most
prominent activities of the Society in recent years has been the
extensive research associated with the publication of the local history
book, Hannibal History in Pictures and Prose. The book was partially
funded by a decentralization grant from the New York State Council on
the Arts administered by Arts and Culture for Oswego County.
for the summer months, the Society holds its regular meetings at 7:30 PM
on the fourth Monday of the month. A program of historical interest is
presented at each meeting followed by refreshments. The meetings are
open to all who are interested in preserving and sharing information
concerning Hannibal's past. The current President of the Hannibal
Historical Society is Carol Newvine.
Meeting Topics and Schedule of Events
1996-97 MEETING SCHEDULE
All regular meetings begin at 7:30 PM except Annual Banquet which is 6:30 PM.
Each July, a concert is held in the Hannibal Village Square and is
sponsored by the Hannibal Historical Society in partnership with
the Hannibal Kiwanis Club. It is a pleasure for the entire family.
It begins at 12 noon and includes:
- Monday, September 23, 1996
- Bells of Oswego County by Ida Hawley
- Monday, October 28, 1996
- Views of the Village Square by Lowell Newvine
- Monday, December 9, 1996
- Second Childhood Christmas by HHS members and friends
- Monday, March 24, 1997
- Remembrances at Community Church, a video featuring Allan Cox,
Bea Scott and Marjorie Woodworth
- Monday, April 28, 1997
- Railroading in Oswego County by Jack Kaple
- Monday, May 19, 1997
- Family Fun Night by HHS members, friends and guests
- Monday, June 9, 1997
- Annual Banquet. Victorian Fashions program by Frances Barbieri
One mile fun run/walk from the Hannibal IGA on Fulton Street
Scout derby race on Oswego Street
2.5 mile run
Craft and food booths
Musicians Allan Kyle & Angelo Spano in the Hannibal Village Square
Family Affair dance band performance
Shirts and Skirts square dance demonstration
Hannibal Community Band performance
... and the Kiwanis Duck Derby!
How can I join the Hannibal Historical Society?
Whether you are a resident of Hannibal or not, you are cordially invited to become a member of the Hannibal Historical
Society. There are three forms of membership from
which to choose:
Checks should be made out to the Hannibal Historical Society
and mailed to the address below.
- Lifetime Membership $50.00
- Family Membership $ 5.00 (annual)
- Individual Membership $ 3.00 (annual)
You will receive a membership card as a receipt, acknowledging your
full-fledged membership, and authorizing your participation in all Hannibal
Historical Society activities.
Lowell C. Newvine, Hannibal Historian
Let me introduce myself. I am Lowell C. Newvine, and presently I serve as
the Hannibal Town & Village Historian. Also, in conjunction with the
Hannibal Historical Society, I recently compiled the local history book,
Hannibal History in Pictures and Prose. If you have historical
questions or genealogical inquiries associated with Hannibal, I will
do my best to assist you.
For more information ...
Lowell C. Newvine
Hannibal Town & Village Historian
P.O. Box 325
Hannibal, NY 13074
Or call: (315) 564-5650.
Or you may send e-mail to: The Hannibal Historical Society.