November 8, 1877
The dedication ceremony presided by Bishop Jessie T. Peck for the United Methodist Church on Chesnut Street was held on Nov. 8, 1877. The cornerstone was laid on Aug. 29, 1876, and after a year and a half, it was completed at a cost of $18,000. The first public worship service was held ealier that yean on September 13.
On Nov, 3, 2012 Dansville United Methodist Church celebrated its 200th anniversary with a special service Saturday evening as about 100 people, including participants, joined together to commemorate the church’s milestone.
Members of the Methodist faith first settled in Dansville in 1812. The first preaching minister was Robert Parker, who moved to Sparta in 1805. Parker recognized the need to build a church building and began to raise the necessary funds. Less than $1,000 was secured and the church was commenced. The church was erected on the public square, a short distance south of the present location of Dansville Presbyterian Church. The church’s congregation continued to grow and remained there for nearly 50 years. In the year 1876, the old church became too small and dilapidated, and so it was decided to build a new brick church on Chestnut Avenue.
Sunday, December 2, 2012
2:00 PM – 3:30ish
Presbyterian Church 3 School Street Dansville, New York 14437cookies and drinks available
78 RPM Big Band: Providing music to the Western New York area for over 30 years
The Dansville Area Historical Society Annual Dinner and Meeting is…
Saturday, October 13th at 6:30PM
Location: American Legion, Daniel Goho Post 87 34 Elizabeth Street Dansville, NY 14437
Program to follow:
“Civil War Medicine”
Presented by Les Buell
Les Buell has been involved in Civil War re-enactments since 1989 and has been researching the medical aspect of the war since 1992.
This event is open to the public. Tickets are $8.00 each and are available from any board member as well as area banks or call Jim at 335-8909.
50/50 raffle for 4 gift bags from Barilla
October 1, 1858
James Caleb Jackson along with his staff open a new water cure in Dansville , NY on east hill over looking the village. Even though previous owners never had much success in this unfinished three story facility, Jackson’s was hopefull that this would change. Jackson had a great results to build upon prior to opening Our Home on the Hillside. And those great results would continue on with new patients that came from hundreds of mile away to be treated here.
September, 30 1878
The Genesee Valley Canal opened in 1840 and was officially closed on September 30, 1878
Starting in Rochester, NY, the Genesee Valley Canal extended along the valley of the Genesee from the N. bounds of Livingston Co. to Mt.Morris; thence it turns S.E. to Coshaqua Creek and up the valley of that stream of Nunda, and thence S.W. to the Genesee at Portage, where it cross the river upon a wood aqueduct supported by stone piers. The Dansville Branch Canal extends from Mt.Morris S.E. to Dansville, NY.
September 24, 1919
Kings Daughters Home in Dansville, NY was an assisted living facility for older independent adults for more than 90 years. Over the years many of school children from Dansville Central School would sing Christmas carols from the staircase while the residents would surround them on the first floor near the tree. Friends and family would also go trick-or-treating during Halloween. However in the spring 2011 the King’s Daughters Home would be forced to close due to lack of money to operate sufficiently and was auctioned off on September 19th 2012. A separate auction for contents will be held on October 8, 2012.
26 Health Street
Dansville, New York 14437
Originally built as Dansville Seminary to provide a higher education for older children, this 3 story brick building was finished in 1860 at a cost of $12,000. In 1890, the new Owner Dr. George L. Ahlers along with Dr. Frederick R. Driesbach converted it into the Dansville Medical & Surgical Hospital, which would be the first hospital in town.
September 20, 1939
American Legion holds 1st Bingo game in 1939
Daniel Goho, NY Post 87 34 Elizabeth Street Dansville, New York 14437 585-335-8398