NHS to hold first 2018 event
March 2, 2018 - The Nunda Historical Society will be hosting their initial “First Sunday” event for 2008 on Sunday March 4 from 2 to 4 pm. The afternoon will include the official opening of two exhibits, a book signing, and a special dedication.
Each year the Society adds a new era to the “Story of Nunda”, a series of exhibits which explores the history of Nunda beginning with the Native People who lived in the area. The latest addition is titled “Good Times? 1950-1970” and uses a variety of artifacts, photographs, and stories to examine the time period. The new exhibit includes a baseball uniform worn by a member of a championship town team from the early 1950s, memorabilia from the Nunda 1958 Sesquicentennial, Nunda and Dalton Central School items and even early 60s transistor radio owned by a village teenager. Another new display in the Meeting Room is on Nunda’s newest addition to the State and National Register of Historic Places, “Elmwood.”
Marchelle Vianese, co-author of the new book on the historic property will be signing copies of her work throughout the afternoon. Other local history books and items will also be on sale, including Nunda area notecards and posters. Copies of artist Rose Shave’s paintings are also available as full size prints or notecards.
Last fall local resident Cecil Thompson donated an old buggy and sleigh to the Society. Both had been carefully restored and maintained by Mr. Thompson. The sleigh was built and sold by a Geneseo company in the late 1800s. A short ceremony will be held in the Society’s Annex at 3 PM will dedicate a plaque and formally add the wonderful pieces into the Society’s collection.
The event is part of the monthly “First Sunday” activities held each month at the Nunda Historical Society’s building at 24 Portage Road, next to Kiwanis Park. The activities are free and open to the public and the building is handicapped accessible with plenty of parking. For more information go to www.nundahistory.org and call 585-465-0971.