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Newstead Historical Society
16th Annual Harvest Dinner

Thursday, October 9, 2014 @ The American Legion,
9 Eckerson Ave., Akron
Beginning at 6:00 p.m.

Join us…..The Harvest Dinner is open to the public!

Tickets are $15.00 ….All you can eat!

Tickets go on sale September 15 and are available only at Pixley’s ShurFine.

The Newstead Historical Society was organized in 1958 and chartered by the Erie County Federation of Historical Societies in 1959. The goal of the NHS is to preserve, protect and promote the history and heritage of the Town of Newstead and Village of Akron. The Newstead Historical Society is a volunteer based organization and currently has over 500 members. Our logo was created by artist and long-time NHS member Kate Stapleton Parzych. Thank you, Kate!

"I remember..." Memories and Stories from Akron, NY, a book of stories submitted by members of the community, published articles from old newpapers and transcripts of interviews conducted with area residents.

Front of Book
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Back of Book
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Books are available at the Rich-Twinn Octagon House and the Knight-Sutton Museum.  Cost of book - $20.00.  (Postage and handling for mailing in the continental United States is $5.00.)  Requests can be sent, with check or money order payable to the Newstead Historical Society, to Newstead Historical Society, PO Box 222, Akron, NY 14001.

Newstead Historical Society's accomplishments include: the placing of historical markers, the collection and preservation of local historical artifacts, selecting and registering Century Homes and Landmarks, awarding a $500 scholarship to a deserving Akron Senior, educating the community and other interested persons with local history related programs.

A very important objective of the NHS is preserving the Rich-Twinn Octagon House, which has received the high honor of being listed on the National Register of Historic Places.

The Knight-Sutton Museum each year targets specific times and topics about Akron and Newstead history. The vision of the museum is to create an historical learning center for the entire community to enjoy.


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