Big Springs Historical Society and Museum

Big Springs Historical Society and Museum The Big Springs Historical Society and Museum preserves and documents the local history of the Caledonia and Mumford, New York area Free & Open to public

Our Mission Statement The mission of the Big Springs Historical Society is to promote an appreciation of local history, heritage and culture. Through research, discovery, collection, display and preservation of relevant materials and through programming and dialogue, the BSHS will interpret the continuing story of the Caledonia-Mumford community, connecting history to contemporary life.

Thank you to everyone who was able to join us for Brew Ha Ha last night! It was a great turnout, incredibly funny talent...
05/12/2019

Thank you to everyone who was able to join us for Brew Ha Ha last night! It was a great turnout, incredibly funny talent, great food & drink. Many thanks to Dublin Corners Farm Brewery for hosting and Kevin Harrington for bringing out the talent.

Don't miss out on the fun!
05/01/2019

Don't miss out on the fun!

Sick of the cold? Warm up tomorrow with some laughs!
04/27/2019

Sick of the cold? Warm up tomorrow with some laughs!

04/10/2019

Great News! Our Living History event just added Dick Fisher, Michael Donegan & Conor Sullivan! Sunday, April 28th! 1-3:30, don't miss out!

04/08/2019
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04/03/2019

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Stay tuned. These young historians will be presenting their projects at Big Springs later this spring!

A group of elementary school students is conducting research on the history of our varsity athletics. Librarian Mrs. Mary Burns, brought the students to the high school to view the championship banners hanging in the gym and the trophy cases in the hallway.
It was a proud moment for 5th grader Callan Cappotelli. His great-grandfather is Tom Callan, for whom the annual football award, The Tom Callan Award is given.

Such a fun evening at A Sip & A Song last night! Thank you to our vendors and all who attended!
03/10/2019

Such a fun evening at A Sip & A Song last night! Thank you to our vendors and all who attended!

03/05/2019

A Sip & A Song tickets still available...don't miss out! Let us know here how many tickets you need, or pick them up at Bank of Castile! Beer, wine & cider tastings, delicious treats from local vendors, Celtic music & tons of fun! $20/person or $15 for members. See you there!

02/25/2019

Thank you everyone who supported our BBQ yesterday despite the winds and rain!!!!! See you again next year!!!!

02/17/2019

Mmmmm...do you smell that summertime scent of chicken barbecuing on the grill? You can have that deliciousness next Sunday 2/24 at our first-of-the-season Chicken BBQ! Tickets on sale now. Take out only. Contact the museum, get tickets at Bank of Castile or contact us here! $10 per meal - included potatoes, coleslaw & dessert!

The first annual Jigsaw Puzzle Competition was a huge success! First prize winners, "Gettin' Jiggy Wit' It" completed th...
02/10/2019

The first annual Jigsaw Puzzle Competition was a huge success! First prize winners, "Gettin' Jiggy Wit' It" completed their puzzle in 1 hour, 9 minutes, 35 seconds!! 2nd place went to "Raiders of the Lost Puzzle" finishing in 1hour, 41 min 30 seconds and 3rd place went to "Puzzle & Ice" finishing in 1 hour 50 min 30 seconds. Great time had by all!

02/10/2019

1st annual Jigsaw Puzzle Competition! Teams are going strong, working diligently. Some laughter, lots of serious focus!

02/10/2019

Join us today at 3pm for a FB Live session during our 1st annual Jigsaw Puzzle Competition!

01/30/2019

Welcome Debbie Frew! Our newest Big Springs Museum Board member! We are a working board of fun, committed individuals and we're looking for 3-4 more of you who would like to join us! Stop by or contact one of our other board members for more information: Janice Grattan, Meg Donegan, Rex Milner, Cathy Chiverton, Robin Finley, Jeremy Carnes, Katrina Hatch, Christine Miller and Tim McGinnis.

01/30/2019

We just reached 600 likes on our FB page! Thank you. We would really LIKE it if you would consider becoming a member of Big Springs Museum! Our membership numbers have dropped over the last few years despite the new and exciting programs and events we've offered. If you have participated in any of our recent programs and events, please consider membership - it's what really funds our organization and keeps us going. Plus, all the cool kids are part of the Big Springs Museum! ;-)

01/29/2019

Well, look at that! It's National Puzzle Day! Just in time to practice and prepare for Big Spring Museum's puzzle competition, Piecing Together the Past! Last call for teams! Join us for February 10th 2-4:30. Fun for all ages! Check out our Event page!

