At age 97, Eleanor W. McIntyre passed away on October 29, 2019. Ellie had volunteered at the Seneca Falls Historical Society for more than 30 years. She was extremely knowledgeable about local Seneca Falls history and enjoyed giving tours at the Museum. She especially enjoyed working with the young people who participated in Museum activities.
In memory of Ellie, her family along with the Seneca Falls Historical Society has established the Ellie McIntyre Summer Intern Memorial, which will be utilized for a summer student internship. The yearly program will run for 6 weeks and the selected Mynderse Academy student will have the opportunity to experience and appreciate their local history up close and personal as they head into their Senior year. Duties will range from learning to care and protect historical artifacts and archives, to assisting with tours and working closely with the Society Staff.
Through this very generous donation, this program will become a permanent position every summer. Those wishing to contribute to the memorial fund may do so through the Seneca Falls Historical Society.
Founded in 1896, the Seneca Falls Historical Society is an invaluable resource for local and regional history, life, and culture. Our extraordinary collections tell the story of Seneca Falls through thousands of rare and unique documents, archival records, artifacts, and irreplaceable treasures.
The Seneca Falls Historical Society strives to enhance the understanding of our area’s past and its connection to the present, demonstrating that history is not just a series of events that happened to individuals long ago but is integral to the fabric of our daily lives. The museum, archives, and collections are accessible to anyone with an interest in history. Beyond research, SFHS offers many ways for the public to enjoy our collections including engaging programs, thought-provoking exhibitions, publications, interactive events, and workshops.