On this date: Veterans’ Memorial in Williams Park dedicated

May 31, 1959

This land was donated by Pell W. Foster, Sr. to the village in 1947.   It was named after Foster’s Father-in-law John C. Williams



On this date: Clara Barton comes to live in Dansville, NY

May 29, 1876

Clara Barton

Clara Barton is the most well know person to have ever lived in Dansville, NY.  A lecture brought Clara to Dansville, New York for the first time in December of 1866.  She was raising funds for the Office of Correspondence, that would communicate with the families of service men during the time of war.  After returning to America exhausted; from what was supposed to be a vacation in Europe, where she learned of the International Red Cross Treaty; she came back to Dansville in 1873 as a patient of Dr. James C. Jackson at “Our Home on the Hillside”.  The “Angel of the Battle Field” lived here until March 15, 1886.  In 1881 she organized the first local branch of the American National Society of the Red Cross.  She was instrumental in the Red Cross being recognized by Congress and its incorporation as a national institution.  A reception to Clara Barton was held at Presbyterian Hall on February 24, 1886 prior to her going to Washington.

On this date: 1st Issue of “Dansville Weekly Herald” published

May 23, 1850 Published 1850-1851 : Weekly. Continued by: Dansville Herald (Dansville, N.Y. : 1851) Dansville Herald (Dansville, N.Y. : 1851) Published 1851-1861 : Weekly. Continues: Dansville weekly Herald (Dansville, N.Y. : 1850) Continued by: Dansville Weekly Herald (Dansville, N.Y. : 1861)

Dansville Weekly Herald (Dansville, N.Y. : 1861) Published 1861-1864 : Weekly. Continued by: Dansville Herald (Dansville, N.Y. : 1864)

Dansville Herald (Dansville, N.Y. : 1864) Published 1864-1865 : Weekly. Continues: Dansville Weekly Herald (Dansville, N.Y. : 1861) Continued by: The Dansville Express.

The Dansville Express Published 1865-1931 : Weekly. Continues: Dansville herald (Dansville, N.Y. : 1864) Continued by: Dansville Advertiser (Dansville, N.Y. : 1870) AND The Dansville Express and Advertiser. for more change over go to: http://www.nysl.nysed.gov/nysnp/all/426.htm


On this date: Formal organization of DAHS

May 18, 1961. The Constitution was accepted. Officers were elected as follows: Mrs. Vincent Owen, President; Robert Beecher, Vise-President; Miss Jean Bradley, Recording Secretary; Dr. Robert Hamsher, Corresponding Secretary; and Mrs. Walter Sorg, Treasurer.  The six directors: C. Wilson Ullyette and Mrs. Bruce Hartman (three-year term); Mrs. Floyd Gary and Mrs. George Bliven (two years); and Wilfred Rauber and Charles McEvoy (one year)

DAHS Commemorative History Celebrating Dansville’s 175th Anniversary 1795 – 1970 Vol. 1

46th Annual Dogwood Festival Week

May 14-20, 2012

This year’s theme, “Gardenscapes as seen through the eyes of our youth,” recognizes the efforts of the sculpture students from the metal trades class at the Genesee Valley Educational Partnership. The items will be auctioned off on June 2, benefiting the Clara Barton Chapter of the American Red Cross.

Held at the library, the book sale starts Monday and runs from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. every day through Friday, then noon to 4 p.m. on Saturday.

The carnival opens in Babcock Park at 6 p.m. Thursday and runs Friday and Saturday.

May 15, 2012

Third week of the Dogwood film festival at the Star Theatre

May 17, 2012

Paul Hoffman will discuss the experience of climbing Mt. Kilimanjaro in February for the American Cancer Society: Dansville library 7 p.m. Thursday.

May 18, 2012

An art show by kindergarten-through-12th grade Dansville students is scheduled for 5 to 8 p.m. Friday at the High School

May 19, 2012

33rd annual craft show and flea market will run from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. at Church Park, located off Clara Barton Street.

DAHS booth will be offering free samples of goodies from the Rush Bottom cook books

The newest collectable (D&M Depot) will be available at the DAHS booth in the park and at the museum (open 10:00 – 4:00).

A 5k held by the American Legion Post 87 is scheduled for 9 a.m., starting at 34 Elizabeth St.

The parade starts at 5 p.m from South Main Street.

May 20, 2012

Fly-in Breakfast: Dansville Airport