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 Programs/Events for 2017
Note: All programs, unless noted otherwise, meet at 24 Portage Street in Nunda on the second Wednesday of the month (March – December) at 7PM. Regular programs are not being scheduled in January and February, but additional programs have been added in the spring, summer, and fall months. From March through December, regular programs are usually the second Wednesday of the month at 7 pm unless otherwise noted. In April through October, First Sunday Workshops/Programs begin at 2:30 pm.
Wednesday, March 8, 7 pm– “The Female Perspective: Local Women in the Woman’s Suffrage Movement” by Amie Alden
Sunday, April 2, 2:30 pm - 4PM - "World War II Uniforms, Pins, and Memorabilia" by Jamieson Steele, Volunteer Manager of Exhibits and Displays at the National Warplane Museum in Geneseo NY.
Wednesday, April 12, 7 pm –“Sports in Nunda:” An overview of the new NHS project. Come and bring your favorite sports memories and photographs!
Sunday, May 7, 2:30 pm - Flintknapper Ken Wallace
Wednesday, May 10, 7 pm - Annual Meeting & “A History of Nunda Fun Days” by Sue Long
Sunday, June 4, 2:30 pm – 19th Century Games
Wednesday June 14, 6 pm – Picnic & Special Musical Entertainment – watch for details
Sunday, July 2, 2:30 pm - Quoits
Thursday, July 13, 8 am–6:30 pm - Nunda Historical Society Summer Tour – Travel to Skaneateles for a Lunch Cruise on Skaneateles Lake, a visit to the John D. Barrows Art Gallery, and free time to visit the many interesting shops or relax in the park to enjoy the lake.
*Sunday, July 23, 2:30 pm – “Ernesto Nazareth: the Pianero of Brazil” by Dennis James* - Dennis James returns to intro-duce us to another obscure historical composer. Ernesto Nazareth was a South American version of Ragtime composers in the US, mixing his classical piano repertoire studies in Europe with the indigenous dance music of Brazil - and in the process he created an entire genre of solo piano salon music. He classified his music as “Brazilian tangos,” since the Argentine tango and polka dances were considered fashionable at the time. His piano repertoire is now part of the teaching programs of both classical and popular styles, as Nazareth once served at the boundary between these two worlds.
Sunday, August 6, 2:30 pm - “Tole Painting - the Folk Art of Decorative Painting” by Diane Freiner
Sunday, Sept. 10, 2:30 pm - Celebration of Grandparents - Old Fashioned Day (old time chores, household items, crafts)
Wednesday, Sept 13, 7 pm - “The Pittsburgh, Shawmut & Northern RR” by Ken Clark
October (Date TBA) Fall Foliage Tour – Watch for details on our destination and plan to join us.
Saturday, Oct. 7, 9 am - 3pm - NHS Annual Yard & Bake Sale – Watch for details on how to donate items for the yard and bake sale and plan to come and shop.
Sunday, Oct. 8, 2:30 pm - Exploring Local History - a walking tour Wednesday,
Oct 11, 7 pm – “Nunda Businesses, Part II” by NHS Staff Wednesday,
Nov 8, 7 pm – “Queen of the Bremen – The True Story of an American Child Trapped in Germany during World War II.” Marlies Adams DiFante Wednesday,
Dec 13, 7 pm – “Annual Show & Tell” Bring your favorite collectible, Nunda story or “What’s It?” to share and enjoy holiday refreshments.
* 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 State Council on the Arts and administered by Livingston Arts , home of The Genesee Valley Council on the Arts.