All program meetings are free of charge and open to the public. Meetings are held at the Newstead Town Hall, 5 Clarence Center Road, Akron, NY unless noted otherwise. Download a 2023 Program here

 

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WHITING ROLL-UP DOOR

Newstead Town Hall 5 Clarence Center Road, Akron, NY, United States

Learn about the historic journey of the Whiting Door Manufacturing Company. From the humble beginnings  of a father and two sons staring a local business—with grit and determinaion—that later burned […]

HISTORY OF THE RAILROADS THAT SERVED AKRON AND NEWSTEAD

Newstead Town Hall 5 Clarence Center Road, Akron, NY, United States

The Akron/Newstead area has an extensive history staring in 1834 with the Medina and Darien horse-drawn railway. Followed by the NY Central “Peanut” branch in 1853, and finally the NY […]

KREHER FARMS – CELEBRATING 100 YEARS

Newstead Town Hall 5 Clarence Center Road, Akron, NY, United States

Explore the history of a third and fourth generation farm which is celebrating its 100th anniversary this year. Find out the background of this local farm that now has global […]

ANNUAL INDEPENDENCE DAY FESTIVITIES

KNIGHT-SUTTON MUSEUM 123 Main Street, Akron, NY, United States

Both the Rich-Twinn Octagon House & Knight Sutton Museum will be open. Our popular Amish quilt raffle and Baked Pie sale will be held at the Knight-Sutton Museum. The drawing […]

THE ERIE CANAL

Newstead Town Hall 5 Clarence Center Road, Akron, NY, United States

This program will take the audience from the first ideas  of a canal to the building and the problems faced. The role of DeWitt Clinton will be stressed and how […]

GROVER AND FRANCES FOLSOM CLEVELAND: THEIR BUFFALO LEGACIES

Newstead Town Hall 5 Clarence Center Road, Akron, NY, United States

The stories, myths, and controversies surrounding our two-term president and his Buffalo-born wife, Frances Folsom Cleveland, abound to this day in historical circles. Bren T. Price, Sr.,  Buffalo Presidential Center […]