In 1966 the Town of Montezuma received funding through the Outdoor Recreational Development Bond Act and Land Water Conservation Act to purchase of 136 acres of property east of the Seneca River in the Town of Montezuma, NY. Since that time the Town has looked at ways to use its historical artifacts and its location along the Seneca River as a means to build community assets, enjoy the recreational opportunities,  and provide a place to attract visitors.

When the Montezuma Historical Society formed in 2006, we created a vision that included educating and inspiring the Community to share our history and the importance of its Erie Canal Heritage. Because of this, the focus of much of our historical education and programming has revolved around the historic resources in the parkland.

The Montezuma Town Board appointed a Design Committee to help with plans for development of the park in 2010, and most of the members of this committee also serve as board members of MHS. In 2012, the next logical step seemed to form a Friends of the Montezuma Park under the Society’s not-for-profit organization. Much has been accomplished as a result of investment of volunteer time and funds to help our community develop the park.

More information about the park’s development can be learned at:

Richmond Aqueduct, second largest on the Enlarged Erie carried the Erie Canal waters over the Seneca River in Montezuma.

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