Our Mission

Our Mission

The purpose of this Society shall be to bring together people interested in history, and especially in the history of the Parma-Hilton area.  Understanding the history of our community is basic to our democratic way of life, gives us better understanding of our state and nation, and promotes a better appreciation of our American heritage.

The Parma-Hilton Historical Society’s major function will be to discover and collect any material which may help to establish or illustrate the history of the area: its exploration, settlement, development and activities in peace and war; its progress in population, wealth, education, arts science, agriculture, manufacturing, trade and transportation.  It will collect printed material such as histories, genealogies, biographies, descriptions, directories, newspapers, pamphlets, catalogs, circulars, handbill, programs and posters: manuscripts material such as letters, diaries, journals,  memoranda, reminiscences, rosters, service records, account books, charts, surveys and field books; and museum material such as pictures, photographs, paintings, portraits, scenes, native American relics and material and objects illustrative of life, conditions events and activities of the past and present.

The society will provide for the preservation of such material and for its accessibility, as far as may be feasible, to all who wish to examine or study it.  The Parma-Hilton Historical Society will co-operate with state and local governments to aid in the preservation and accessibility of the records and archives of the Town of Parma and the Village of Hilton.

The Society will disseminate historical information and seeks to arouse interest in the past by publishing historical material, assemble meetings with lectures and discussions, and through public displays of historical artifacts.