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Solvay-Geddes Historical Society

Founded May 18, 2005

Geddes Town Hall c. 1940



It is the mission of the Solvay-Geddes Historical Society to collect, preserve, and showcase historical artifacts of the greater Solvay-Geddes community.  We will continually expand our network of members to offer ever greater numbers of people the opportunity to benefit from our programs.

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One of our members has written a book about the Cherry Road School, Marion Parsons and what it was like to grow up in the Westvale area in the early and mid 1900's. The book is called "The Brass Bell" by Camille Cole

The book is available for local pickup through the historical society for $24.95 cash or check. We have 30 books available and will be selling them at our meetings. You can also call Susan at 487-9075 or 487-4319 to arrange to pick them up. To order by mail send check or money order for $29.45 (includes shipping) to: Sahalie Publishing Company-P.O. Box 5025-Eugene. Oregon 97405 or visit . The book is also available at

If you know someone who loves local history this would make a great gift.

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Solvay-Geddes Historical Society

John Carno Recreation Center

(former Lakeland Elementary School)

Corner of State Fair Blvd. & Stasko Dr.

Lakeland, NY  13209


Hours available by appointment

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Our Current Board



Collections Policy

Our Collection

Photo Albums

News Articles

Death Notices A to L

Death Notices M to Z

Marriage and Engagement Notices

Cherry Road School Project




Off-site but Excellent!

Solvay Stories

History of the Kallet Genesee Theatre in Westvale Plaza

Solvay information on

Geddes information on

Route 5 Road Trip (Military History)

Various Related Links



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