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:
Above photo is from the Annual Town of Elma Tree Lighting with visit by Santa of Dec. 4, 2021.
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!
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 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).
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.
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 was poured, and the tank was 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.
Below are photos taken at the Apple Pressing Event on Oct. 2, 2021. Click on any image to enlarge (may take a few seconds).
Native American Dancers before their Smoke Dance.
Craft Show participants.
Volunteers from the Elma Historical Society help with the Apple Pressing in the Hurd & Briggs Mill.
The Native American Smoke Dancers take a breather between performances in front of the Springbrook Mill Shelter.