Oakfield Historical Society

Oakfield Historical Society Oakfield Historical Society is dedicated to preserving and sharing the history of Oakfield's rich past. Founded in 1998.
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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.

03/03/2019

Have you ever heard of Mary Jemison?

Oakfield friends-Last call for information on your family member or friend who served in WWII. Information will be share...
02/23/2019

Oakfield friends-Last call for information on your family member or friend who served in WWII. Information will be shared in the War Room of the Oakfield Historical Society museum. We'd like to honor the brave men of our hometown. Message us here for details. George and Woodrow Derck pictured below. Note the three stars on the banner in the window. Three stars for three sons serving. Before the end of the war, four Derck boys would be serving.

Flash sale! We are making room for new exhibits. First come, first served. Message us or comment below.Wood desk 32” l...
02/09/2019

Flash sale! We are making room for new exhibits. First come, first served. Message us or comment below.

Wood desk 32” long, 52” tall, 22” wide - $10

Glass desk 4’ long x40” high x2 wide - $50

02/06/2019

Follow us on Instagram Oakfield NY Historical Society.

Have you sent in your membership form yet? It’s only $5 per person and you can even have our newsletters emailed to yo...
02/05/2019

Have you sent in your membership form yet? It’s only $5 per person and you can even have our newsletters emailed to you! Download the form or browse books for sale at oakfieldhistory.org.

This photo shows the fence between the Arnold House and Peterson's. This photo was taken in 1963.
02/02/2019

This photo shows the fence between the Arnold House and Peterson's. This photo was taken in 1963.

Those who forget the lessons of history are doomed to repeat it.
01/28/2019
United States Holocaust Memorial Museum

Those who forget the lessons of history are doomed to repeat it.

“I’m writing this letter to you even though I know you will never read it. The spring of 1944 was the last time we saw each other. When we arrived in Auschwitz, within minutes we were separated never to see each other again. I remember the chaos that enveloped us as soon as we stepped down from the train.”

In May 1944, Marty Weiss and his family were deported to Auschwitz-Birkenau. Marty was selected for forced labor with his brother and father, but the rest of his family was sent to the gas chambers. It was the last time he ever saw his brother. While participating in the Echoes of Memory project, Marty wrote to his brother, recounting feelings and thoughts he was never able to share. Read the letter here:

Thank you all for supporting the Oakfield Historical Society and other organizations. Each museum visit, book purchase, ...
01/22/2019
Oakfield Historical Society – Preserving Local History!

Thank you all for supporting the Oakfield Historical Society and other organizations. Each museum visit, book purchase, and membership fee helps keep our local history alive!
Memberships will now run January through December each year and are $5 each. Please visit oakfieldhistory.org and click on “Membership Application Form” on our home page.

Welcome Welcome to the Oakfield Historical Society Museum. We are so excited to finally have found a home! Our museum has 5 rooms that are open to the public. We change our displays every year during our “down time”. We are reopening for the season on Saturday, April 21st at 11:00. This years di...

Does anyone recognize this quaint scene?
01/19/2019

Does anyone recognize this quaint scene?

01/12/2019

Have you visited Oakfield Historical Society’s museum in person?

Today we met to plan exciting updates to our home for 2019. There is a lot to do before opening day and we will be busy as bees until then.

See you in April!

Happy 2019! Reflect upon the past, but live in and enjoy the present.
01/01/2019

Happy 2019! Reflect upon the past, but live in and enjoy the present.

On #ThisDayinHistory 1890, in the final chapter of America’s long Indian wars, the U.S. Cavalry kills 146 Sioux at Wou...
12/30/2018
Remembering the Wounded Knee Massacre

On #ThisDayinHistory 1890, in the final chapter of America’s long Indian wars, the U.S. Cavalry kills 146 Sioux at Wounded Knee on the Pine Ridge reservation in South Dakota.

https://www.history.com/news/remembering-the-wounded-knee-massacre?cmpid=FACEBOOK_FBPAGE__20181229&linkId=61695420

On the anniversary of the Wounded Knee Massacre, look back at the last major confrontation in the long war between the United States and Native American tribes from the Great Plains.

Without your steadfast and ongoing support, we could find ourselves in the same boat. Thank you all for supporting your ...
12/28/2018
Town of Newfane Historical Society

Without your steadfast and ongoing support, we could find ourselves in the same boat. Thank you all for supporting your local Oakfield Historical Society through donations and buying our books.

If you are moved to donate to Rochester Historical Society, there is a link in the article below.

Sad state of affairs for Rochester Historical Society.

