Castile Historical Society
17 East Park Rd.
Castile, NY 14427
Phone: (585) 493-5370
Email: [email protected]
President – Ronald Ballinger
Vice President – Sarah Ballinger
Secretary -Lorraine Sturm
Treasurer – Audrey Eberstein
Curator/Historian – Kay Swyers
Bev Edwards, Chairman
Mary Jane York
The Castile Historical Society was chartered in April of 1955 by the University of the State of New York Education Department to collect and exhibit records, pictures and other items/artifacts connected with the history of Castile and surrounding area, to conduct or sponsor research in such history and to promote interest therein. The Society meets quarterly on the first Thursday of March, June, September and December at 6:00 PM at the United Church of Christ on Washington Street in Castile, NY. A business meeting is preceded by a pot luck dinner and followed with a program of historical interest that is both informational and entertaining.
The Castile Historical Museum was donated to the Castile Historical Society by Mrs. John Eddy in 1956, in memory of her husband. It is a house filled with artifacts, records and pictures covering more than a century. All the items in the house and barn have been donated by interested persons.
On display at the museum: Extensive genealogical records, Large picture files of houses, businesses and public buildings in the area, Cemetery and census records, Scrapbooks and clipping files, Newspapers on Microfilm, Files on surrounding villages and townships, Seven rooms furnished in Victorian style, A large collection of clothing, A barn full of colonial farm equipment, War records and memorabilia from the Civil War, Revolutionary War, World War I and World War II and Miscellaneous items.
The Historical Museum is open all year for research or conducted tours.
Hours: Tuesdays 9am-Noon and 1pm to 3pm
Admission is free. Donations gratefully accepted.