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 is now open. For more information about hours and the new exhibit click here.

The Octagon House will re-open Sunday, July 17th from 1-3 pm.  Regular hours will be the 1st & 3rd Sundays of each month from 1 -3 pm till the end of October.

Even when our doors are closed you can still take a virtual tour here.


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!


Are you thinking you’d like to support the preservation and interpretation of our local history?