Avon Preservation and Historical Society

Avon Preservation and Historical Society The mission of the Avon Preservation and Historical Society (APHS) is to interpret and preserve the rich history of the village and town of Avon, NY.
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The Avon Preservation and Historical Society (APHS) was chartered in 1983. Through diverse collections and educational programs, the Society aims to promote a sense of pride in the Avon community. The APHS Museum, located at 23 Genesee Street, is home to a wide variety of collections. Many unique photographs, historical documents and local memorabilia are on display. Please come visit us on a Thursday or Sunday, between 1:00 and 4:00. The displays change on a regular basis, so come often!

Are you a member?  If so, your newsletter is in the mail.  You'll be reading articles about D'angelo's Shoe Store and th...
05/06/2019

Are you a member? If so, your newsletter is in the mail. You'll be reading articles about D'angelo's Shoe Store and the Shaw family reunion. Only members get newsletters. Become a member today!

Come to this free program on Sunday, May 5!
05/03/2019
Avon presentation to highlight Wells Barns

Come to this free program on Sunday, May 5!

A type of barn found only in a small section of Western New York, including Livingston County, will be the subject on a talk featuring vintage photographs and original drawings on Sunday.

We have a great free program coming up soon!
04/18/2019

We have a great free program coming up soon!

Latest newsletter is in the works! There's still time to become a member and receive the newsletter - sign up securely t...
04/17/2019

Latest newsletter is in the works! There's still time to become a member and receive the newsletter - sign up securely through the website by April 21st at http://www.avonpreservation.org/membership

03/10/2019

We need your help. We are looking for photos of downtown Avon. Please message us if you any photos.

Wonderful presentation today by Steve Stephenson and Jerry Dougherty!   Informative and, at times,  entertaining.   Join...
03/04/2019

Wonderful presentation today by Steve Stephenson and Jerry Dougherty! Informative and, at times, entertaining. Join us for next presentation May 5 on Wells barns of western New York.

The Stephenson family has been in the funerary business for over 100 years! On Sunday, March 3 at 2 pm, Steve Stephenson...
02/25/2019

The Stephenson family has been in the funerary business for over 100 years! On Sunday, March 3 at 2 pm, Steve Stephenson will present our next program, Funerary History in Avon. This program is free and open to the public, at the Avon Village Hall, 74 Genesee Street.

Additional photos of our mystery item.  There are no letters or numbers on the item.  What do you think this is?
02/14/2019

Additional photos of our mystery item. There are no letters or numbers on the item. What do you think this is?

Stop in the museum and see this month's new displays.
02/07/2019

Stop in the museum and see this month's new displays.

Stop by the museum to see the display of valentines!  Some are old.  Some are new.  All are beautiful!
02/07/2019

Stop by the museum to see the display of valentines! Some are old. Some are new. All are beautiful!

What is it? This mystery item is in our museum - can you help us interpret it?
02/07/2019

What is it? This mystery item is in our museum - can you help us interpret it?

The next edition of the AP&HS newsletter is in the works! A 218-year-old letter from Col. Blakeslee will be included, as...
01/12/2019

The next edition of the AP&HS newsletter is in the works! A 218-year-old letter from Col. Blakeslee will be included, as well as a house history, family reunion memories, and more! If you become a member by Monday, January 21, you can get on the mailing list! You can join securely here: http://www.avonpreservation.org/membership/

12/13/2018

Has your family had a reunion in Avon in the past year? Would you like the photo of your extended family in our newsletter? Send us a facebook message if you'd like to participate.

12/13/2018

Family reunion - a chance to celebrate history.

12/04/2018

Congratulations to Wendy C. of Avon! She is the winner of the 1 year membership drawing that took place on December 1.

Fantastic turnout at the museum today!  It was wonderful to have so many visitors.   Thank you to the organizers of Avon...
12/02/2018

Fantastic turnout at the museum today! It was wonderful to have so many visitors. Thank you to the organizers of Avon's First Annual Holiday Spectacular!

