Centenial 1888

The Village of New Hartford was incorporated in 1870.  The village's founding reaches back to 1788 when Jedediah Sanger came to setup his grist mill on the Sauquoit Creek. 


This was just the beginning of the village; before long a handful of mills and shops sprang up that would also use the Sauquoit Creek for power.

Additionally New Hartford is home to the hamlets of Chadwicks/Willowvale and Washington Mills.

New Hartford observed its centennial with a grand celebration that included a military parade and drill exercises in the Village Park. An audience estimated to be about 2,000 people gathered in the streets for the festivities.

Today the Village of New Hartford is busy with shops, restaurants, and churches, modeling the New England style that its founders brought with them.

It's All About History

Featured Article - October 2021


The Seneca Turnpike was the only east-to-west road and brought many travelers into the area.

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For more information on the rich history of New Hartford and the surrounding area, check out these past featured articles.


Walking Tour

This helpful guide provides a map that identifies historic sites in the village.


Starting from the Society's Headquarters at 2 Paris Road, this walking tour traces the route to historic destinations.

The accompanying text  provides a brief  historical overview of each site.  Read more...

Photo of the Month


The Church of our Lady of the Rosary located on Burrstone Road was originally the chapel of Rhoads General Hospital.  The “little country church painted white” was purchased by the Catholic Diocese of Syracuse and moved on rollers across Burrstone Road to its present location where it was later remodeled and expanded.  The original chapel still forms the structural core of the present church.


Historic Photo Submission

Do you have historical photos that you would like to submit to the New Hartford Historical Society?  We will be happy to accept photos and share them with our members and visitors to our website and museum.  You may attach photos to an e-mail by using the button below or you may call us at 315-724-7258 to discuss how we can acquire these photos. Be sure to let us know your name, address and phone number.

2 Paris Road
​New Hartford, NY 13413
​(Lower level of the Village Point Apartments)
Phone: 315.724.7258
E-mail: historicalnh@yahoo.com
Hours of Operation
​Monday 1-3 pm
(Appointment by Request)

Museum is Closed for the Winter Months
​January, February and March
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