Our second annual Photo Fest was a great success, thanks especially to those who contributed artifacts for display. Special thanks to Carlene Lankton for lending items for an exhibit on the Peters Family, Bleecker Town Historian Eleanor Brooks for an exhibit on the Bleecker Community Church, and many who contributed to an exhibit on Bleecker Veterans. Join us again next year!
    The Society would like to express its gratitude to all those who helped make our 2014 Ice Cream Social a success. Our bake sale in particular was rich with donated treats, from breads to pies to cookies to cupcakes, thanks to our hardworking and talented Bleecker bakers. Thanks also to the many members who worked diligently to sell tickets and gather donations for the bakeless bake sale. As ever, we are grateful to Stewart's for donating the ice cream and fixings. The Social was well-attended and we broke last year's record for earnings!
    The Bleecker Historical Society is pleased to announce that our application to the William G. Pomeroy Historic Roadside Marker Program was successful. In 2013-2014, the Pomeroy Foundation funded markers across New York State for sites of historical significance within the time frame 1740-1914. Our marker, the first Pomeroy sign to be placed in Fulton County, commemorates Bleecker's District No. 3 School, located on Lily Lake Road. Built in 1873, the building now houses The Old School Museum, which last year celebrated the 140th anniversary of the structure. The marker is currently under construction by Catskill Castings of Bloomville, NY, so please stay tuned for an announcement about our dedication ceremony!
    The Bleecker Historical Society is pleased to announce the BHS Bulletin, a monthly email detailing our upcoming meeting dates, program topics, special events and other news. You do not need to be a member to subscribe. To sign up for the BHS Bulletin, please click the "Subscribe" tab above.
    The Bleecker Historical Society is now accepting donations for our historical collections. Please click on the "Collections" tab above to download an application, or call us at 518-863-6134 for further information.


  • The Historical Society offers many opportunities for volunteering, all as much good fun as hard graft. In 2014, we seek volunteers for special events including our Photo Fest, Ice Cream Social and Christmas Open House, as well as weekly staff for our newly-established collections archive at the Bleecker Town Hall. Show your Bleecker pride, help preserve our history, and have a good time into the bargain. Please click on our "Volunteer" link above for further details.


  • In addition to monetary donations, the Society is grateful for material goods which help to keep our operations running. Some of the items on our current wish list include: copy paper, card stock, first class stamps, ink jet mailing labels, and poster board.