About Us

Corning Painted Post Historical Society

The Corning Painted Post Historical Society (CPPHS) was founded in 1947 to collect local historical data, to diffuse the knowledge of local history, and to promote the (1948) centenary of the incorporation of Corning as a village. It began immediately collecting information about the community’s past.

In 1976, the Society acquired and restored as a Bicentennial project the dilapidated 1796 structure once known as the Painted Post Tavern. Located at 73 West Pulteney Street in Corning, it oversees today the Heritage Village of the Southern Finger Lakes which include the Benjamin Patterson Inn and other buildings moved to the site for restoration.

The CPPHS continues to collect local historical information and artifacts. Its place in the museum community is established, with living history programs reaching annually over 5,800 visitors.

Research Library and Archives

The Corning Painted Post Historical Society houses a collection of local history items including books, photographs, and objects. CPPHS also houses an extensive historic clothing collection.

If you would like to submit a research request, are looking for more information on local history topics, or if you have an object you would like to donate, please fill out the form below.

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Our Staff

Soni Lacey
Office Manager

607-937-5281
cpphs@heritagevillagesfl.org

Pat Monahan
Education / Tour Coordinator

607-937-5281
info@heritagevillagesfl.org

Anna Hoyler
Painted Post Depot

607-937-5281

Sheri Golder
Archivist

archivist@heritagevillagesfl.org

Board of Directors

Sean Lukasik
Board President

Alison Merkl
Vice PresidentĀ 

Amy Irvine
Comptroller

Dr. Edward Franklin
Secretary

Casey Winston
Trustee

Gautam Meda
Trustee

Kirsty Buchanan
Trustee

Katherine LarsonĀ 
Trustee

Meredith Dessoye
Trustee

Rob Patterson, Jr.
Trustee