The mission of the Randolph Historical Society is to educate the public and to collect, maintain, preserve and display for public viewing artifacts of local history from the Randolph Area.

Our Meetings

We meet at 7:00 PM in the Municipal Building on Main Street on the first Wednesday of each month (except the months of July and August).  We present programs at these meetings, which are both informative and interesting.  In December we have our Christmas Party which starts at 6:30 PM

These programs may include historical facts about Randolph and its surrounding area or other historical data.  For example, in the past year we have been enlightened and entertained by several authors of books, enjoyed hearing about Babe Ruth and had the opportunity to actually sit in his automobile, have learned of the area resident who became a king, and learned about eight soldiers who left Randolph together to fight in the Civil War and followed them throughout the War and afterward.

                       Program for The Randolph Historical Society â€“ 

​​Due to inclement weather  the Randolph Historical Society has rescheduled last months speaker, Earl McElfresh.  Earl will present his program, "The Union's Generals: Facts, Figures and Fates" Here are some facts and figures. The very nature of the Civil War up-ended many families including President Lincoln's. Lincoln had in-laws who were Rebel generals! Approximately 583 men received the rank of general in the Union army. New York State fielded the most generals (113) most notably figures, Philip Henry Sheridan, and Henry Wager Halleck. Pennsylvania was next with 66, including some of the better ones like Herman Haupt and Winfield Scott Hancock. Ohio fielded fewer generals but they were the best of them all: Grant, Sherman and McPherson. To find out their fate, please join RHS at 7:00PM on April 4 at the Randolph Municipal Building. All are invited and refreshments will be served.