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.

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.


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?