The Amenia Historical Society was established in 1969. Its mission has been to preserve Amenia’s history by maintaining an archive of family and topical files containing documents, photos and memorabilia. The Society also strives to promote Amenia’s long and rich history through programs, community events, and publications.

The AHS genealogy committee is busy answering requests for information regarding former Amenia residents. Although much data is available online, our family files often provide helpful information in answering questions from researchers. Betsy Strauss, our genealogy chairperson, may be contacted by email at strausshouse72@gmail.com

In the past few years, several genealogy requests have led to the discovery of interesting stories, for example, an Irish immigrant lad who became a legendary hero in Amenia; a missing Amenia gravestone of 1787 found near Albany; a Civil War soldier’s journal; and most recently, a visitor from Nagaland, India, who came to say thank you for the missionary couple who went to India in 1868 and brought about a transformation among her people. Some of these fascinating stories have provided excellent material for AHS programs and community events.

The Amenia Historical Society needs more members, who are interested in local history and who enjoy getting involved with programs and ongoing projects. To join AHS today, click the link below and print the membership form. Send it, with a check for dues, to the AHS address on the form.

For further information, email Maureen Moore at mmoore1776@aol.com.

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