The Herman Melville House is the headquarters of the Lansingburgh Historical Society. The first floor contains two connected parlors which are used for meeting and display. They are furnished with pieces from local historic homes. There is a doll house, a box which once held letters exchanged between the Melville and Gansevoort family members, a book collection, and items (photos, art works, models, tin ware, etc.) related to Lansingburgh people and industries. The third floor has a collection of artifacts from the  brick, brush,  and rope making industries along with street signs, toys, tools, and various other items from Lansingburgh’s past. Across First Avenue is Melville Park, once the site of ship building and a carpenter shop.

Physical Address:  2   114th Street at First Avenue in the Lansingburgh section of Troy, NY

Mailing Address:  Lansingburgh Historical Society
P.O. Box 219
Troy, New York 12182-0219

Email Address:

Telephone Number:  518-235-3501

We prefer that you contact us by email but you may also leave a telephone message. The Corresponding Secretary will direct your message or inquiry to the appropriate person for action. Please make your inquiry or request clear.


Acting President- John Ward*                                                                 *denotes LHS Trustee
Acting Vice President- Mary Ellen Ward*
Vice President- Liz VanBuren*
Treasurer- Peg Parnell*                                                                             **denotes LHS Honorary Trustee
Assistant Treasurer and Auditor- vacant
Corresponding Secretary- vacant
Recording Secretary- Leslie Tash*
Cemeteries in Lansingburgh- John Ward*, David Marsh*
Collections- Warren Broderick, Dorothy Marsh Clayton**, Byron Moak*, Kathleen Tivnan**
Community Relations- Jim Gordon*
Events and Programs- Kay DeRosa*
Fund Raising- Kay DeRosa*
Genealogist- David Marsh*
History and Historic Preservation- Michael Barrett*, Warren Broderick
House and Grounds- vacant
Membership- Jennifer Parnell**
Newsletter (The Courier)- Jim Norton, David Marsh*
Research and Writing- this is a shared activity
School Relations- Byron Moak*
Tenant Relations- Michael Barrett*, Kay DeRosa*, Liz VanBuren*
Visitation- Leslie Tash*
Website- David Marsh*, Jim Norton

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