6th Annual Barn Dance

We would like to thank all of our sponsors for the 6th Annual Barn Dance that was held Saturday, October 17. Thank you all for your generous donations. Pcionek Paving, Richenberg’s Repair, CY Farms, Boyles Motor Sales, Riexinger Crop Spraying, Earl Roth, CPA, Lee Shuknecht & Sons, R&W Trucking & Excavating, Underhill Farms, Monroe Tractor, Harrington’s Produce, Bontrager Real Estate and Auction Service, Triple P Farms, Eugene Bezon Farm, Mike Ranzenhofer, William Kent Inc., NJ Phillips Builders, Offhaus Farm, and John & Carol Torrey. Thank you also to The Front Porch Pickers, The Traditional Country, Dennis Rowcliffe/Tom Hare and Kelly’s Old Timers for providing music for our dance. Thank you to Triple G Farms for the donation of salt potatoes. Thank you to the gentleman who donated the use of the lighting for our parking area.

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6th Annual Barn Dance

Historical Society of Elba 6th Annual Barn Dance. Saturday, October 17, at Torrey’s Barn, 7411 Route 98, east side, about 2 miles south of Elba, music beginning at 5 p.m. with Tradional Country, followed by Dennis Rowcliffe with Tom Hare and then the Front Porch Pickers. At 7 p.m. the Kelly’s Old Timers will begin with round and square dancing. Refreshment’s available, FREE coffee/tea/cocoa, $6.00 adults admission, student’s $3.00, 5 and under FREE. Hay Bales for seating or bring your own chair.

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Roast Beef Supper

Annual Roast Beef Supper Fundraiser for the Historical Society is Thursday, Oct. 1 at the Elba Rec. Hall. Takeouts start at 4:30 with dine in starting at 5:00. Adults – $9.50, 6 to 12 – $4.50, 5 and under eat free. You may call to reserve tickets 757-2791. There will be a basket raffle drawing at 6:00 pm. A large variety of baskets including flowers, produce, gift certificates. 50/50 and Lottery basket.

“Best roast beef and Elba muck potatoes you ever had!”

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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.

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September meeting

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.



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July Meeting

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

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June meeting

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
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May General Membership Meeting

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.


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General Membership Meeting

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.

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Local Interest

Elba Historical Antique Show 2015

Recycle at GCC 2015

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