Nunda

Historical

Society

 Nunda

Livingston Co

New York

 

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which help fund the Historical Society activities and Museum.

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The 2017 Nunda Historical Society Calendar - "Sports in Nunda" - is now available!

This calender contains more than 46 pages and serves as an introduction to the history of sports in the Town of Nunda. Inside the calendar you will find vintage photographs of many teams, playing fields, and more; brief histories of the development of football, baseball, basketball, soccer, and several other sports in Nunda as well as the evolution of our ball fields and gymasiums; a description of the new NHS project "The History of Sports in Nunda", old advertisments and clippings from the Nunda News; and our upcoming programs and events. You can purchase these at the Historical Building, the Nunda Family Pharmacy, Bell Memorial Library, the Nunda Government Center or send $12.00 + $2.50 for shipping to the Nunda Historical Society, PO Box 341, Nunda NY 14517. We will also be selling the calendar on eBay.

 

The Town of Nunda Historic Collage is now available from the Nunda Historical Society. Drawn by artist Sarah Phillips, the poster highlights some important landmarks from Nunda's past. Note cards using several of the images are also available. The poster is 11"X14" while the note cards are 5" X 7", except for the Village Square which is 3 3/4" X 8 3/4". Prices are found below and postage costs are found on the order form. Posters are available either signed or unsigned by the artist, come with a information sheet and are in an archival sleeve. Note cards come with an envelope and protective sleeve. Information regarding each image is printed on the back of the cards.

Nunda Village Square Note card. $1.30 each, includes envelop and plastic sleeve.

The poster includes the Village Square as it appeared around 1910, the Cobblestone House at 45 East Street in the village, the Civil War Statue on the 1906 Carter Memorial Building, The Bell Memorial Library in 1912, Dalton's Parker House, Nunda's Soldiers' Monument in Oakwood Cemetery, the Nunda Theater that once stood on East Street, the Union Block, and the Erie Railroad Station in Dalton. An information sheet that comes with the poster gives a brief history of each of these landmarks. The poster is on quality acid-free paper and comes in an archival protective sleeve. The poster costs $12 and an artist signed version is available for $15.00.
In addition to the Village Square, five images were chosen to be printed on 5"X 7" notecards. The notecards are blank inside, but have a historical description of the landmark on the back. Each comes with its own envelope and protective sleeve. These cards are $1.30 each. You can also purchase a variety pack of any four of the different 5"X7" cards for $4.20. For postage, please see the order form.

About the Artist - Sarah G. Phillips

Sarah grew up in Vermont where she developed a love for the out-of-doors and being active. Enjoying all sports, she studied to become a physical education instructor and taught for over thirty years. She then became qualified to teach art and spent the last few years of her career teaching arts and crafts. Upon retirement in 1997, Sarah moved to Rushford, NY and opened Auntie’s Place, an art teaching studio. There, she continues to share her acquired knowledge and skills in various media with a number of students and colleagues, opening her studio two days a week for classes. For more information she can be contacted at auntieplace@aol.com or go to her website auntiesplaceartstudio.com to see more of the teachers’ and students’ work.

She likes to draw and paint those things that arouse her interest such as: nature, wildlife, antiquated objects and old photos. Her works are done in watercolor, oil, acrylic, scratchboard, and pencil. The subject often dictates the medium.

Her work has been shown in various galleries in Canada and the United States. Being an active member of the Allegany Artisans, she participates in their Open Studio Tour held every October. Go to Alleganyartisans.com to learn more about it.

 

 

The 2016 Calendar is still available, now for only $7.00!

Use the handy order form to order the calendar, or go to our ebay page!

Click here for a pdf file of the list below.

If you are interested in purchasing or have any questions, please contact us!

 

 

A Great local history book on the Nunda area!

Bicycle riders and local band members pose on East Street in Nunda in this 1890s photograph, one of over two hundred images found in the newest book in Arcadia Publishing's Images of America series.

Nunda, Portage, and Genesee Falls explores the history of the three towns and nearby Letchworth Park from the days of the Seneca to the dawn of the 21st century. Written by local historian and teacher Tom Cook, the book's chapters include : "Beginnings: 1800-1850;" "Nunda: 1850s-1950s;""Portage: 1850s-1950s; Genesee Falls 1846-1950s; and "Modern Times: 1950s-Present."

In addition to photographs and stories from each of the towns, the book also includes information on the Genesee Valley Canal, the famous Portage High Bridge, and Letchworth State Park. The historic images come from the collection of the Nunda Historical Society, local town historians, local residents, Letchworth Park, and the New York State Archives.

The book is being sold locally by the Nunda Historical Society for $21.99. It is available at the Nunda Family Pharmacy, Bell Memorial Library, and the Society's Historical Building.

Click Here for a special order form for "Nunda, Portage, and Genesee Falls"


 


The Nunda Historical Society has published several books on Nunda area history!
Click on the cover below to find out more about each book!

 The history of 17 churches in the Nunda, Dalton and Hunt area!

 Growing up in Nunda
around 1900!

 
The history of Nunda's
fire departments

 



Stories of "Old Nunda" from the Indians to the Great Depression

 

 

Two Centuries of Medical Care in the Town of Nunda and Vicinity



Development of the Nunda School System

 

We also have the following local history books for sale:

Memories of a One Room School by Hope Stapley DePuy

 "Memories of a One-Room School" not only explores the history of a one room school in Geneseo, NY - it also describes what it was like attending the school and growing up in a rural area during the Great Depression.

The author, Mrs. Hope Stapley DePuy, captures many details from those days gone by that are divided into chapters including "The School Building," "The Woodshed,", "The School Yard", and her own "School Days." She also shares her memories of life as a farm girl.

The book is available for $5.00. Please see the order form for postage.

Marjorie Conrad Frost's Early Years, 1808-1983

Published in 1983 by the Nunda Historical Society, this booklet contains a wealth of information on the rich history of Nunda. Mrs Frost was Nunda's first Town Historian, and her writings preserved and presented our area's past. Much of the text was written for the 95th Anniversary of the Nunda News in 1954, which was updated by Mrs. Frost for the 1983 booklet. The booklet has 75 pages and many photographs.

This booklet is still available from the Historical Society for $5.00.

Nunda Historical Society Cookbook

This booklet is still available from the Historical Society and Nunda Family Drug Store for $8.00. Lots of local recipes from Nunda!

Centennial History of Nunda 1808-1908 by Capt HW Hand (with name index and additional notes) has been reprinted! Click here for details!

 

The Nunda historical Society proudly presents

The Nunda Tapestry Afghan

 

Originally created to celebrate the new Millennium, this keepsake commemorates the long and rich history of the Nunda Area. Important landmarks and themes our Towns history are surrounded by the Three Sisters of the Seneca People, the original inhabitants of our Valley.

Whether you live or have lived in Nunda, or if your ancestors help to build our community, this warm memento will quickly find a special place in your home and family history!

The Nunda Tapestry Afghan is 100% pre-washed cotton. It has beautiful colors and is made in the USA! It measures 48" x 65" and is only $50.00 plus shipping and handling! All proceeds benefit the Nunda Historical Society. Quantities are limited, so be sure to order one soon!

The Historic Tapestry may be ordered at Nunda Family Pharmacy or through the convenient order form which can be reached through the link below!

click here for a printer friendly (pdf)order form!

 

 

 


Bicentennial Items For Sale

Although the Bicentennial is over, it is not too late to get your keepsake!

 

 

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