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About Us

The Sand Lake Historical Society is a local history society formed in 1974 in anticipation of the Bicentennial Year, 1976. It was granted an absolute charter by the New York State Board of Regents in 1979. The mission of the Sand Lake Historical Society is to educate and promote preservation and conservation of the history and culture of the Town of Sand Lake and the surrounding area.

The Sand Lake Historical Society's course of action is to be involved in the community, thereby promoting the appreciation of the area's unique place in Rensselaer County and New York State history. Educational community projects that the Society has sponsored include:

  • Current:
  • Past:
    • Historic house plaques
    • Local historic house and sightseeing tours
    • Assistance in house dating and genealogical studies

In order to continue these informative and historically relevant projects, the Sand Lake Historical Society holds fundraising events. They include:

  • Sale of our publications
  • Special events
  • Community functions such as raffles and appraisal days

Meetings generally are held the second Tuesday of each month, beginning at 7:00 p.m., at the Sand Lake Town Hall, 8428 NY 66, Sand Lake, New York 12153 unless otherwise noted. Map and Directions || Schedule of upcoming meetings || List of past programs

Join/Renew button You can become a member by filling out the membership application. Membership fee is $10.00 per year for individuals, $3.00 for students ages 13-22, $15.00 for family membership, running from June 1-May 31. Lifetime Individual ($100) or Lifetime Family (two persons – $150) memberships are also available. NOTE: New members joining on or after January 1 of each year will see their first year of membership extended through May 31of the following year!

Benefits of membership include:

  • Historically informative programs at monthly meetings
  • Copies of Historical Highlights, quarterly newsletter of the Society
  • Annual Meeting / Dinner
  • Discounts on selected special events and publications
  • Field trips

Contact us!

Via Email -or write to- The Sand Lake Historical Society ∙ P.O. Box 492 ∙ West Sand Lake NY 12196

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