Town Historian

Kathy Jans-Duffy

1315 Middle Black Brook Road
Seneca Falls, NY 13148-9756

Phone (315) 568-9417
Fax (315) 568-1221


Seneca County Historian

Every city, town, and the village is required to have a local historian, whose primary responsibility is to obtain and disseminate historical knowledge of the municipality. In addition town historians are required to promote the establishment and improvements of programs for the management and preservation of government records with enduring value for historical or other research; encourage the coordinated collection and preservation on nongovernmental historical records. The town historian may also research and write facets of the town’s history; make presentations and educate the public on issues of local and regional history; preservation of buildings, manuscripts and records that document a town’s past and identify historic structures and places of historical significance. The emphasis that the historian will place on each of these duties is discretionary and will vary with each town historian.