Welcome to the History Corner!
Celebrating the rich history of Port Byron, New York, an old Erie Canal village in the Town of Mentz. This site is dedicated to the legacy and heritage of our community as well as a variety of regional historical tidbits. I hope you enjoy your visit and will stop by again.


Port Byron Library Presents

The Leadership of the Port Byron Free & Academy

Saturday April 15, 2017 at 11 AM
12 Sponable Drive 
Port Byron, NY
On Saturday April 15, 2017 in celebration of National Library Week, the Port Byron Library is hosting "The Leadership of the Port Byron Free & Academy", presented by former Port Byron Historian Dawn Roe. Come learn about the educational administration and the significant role of the school during the civil war.

The Free Academy was our first large educational institution that operated from 1858 to 1898. Roe will present new research regarding the school and community preparedness leading into the civil war, as well as featuring the careers of several school principals.

Free admission

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