The first PDF below is our latest Society newsletter, followed by previous issues. These newsletters contain event details and specific contact information.
Photos from the Sawmill Foundation Upgrade Construction Project are at this link:
Below we see marchers Kathy and Patty (followed by an historic car) represent the Elma Historical Society, and they're displaying the new parade banner in the 2022 Elma Memorial Day Parade.
For his Eagle Scout project Allan VanSplunder and members of Troop 329 cleared brush and then installed 100 feet of split-rail fencing along the Millrace next to Hurd House Museum and the Hurd & Briggs Sawmill. They also rebuilt the fencing surrounding the Herb Garden behind Hurd House. The new fencing enhances the museum area of the town park. Please also note that these areas are used almost daily as photo sites (especially the split-rail fencing). Many family photos will now feature these picturesque upgrades courtesy of Allan VanSplunder and Troop 329. See photos below. Grateful Elma residents say GREAT JOB!
On June 13 the Elma Historical Society installed its new officers (see below).
Below we see members of the Elma/East-Aurora Homeschool Association visiting the museum complex in August.
Below is a photo taken at the Erie County Fair of the Elma Historical Society display. The topic was "Transportation" and various forms of historical children's transportation were displayed. After that is a photo of Society member Rory Brake, volunteering at the Fair's Historical Building while sporting an Elma Historical Society shirt with its weathervane logo.
The Elma Historical Society awarded its annual scholarship on June 13 (see below).
Our 2022 Annual Spring Tea was a great success. The food was delicious and our fashion show was lots of fun. A special thanks to our fabulous models. They did a super job. Thank you to everyone who attended. Thanks also to all that helped prepare and serve the food. Lastly the tea could not have taken place without the help of the "Thursday Girls." They worked for weeks setting up the tables and dishes and arranging the displays in the house. Hope we can do it again next year. Photos are below; click on any image to enlarge (may take a few seconds).
Below is one final photo from the 2022 Annual Spring Tea. So, why is this prominent member sporting a "bowler" hat? Is this member British, or the Elma NY chapter president of the Stan & Ollie Fan Club? Could it be some sort of play on words? "Judge" for yourself.