The Historic Society's collection consists of memorabilia, furniture, photographs, news articles, scrapbooks, photograph albums, post cards, books, and various items of interest dealing with the village and its residents both early and current. Our collection of photos numbers close to 2,000 and many are featured on Flickr.com/photos/McGrawhistoricalsociety. We are fortunate to have a new Local History Room at the rear of the Lamont Memorial Free Library as well as space in the attic area for larger furniture and books. The scrapbooks, numbering about 45 are very unique in that they have all been indexed in a manner that they may be searched by topic or name. Two very special sections of the collection are the New York Central College information and the Daniel S. Lamont collection. The college was one of the nation's first institutes of higher education that accepted all students with no consideration to race or gender. The college was open from 1849 to 1860.
Daniel S. Lamont was personal friend and secretary to New York State Governor Grover Cleveland, and when Cleveland was elected President of the United States, he appointed Lamont to be his Secretary of War and close confidant. Both of these collections are featured on a separate web page.
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