Have you wanted a membership to the Avon Preservation and Historical Society?  One free membership will be given away in...
11/30/2018

Have you wanted a membership to the Avon Preservation and Historical Society? One free membership will be given away in December. All you have to do is stop in the museum, fill out a form, and put it in the basket. The drawing will take place at the end of the month. You will be given a free Christmas ornament for entering the drawing. Ornaments are free while supplies last. We are open from 3 -7 tomorrow.

The museum is almost ready for the Avon Holiday Spectacular taking place this Saturday.  We'll be open from 3 - 7.  Ther...
11/29/2018

The museum is almost ready for the Avon Holiday Spectacular taking place this Saturday. We'll be open from 3 - 7. There are many historical and Christmas displays to view. We have Christmas ornaments for sale. Also, tours of the opera block will be given. Stop in and visit!

On Sunday, November 11 at 2 pm, Jim Bartholomew will showcase his rare and unusual bottle collection from Avon and Livin...
11/03/2018

On Sunday, November 11 at 2 pm, Jim Bartholomew will showcase his rare and unusual bottle collection from Avon and Livingston County. He invites you to bring in your own historic glass containers to be identified, and to inspire discussion amongst attendees. This program is free and open to the public, at the Avon Village Hall, 74 Genesee Street.

Our next free program is about historic bottles! James Bartholomew, local bottle collector, will be presenting at the Av...
10/29/2018

Our next free program is about historic bottles! James Bartholomew, local bottle collector, will be presenting at the Avon Village Hall on November 11, at 2 pm. Free and open to the public.

The November issue of the AP&HS newsletter is brewing, with stories on family reunions, the Park Theater (plus copious p...
10/17/2018

The November issue of the AP&HS newsletter is brewing, with stories on family reunions, the Park Theater (plus copious popcorn), and much more! Members will have the newsletter delivered to their mailboxes - if you are not a member, sign up before October 22 to get in on the fun! You can even join online: http://www.avonpreservation.org/membership/

Do you own a house or building in the Village of Avon? Is it over 50 years old? You might be interested in this public m...
09/23/2018

Do you own a house or building in the Village of Avon? Is it over 50 years old? You might be interested in this public meeting:

Avon's newest historical marker, on the corner of Henty Road and Route 15. Thanks to our Town Historian, Maureen Kingsto...
09/21/2018

Avon's newest historical marker, on the corner of Henty Road and Route 15. Thanks to our Town Historian, Maureen Kingston!

Our next free program is this Sunday. Open to the public and light refreshments will be served!
09/14/2018

Our next free program is this Sunday. Open to the public and light refreshments will be served!

Avon Floral World did an incredible job with the centerpieces for our 35th Anniversary celebration!! What a lovely neigh...
09/11/2018

Avon Floral World did an incredible job with the centerpieces for our 35th Anniversary celebration!! What a lovely neighbor to have on Genesee Street. This local business continues to make Avon beautiful. Thank you!

Sunday, September 16, 2 pm.  Avon Village Hall, 74 Genesee Street. This is a free program and open to the public!
09/11/2018

Sunday, September 16, 2 pm.
Avon Village Hall, 74 Genesee Street.
This is a free program and open to the public!

A wonderful day honoring AP&HS.   Thank you to Bob Hoffman, Maureen Kingston, and Bob Westfall for sharing the history o...
09/09/2018

A wonderful day honoring AP&HS. Thank you to Bob Hoffman, Maureen Kingston, and Bob Westfall for sharing the history of the organization.

Wonderful reception for our 35th anniversary! Stop in. The museum is open until 4pm today.
09/09/2018

Wonderful reception for our 35th anniversary! Stop in. The museum is open until 4pm today.

You are welcome to join us!
09/08/2018

You are welcome to join us!

Stop by the museum today.  We're open from 1 - 4 PM.  Here's some of our current displays.
09/02/2018

Stop by the museum today. We're open from 1 - 4 PM. Here's some of our current displays.

New this year! Avon Inn calendar! Stop by and get yours.  Our tent is near the library.
08/11/2018

New this year! Avon Inn calendar! Stop by and get yours. Our tent is near the library.

