The mission of the Newstead Historical Society is to ensure a sense of community by preserving and interpreting the Town's rich social and cultural history through education and programming.
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Welcome to The Newstead Historical Society

The Newstead Historical Society was organized in 1958 and chartered by the Erie County Historical Federation and the Town of Newstead and Village of Akron. The Newstead Historical Society is a volunteer based organization and currently has about 300 members.

The Knight Sutton Museum remains closed until further notice due to COVID-19 Our next exhibit is being planned for Spring 2021. Please check back for more information.

We are sad to report that the Octagon House has recently suffered severe water damage due to a malfunctioning air conditioner. It will remain closed indefinitely while clean-up and reconstruction work take place. Please check back for updates. Even though our doors are closed you can still take a virtual tour here.


  • Donations
    Please make a donation so that we may continue our mission of preserving our properties.
  • Gift Shop
    Here you will find our cookbook, notecards, clothing, and so much more!
  • Membership
    Are you thinking you'd like to support the preservation and interpretation of our local history?