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You're Invited to Visit the Local History Department!

Where: Local History Room, Fayetteville Free Library (300 Orchard St., Fayetteville, NY)

When: Tuesdays-Thursdays, 10am - 3pm or by appointment.

Why: Stop in to learn about your neighborhood, your favorite organizations and the people who have left their mark on the Fayetteville community. Click here for our Plan of Service.

How: Drop in, or contact Maija McLaughlin at (315) 637-6374 ext. 318, or mmclaughlin@fflib.org.

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Local History Collection

  • Photographs and Documents of local individuals, clubs, organizations, businesses, schools, churches, parks, government and local agencies.
  • Published books categorized by Local Authors, Local Interest and Central New York History
  • Local weekly newspapers (1840 - ) on microfilm
  • Fayetteville Schools Collection including yearbooks dating back to the 19th century
  • Archives of local organizations including Fayetteville Scout Troops, Garden Clubs and Women’s Study Groups (Coterie and Philomath)
  • Our Town: a 22 volume series of notebook binders created and maintained by Nancy Roberts Kepler
  • Scrapbooks and Assorted Family Archives


  • Ancestry.com: Library Edition: Genealogy, family trees and family histories online. Available for use in the library only.
  • Heritage Quest: search U.S. Federal Census documents from 1790-1930 as well as many more genealogy and local history resources.
  • Newsbank: access Post-Standard articles from 1986-present.
  • Newspaper Archive: a digital archive of Syracuse newspapers (1857 -2012). This resource is only available in the library. Please ask a librarian for assistance.



Local History Links


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