The Phelps Community Historical Society (PCHS) is a nonprofit organization that promotes the study of life in greater Phelps and presents its history (past and present) in a variety of public programs and exhibits. We acquire and preserve objects and recorded information concerning the Town and Village of Phelps and have being doing so since 1969. PCHS is governed by volunteers.
PCHS interprets life in Phelps through its museum and exhibits and offers a variety of programs and services to the general public including cemetery and genealogy research. Our events are also listed on this website as Historical Society Events.
2017 Board of Trustees: Dennis King, President; Albert Cauwels, Vice President; Barbara Gillespie, Secretary; Tom Cheney, Treasurer; Marge Cauwels, Trustee; Sarah Landschoot, Trustee; Kymberley Maslyn, Trustee; Tim Maslyn, Trustee; Jane Pedersen, Trustee
Historical Society Volunteers and Opportunities
Volunteers are the heart and soul of every program, service, exhibit and event at the Historical Society. New volunteers are always welcome – a few hours a month really do make a difference! PCHS Volunteer Application
The Phelps Community Historical Society (PCHS) relies on volunteer and donations to operate. All genealogy related requests for information need to be made in writing and sent to the PCHS directly. Any mail request from a non-member must be accompanied by the fee of $10.00. ($5.00 fee for Village/Town of Phelps Residents.) Please be specific with your request. Include dates and line of decent for the person about whom you are seeking information. We cannot respond to requests such as “Send me all of your information on the ___________family.” Please send your name, address, fee and for what information you are searching to: Phelps Community Historical Society, 66 Main Street, Phelps, NY 14532.
NEW . . . Collection Policy for Donations
The Phelps Community Historical Society (PCHS) has a new “Collections Policy” that we are instituting on a TRIAL BASIS. You can read the criteria for donating items to the PCHS by clicking the link. New Collections Policy_March_2017 Deed of Gift Form