Oakfield Historical Society

Oakfield Historical Society *Reopening as soon as the pandemic passes* Oakfield Historical Society is dedicated to preserving and sharing the history of Oakfield's rich past. Founded in 1998. Museum open hours: Closed for the season, come see us in April 2020 when we reopen!
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Oakfield Historical Society is dedicated to educating the public through our research center exhibits, lecture series, numerous publications, and other events.

Happy May Day! This celebration has pagan origins, the the traditions were brought to North America by European settlers...
05/01/2020

Happy May Day! This celebration has pagan origins, the the traditions were brought to North America by European settlers. ๐ŸŒธ ๐ŸŒบ

In some parts of the United States, May baskets are made. These are small baskets usually filled with flowers or treats and left at someone's doorstep. The giver rings the bell and runs away.

04/06/2020

Weโ€™ve reached 1100 Likes on our page Thanks for all the love!

Postcard from 1910. Not too much automobile traffic in those days.
04/01/2020

Postcard from 1910. Not too much automobile traffic in those days.

County historian sheds light on the pandemic from a century ago.
03/26/2020
The Batavian

County historian sheds light on the pandemic from a century ago.

Interview with County Historian Michael Eula about the 'Spanish Flu'

03/25/2020

We have almost 1100 followers of our page, and care deeply about each of you. Is everyone doing ok during these difficult times? Weโ€™d love to hear from you.

03/17/2020

We will be cancelling our meetings and the reopening until things get better. Please take care of each other.

03/04/2020
For your reading enjoyment! Leap Day included some interesting traditions in the past.
02/29/2020
Orleans County Department of History

For your reading enjoyment! Leap Day included some interesting traditions in the past.

The "weight social" provided 19th-century men and women the opportunity to come together for supper. The catch? Each couple was paired by chance and the man paid, per pound, for the privilege of enjoying the meal.

Ladies' societies often organized these social gatherings in order to raise funds for charitable or religious organizations. Therefore, it was not unusual for a few ladies to "pad" their weight in order to increase the donations...

Voila! ๐Ÿ˜ Melissa Ierlan it looks amazing.
02/08/2020

Voila! ๐Ÿ˜ Melissa Ierlan it looks amazing.

One step closer to completion. We think it looks amazing ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿป
02/07/2020

One step closer to completion. We think it looks amazing ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿป

The Iroquoian Fort historical marker was in rough shape; massive vertical crack as well as an unfortunate gunshot wound ...
02/06/2020

The Iroquoian Fort historical marker was in rough shape; massive vertical crack as well as an unfortunate gunshot wound at the top. The first photo shows condition before, the second is after painstaking repairs to the hole and crack, the third is with beautiful blue shade of paint. we cannot wait to see the finished product!

Thank you to Melissa Ierlan for undertaking this labor of historical love.

Oakfield Historical Society is looking for more information regarding the painting of "Class of 73" on the Oakfield viad...
02/01/2020

Oakfield Historical Society is looking for more information regarding the painting of "Class of 73" on the Oakfield viaduct for our next book. We are interested in how it was done, names of people are not necessary!

This viaduct may be long gone, but was a part of Oakfield's history. Post below or message us if you know how it was painted on the viaduct!
Thanks Jerry Foster for the photos and post.

Happy new year! ๐ŸŽŠ
01/01/2020

Happy new year! ๐ŸŽŠ

Merry Christmas ๐ŸŽ ๐ŸŽ„
12/25/2019

Merry Christmas ๐ŸŽ ๐ŸŽ„

Oakfield Historical Society
12/25/2019

Oakfield Historical Society

All we want for Christmas is greater awareness about Oakfield Historical Society and the fascination exhibits, books, programs and tours we host.

Please help us get more likes for this page by inviting your friends and sharing too. 1034 currently and hoping for 1050! ๐Ÿคž๐Ÿป

All we want for Christmas is greater awareness about Oakfield Historical Society and the fascination exhibits, books, pr...
12/22/2019

All we want for Christmas is greater awareness about Oakfield Historical Society and the fascination exhibits, books, programs and tours we host.

