The Nunda Historical Society usually meets on the second Wednesday of each month (September to June) at 7 PM. All meetings, except those noted, will be in the Historical Society Building at 24 Portage Street. Any Changes in location or time will be advertised. Note that all meeting places are handicapped accessible. The location and time of special events are noted when the event is advertised.
Upcoming Events for 2013
Saturday, May 18, 1 & 3 PM - Historical Society Tea, Holy Angels Church Parish Center, 21 Mass. St. A light lunch of sandwiches and desserts will be served.
Sunday, May 26, 2:30 - Special Civil War Program" "Allegany to Appomattox, The Life and Letters of Private William Whitlock of the 188th New York Volunteers" by Dr. Valgene Dunham. The program is based upon the book that was recently printed by Syracuse University Press by Dr. Dunham. Using actual letters, photographs, and other documents, the presentation shares the experience of a Genesee Valley man who joined the Union Army during the last years of the War. Since over a dozen local men served in the 188th, there is a strong connection to Nunda. Valgene Dunham is Distinguished Professor Emeritus in the College of Science at Coastal Carolina University in Conway, South Carolina. He is the author and coauthor of numerous books, chapters, and journal articles. He is also the brother of Vaughn Estep, former Nunda resident and teacher.
Friday, June 7th - Join us for the Nunda Historical Society 30th Birthday Party and Grand Opening of our two new exhibits - Pioneer Times and Boom Town! Watch for more details.
Wednesday, June 12, 6 PM at Kiwanis Park: NHS Annual Picnic
Sunday July 7 - GLASS-ICAL MUSICK - Dennis James, a world renowned musician, will introduce us to the exquisite beauty and haunting mystery of glass music by performing on his glass armonica, an instrument first created by Benjamin Franklin.
Saturday, Aug. 10 - Nunda Area Homecoming - Genealogical assistance and Local History will be emphasized with a schedule similar to the 2012 Homecoming. In the afternoon, Barbara (Schneckenburger) Bernstein will read selections from her poetry about growing up in Nunda (related images will be projected).
Wednesday, Sept. 11 - The Genesee River - John & Sue Babbitt These well known speakers and authors will be sharing stories and history of the Genesee River based upon their new book by Arcadia Publishing, "The Genesee River, A Postcard History".
Wednesday, Oct. 9 - Quilts in History - Sue Long & Laura Thornton Explore the fascinating and historic world of quilts and quilting with two local quilters.
Wednesday, Nov. 13 - Special Veteran’s Day Program on the Korean War - Watch for details.
Wednesday, Dec. 11 - “Show & Tell” Bring your favorite item and the story that goes with it to share! Or bring a mystery item for the crowd to help solve!
Watch for our 2013 Tours & other events sponsored by the Nunda Historical Society
* Programs may be supported in part by a Community Arts Grant from the New York State Council on the Arts, adminis- tered by the Genesee Valley Council on the Arts.