The Montezuma Historical Society chartered in 2006 through the New York State Education Department is a not for profit organization (501c3) comprised of members who are dedicated to preserving the history of the area.

Programs are offered seasonally between May and October at the Historic Mentz Church in Montezuma, NY. The church, leased by the Society is owned by the Town of Montezuma for use as a chapel, for exhibits and tours by appointments. Monthly board meetings are held on the second Thursday of each month at 1:30 PM at the Historic Mentz Church (May-October) and the Montezuma Town Hall (November-April).

Our Mission
The Montezuma Historical Society fosters local community pride in our heritage to ensure that our history will be preserved and appreciated for generations to come. We are committed to encouraging public interest by sponsoring historical meetings, educational programs, and supporting preservation of our historical resources.

Our Vision
Through the preservation of the Historic Mentz Church, the Montezuma Historical Society will educate and inspire the Community to share our history and the importance of its Erie Canal Heritage.

Our Board of Trustees
President: Edward Laraway; Vice President: Mellony Carner;
Secretary: Cheryl Longyear; Treasurer: Barbara Black;
Trustees: Roberta & Paul Baker, Kathy & Jim Decker,
Stan Longyear, Cynthia Laraway, Bob Melvin