Wishing you all a joyous day!
12/25/2018

Wishing you all a joyous day!

Although most think of Christmas as a holiday with its roots in Christianity, Puritans in the 17th century thought other...
12/23/2018

Although most think of Christmas as a holiday with its roots in Christianity, Puritans in the 17th century thought otherwise and banned it in several places. Apparently the celebration was associated with drunkenness and general misbehavior. Eventually it was restored as a legal holiday, but Christmas stayed disreputable for a time.

In the early 19th century, a movement began to revive Christmas as a mainly Christian festival, including special worship services with music and support of charities for the poor. Author Charles Dickens was instrumental in changing the celebration of Christmas from a season of revelry to a religious family period of gift giving and social consciousness.

The symbolism has changed over time too. Table top Christmas trees were used in the early 19th century, popularized by Godey’s Lady’s Book. A portion of Thomas Nast’s civil war era scene is below with small lighted tree. By the 1870s, many Christmas trees had made it to the floor.

As you spend time with friends and family the next few days, remember there are many roots to the holiday. If you overdo the revelry a bit, at least you can claim you’re paying homage to celebrations several centuries ago🎄 🎁

Friends we are looking for pictures from the VFW Drum Corp can anyone help?
12/20/2018

Friends we are looking for pictures from the VFW Drum Corp can anyone help?

Christmas is coming! Our newest book “Our Carefree Years” is $20.00 and can ship for $6.70.  Available for purchase ...
12/17/2018

Christmas is coming! Our newest book “Our Carefree Years” is $20.00 and can ship for $6.70. Available for purchase at the pharmacy, the library, or by mailing a check to Oakfield Historical Society, PO Box 74, Oakfield, NY 14125.

This book is about the Oakfield businesses during the 50’s, 60’s & 70’s with wonderful stories by the families. Find out how Al Hilchey got the hardware store. You will find out who was a former cowboy and could do some soft shoe. 65 different stories that you will love.

As you do your holiday or any other shopping online, please consider using Amazon Smile. It costs you nothing, but Oakfi...
12/10/2018
Amazon.com Help: About AmazonSmile

As you do your holiday or any other shopping online, please consider using Amazon Smile. It costs you nothing, but Oakfield Historical Society gets a donation from Amazon for each order you place. (Make sure you select the N.Y. Historical society!)
The signup process is quick and easy. For more information, here is a link. Thanks for your support! https://www.amazon.com/gp/help/customer/display.html?nodeId=201365340

AmazonSmile is a website operated by Amazon with the same products, prices, and shopping features as Amazon.com. The difference is that when you shop on AmazonSmile, the AmazonSmile Foundation will donate 0.5% of the purchase price of eligible products to the charitable organization of your choice.

85 years ago the “Noble Experiment” ended.
12/05/2018

85 years ago the “Noble Experiment” ended.

Such talent from our kids. You are all amazing!
12/01/2018

Such talent from our kids. You are all amazing!

OACS Elementary winners 1,2,3
12/01/2018

OACS Elementary winners 1,2,3

OACS High School 1,2, &3 winners
12/01/2018

OACS High School 1,2, &3 winners

Oakfield Historical Society
11/29/2018

Oakfield Historical Society

Enjoy and be thankful. 🍂 🦃 🥧
11/22/2018

Enjoy and be thankful. 🍂 🦃 🥧

Getting ready for our OACS  Art Show on December 1st from 11-3
11/17/2018

Getting ready for our OACS Art Show on December 1st from 11-3

Have you seen our 2018 historic displays? Have you purchased our latest book or one you’ve had your eye on for a while...
11/17/2018

Have you seen our 2018 historic displays? Have you purchased our latest book or one you’ve had your eye on for a while? November 18 is the LAST Sunday museum is open this year. Don’t miss your chance to explore local history and get a jump on Christmas shopping 1-3pm at 7 Maple Avenue.

How many have heard of the U.S. Cadet Nurse Corps? Don’t forget to thank them too 🇺🇸
11/11/2018

How many have heard of the U.S. Cadet Nurse Corps? Don’t forget to thank them too 🇺🇸

It was an honor to attend the 75th Anniversary Celebration this afternoon of the US Cadet Nurse Corps during a ceremony at Waterford Country School, recognizing the service to our country of ladies from our local area who served as members of the US Cadet Nurse Corps between 1943 and 1948.

Today we honor all veterans and commemorate 100 years since the end of WWI.
11/11/2018

Today we honor all veterans and commemorate 100 years since the end of WWI.

