Welcome to Allegany County Historical Society
“A Story Worth Telling ... A Heritage Worth Preserving”
"The story of Allegany County (NY) is the best kind of story—with a cast of characters any talented writer would struggle to imagine. Medicine men, dance hall girls, missionaries, and industrialists all have written on the pages of our past. Their lives and livelihoods have shaped the course of our communities and continue to speak into our future though at times only through a whisper.
The Allegany County Historical Society is committed to sharing our story with all who wish to reflect on the past and endeavor to bring about a promising future. You are an important part of our county’s present story and you play a significant role in preserving our past. Together we can preserve our heritage and share a story worth telling.” –Jeffrey Kirksey
On this Website...... Message Board
Through this website’s pages our goal is to provide as much information about the county as possible….its cultures, its places and its people. Our ongoing Message Board will give an opportunity for interaction between viewers and historians.
One of the primary goals of ACHS and this website is to provide support for all of Allegany County Local Historical Societies and Museums as a "ring of history". We attempt to publish MEETINGS & PROGRAMS of these organizations when the material is provided to us.
Here is a quick reference for using this website:
Navigational Guide Map of Website; Offers quick links. This is a good place to start exploring our site.
Also, the left margin Menu Items and the right margin Towns & Villages Items will assist in navigating to specific articles about the various sections of the website.
This Website is Owned & Operated by Allegany County Historical Society
P. O. Box 588 - Wellsville NY 14895
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