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Allegany County Historical Society

P. O. Box 252

Andover, NY 14806

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"The Pink House, The Legendary Residence Of Edwin Bradford Hall And Succeeding Generations In Wellsville, New York", by William A. Paquette

The history of The Pink House, in Wellsville, N.Y., is unique because it is one of the few Victorian-era residences to remain in the possession of the same family for four generations. As you page through the story of The Pink House enjoy the travel back in time to Wellsville's early days. Rediscover the accomplishments of Edwin Bradford Hall as a successful druggist, a gifted amateur fossil collector, and talented architect. Rediscover the roles played by Antoinette Farnum Hall, her daughter Fannie Hall Carpenter, and Mrs. Hall's sister, Louise Farnum Brown, in the establishment of Wellsville's David A. Howe Public Library.

$50.00 per copy, including tax

About the Pink House Book 




Fields Of Learning front

Fields of Learning : A Retrospective of One-Room Schools in Allegany County, New York
by William A. Paquette

"One room schools have always fascinated me because they were centers of learning where all grades were taught simultaneously and they were locally funded by the parents and the community without federal financial aid and almost no state educational assistance. One-room schools were the product of a patriotic agricultural Americ, which believed that education enriched one religiously, promoted economic opportunity and social mobility while anchoring communities around a school. 

"In  writing this history on one-room schools in Allegany County, I hope to return to the Country and its residents a concise history as a way to thank the educators and schools who nurtured me through thirteen years of learning." -- William A Paquette, Author.

$25.00 per copy, including tax.

About "Fields of Learning"




Allegany County in the 20th Century

Allegany County in the 20th Century : Stories of Change
by Craig R. Braack and the Allegany County Bi-Centenial History Book Committee

Published in 2006 as part of our Sesquicentennial Celebration, this delightful book chronicles the second hundred years of Allegany County.  (Many Photos!!!)

192 pages, heavily illustrated
Books are in stock and available at Allegany
County Historical Society (ACHS) Museum Bookstore or you can order by mail.


$35 per copy, including tax



Reflections a pictorial history of Allegany County

Reflections : A Pictorial History of Allegany County
Presented by The Wellsville Daily Reporter
Publisher, Oak Duke

 A compilation of photos from Allegany County's past. Provides us with a window into a bygone era.

128 pages, heavily illustrated


$12 per copy, including tax


A History of Allegany County Part I

A History of Allegany County, NY : Part 1 to 1906
Written by Oak Duke

Allegany County, like many of the surrounding counties in Western New York, was a wildlife paradise and pristine natural environment until 1800 and the settlers moved in. Allegany County is unique, geographically speaking.

This book is filled with photos and detailed information pertaining to Allegany County. Many photos!

128 pages, heavily illustrated

$25 per copy, including tax




Legacy : My Ancestors and a Town Called Angelica
by Julie Rowe Cooke

A mini-history of railroading in Allegany County, New York area a guidebook for budding genealogists, and a love letter to the Town of Angelica and its residents, both past and present.

The author vividly paints a portrait of her family history which is truly inviting.


 $15 per copy, including tax