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.

Contact Us

Newstead Historical Society
PO Box 222
Akron, NY 14001


Information- General Questions or to reach the President of the Newstead Historical Society

Octagon House Director - For information about the building, hours, special events and to schedule private tours -

Knight-Sutton Director - For information about museum hours, the current exhibit and to schedule a private tours or a school visit. Also, for all inquiries related to the Century Home program.

Collections Manager - For information about acquisitions and artifact donations.

Membership - For inquiries regarding annual or lifetime memberships, donations, and memorials.

Other useful Contacts:

Town Historian – Don Holmes - For all Historical Inquiries or to schedule an appointment

Akron & Town of Newstead Cemeteries - Click here for a listings.

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