Monthly membership meetings (2nd Monday of the month at 7:00-pm at the Elma Senior Center) are held as needed at the present.
The first PDF below is the latest issue of our Society newsletter, followed by the previous issues. These newsletters contain event details and specific contact information.
Photos from the Sawmill Foundation Upgrade Construction Project are at this link:
Members of the Hurd and Jackson family visited the Hurd House and the barn at the Elma Museum Complex. Pictured 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.
Erie County Fair 2021 — Our display this year highlighted Society and DAR member Sue Blazak when she was successful getting Congress to keep “In God We Trust” on our currency. Sue was also very popular in the Iroquois School Campus when she portrayed Betsy Ross and taught them the meaning of our flag. The only ribbons awarded were Participation and Honorable Mention. Not everyone received the Honorable Mention ribbon. We received both ribbons. Mike did a wonderful job!
Erie County Fair 2021 photo #2.
Above at left is Frank Maciejewski, Elma Town Historian, with the 2021 winner of the Elma Historical Society Scholarship, Noah Radomski. Noah graduated 10th in his class from Iroquois, and will attend Medaille College majoring in Sports Management.
Below are photos taken at the Flag Disposal Ceremony, Scavenger Hunt & Cookout of June 19, 2021. Click on any image to enlarge (an enlarged image may take a few seconds).
The nearly 1000 flags were prepared by volunteers.
Elma Historical Society President, Marlene Baumgartner, represented two organizations at the Ceremony.
After the Ceremony and Scavenger Hunt was a Cookout to thank the many volunteers.
Kudos to Town of Elma employees for refurbishing the advertising sign at the front of Elma Village Green Park and in front of Hurd House Museum. The sign is used to advertise events by the Town of Elma, the Elma Seniors, and the Elma Historical Society. By the way, town employees support the Elma Historical Society in many ways. We couldn't do all that we do without their support and dedication. We appreciate their support.
Kudos again to Town of Elma employees for helping unload and set up the M42 Army Tank at Town Hall on July 23. A new concrete base has been poured, and once it's fully cured the tank will be placed onto the new pad. Elma VFW Post 5861 managed to acquire the tank to honor the many service veterans and active military members in our area. It's history in the making of an historic piece of military equipment coming to Elma.