Museum hours are:
Wednesday 2:00PM – 5:00PM & Saturday 10:00AM-2:00PM
Museum can also be opened by appointment. Email from the Contact Page on this site or directly to firstname.lastname@example.org
The Troy Historical Society Museum opened Jan 2016.
The Historical Society was loosely created in 1992 as a subcommittee of the Friends of the Troy Library group. These local Troy residences wanted to help preserve the local history and participate in the Centennial Celebration for the founding of the city. In 1996, for the celebration of the Centennial of the Incorporation of the Village of Troy (Sept 13, 1897), they organized officially as the Troy Historical Society. They provided historical themed displays at the annual Troy Days celebrations. In 2006, the group became incorporated in order to raise funds to purchase a location for a museum and storage of the memorabilia and other items of historical significance to Troy’s history that they had accumulated. At the same time, they became an official non-profit organization. In 2015, the museum property was purchased on Main Street in downtown Troy. The Museum opened July 2016.
The mission of the Troy Historical Society is to collect and preserve historical photographs, documents, and other artifacts. This includes the following categories: Household items used by early residents, early businesses, farms and homesteads, early timber industry, schools, and local participation in the US armed forces. We also organize and set up displays of our collection annually on a rotating basis for public view and maintain a computer system dedicated to storing digital copies of photos and documents in our collection and for organizing and cataloging the same.
Research into family homesteads and locations; historical land grants, patents and other historical documents; genealogy assistance; evening historical presentations; general membership meeting 3rd Wednesday each month at 1:00 p.m.
Officers & Board
President: David Purtee
Vice President: John Bannister
Secretary: Nancy Morfin
Treasurer: Katy Whiteley
Board: Dorothy Anderson, Bruce Asplund, Charlene Purtee, Barbara Russell, Lynda Sandquist
There are presently 41 active members.
To become a member of the Troy Historical Society, Inc. we have a membership form and annual dues of $10. This can be done in-person at the Museum or, from the Contact page, you can request a form via email or USPS. Return the form and payment via USPS or drop it off at the Museum. Year runs from October-September; first time fees, if necessary, are adjusted based on time frame of joining.