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About the Naples Historical Society

Our Mission

    The mission of the Naples Historical Society is to promote an interest in the history of Naples, New York and the surrounding area by maintaining and displaying historical collections and exhibits, and by providing educational programs.

Our Vision

    The vision of the Naples Historical Society is to spread a love of the Naples community by preserving our local history, discovering new knowledge together, and sharing our resources with all.


The audiences we serve are:

• Members and financial supporters of the Society
• Naples schools and related educational community groups historical and genealogical researchers
• Naples residents, businesses and community groups
• Visitors to the Town of Naples


We are achieving our mission by:

• Collecting, preserving, studying and identifying the Town of Naples’ material culture, past, and present
• Studying and interpreting the town’s history and disseminating the information obtained as widely as possible by collecting, preserving and making available to the public all appropriate primary and secondary source material on the history of Naples
• Preserving, maintaining and operating the Morgan Hook and Ladder Building as the focal point for exhibitions and educational activities maintaining archival and photographic material housed at the Naples Library


Programs we currently support are:

• Yearly scholarships for graduating seniors with a lively interest in history at Naples High School
• Continued support for other educational programs at the Elementary and High School as they arise
• Periodic programs and events
• Vintage Vines & Valentines - Naples' annual February wine walk
• We are co-sponsors of the Naples Grape Festival each September


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