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.

Knight Sutton Museum

The Knight-Sutton Museum opens its doors for the 2020 program entitled "Akron Through the Years” on Sunday, April 5, 2020. It will be a bit of a walkthrough timeline of our history beginning with our earliest residents, the Native Americans and on through the years. It will include information on agriculture, railroads, the cement and gypsum industries, the KKK, mineral baths, mushroom industry, the Akron Race Track, portraits of past residents, the Akron Theater, some history of local businesses, and much more.

Regular hours through the rest of April to October are:

Every Wednesday from 10:00 am to 1:00 pm and the first and third Sunday of every month from 1:00 pm to 3:00 pm. Admission is free, but donations are gratefully accepted.

Other days and times can be arranged by calling museum director, Marybeth Whiting, at 542-7022

The museum is located at 123 Main Street, Akron, NY 14001. Click here for a map.

WE ARE ALWAYS LOOKING FOR HELP!! Volunteers work on Wednesdays. If you would like to help with: newspaper clipping, artifact work, planning school/community programs and displays or a number of other jobs, please call Marybeth at 542-2994 or the NHS office at 542-7022.

If you have any artifacts for the Society please contact:
Marybeth Whiting, KSM Director (542-2994)
Jannette Potera, Collections Manager