With a rich history, the Town of Lodi has a number of historical resources to serve its residents.
The Lodi Historical Society
The Lodi Historical Society was founded in 1973 after the merger of the Lodi Methodist Church with the Lodi Presbyterian Church. Ownership was transferred to the LHS for a nominal fee, and members of the fledgling organization spent most of the early days repairing the building and restoring the 1852 tracker organ, one of only three pre-Civil War organs in New York state.
As a result of this hard work, the Lodi Historical Building has been listed on the National and New York State Registers of Historic Places. The E. & G.G. Hook Organ No. 140 (1852) has been meticulously restored and was cited as a historic organ by the national Organ Historical Society in May 1999.
An entirely volunteer organization, the Historical Society has continued to maintain the building and to make improvements. The auditorium has wonderful acoustics and is an excellent setting for the visual and performing arts events held there each year.
In 2008 the Lodi Museum was begun when the Village of Lodi transferred its former offices to the LHS. The museum has grown to be a repository for donations from many current and former residents of Lodi. The Veteran’s Memorial in the front of the LHS building honors both Second World War veterans and those who have served since then.
The Lodi Historical Building is open for tours upon request.
The former Lodi Presbyterian Church, now home to the Lodi Historical Society.
The former Lodi Whittier Library, still standing on East Seneca Street.
A map of the Town of Lodi from 1859.
A map of the Town of Lodi from 1874.
Nestled between Seneca Lake and Cayuga Lake, in the heart of the Finger Lakes region of New York.
Town of Lodi, NY
The Town of Lodi is located between Seneca Lake and Cayuga Lake in the Finger Lakes region of New York. The Village of Lodi is about 15 miles North of Watkins Glen and 24.5 miles South of Geneva. The Town and Village are approximately a 35 minute drive South from the NYS Thruway, or a 45 minute drive North from Interstate 86.