Come see us Sunday 1-3 pm at the museum and get your eyes on the displays and your hands on our latest book!
11/09/2018

Come see us Sunday 1-3 pm at the museum and get your eyes on the displays and your hands on our latest book!

Our newest book “Our Carefree Years” is at the printers and will be ready in a few weeks! This is &20.00 and we can ship for $6.70. Orders can be taken by calling Laurie Nanni @585-259-4145 or Dar Warner @ 585-948-5926. We will also have these for sale at the museum in Saturday December 1st during the OBC Christmas in the Village. This book is about the Oakfield businesses during the 50’s, 60’s & 70’s with wonderful stories by the families. Find out how Al Hilchey got the hardware store. You will find out who was a former cowboy and could do some soft shoe. 65 different stories that you will love.

11/06/2018

Friends, the Daily News did an insert with all the holiday things available but as usual they have the wrong information. Speaker Perry Ground will be at the Town Building on WEDNESDAY November 7, NOT tonight. I apologize. THEY got their information from another source that WE DID NOT GIVE THE INFO TOO. Please go Vote tonight and then come back and see our program tomorrow.

Our newest book “Our Carefree Years” is at the printers and will be ready in a few weeks! This is &20.00 and we can ...
10/25/2018

Our newest book “Our Carefree Years” is at the printers and will be ready in a few weeks! This is &20.00 and we can ship for $6.70. Orders can be taken by calling Laurie Nanni @585-259-4145 or Dar Warner @ 585-948-5926. We will also have these for sale at the museum in Saturday December 1st during the OBC Christmas in the Village. This book is about the Oakfield businesses during the 50’s, 60’s & 70’s with wonderful stories by the families. Find out how Al Hilchey got the hardware store. You will find out who was a former cowboy and could do some soft shoe. 65 different stories that you will love.

We love our FFA and are so glad they visited our exhibits!
10/12/2018

We love our FFA and are so glad they visited our exhibits!

History lesson at Oakfield Historical Society today with our FFA officers. Display up until December, stop in. Really neat looking through old FFA scrap books.

Some historical Labor Daze memorabilia.
10/07/2018

Some historical Labor Daze memorabilia.

We hope you enjoy this blast from the past! - a newspaper clipping and Labor Daze bulletin from 1986. 💗

10/07/2018

Don’t let the gloomy weather get you down! Get to the museum right now. We are open until 3:00 and have candy corn 🎃

Thanks again to Joe Cassidy of Alabama Historical Society. Very informative program 👍🏻Here are some photos of the ...
10/03/2018

Thanks again to Joe Cassidy of Alabama Historical Society. Very informative program 👍🏻
Here are some photos of the 8th Regiment NY Artillery posted that he brought. There is so much history here.

All new 20th Anniversary shirts are available at the museum each Sunday 1-3 pm for $10 each. Celebrate this milestone wi...
10/03/2018

All new 20th Anniversary shirts are available at the museum each Sunday 1-3 pm for $10 each. Celebrate this milestone with us and show your support!

Our museum is open Sunday from 1-3pm and is free to the public. 7 Maple Avenue.
09/30/2018

Our museum is open Sunday from 1-3pm and is free to the public. 7 Maple Avenue.

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09/25/2018

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Our museum is open today from 1-3pm and is free to the public. 7 Maple Avenue.
09/23/2018

Our museum is open today from 1-3pm and is free to the public. 7 Maple Avenue.

Oakfield Historical Society
09/20/2018

Oakfield Historical Society

09/16/2018

Museum is OPEN today 1-3 pm and today Bill Chase will demonstrate his knowledge of Native American tools / weapons. Stop by and see our wonderful facility at 7 Maple Ave, Oakfield.
Admission is FREE! Our books are available for purchase - they are riveting to read and make perfect gifts.

09/09/2018

The Oakfield Historical Society hopes you enjoyed your Labor Day holiday last weekend! Museum is open today 1-3pm at 7 Maple Avenue. We change and /or update exhibits each year. This year’s theme is “OACS Through the Years”

There is plenty of parking and no admission fee.

Come see us today 1-3 pm at 7 Maple Avenue. There is no admission fee so bring the whole family. The exhibits are self-g...
08/12/2018

Come see us today 1-3 pm at 7 Maple Avenue. There is no admission fee so bring the whole family. The exhibits are self-guided but experts are on staff to answer your questions.

We are so proud of our 2018 museum exhibits! Open today 1-3pm. We are located at 7 Maple Avenue, Oakfield. On-street parking or parking lot behind the museum. Free admission.

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7 Maple Ave / PO Box 74
Oakfield, NY
14125

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