Please help us get more likes for this page by inviting your friends and sharing too. 1034 currently and hoping for 1050! ๐Ÿคž๐Ÿป

Looking for a great Christmas gift? Look no further than "People, Places and Things" by Laurie Nanni. This book covers f...
12/14/2019

Looking for a great Christmas gift? Look no further than "People, Places and Things" by Laurie Nanni. This book covers former residents of Oakfield, the KKK, Oakfield Swordsmen Drum and Bugle Corps, Oakfield Recreation Pond, facts on Thunder & Lightening, just to name a few.

Locally you can purchase it at the Oakfield Family Pharmacy for $20. Or send a check to Oakfield Historical Society P.O. Box 74 Oakfield NY 14125 The total including shipping is $27.95.

To date, this is our 11th book on Oakfieldโ€™s history.

The museum may be closed for the season, but we have accomplished a lot so far in 2019. There is a great deal planned fo...
12/09/2019

The museum may be closed for the season, but we have accomplished a lot so far in 2019. There is a great deal planned for 2020 so make sure you keep an eye on our Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram pages for updates.

Oakfieldโ€™s People, Places & Things is available for purchase at Oakfield Family Pharmacy.

See photo below of Laurie burning the mortgage in a ceremony to celebrate paying off the lien!

Our newest book โ€œPeople,Places & Thingsโ€ is now available at the Oakfield Family Pharmacy. $20.00 each.
12/05/2019

Our newest book โ€œPeople,Places & Thingsโ€ is now available at the Oakfield Family Pharmacy. $20.00 each.

Happy Thanksgiving! ๐Ÿ๐Ÿฝ๐Ÿฆƒ
11/28/2019

Happy Thanksgiving! ๐Ÿ๐Ÿฝ๐Ÿฆƒ

Thank you veterans! ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ
11/11/2019

Thank you veterans! ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ

Come see us today and browse the displays 1-3pm at 7 Maple Avenue, Oakfield, NY. Free admission and free on-street or lo...
10/27/2019

Come see us today and browse the displays 1-3pm at 7 Maple Avenue, Oakfield, NY. Free admission and free on-street or lot parking.

The CCC was an integral part of our local and national history.
09/30/2019
Batavia Daily News

The CCC was an integral part of our local and national history.

More than 3,000 young men from the Civil Conservation Corps worked to build Letchworth State Park during the Great Depression. Officials and historians estimate that had it not been for their labor, the park would only have been completed about now.

Oakfield Historical Society's cover photo
09/28/2019

Oakfield Historical Society's cover photo

Please join us this Tuesday for Octoberโ€™s free program.
09/28/2019

Please join us this Tuesday for Octoberโ€™s free program.

09/25/2019
09/22/2019
09/22/2019

Sarah Hill as portrayed by Ryleigh Kirkum

09/22/2019

Jennie Davis as portrayed by Milena Lindsley.

What a successful night we had last night at our History Comes Alive event.  Huge THANK YOU to our sponsor Caryville!  C...
09/22/2019

What a successful night we had last night at our History Comes Alive event. Huge THANK YOU to our sponsor Caryville! Canโ€™t wait to do it again next year

09/22/2019

Robert McVea was a diminutive business owner.
As portrayed by Tia Lindsley

09/22/2019
Great work by our volunteers and thanks to everyone who attended our inaugural cemetery tour!
09/22/2019

Great work by our volunteers and thanks to everyone who attended our inaugural cemetery tour!

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7 Maple Ave / PO Box 74
Oakfield, NY
14125

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Oakfield in 1894, the year before the great fire destroyed Main Street.
I have several lectures lectures your society may be interested in 1. Time Capsule in your Backyard: 19th Century Outhouse Artifacts 2. Antique Roadshow: Members and Public bring in items for appraisal 3. Buffalo Brewing 4.Patent Medicine Tax Stamps Of WNY 5. Buffalo Meatpacking & Stockyard Industry
Do you like material culture from the past ? Would you like to be featured in a magazine article ? What's in the time capsule in your backyard ? Any house 1900 or earlier had a outhouse or privy that garbage was thrown into. Message me for more details.
Had a great time on the Native American Fort Site tour today!! Can't wait to read Bill Chase's book, " In Search of The Bone Fort".