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The purposes of the Society are to collect, preserve and exhibit records, writings, historical items and artifacts; to preserve and disseminate information in the field of history connected with the Sodus Bay area; to serve the educational and cultural needs of the Sodus Bay area; to support the preservation of historic structures, sites, and monuments; and to maintain a museum in the historic lighthouse, with an emphasis on local maritime history.
The Sodus Bay Historical Society operates a local history museum in the Sodus Bay Lighthouse, which was built in 1870. Exhibitions include lighthouse tools, Fresnel lenses, maritime artifacts, ship models, railroads and trolleys, and a commemoration of the War of 1812 Battle of Sodus Point. Visitors can climb the lighthouse tower, enjoy beautiful gardens, and shop for unique gifts. The grounds are available for weddings. The museum is open from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., Tuesday through Sunday, from May 1 through October 31.
- Joseph O'Toole
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