Calling all local talent: We are trying something a little different this year. Our 6th Annual Barn Dance will be held on Saturday, October 17 at Torrey’s barn located at 7411 Oak Orchard Rd, Elba. Kelly’s Old Timers will be providing music and square dance calling. Before Kelly’s takes to the “stage” we would like to offer any local music groups the opportunity to showcase their musical talents. Groups may be vocal or instrumental. If interested, please call June at 757-2791 by September 15th with information regarding your group and your desire to perform at the Barn Dance.
IMPORTANT: DATE CHANGE: There will be a general membership meeting at the Museum on Thursday, Sept. 17 beginning at 7:00 pm. We will be discussing our annual Roast Beef Dinner/Chinese Auction and the 6th Annual Barn Dance. The public is invited and new members are always welcomed.
The Barn Dance has been scheduled for October 17 featuring Kelly’s Old Timers and other local musicians. Return to our website later for updated information.
There is a general membership meeting this Thursday, July 9, 2015 at 7:00 pm at the Historical Society Museum on Maple Ave. Extension. Member Erica Wanecski will be presenting on sanitariums that had been built in WNY and have since been abandoned.
Terry Allen of Elba will be sharing some of his knowledge regarding the Elba sulfur well and hotel. The sulfur water was reputed to have healing powers and a hotel was built for that purpose. Terry’s father and uncles (Charles Allen & Sons) once owned the property.
Please join us and invite friends and family to join us as well.
As always, we appreciate your membership and hope that you will encourage others.
Earl C. Roth, President
Thursday, June 4, 2015, 7:00 PM at Elba Museum, will be our next regular meeting.
All are welcomed with guests.
Meeting will focus on –
1> Changing display items at our museum.
2> Encouraging local collectors to put their items on display at our museum.
We need to change exhibits and items on display in order to encourage attendance by members & the public. Our museum is not for our use only, but for the general public as well. We welcome suggestions and comments. If not in person, by email, letter or telephone.
Ann Gavenda has put a display of muck photos that is very interesting.
Also new on display since last summer is a “matchbook” collection of Genesee & Orleans county businesses. Of special interest is the matchbook from the Red Jacket Grill of the old Richmond Hotel, as well as political matchbook covers from Judge Weiss & Barber Conable.
Hope to see you Thursday and I will welcome any & all ideas.
Earl C. Roth
May 7, 2015 will be the next general membership meeting of the Historical Society of Elba. The meeting will be held at 7:00 pm at our Museum on Maple Ave Extension. There will be a brief board meeting at beginning at 6:30 pm. New members are always welcomed and needed.
The next meeting of the Historical Society will take place on Thursday, April 9 at the Elba Fire Dept. / Village office beginning at 7:00 pm.
From The Batavia Daily News
ELBA – The public is invited to attend the April 9 meeting of the Elba Historical Society for a special presentation by the Daughters of the American Civil War.
The meeting is free and begins a 7 p.m., when the Daughters will present the surrender at Appomattox. The regular business meeting will follow, and guests are free to stay or may leave after program.
The Elba Historical Society Museum is located on Maple Avenue Extension.
Society officers, president Earl Roth, vice president Louis Esten, secretary Irene Griffith-Pierce and treasurer Amy Vlack, welcome visitors and encourage anyone to consider becoming a member.
The next general membership meeting of the Historical Society of Elba will be held on Thursday, March 5 at
7:00 pm at the museum on Maple Ave. Extension. All are welcome to attend. New members always wanted.
Change of plans. The meeting on Thursday, March 5 will be at the Village office/Fire Dept. at 7:00 pm. (Corner of Chapel St and Main Street.)
This is the Historical Society of Elba Christmas tree for the Elba Betterment Committee Christmas in the Park. There are postcards of various places in Elba from days gone by. Stop by and see our tree along with the 39 others on display from local families, businesses and organizations.
There is a general membership meeting on Thursday, November 13 at 7:00 pm at the museum on Maple Ave Extension in Elba. We will be voting on new officers. New members are always wanted. All are welcome to attend.