Knox Historical Society
of Knox, New York
"The Pill Box Capital of the World"
What's a pill box?
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Knox Historical Society was founded in 1973 and is chartered with the New York State Education Department. Our goal is to preserve, protect, and promote historic culture in the Town of Knox through our research, website, publications, educational programs, and community outreach.
We meet on the first Tuesday of the month at 7:00 p.m. in the Knox Town Hall. We frequently have guest speakers. Visitors and new members are always welcome.
During the summer we host several family-friendly programs which feature our collections at the Saddlemire Homestead. Unfortunately, the museum has no heat and is closed October through May. Take a virtual tour here.
bicentennial of knox
Knox celebrates its 200th anniversary in 2022. Several activities are being planned to mark the Bicentennial.
- February 28: A Proclamation Ceremony at 7 PM at the Knox Town Hall began the yearlong commemoration. Click here to see photos and read speech by KHS President Dennis Barber.
- March: Essay Contest guidelines will be announced and made available to students at home, at BKW, and attending other schools in the district. Contestants will be asked to study the history of Knox. Information on the KHS website and on Facebook at Knox Bicentennial Group page provides a wealth of information on our town. Students will then write an essay about the Life in the Town of Knox in the last 200 years.
- April 30: Click here to see photos and to read about the Bake Off Contest, Knox and Quilt Show of 2022, and the Little Miss Knox competition!
- May 30: Memorial Day Parade. Essay contest winners will participate in the parade.
- June 17-18: Puckerstreet Fair, with fun for all ages! Vendor spots are available. Leave a message for June Springer at 518-281-4053.
- July 22: Ice cream social and movie, 6PM at the Knox Reformed Church.
- July 31: History Day. Picnic lunch with an Anti-Rent Wars play, and stories of pill boxes, our Civil War hero Michael Barckley and more!
- Summer Sunday afternoons: Stories on the Porch about the old days - at the Saddlemire Homestead.
- August 5: Drive through BBQ fundraiser at Knox Reformed Church.
- August 6: Lots of fun activities: antique car show, games, live music, topped off with fireworks! Music by Bluestones, Geezers, and Nite Train.
- August 7: Deborah Degan will speak about the Whipple Family. This is part of the Stories on the Porch series. Takes place on the Saddlemire Homestead porch from 2-4 pm.
- Watch for notices of Knox Bicentennial souvenir items for sale throughout the year.