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.

Ogden-Allen Homestead

Ogden-Allen Homestead

Historical Importance
On Sunday, June 29, 1952 a small group of Morgan (the First American Bred Horse) Horse owners got together in Akron and formed the "New York State Morgan Horse Club." The National Morgan Club as well as the editor of the Morgan Horse Magazine enlisted their support. There has been a book published "Justin Morgan Had a Horse" which you must have heard of. A movie has been made and a TV story. The historical importance of this house is that the incorporation papers for the NYSM were signed in the dining room of the house.

Type& Style
2 story plank farmhouse

Year Built
circa 1846

Original Owner
Ogden Allen

Notable Features
hand hewn log joist, plank wall, field stone foundation