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New Arbor recently constructed by Dick Foster ( photo submitted by Doug Sieg)

Mayfield Historical Society

328 Riceville Road
PO Box 715
Mayfield, NY 12117

The Mayfield Historical Society was founded in 1981, bought the Riceville Homestead in 1992, was placed on the State Register of Historic Places and also on the National Register of Historic Places in 1995. The Historical Society received its Absolute or Permanent Charter in 2000.



The purpose of the Mayfield Historical Society is to bring together those people interested in history, especially the history of the Town of Mayfield; to collect material which may help to establish or illustrate the history of the area; to collect archival materials and provide for preservation of such material and for its accessibility to all who wish to examine it; to preserve the Riceville Homestead and it contents; and to disseminate historical information and stimulate interest in the past and present.


For more information or to become a member of the Mayfield Historical Society, call Carol Johnston 518-332-0538



The Mayfield Historical Society meets the third Monday of each month at 7 PM  at the Mayfield Central Presbyterian Church.   There are no meetings in January, February, July and December.

  The Mayfield Historical Society has scheduled the following special events for 2017:

The Mayfield Historical Society's 26th Annual Christmas Open House at The Rice Homestead will be held Saturday and Sunday, December 2nd and 3rd, from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. each day. Visitors will step back in time to an old-fashioned Christmas with hot mulled cider and cookies, music in the Victorian Parlor, lovely seasonal decorations, its famous homemade pie sale, tours of the home, weaving demonstrations by Eileen Wrightsman in The Loom Room, and much more.  The musical entertainment on Saturday will be the “Harry, Larry & Norm” trio from 1 - 3 pm and on Sunday “Fleur de Lys” will perform from 1 - 3 pm.  The Rice Homestead is located at 328 Riceville Road in Mayfield.   Call 518-332-0538 for additional information.

Tours of the Riceville Homestead are given on Wednesdays and Saturdays from 1-4 throughout summer and  by appointment by calling 661-5085 or 661-5576.

Look in the Leader Herald and watch TV for event announcements and changes.

The public is invited to attend the meetings and special events.


Mayfield Historical Society
Phone: 518-332-0538
Strawberry Festival 09
Strawberry Festival 09
Strawberry Festival 09
The Riceville Homestead
Fireplace Riceville Christmas 2008
Decorating The Tree
Betty Tabor Town Historian