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Nunda Americana Day Events - Saturday, July 6, 2019

Canal Walk 8 am - 9:30 am - Meet at the Nunda Historical Society, 24 Portage St; Join members of the Historical Society and the Genesee Valley Greenway as we follow the route of the old Genesee Valley Canal through the Village of Nunda and beyond. Using old maps, we will identify locations of the locks and bridges that were once common sights to residents and travelers alike. An easy walk!

Americana Day Car Show 9 am – 3 pm at the Village Mall and East St./Classic and Antique Cars/ Registration from 9 am – 12 pm/ For more information, call Donnie at 585-245-4997

Petting Zoo 9am – 3 pm at Kish-a-wa Creamery. Stop in and enjoy the Livingston County 4H Fair Projects from the Dalton Gang 4H Club. Learn about what it takes to care for various farm animals during the year and at the Show. Food will be available. Support your local 4H Club.

Antique Tractor Show 9 am – 3 pm at the Kish-a-wa Creamery/ Come and see some working “tired iron.”

Atlatl (spear-throwing) 10 am - 12 pm, behind the Nunda Historical Building, 24 Portage St; Watch this early spear-throwing technique and then try to see how successful a hunter you would be. Appropriate for ages 7 and up.

Be Well Fun Activities 10 am – 12 noon at Kiwanis Park/Something for everyone- creating stress balls, painting rocks, etc.

CASA-Trinity Bounce House 10 am – 2 pm at Kiwanis Park/ Bounce House for the kids.

Artists On The Street 10 am – 2 pm/ sidewalks along State St./ Watch Artists demonstrating their Artistry in the open air.

Horse/Tractor Wagon Shuttle 10 am – 2 pm Get Transported from the Municipal Parking Lot and signed pick up locations to Kiwanis Park or Kish-a-wa Creamery and back by Horse-and Wagon or Tractor.

Historical Activities at the Nunda Historical Society 10 am -2 pm, 24 Portage St; Explore our local history with a visit to the Nunda Museum and the Rose M. Shave Gallery. Special activities include a quilt show and demonstration, children’s games, and special exhibits.

Crafts for Kids 10 am –2 pm at Bell Memorial Library/ Fun Americana Crafts for Kids

Memory Walk 1 pm - 3 pm, Meet in front of the Police Station; Walk around Nunda’s historic village square and hear stories of the events and businesses that have shaped the community over the past two centuries. Participants will be encouraged to share their own memories of this most important part of our village.

Vintage Games for Kids 1:30 – 2:30 pm: 3-legged race, stickball, and kick-the-can/behind Historical Building

Americana Day Parade 3 pm- If you ever wanted to be in a parade, now is your chance! Bring your decorated bike or a wagon, wear your historical costume, create a patriotic float, bring your classic or antique car, etc. and meet in the Municipal Parking Lot between 2:30 and 2:45 to line up for the parade. We will end up at the Village Park (for Free Ice Cream Sundaes)

Warsaw Barbershop Chorus 4 pm in Village Park- You’ve heard Barbershop Quartets Before- this is an entire Barbershop Chorus. Listen to them while you enjoy your Free Ice Cream Sundae!

FREE Ice Cream Sundaes 4 pm – 5 pm at the Village Park/ Need we say more?

Karaoke with Rick Howe 5 pm – 6 pm in the Village Mall/ Have fun singing your favorite songs!

Oakwood Cemetery Walk 5 pm - 6:30 pm, Meet at the West Street Gate; Participate in a guided tour of the beautiful grounds of Nunda’s Historic Oakwood Cemetery. Hear stories of many individuals who have shaped our community over the years and perhaps meet some of them!

Kelly’s Old Timers Street Dance 6 pm – 8 pm In the village Mall/Round and Square Dancing in the Street with everyone’s favorite band!

Tethered Hot Air Balloon Rides with Kevin Raymond and Genesee Falls Balloon 6:30 – Sunset at Kiwanis Park/ $10 per adult and $5 per child ages 8-18/ Weather Permitting

Fun Activities & Fireworks 8 pm – 9:30 pm. Some Surprises and Fireworks at Kiwanis Park.


April 7, 2019


World-renowned musician and silent film historian Dennis James will make his 7th appearance at the Nunda Historical Society, 24 Portage St., Nunda, on Sunday, April 14th, at 2:30 pm.  In his program, Charlie Chaplin’s Mutual Film Comedies, James tells the story of Chaplin’s early years (1916-17) at Mutual Studios.
Charlie Chaplin had introduced his beloved, baggy-panted Tramp beginning in 1914 while at Mack Sennett's Keystone Studios. By 1916, just two years after appearing in his first motion picture, Chaplin had become the most famous entertainer in the world.  That year the Mutual Film Corporation offered him the largest salary ever extended to a motion picture star—$670,000 (about 6.5 million in 2019 US dollars) for a single year’s work—to make twelve two-reel comedies. 
Chaplin's Mutual period, which he would describe as "the happiest time of my career," was one in which he flourished with complete creative control over his projects.  Three Mutual films (all short) will be shown to illustrate how Chaplin’s knockabout farce style matured into his distinctly dramatic combination of humor and pathos, with fully developed characters and consequential plots. This set the stage for his maturation into making full length feature films.
Chaplin's different styles as they developed will be reflected in the period-authentic historical revival musical scorings performed by Dennis James. Originally there would have been orchestras accompanying the films - they were never actually silent - but the scores for these Mutual comedies were not written down. Working with the styles and repertoire with which Chaplin himself was familiar, James is confident these are the musical materials he would have both approved of and used. Chaplin was constantly in touch with musicians and the world of variety, so his preferred film music was a mixture of music hall and quotes from the classics. 

This educational and most entertaining program is open to the public, handicapped accessible, and free.  However, donations are gratefully accepted.  Don’t miss it!  If you have questions: see www.nundahistory.org or call:585-490-3302.





February 21, 2019

The Nunda Historical Society has announced its programs for the 2019 season! For the full list, go to the Meeting Room.



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