The facilities of the Cicero Historical Society consist of three architectural structures. These include the Stone Arabia School House, the Log House, and the Museum & Learning Center. These facilities are open and manned by volunteers each second Sunday of each months of April through December between the hours of 11:00 AM and 4:00 PM. Access is also available by appointment, please contact the society via their online contact form if you wish to schedule an appointment.
Stone Arabia School
The Stone Arabia School was built in 1854 for grades 1 through 8. As the attendance grew, the higher grades were moved to various North Syracuse schools, and by 1948 the school was down to grade 5. In 1950 the North Syracuse School District centralized and built larger elementary schools around the township. In 1951 this school closed and all the children moved to the Cicero Elementary School. It now is part of the Cicero Historical Society complex and is open to the public at specified times in the summer, and also by appointment. It was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 2007. We encourage you to bring your children or grand children to see how schools were years ago. It is the same today as it was when it closed for classes in 1951.
This structure was the second story of a tavern and is believed to have been built between 1790 and 1810. It is constructed of hand hewn logs and held together with wooden pegs. It was discovered during the demolition of the tavern building on Lake Shore Road. It was donated to the Historical Society, marked and dismantled piece by piece, and placed into storage in 1986. The building was reconstructed in 1989 at it’s current location by members of the Society. The building is now handicapped accessible.
Museum & Learning Center
The Museum & Learning Center opened in 2006 and displays many artifacts from years past contributed or loaned to the Historical Society by town residents. Items on display include many tools and equipment used by farmers in years past because of the town’s connection with the farming community.