The Hannibal Historical Society
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Hannibal Village Square Early 1900's
The Hannibal Historical Society regularly meets in the Hannibal Community Center
(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.

Except 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.

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Meeting Topics and Schedule of Events


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:
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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.

You will receive a membership card as a receipt, acknowledging your full-fledged membership, and authorizing your participation in all Hannibal Historical Society activities.

Hannibal Historian

Lowell C. Newvine, Hannibal Historian

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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.