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Meeting Information

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.


Nunda Historical Society Program 2018 Program & Events

Sunday, March 4, 2-4 PM - Season opening of the Nunda Museum and Rose Shave Gallery including official opening of the latest addition to our “Story of Nunda” - “Good Times? - 1950-1970” 2 - 4 PM. Dedication of the new Thompson Sleigh and Buggy at 3 PM.

*Wednesday, March 14, 7 PM - “ Women on Wheels: How Gilded Age Women Found Freedom Through Bicycling, Fought Against People Who Tried to Stop Them, And Why it Matters Today” by Professor Ellen Gruber Garvey, Professor of English, New Jersey City University.

Sunday, March 18, 1 PM - Official opening of the new Nunda Village Historical Walking Tour - Meet at the NHS Pavilion

Wednesday, April 11, 7 PM - “What Will They Think of Next? Ten Innovations that Changed Life in Nunda and Portage, 1850-1950” by Tom Cook

Wednesday, May 9, 7 PM - “Remembering Nunda Area Businesses Part III” Part of a Series of talks by local residents sharing memories of businesses that are no longer found in Nunda. The Silk Mill, WD Burt Seed Company and Burt’s Printing Service will be featured this year. Presenters include Alex Pierce and Tom Burt.

Saturday, May 19 - Nunda Historical Society Biennial Tea - Historic Dowling Family Tea, 1 PM Seating, Holy Angels Parish Center, 21 Massachusetts Street, Nunda

Thursday, May 31- Saturday June 2nd Visit our Booth at Nunda Fun Days!

Wednesday, June 13, 6 PM - Annual Picnic followed by “Songs of WW II” by Geoff Clough at 7 PM

Tuesday July 17, 8 AM- 6:30 PM - NHS Summer Bus Trip to Geneva- includes Seneca White Deer, Rose Hill Mansion, Johnston House and the Drain Pipe Museum. Register by July 6th.

Sunday, July 22, 2:30 PM - “History of Once Again Nut Butter” by Gael Billyard Orr (Please note that the date was incorrect in the Spring Newsletter.)

# Sunday, August 5, 2:00 PM - “THIS IS RAGTIME: 1919 AT THE MOVIES featuring Miss Lillian Gish in "TRUE HEART SUSIE.” A silent film with Dennis James at the piano.

Wednesday, September 12, 7 PM - “The Creation of the Keshequa Central School District " Marking the 50th anniversary of the opening of the new school district with a program that will include a brief history of the merger of the Nunda and Dalton Central Schools and a panel discussion by former students, teachers, and other local residents. The audiance will be encourage to share their own memories of that historic time in our community.

# Wednesday, September 19, & Thursday September 20, 9 AM - 3 PM - Nunda History Days

Wednesday, October 10, 7 PM - "The Forgotten Cheese Factories of Livingston County” by Jane Oakes

Sunday, November 11, - 100th Anniversary of Veteran’s Day Commemoration

Wednesday, November 14, 7 PM - “Nunda in 1918; The War, The Homefront, The Spanish Flu, and The Vote” by Nunda Historical Society Members

Saturday, December 8, 12 - 5 PM - “Christmas in Nunda” - Local history talks, exhibits, & Music

Christmas in Nunda
At the
Nunda Historical Society
24 Portage Road, Next to Kiwanis Park!

Historical Building Open 12 Noon to 5 PM Free Admission!

Annual Christmas Sale
Rose Shave & Roger DeMuth Galleries Open
Nunda Museum Open
Historic Slide Shows - "All Around Old Nunda" by Tom Cook 2PM & 4 PM
Find Your Family in Nunda & Keshequa Years Books - 1946 to 2018
Old Fashion Christmas Tree and Decorations
Raffle Tickets on Sale for Robert Griffing's painting ‚"The Taking of Mary Jemison"
Local History Items for sale including the Societ 20y's19 Calendar


Try our Historical Walking Tour of the Village, free guide books available in our Pavilion
Get you picture taken in an authentic 1800s sleigh! (Donation appreciated)
Popcorn, Hot Chocolate, Coffee and Cookies available in our Annex - follow the Christmas Lights! (Donation appreciated)

All proceeds benefit the Nunda Historical Society's programs and activities



Wednesday, December 12, 7PM Annual Show and Tell

* This program is made possible through the support of Humanities New York ’s Public Scholars Program.
# This performance is made possible with funds from the Decentralization Program, a re-grant program of the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew Cuomo and the New York Council on the Arts and administered by Livingston Arts, home of the Genesee Valley Council on the Arts.


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