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Cairo Historical Society



Welcome to the Cairo Historical Society website!

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The Cairo Historical Society is dedicated to preserving the Town of Cairo's rich historical past and providing opportunities for the public to learn about their heritage.  The Cairo Historical Society was founded in 2007 with 10 enthusiastic members.

Current Board of Directors: John Kargoe, President; Jill Lamanec, Treasurer; Sylvia Hasenkopf, Vice President and Secretary.
Trustees: Robert Hempstead, Linda Larsen, John Kargoe, Ann Clapper, Ron Hasenkopf, Gail Kargoe, Robert Uzzilia, Michael Lamanec, H. Elton Rouse, Sherry B. True


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The Cairo Historical Society invites you to join us and help support historical programs and preservation efforts. Your membership contribution is tax deductible: 

Send your cheque to:

Cairo Historical Society
P.O. Box 803
Cairo, NY

Membership dues application

Membership List

We thank you for your generous support!


The Cairo Historical Society will hold their monthly meeting on the third Thursday of each month at 7:00pm at the Cairo Public Library in the Community Room, unless otherwise posted.

The monthly meeting dates for 2015 are as follows:


January 15
February 19
March 19
April 16 - Our annual meeting
May 21
June 18
July 16
August 20
September 17
October 15
November 19
December 17 - Our Christmas Party

Everyone is welcome! Meetings are used to discuss new projects, updates on existing projects and present new items of interest. This is a great opportunity to learn more about the Town of Cairo and its rich history.


Minutes of Meetings:

Do you want to know what we discuss and the status of projects underway? Check back here on a monthly basis. Meeting minutes will be posted for everyone to review.



2015 Projects:


1.    Finalize the Digitization of the Cairo Cemetery

2.    Lay the Cairo Railroad Track

3.    The Town of Cairo Hometown Heroes Book - Launch May 2015

4.    Solomon/Earle Cemetery Remediation


2015 Calendar of Events:


Cairo's Prehistoric Forest - A Lecture with Robert and Johanna Titus

January 31, 2015
Cairo Library - Community Room
2:00pm - 4:00pm
Tickets are $5 at the door


State of the Union Dinner

February 21, 2015
Masonic Hall, Main St. Cairo
4:30pm to 7:30pm
Tickets are $20pp and $10 for children 10 and under
Choice roast beef or ham, with homemade mashed potatoes, gravy, slivered almond green beans, honey glazed carrots, salad, roll, slice of pie, coffee, tea or soda


Cairo Historical Society Annual Meeting 
April 16, 2015
7:00pm, Cairo Public Library, Railroad Ave, Cairo, NY


Coxsackie-Athens Community Band
May 17, 2015
2:00pm, Gallagher's Banquet Hall, 513 Main St., Cairo, NY

Under the direction of Ann Clapper, the Coxsackie-Athens Band will play a program with WW2 era songs.

This event is sponsored by the Cairo Historical Society.


Touch-A-Truck at the Greene County Youth Fair

July 25 and 26, 2015
More details to follow


Cairo Historical Society Christmas Party

December 17, 2015
7:00pm, Cairo Public Library, Railroad Ave, Cairo, NY

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