Meredith Historical Society was formed on March 5, 2005. We saw it as our mission to collect, preserve, and interpret the history of the town of Meredith and to present historical programs and exhibitions to enhance the public’s knowledge and appreciation of local history. 

 We have approximately 4,000 photographs, documents and other historical artifacts in our collection that are available for personal research. 

We also sponsor monthly historical programs from April through November, which are described under upcoming events.

 Meredith is a rural town in Delaware County, NY with a population of 1,588 (2000 Census) and no urban areas, only three hamlets: East Meredith, Meredith, and Meridale.

Meredith Barn Book

Meredith's Dairy Barns
Meredith Historical Society recently published a new book, "Meredith's Dairy Barns: Past and Present." The purpose of this book is to preserve a historical record of Meredith's remaining dairy barns and many that are now gone. It includes pictures and histories of 119 barns. This 164-page book with 300 illustrations, which is printed in color, is now available for $25.

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A New Coat of Paint

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The former Charlotte Valley Presbyterian Church, which is now the home of Meredith Historical Society, received a new coat of paint this summer along with several repairs to rotten siding and window frames. The work was carried out by Second Nature Construction, Inc. and funded by grants from the O'Connor Foundation, the Bert Santora Memorial Trust, and the Haynes Foundation. p>

Featured Publication

Meredith Historical Society recently published a new book about the history of Meridale Farms written by Frank M. Waterman. This 230 page book with 190 illustrations is available at all of our programs or it can be purchased from this website by going to the Publications page.



Church donated to MHS

The congregation of the Charlotte Valley Presbyterian Church has donated their church building in East Meredith to Meredith Historical Society. Thus, the society, which is very grateful for the gift, now has a spacious permanent home.
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Become a Member

Join the Meredith Historical Society.  The dues are modest and your membership will help support the Society and our mission.  Click on "Complete Membership Benefits" to view the benefits of membership and obtain a membership form.