The mission of the Newstead Historical Society is to ensure a sense of community by preserving and interpreting the Town's rich social and cultural history through education and programming.

Welcome to The Newstead Historical Society

Both the Rich-Twinn Octagon House and the Knight Sutton Museum remain closed until further notice due to COVID-19. A decision will be made in August regarding upcoming events.

The Newstead Historical Society was organized in 1958 and chartered by the Erie County Federation of Historical 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.

  • Donations
    Please make a donation so that we may continue our mission of preserving our properties.
  • Gift Shop
    Here you will find our cookbook, notecards, clothing, and so much more!
  • Membership
    Are you thinking you'd like to support the preservation and interpretation of our local history?