08/10/2018

Corn Fest is a great time to renew your membership! Stop at our tent tomorrow - we're located near the library - renew your membership and receive a thank you gift for renewing.
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We will have our tent set up tomorrow for the Corn Fest.  Stop in and get a membership.  New members will be given an or...
08/10/2018

We will have our tent set up tomorrow for the Corn Fest. Stop in and get a membership. New members will be given an ornament. You'll find our tent near the library.

One additional picture from the dedication, pictured is Maureen Kingston, town historian, and David LeFeber, town superv...
07/28/2018

One additional picture from the dedication, pictured is Maureen Kingston, town historian, and David LeFeber, town supervisor, and members of the town board.

07/28/2018

On Thursday an historical marker was dedicated. This sign is located on the corner of Henty Road and Rt 15. John Hubbard Forsyth grew up in Avon. He was at the Alamo and at one point was in command during the battle. The marker was placed here because it is near the site of his family's farm. Thank you to town historian, Maureen Kingston and Holly Watson, assistant historian, for all your work on this project. Also, thank to the Forsyth family for a great turnout at the dedication.

Sign up to be a member today and you'll receive the next newsletter which will feature Miller Photography.  Many of us h...
06/28/2018

Sign up to be a member today and you'll receive the next newsletter which will feature Miller Photography. Many of us had our senior pictures taken there. Now you can learn the history of this Avon business. There is a link to membership on our website: www.avonpreservation.org.

Calling contributors! For our August issue of the APHS Newsletter, we would love to feature any photos, articles, or mem...
06/21/2018

Calling contributors! For our August issue of the APHS Newsletter, we would love to feature any photos, articles, or memories of Avon businesses. Send us a message here or at [email protected]. Deadline for submissions is July 1. Thanks for adding to our history!

Here is another way to celebrate local history!
06/18/2018

Here is another way to celebrate local history!

Do you like organ music? Check this out!

Sunday, May 20 at 2 pm.  Free program at the Avon Village Hall: The NYS Police is celebrating 100 years of history, so A...
05/10/2018

Sunday, May 20 at 2 pm. Free program at the Avon Village Hall: The NYS Police is celebrating 100 years of history, so Albert Kurek, retired NYS officer, author and historian will share some of the many stories with us. Open to the public and handicap accessible. Do come!

04/04/2018

From the AP&HS President, Bob Westfall:
What a wonderful turn out for our 3/18/18 program on the Avon Churches. Nearly 100 people came to hear our 8 speakers. Thank you to all. More details on this wonderful event will be in our next newsletter but I wanted to thank all of our speakers and all who helped with this wonderful program. We are blessed to have such a strong faith community here in Avon.

The Twin Swans Motor Court is a perennially popular topic - does anyone remember a story of how it got its name?
03/25/2018

The Twin Swans Motor Court is a perennially popular topic - does anyone remember a story of how it got its name?

Free program:  the history of Avon churches, Sunday the 18th, at 2 pm at the Village Hall. Bonus Feature: Tom Taylor wil...
03/16/2018

Free program: the history of Avon churches, Sunday the 18th, at 2 pm at the Village Hall. Bonus Feature: Tom Taylor will talk about the Avon Interfaith Council.

Seven Avon church organizations will present their unique histories during this free program. Handicap accessible, light...
03/09/2018

Seven Avon church organizations will present their unique histories during this free program. Handicap accessible, light refreshments. One free AP&HS membership drawing for attendees!

Steve Harrison will share the history of his family owned business, the Penny Saver! Did you know it started in the fami...
02/08/2018

Steve Harrison will share the history of his family owned business, the Penny Saver! Did you know it started in the family garage? Come to the Avon Village Hall on Sunday, Feb. 11 at 2 pm. It's free, open to the public, and light refreshments will be offered!

Chris Bensch is great speaker. Sunday, Nov. 19,  2 pm at the Avon Village Hall. Do come!
11/18/2017

Chris Bensch is great speaker. Sunday, Nov. 19, 2 pm at the Avon Village Hall. Do come!

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23 Genesee St
Avon, NY
14414

Opening Hours

Thursday 13:00 - 16:00
Sunday 13:00 - 16:00

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