The Nunda Historical Society usually meets on the second Wednesday of each month. All meetings, except those noted, will be in the Historical Society Building at 24 Portage Street. Any Changes in location or time will be advertised. Note that all meeting places are handicapped accessible. The location and time of special events are noted when the event is advertised.
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Nunda Historical Society 2019 Programs & Events
The Nunda Historical Society & Rose M. Shave Gallery are open 10 am - noon on Tuesdays, from 2 - 4 pm on 1st Sundays in March through November, and at other times by appointment [call (585) 465-0971 or 490-3302]. On first Sundays, a new display, a special artifact, or an activity/demonstration will be featured. Check our Facebook Page or website at www.nundahistory.org for details. Historical programs, offered monthly March through December, are usually the second Wednesday of the month but may also be scheduled on some Sundays.
Sunday, March 3, 2-4 PM - Nunda Museum and Rose M. Shave Gallery Open (see above)
Wednesday, March 13, 7 PM - PLEASE NOTE CHANGE - the "History of Cartwright’s Maple Tree Inn by Virginia & Rhonda Cartwright has been postponed. Watch for details. The program will by "Rambles Through History - Exploring the Past Along the Genesee Valley Canal in the Town of Portage" by Tom Cook. Hiling along the Greenway not only takes you through nature, it is also a journey through time. The program will explore the fascinating history of the lands along the Genesee Valley Greenway in the town of Portage from the days of Seneca Indians to the early 20th century.
Sunday, April 7, 2-4 PM - Nunda Museum and Rose M. Shave Gallery Open. (see above)
Sunday, April 14, 2:30 PM - The Charlie Chaplin Mutual Film Comedies by Dennis James. In 1916, Mutual Studios hired Chaplin to make 12 two-reel comedies and gave him complete creative control. Learn how this experience resulted in Chaplin’s maturation into making full length feature films. Dennis will provide period-authentic historical revival musical scorings to accompany three of the Chaplin films from this project.
Sunday, May 5, 2-4 PM - Nunda Museum and Rose M. Shave Gallery Open. (see above)
Wednesday, May 8, 7 PM - Life Is A Fight! A Night with John L. Sullivan accurately portrayed and life story by
Saturday, May 18 - NHS Victorian Tea - Check website or Facebook Page for details.
Thursday, May 30 - Saturday June 1 Visit our Booth at Nunda Fun Days!
Sunday, June 2, 2-4 PM - Nunda Museum and Rose M. Shave Gallery Open (see above)
Wednesday, June 12, 6 PM Annual Picnic at the NHS Pavilion (bring own table service and dish-to-pass) followed by Songs of the 1950s & 1960s by Geoff Clough at 7 PM. Everyone is invited to the picnic and the program to follow in the museum.
Saturday, July 6, 10 AM - 3 PM - Visit the NHS Museum & Rose Shave Gallery as part of Nunda’s Americana Day. In the Museum: Quilt Exhibit and other special displays/activities. Outside the Museum: History Encampment
Sunday, July 7, 2-4 PM - Nunda Museum and Rose M. Shave Gallery Open (see above)
Thursday, July 18, 8 AM - 6:30 PM - NHS Summer Trip to Jamestown - Enjoy a 1 ½ hr narrated History Tour of Chautauqua Lake and a Chicken BBQ aboard the Chautauqua Belle Steamboat and visit the new National Comedy Center, the first state-of-the-art museum dedicated to telling the vital story of comedy in America. More than 50 immersive exhibits take visitors on an interactive journey through comedy history, from early vaudeville acts to the latest viral memes.
Sunday, August 4, 2-4 PM - Nunda Museum and Rose M. Shave Gallery Open (see above)
Sunday, September 1, 2-4 PM - Nunda Museum and Rose M. Shave Gallery Open (see above)
Wednesday, September 11, 7 PM - "History of Cartwright’s Maple Tree Inn by Virginia & Rhonda Cartwright - Take a behind the scenes look at this popular seasonal pancake house! (Remembering Nunda Area Businesses Part IV will be moved to next year.)
Sunday, October, 2-4 PM - Nunda Museum and Rose M. Shave Gallery Open (see above)
Saturday, October 12, 9-3- NHS Annual Yard and Bake Sale - please support your local historical society!
Wednesday, October 9, 7 PM - The Barn Building Legacy of J. T. Wells & Sons by Dick Thomas (Photographer), Barb Chapman (Wheatland Town Historian) and Katie Andres (Legacy Project Coordinator). From 1886-1942 Wells and his sons built over 200 barns throughout western NY. Fewer than 50 remain. The trusses inside a Wells barn remind one of a cathedral. Learn about the history and architecture of these magnificent structures that remain.
Thursday, October 17 (Tentative Date for Fall NHS Tour) Schedule to be determined.
Sunday, November 3 - Nunda Museum and Rose M. Shave Gallery Open (see above)
Sunday, November 10, 2:30 PM 18th & 19th Century Medicine: The American Revolution to the American Civil War by Les Buell. Les taught American history for 34 years, has been a Civil War reenactor for 20 years, and is an active member of the Society of Civil War Surgeons and the National Museum of Civil War Medicine in Frederick, Maryland.
TBA - NHS Annual Wreath Sales - watch for details!
Saturday, December 8, 12 - 5 PM - “Christmas in Nunda” - Local history talks, exhibits, & Music
Wednesday, December 11, 7 PM - Annual Show and Tell