We are in the early stages of planning a Museum Crawl along the Rt. 98 corridor. The date of the Crawl will be Saturday, October 4 beginning at 9:00 am. There are five museums partcipating this year. They are the Oak Orchard Lighthouse Museum, the Cobblestone Museum, the DAR House, Historical Society of Elba, and the Holland Land Office. Each participant will receive a “passport” that will be stamped at each participating museum. Each stamp will qualify the participant for some kind of discount or freebie at a local business. A completed passport will qualify you to be entered into a final drawing for something. We are still working on the details. Please visit the site again for more details as the event draws near.
There have been some changes to our upcoming meeting schedule. There will be a general meeting for all members on August 28 at 7:00 pm at the Fire Hall meeting room on the corner of Main St and Chapel St. The September meeting has been changed to September 25 at 7:00 pm at the Fire Hall meeting room.
The next meeting of the Historical Society of Elba will be on Thursday, April 3 at 7:00 pm at the Village of Elba Offices (Elba Fire Dept. meeting room) – Main Street, Elba. On the agenda will be a program/talk given by Irene Griffith-Pierce about a family member who was a nurse during World War I. Light refreshments to follow.
The first general membership meeting of the Historical Society of Elba will be Thursday, March 6 at 7:00 pm at the Elba Fire Dept. meeting room. (Corner of Rt.98 and Chapel St.)
We will be discussing what work needs to be done at the museum, programs for the upcoming season and calendar of events for the 2014 year.
New members are always welcome. Dues is $10 per year for individuals, $15 per year for families.
A big thank you to all of the local businesses who generously donated to our fourth annual Barn Dance. Thank you also to all who attended, and Kelly’s Old Timers, ECS Jazz Ensemble and the Front Porch Pickers for performing. The Barn Dance was a successful fundraiser for the Historical Society. We truly appreciate all of your generous support to continue our mission of preserving the past for future generations.
Our Sponsors: William Kent, Inc. Bezon Farm NJ Philips Builders
Harris Wilcox, Inc Stephen M Hawley & Assoc.
NYS Senator Mike Ranzenhofer CY Farms
Riexinger Crop Spraying L&L Transmission
Boyles Motor Sales R&W Trucking Zuber Farms
Underhill Farm Real Roofing-Chris Haitz
Monroe Tractor Lee Shuknecht & Sons
Earl Roth, CPA State Street Animal Hospital
Offhaus Farms Torrey Farms
This is a link to an article about our 4th annual barn dance that appeared in our local paper on Tuesday, October 8. The barn dance is this Saturday beginning at 6:00 pm.
October is a busy month for the Historical Society of Elba. Saturday, October 12, 2013 is our annual barn dance. The barn dance will be held at Torrey’s barn on Route 98 in Elba. Music will be provided by Kelly’s Old Timers, MAC, and the Elba High School Jazz Ensemble. An assortment of refreshments will be available. Door Prizes and 50/50. The barn dance begins at 6:00 pm and ends at 11:00 pm. $6 admission.
Our Annual Roast Beef Dinner will be held this year on Thursday, October 3, 2013. Takeouts begin at 4:30 and dine in begins at 5:00. There will also be a Chinese Auction so stop on by to get some tickets for a chance to win some awesome baskets/items.
The Annual Elba Onion Festival is this weekend, August 9 and August 10 at the Firemens Rec Hall on Rt. 98. The Historical Society of Elba will have a float in the parade at 7:00 pm Friday night. The parade begins on Chapel St and proceeds south on Rt. 98 to the Rec Hall. Come on out to Elba this weekend to meet new people and visit old friends.