Display tells the story of The Boys from Volney

The boys from Volney is a two-board display giving a brief glimpse into the life of the 40 young boys that left home and Volney to fight in WW 1. Every man has a story to tell and this their story. The display includes photos, their story and authentic WW 1 equipment worn and used by the Army soldiers: gas mask, googles, cot, utensils, helmet, uniform and clothing, James ?Stevens wore gear and apparatus on loan by his daughter, Peg Rookey and grandson, Kevin Rookey.

Display will be at the Volney Town Hall, Volney Center, now through the spring of 2019. Free and open to the public Monday through Thursday from 9 am to 4 pm.

The Boys from Volney 2018

The Boys from Volney 2018


The History of Volney

Games Played in Years Past

Self Guided Tour of Volney

The Story of Cyrus Brown

These four articles are posted at the website:

under education, town stories scrow down to Town of Volney, click on History of Volney to see the articles.

Seniors Birthday

If you know of a senior nearing their 90th birthday and wish the President of the United States to send them a birthday greeting, please contact the historian: 315-593-2293 (home) 315-593-2822 ext 107 or email: with the name, address and date of birth of the senior and the historian will keep track of the date and send this information to the President.