town if newfane historical society 

Newfane Historical Society of NY

The Town of Newfane Historical Society is a non-profit organization that collects, preserves and interprets the history of our community, sharing our heritage through education, exhibits and special events. Consider becoming a member today!

Help us win a grant!

We're seeking donations for The Van Horn Mansion to undergo extensive revitalizations so it will better serve the community.

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Rent the Van Horn Mansion
Rent the Van Horn Mansion

The Van Horn Mansion is available year-round to host your special event. Learn more now: 

event calendar
Apple Harvest Festival

Sunday Sept. 29, 10am-4pm

Free Admission. Enjoy live performances, vendors, historical demos, food, reenactments and hands-on fun.

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You Can Make A Difference.

Our small group of hardworking volunteers is always in search of those with a love or curiosity of the past, or an interest in helping strengthen our community. Volunteer and share our history with others. Become a member or donor and help us achieve countless project goals.

"Alone we can do so little; together we can do so much." - Helen Keller

A Letter from our President

My family goes back several generations in Newfane and I am proud to a part of this society. I believe it is very important to help our fellow neighbors and preserve our history. It is my privilege to be part of a group that has become invaluable to the community and works tirelessly with any challenges placed in front of it. I look forward to assisting in any way possible as we continue to grow and develop our organization together, while also striving to maintain the long-lasting traditions carved out by our many members over the years.

- Janice Wiegley, President