Millstone Film Co
01/27/2019

Millstone Film Co

I will be setup at the Big Springs Historical Society and Museum today from 1-4pm with my scanner for anyone who wants to have any old farm photos scanned for the book project.

Pictured is Hubert Stein hauling peas in his 1940 Ford

01/20/2019

Please note: Big Springs Museum will be closed today due to the excessive snow and cold. We hope this gives you a little extra time to break out a jigsaw puzzle and practice for our puzzle competition on February 10th event: Piecing Together the Past! Stay safe and warm.

01/18/2019
Big Springs Historical Society and Museum

Big Springs Historical Society and Museum

It's a perfect weekend to break out a jigsaw puzzle...cold, blustery and stay-inside-ish. Just what you need to practice your speed! Get yourself (and your team) ready for Piecing Together the Past, Big Springs 1st jigsaw puzzle competition on Sunday, Feb. 10th from 2-4:30. If you're not in it for the speed, come join us for the fun! Teams of 4, $30 per team. Check out our events page and register with a board member or at the museum! We can't wait to see you!

01/18/2019

It's a perfect weekend to break out a jigsaw puzzle...cold, blustery and stay-inside-ish. Just what you need to practice your speed! Get yourself (and your team) ready for Piecing Together the Past, Big Springs 1st jigsaw puzzle competition on Sunday, Feb. 10th from 2-4:30. If you're not in it for the speed, come join us for the fun! Teams of 4, $30 per team. Check out our events page and register with a board member or at the museum! We can't wait to see you!

01/03/2019

Happy New Year from BSHS!!!
Please join us for our annual meeting on January 27th at 2:00 pm to find out what we achieved in 2018 along with the plans and events for 2019.
It is also time to become a member or renew your memberships for 2019. Renewal letters will be mailed.

Please come and have some lunch and enjoy the community holiday spirit.  Saturday December 1st from 11:30am to 1pm
11/21/2018

Please come and have some lunch and enjoy the community holiday spirit. Saturday December 1st from 11:30am to 1pm

11/08/2018

We are VERY sorry for the misprint in the Penny Saver. There is NOT a soup & sandwich luncheon this Sunday. There WILL be one, as usual, for Hometown Holidays on December 1st!

We had a fun get-together yesterday afternoon with Cal- Mum teachers. They wandered the museum looking for items and ide...
11/03/2018

We had a fun get-together yesterday afternoon with Cal- Mum teachers. They wandered the museum looking for items and ideas that aligned with their curriculum. We hope they'll bring their classes over to share the amazing local history.
Guess who might teach the imperfect tense talking about how things "used to be"?
Who found the Civil War drum a interesting way to teach how musicians & musical instruments used their talents to help the public?
What content area would use quilts to teach their concepts?
Stop by the museum and see what YOU can learn!

Wonderful turnout today to hear about the findings of Paranormal Investigators after their visit to our museum. Thank yo...
10/21/2018

Wonderful turnout today to hear about the findings of Paranormal Investigators after their visit to our museum. Thank you to everyone who was able to attend!

10/18/2018

Last call for the Paranormal Investigations program this coming Sunday 10/21. 2pm program is full but there are still some for 3:30. Please go to the event page to reserve your FREE ticket.

We are so excited! One of the first steps toward building our Shaping A Community exhibit is completed. The floor upstai...
10/10/2018

We are so excited! One of the first steps toward building our Shaping A Community exhibit is completed. The floor upstairs has been resurfaced in preparation for the initial build. Please stop by and see our progress!

10/06/2018

Are you joining us for the Paranormal Investigations presentation on Sunday, Oct 21st? There will be two presentations where the investigators who spent some late night hours at the museum last spring, will be presenting their findings. Visit our events page to sign up for tickets to the 2pm or 3:30pm presentation.

Thank you to everyone who came out last night to the Mystery Dinner Theater in support of Shaping a Community! We believ...
09/24/2018

Thank you to everyone who came out last night to the Mystery Dinner Theater in support of Shaping a Community! We believe, based on the applause, gasps and dun,dun,duns that you enjoyed yourselves!
Many thanks to our cast members for volunteering their time.

Last call! We have to put in our dinner order tomorrow! We still have tickets & you DO NOT want to miss this Murder Myst...
09/19/2018

Last call! We have to put in our dinner order tomorrow! We still have tickets & you DO NOT want to miss this Murder Mystery. Let us know if you want tickets! Please support this fundraising effort to build our new permanent exhibit - Shaping a Community. Come out to Jones Hall Saturday night and hear all about it!

