Allegany Area Historical Association

The Association was established during the community's Sesquicentennial celebration of 1981 for the purpose of collecting materials and artifacts pertaining to the history and development of the Allegany area. The Education Department of the University of the State of New York granted an Absolute Charter on December 10, 1987.

Click here for a membership application (pdf)

Current officers of the Association:

    • President: Francie Potter
    • Vice President: Marjorie Geise
    • Secretary: Shirley Russell
    • Treasurer: Alice Altenburg
    • Corresponding Secretary: Marion Elling
    • Trustees: Mel Duggan, Jim Hitchcock, Marilyn Frisina, Margaret Parker, Fr. Tom Walsh and Kathy Premo.

Location

The Association's permanent meeting site and shelter for historical artifacts is in the former United Methodist Church located at 25 N. Second Street in the village of Allegany. The church, a local historical landmark, was constructed in 1855 by the Methodist Episcopal Congregation, one of the earliest religious societies in the village. The Association now owns the building. The layout of the church has been preserved, including the original pews and pulpit.

Meetings

OPEN HOUSE SATURDAY, JUNE 20, 2015 FROM 1PM TO 3PM

Visit our Open House on Saturday, June 20 from 1 to 3 p.m. at our
Heritage Center, 25 North Second Street, Allegany.
View our newly restored 1856 map of Cattaraugus County – learn how to access the Allegany Citizen on line – see all the genealogy materials we have to help you in your search for ancestors – see the many, many items we have in our collection.
We want to show off what we have and what we can do for you.

We are YOUR historical association – come visit us!

SPECIAL MEETING SUNDAY, AUGUST 2, 2015 AT 2 P.M.

On Sunday, August 2 at 2 p.m. noted Civil War historian Mark Dunkelman will speak to our group about Civil War General Patrick Henry Jones of the 154th New York. Mark will also have copies of his latest book, Patrick Henry Jones, Irish American, Civil War General, and Gilded Age Politician, available for sale at a discount.
PLEASE JOIN US

THE MEETING WILL BE HELD AT THE HERITAGE CENTER AT 25 NORTH 2ND STREET AND IS OPEN TO THE PUBLIC

Research Materials

NEW LINK - See Allegany Citizen Newspaper Articles from 1896 to 1976 (Click below)

Allegany Citizen Digital Archive Link

Tales of War and Confinement from World War II is a book containing letters from Richard (Richie) Boser and Clemens (Clem) Martiny written to the editor of the Allegany Citizen during the Second World War. Mr. Boser served in the European theater of action, and Mr. Martiny was with the Seabees in the South Pacific. Their letters were researched as an Eagle Scout project by Amit Patel of Allegany. The book also has a letter written by N.V.V.F. (Van) Munson detailing his experiences as a German prisoner of war. This book sells for $6.00, plus $3.00 shipping and handling.

A third printing has been done of Our Allegany Heritage, 1831-1981 , our orginal book about the history of Allegany, New York. This soft cover edition sells for $10.00, plus $2.50 shipping and handling.

Either book can be obtained from: The Allegany Area Historical Association, PO Box 162, Allegany, New York 14706. Checks should be made to A.A.H.A.. Expect 2 weeks for delivery.

How to contact AAHA

For further information write to:
Allegany Area Historical Association
P.O. Box 162
Allegany, NY 14706
OR
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