Genoa Historical Association & Museum (GHA)

Museum: On Display Now – King Ferry and Genoa Volunteer Fire Departments memorabilia and history. Visit on Wednesdays 10-noon, or by appointment.

Events: St Patrick’s Day Celebration – Sunday March 17, 1-3 PM. Check out our Events page

Local History: Sunday Educational Seminars – Please let us know of educational topics you would like to see the Rural Life Museum host this summer! We will offer Zoom and In-House options! Email: Use our Contact Us page, or email [email protected] or call 315-364-8606.

GHA Mission:

  • To collect, preserve, and interpret historical records of human activity in the Town of Genoa;
  • To assist in the preservation of physical structures deemed to be of historical significance;
  • To establish, operate and maintain a museum;
  • To plan and implement celebrations of historical significance; and
  • To publish information consistent with the above purposes.

Originally granted a provisional charter in September 1987, in 2000, the GHA was granted an absolute charter, with an amended name and mission to include the educational work of the Rural Life Museum. The dedication of previous trustees and community members to achieve this shall continue to inspire current and future trustees and community members. Join us to learn about and document our community’s history.

Learn more about Membership, and connect with us to express interest in joining a committee or volunteering on one of our projects. Help us to make sure that our history does not just fade away…….

New in 2024 – check out our new Resources Page -including a link to SCCS and King Ferry yearbooks

Although GHA digitization efforts focus on historical records specific to the Town of Genoa, our museum collections represent the surrounding communities as well as central New York State rural life. We will continue to provide links to external sources of historical importance to the Town of Genoa and our surrounding communities.

Genoa Historical Association and Museum
P.O. Box 316
920 State Route 34B
King Ferry, NY 13081

[email protected]

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Please stay tuned as we digitize our collections and build out our new and improved website.