About Us

The Sidney Historical Association

The Sidney Historical Association is a local non-profit organization dedicated to the preservation, archiving, and sharing of the history of Sidney, NY. The team of Trustees, Officers, and volunteers at the association, dedicate their time and skills to enrich the Sidney community through the preservation of its past and putting on educational events for the residents.


Museum Access Updates

Beginning with the implementation of Phase Four in the Southern Tier, the Sidney Historical Association located at 44 Grand Street, Sidney, NY, will only be open by appointment. To make an appointment visit our website www.historicsidney.org or email us at historicsidney@gmail.com.

While in the museum, masks must be worn and social distancing must be maintained. No more than three people will be allowed in the museum at any given time. Thank you for your cooperation.


What’s In The Museum


Local Newspaper Archives

1882 – Present


History Books


Genealogy Section


Military Uniforms


Old Local Yearbooks


Arrowhead Artifacts


Maps, Posters, Vintage Photos


Bendix / Amphenol History

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Sidney Historical Association
44 Grand St
Sidney NY, 13838

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Online Archives & Services

Image Archive

Look through our extensive online collection of historic images from the Sidney of the past. Our online image archive is continuously growing.

Newspaper Archive

The Sidney Library is currently digitally archiving the historical editions of Sidney’s Newspapers. You can access these online using the button below.

Genealogy Search

Let us help discovers the history of your family – cost is $1 per printed page of genealogy results to help support the Historical Association and our mission.

Audio Archive

Join us, and Sidney’s longest-living residents for a dive into the oral history and events that have shaped Sidney from it’s earliest days to today!