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, Rensselaer County, New York.

Mailing Address:  Lansingburgh Historical Society
PO Box 219
Troy NY 12182-0219

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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.


President – John Ward
Vice President – Mary Ellen Ward
Treasurer – Kathy Howard
Assistant Treasurer – Sue Busta
Recording Secretary – Linda Segreto
Corresponding Secretary – Kathy Fomuk

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Michael Barrett
Sue Busta
Pat Dorow
Byron Moak
Chris Philippo
John Ward
Mary Ellen Ward
elected 2016
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elected 2017
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elected 2018
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