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Old Mentz Heritage Center

8102 Dock Street NY
Montezuma, NY 13117

Phone: (315) 776-8844


Old Mentz Heritage Center is the result of a merger of two active historical societies in neighboring communities with a common thread that includes our early history and mission: Lock 52 of Port Byron and Montezuma Historical Societies. In 2022 the two groups began discussions of a joining into one organization to combine our resources to better serve our communities. Early in 2023 we began the process of an application to the New York State Education Regents Chartering Department to form a new merged non-profit group. New bylaws were written which govern how we manage the society, its collections and what we can do. While making plans and waiting for the charter approval several successful programs and events were co-sponsored by the two groups during 2023.