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Rush Historical Society

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Our Mission

The purpose of the Rush Historical Society is to provide educational programming and to preserve and encourage historical research related to the Town of Rush, New York

One of the ways we want to share history is through articles written by Society members and guests on a variety of topics.  We welcome your submissions.  Below are the most recent posts. To see all, click on Articles tab.

Our Beginning

In 2017, just in time for its bicentennial year in 2018, the Rush Historical Society is “reborn” after years of dormancy.  Originally formed in 1938 by Mary “Mattie” Hayes (1870-1949), the association worked to acquire and preserve information and artifacts of the Town of Rush, New York.  Mattie served as a consultant and a confidant to the Town Historian, Bessie Hallock, who served in that role from 1944 to 1968.

This new incarnation of the Rush Historical Society is a non-profit organization established under the laws of the State of New York.  Their activities will include, but not be limited to, conducting public discussion groups, forums, panels, lectures, and trips that will educate members and their guests about the history of Rush and the surrounding area.

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Our Board 

Society's Bylaws

Rush Historical Society is a 501(C)(3) tax exempt organization.  Our bylaws are public documents.  To read them you may download a copy of this 5 page document.

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