Toll-free telephone number (1-800-342-3720) operated by the New York State Office of Children and Family Services (OCFS) to receive reports of child abuse or neglect, and directions for accessing the OCFS website here.
The Middlesex Heritage Group meets at the Town Hall in Middlesex every Wednesday morning from 9 AM to Noon. The Group is dedicated to the discovery, preservation, and dissemination of knowledge about the history of the Town of Middlesex, and adjoining towns. There is a wealth of artifacts and information about our community available in our History Room, and all are welcome on Wednesday mornings.
SENECA HERITAGE DAY
The Middlesex Heritage Group hosts its 31st annual Seneca Heritage Day on Saturday, September 3 from 2-4 pm. The free, family-friendly event takes place on the grounds of the historic Overackers Corners Schoolhouse in Middlesex, NY.
The educational event is recognition of this area’s original Seneca people and their cultural and societal legacy. This year, Peter Jemison, former Historic Site Manager of Ganondagan State Historic Site will speak. The afternoon will also feature performances by Bill Crouse and the Alleghany River Dancers. Free ice cream and water will be available.
Thursdays (staff and weather permitting) 9 AM to noon
The Historical Society is located in the same building as the Village Offices. There is a display room with a number of locally acquired antiques, a 30-volume scrapbook of Rushville History, scrapbooks on all of the local schools, a set of Marcus Whitman Sports scrapbooks, cemetery records and obits and family trees. If you are searching for family information, this is the place to look.
In the Village Meeting Room are almost 700 photos of veterans from the entire Marcus Whitman district (NOT just Rushville).
If you can not make it down on the stated days, contact the Historian (Ken Seeling – 554-6847), and we will try to work out a time when you can be given a tour of the place and help you with any research.
Safe Harbors of the Finger Lakes, Inc. has been serving sexual assault/abuse and domestic violence victims in Seneca, Yates, and Ontario counties since 1982 with free, confidential, non-judgmental, empathetic support 24 hours a day. Survivors and others affected by the crimes are provided accurate information, medical and legal accompaniment and advocacy, counseling, and crisis intervention in order to facilitate a healthy healing process. We would like to extend our expertise to our local schools in times of crisis.
Safe Harbors of the Finger Lakes, Inc. locations are:
The Town of Gorham Historical Society is located beneath the Gorham Library on Main St Gorham. We are open noon to 4pm every Wednesday. The second Wednesday of each month we are open from noon to 7pm for people unable to come earlier. We also have a World War 2 aerial observation building and a restored post office which houses, primarily agricultural items. Admission is free.