Membership meetings are on the 2nd Monday of every month at 7:00-pm in Elma Senior Center. None will be held in July & August of 2022.
The first PDF below is our latest Society newsletter, followed by previous issues. These newsletters contain event details and specific contact information.
Our 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).
The Elma Historical Society awarded its annual scholarship on June 13 (see below).
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!
Below are photos taken at the Unveiling of the new Northrup Historical Marker on Seneca Street at Northrup Road in Spring Brook on November 20, 2021. Click on any image to enlarge (may take a few seconds).
On June 13 the Elma Historical Society installed its new officers (see below).
In front of historical marker: Marlene Baumgartner, Elma Historical Society President; and Mary McIntosh, property owner. Left to right: Margaret Maciejewski; Frank Maciejewski, Elma Historian; Rory Brake, property owner; Fred Streif; Todd Huber; and Wayne Clark, Elma Supervisor.
The new historical marker up close. Thanks go to Town Of Elma employees who installed the marker. They make things happen in our town, and we seldom notice because they just get things done without fanfare.
Members of the Hurd and Jackson family visited the Hurd House and the barn at the Elma Museum Complex. Pictured below are Jim Hurd of Syracuse and David Jackson of Montana holding a crazy quilt that they donated to the museum. The quilt was made by Dulcina Hurd ca 1890 and is in excellent condition. Mr. Hurd also brought two drawings of the original way the mill race, next to the sawmill, looked in the 1840s.
Proudly displaying a new parade banner, members of the Society march in the 2022 Elma Memorial Day Parade.