Activities at our museum are more intensive now that Spring and the good weather that comes with it have arrived.
We are always looking for new ideas for our displays and exhibits. If you know of a collector who would like to put some of their items on display, please contact us. We need new items to bring in new visitors and encourage repeat visits.
A special thanks to John Swartz for his contribution of a coffee serving urn and accessories. These are very unique pieces from the Elba Hotel when his family owned and operated the hotel.
We are a bit slow in getting started this Spring. We will be planning a “work” meeting sometime in mid May to prepare the Museum for the Summer opening on Memorial Day. After Memorial Day, the Museum will be open every Sunday from 2:00 – 4:00 pm. New members are needed. If you are interested in membership please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org. Membership dues is $10 annually for individuals or $15 annually for a family membership.
There will be a general membership meeting on Thursday, March 3 at the museum on Maple Ave. Extension beginning at 7:00 pm. New members are wanted/needed to keep our history alive.
This meeting has been cancelled. Another meeting will be scheduled later in the month.
The Drama Club of Elba Central School is performing “The Sound Of Music” on February 19 and 20 beginning at 7:00 pm in the Elba Central School Auditorium. Student tickets are $6 and adults are $8. Come out and support our local actors and actresses.
There will be a general membership meeting Thursday, December 3, 2015 beginning at 7:00 pm at the Museum on Maple Ave. Ext. in Elba. New members are welcome and needed. Please consider becoming a member.
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.
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.
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!”
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.