The Horseheads Historical Society was established to preserve the history of our village. Our facilities are in two locations, the museum at the Depot on Broad Street and the Zim Home on Pine Street. The home was designed and built by Eugene Zimmerman and his father in law. “Zim” a renowned political cartoonist in the 1800’s who married a local girl and settled in our community.
The Bandstand in Teal Park was also designed and built by “Zim” and his father-in-law. At the time Zim organized a band, known as The Zim band and played concerts in the park. This tradition continues to this day in the summer months.
Zim House was conveyed in 1980 to the Historical Society by Laura Zimmerman, Zims only child.
The home includes all of the original contents consisting of papers, sketches, correspondence, furniture and many fine mementos of Zim’s life, is on the National Register.
The Railroad Depot, now the Museum at the Depot is located on W Broad Street, was purchased by the Historical Society and restored for use as a museum, displaying artifacts of our local history. A new exhibit on display portrays the life and works of the sons and daughters of Horseheads, they are past or present residents that have in some way proven to be exemplary(This being a work in progress, we welcome suggestions and information to add to the exhibit).
This September 19th we will be holding a festival and open house commemorating the tenth year anniversary of the opening of the Museum at the Depot. We will be posting specific information in the near future.
Pot Luck Speakers
Start at 6:30 PM
October 16 —Annual meeting and presentation of the flag from the Capital
November 20—Dick Shore—Streetcars in Corning, Elmira and Horseheads—1866-1939 (Ted Pierce secured)
No December meeting
January 15—Arie VandenBlink—Manufacturing in Elmira
February 19—Carol Knowlton—Friends of Woodlawn (Joan Secured)
March 19—Barb Ramsdell—National Geographic DNA (Joan Secured)
April 16—George Farr—Strathmont
May 21-- Drew Guild—Horseheads and Trains (Linda Secured)