Get your tickets for this upcoming weekend's best theatrical performance! Don't miss Jayne Daley's grand entrance, Chaun...
09/16/2018

Get your tickets for this upcoming weekend's best theatrical performance! Don't miss Jayne Daley's grand entrance, Chaunce Ball's investigative skills and the hilarious antics of Paul Meloon, Michael Donegan, Sue Hayes, Nicole Docteur, Sara & Kyra Brunner and Jake & Samantha Rychlicki! Can YOU figure out who dunnit? A great way to have fun with friends and family and support the Big Springs Museum!

Don't miss out! Tickets are going fast!! We have an all-star cast ready to entertain you at Big Springs 1st annual Murde...
09/06/2018

Don't miss out! Tickets are going fast!! We have an all-star cast ready to entertain you at Big Springs 1st annual Murder Mystery Dinner Theater! Aren't you dying to know who gets it? We suspect you'll want to know who dunnit...Join us on Saturday, September 22nd at Jones Hall to find out! Tickets available at Big Springs, at Caledonia Town Hall, Bank of Castile - and from me!

Get your tickets for the 1st Annual Murder Mystery Dinner Theater on Sept. 22nd! Don't miss this all-star cast and this ...
08/27/2018

Get your tickets for the 1st Annual Murder Mystery Dinner Theater on Sept. 22nd! Don't miss this all-star cast and this hilarious "whodunit" show. It's guaranteed to entertain! Please support the building of our new permanent exhibit, Shaping a Community.

The gathering of the teams, the reading of the rules and the first look at the clues...the start of a great evening of f...
07/17/2018

The gathering of the teams, the reading of the rules and the first look at the clues...the start of a great evening of fun! 1st annual Community Scavenger Hunt. Teams - please share some of your photos!!

Thank you to everyone who participated in our 1st annual Community Scavenger Hunt. We believe it was a HUGE success - ba...
07/17/2018

Thank you to everyone who participated in our 1st annual Community Scavenger Hunt. We believe it was a HUGE success - based on the smiles and laughter of the team members!
There was an overwhelming request to do it again next year, so mark your calendars for July and watch for the date! Congrats to 1st place winners: Keep America Golden, 2nd place: the HUNTers and 3rd place: the Marvelous Moms!

07/09/2018

It's not too late to sign up for Friday's Scavenger Hunt! You will not be disappointed...there are amazing prizes from the Angry Rooster, Bellisimo, Village Inn, Country Junktion, Bank of Castile, Pastique, 5 Star Bank, Seth Graham, Marketplace, and more!! Support your local museum, have a great time in the community, enjoy a picnic
and walk away with great prizes. How can you lose? Sign up today!

The museum gardens look beautiful thanks to our 2 lovely volunteers and our grounds committee.
06/23/2018

The museum gardens look beautiful thanks to our 2 lovely volunteers and our grounds committee.

06/11/2018

Many thanks to all who donated items & all who made purchases this weekend at Junk & Funk! We had a very successful fundraiser thanks to you! Please come visit the museum so you see how your donations are being put to good use. Next event...Community Scavenger Hunt on July 13th.

Come on down - fill a bag with treasures- just $5. 3075 Main Street.
06/09/2018

Come on down - fill a bag with treasures- just $5.
3075 Main Street.

Big Springs Historical Society and Museum
06/09/2018

Big Springs Historical Society and Museum

Junk & Funk Sale is going strong! Stop by tomorrow 8-5. There’s something for everyone! Greta would love to see you!

Junk & Funk Sale is going strong! Stop by tomorrow 8-5. There’s something for everyone! Greta would love to see you!
06/08/2018

Junk & Funk Sale is going strong! Stop by tomorrow 8-5. There’s something for everyone! Greta would love to see you!

06/04/2018

Rainy days are the perfect time to declutter! Big Springs' Junk & Funk Sale starts this weekend. We are accepting donations starting on Thursday afternoon. No clothing, electronics or pianos/organs, please. We greatly appreciate your donations.
Sale Friday & Saturday 8AM - 4PM. 3075 Main Street.

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3095 Main St (FREE And OPEN To The PUBLIC)
Caledonia, NY
14423

Opening Hours

Monday 09:00 - 12:00
Sunday 13:00 - 16:00

Telephone

(585) 538-9880

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