newfane historical society

Join & Support

Membership | Volunteer | Donate


Make a commitment to join (or renew membership too) to the Newfane Historical Society of New York today, and help us expand our resources and preserve our collections. Membership is open to anyone, and all members receive our quarterly print newsletter, Apple Blossom Times, which contains the latest society news and historical articles.

Thanks for your interest and we greatly appreciate your support!
Join/ Renewal Form

Please help us preserve local history by becoming a member of the Society. You can purchase memberships securely on-line by clicking on the membership level link below. You can also complete our membership form (pdf) and mail it in.

Annual Memberships:

$10 - Individuals

$20 - Family (one residence)

$100 - Lifetime (individual)

-Choose Membership Level-

we accept all major credit cards

Our membership year runs January 1st - December 31st. You do not need to be a Newfane resident. Lifetime memberships are per person, and cannot be shared or passed on to others. All dues are tax deductible to the full extent provided by law.


"Volunteering is an antidote to pessimism. It helps you see that no matter how small, you can do something about the problems around you" - Sheryl Ziegler, child psychologist.

Volunteering teaches empathy, gratitude, respect for others, and teamwork. These are vital for all ages to be reminded of, and is often a great mood booster as volunteers enjoy the time they have spent helping their community.


Get Involved

From those who make history to those who read about it, our society encourages everyone to get involved. History is exciting and fun, and there are many ways that you can help us bring the past to life. Please consider donating an hour or more of your time each month. We could really use the help!

We rely on volunteers of all ages, cultural backgrounds, and levels of experience to accomplish its mission to document, preserve, and interpret local history. No matter your interest or schedule, there is a place for you at the Newfane Historical Society. Volunteer experiences range from on-site activities, such as staffing of the Van Horn Mansion and Country Village, scanning photographs, data-entry, guiding walking tours, and presenting programs to local groups.

    Adults ages 18+

    Youth Volunteers

    • Candidates should be ages 12-17 and must complete a Youth Form, signed by a parent or guardian.
    • Volunteers ages 12-13 must participate with a parent or guardian during their volunteer shifts.


It is because of the vital support provided by dedicated members and donors, that the Society has been able to collect, preserve and share the priceless evidence our past and heritage. We thank you for your support!

We are also currently seeking donations towards our Van Horn Mansion Revitalization Project- learn more here!

Monetary Donations

Your unrestricted donation ensures that our stories, and those of our ancestors, are told for generations to come. Your support is deeply appreciated and tax-deductible.

we accept all major credit cards


Accepted items will be given a permanent and safe home, preserving them for future generations. Please Note: due to storage space, duplication, and a myriad of practical reasons, we cannot accept all historical items offered. Anything accepted becomes the sole property of the Newfane Historical Society. Contact Jill  to review: (716) 390-9679 or email.

Gifts & Bequests

To discuss possible gifts and bequests to The Newfane Historical Society, please contact Jill at (716) 390-9679 or email.