Program: The Flying Allens: New York Balloonists for more than 100 Years

2016 The Flying Allens by Greg Livadas updated


From the Genesee County Express Nov 3 1983…

1903: Ira Allen made a balloon ascension at the Horse Trader’s convention in Nunda recently. According to the papers, he has made 1,543 ascensions since 1867, an average of about 43 a year for 36 years. Pretty good record for Ira.


Flying Allens - Thrilling - Spectacular - Colossal by Florence Allen

Community Program: Early Women Physicians of the Genesee Country

The Dansville Area Historical Society

Invites you to our Community Program

Early Women Physicians of the Genesee Country

Harriet Austin

Presented by:

Jane Oakes

 To continue presenting programs, donations are greatly appreciated.

 Sunday, March 8, 2015

At 2:00 p.m.
North Dansville Town Hall
14 Clara Barton Street
Dansville, NY 14437

Dansville Area Historical Society announces New Date for program on DL&W Railroad

Thursday, November 6, 2014

 DL&W by Tom Roffe Nov 6 2014


            The Dansville Area Historical Society will sponsor a community program Thursday, November 6, 2014 at 7 p.m. in the North Dansville Town Hall auditorium. The program will be on the history of the DL&W Railroad, which ran along Dansville’s East Hill, where it had a depot.

The DL&W was completed to Dansville in 1882.  The line that ran both freight and passenger trains, ran along picturesque East hill and continued to Mount Morris.

The program will be presented by Leicester town historian Tom Roffe, who himself worked for Amtrak for five years, and then left to work at the National Archives in Washington, D.C. before becoming a town historian. Roffe’s roughly hour-long Power Point program will cover the period from the 1870s to the 1960s. Roffe will discuss the railroad’s influence in York, Leicester, Mt. Morris, Groveland, and Dansville; and will include the railroad’s relation to the “Castle on the Hill” and the Phoebe Snow era.

The program is free and open to the public. Donations will be greatly appreciated.

Click here to see more posts about the DL&W in Dansville.

Annual Pasta Dinner Meeting

2014 Annual dinner flyer

The Dansville Area Historical Society

Cordially Invites You to Attend

The Annual Pasta Dinner

Saturday, October 18, 2014

Cocktails at 6:00pm and Dinner at 6:30pm

American Legion Home
34 Elizabeth Street
Dansville, NY 14437

Program to Follow:
David Gilbert will MC a History Game

Winner receives a prize

Door Prizes

Cost of Dinner tickets is $8.00

Tickets are available at local banks,  Historical Society Board members and at the Door

To continue presenting programs, donations are greatly appreciated.

Thank You

Food Panty Items are welcomed

Community Program: Thursday, July 24, 2014

The Dansville Area Historical Society will be sponsoring Erica Joan Wanescki’s Medicine Show. This will cover patent medicines from the around the late 1800’s to early 1900’s.



Cola Hostetter's Bitters - patent medicine

oil-of-gladness Patent-Medicine-Trade-Cards-43 SOOTHING SYRUP

What: Erica Joan Wanescki’s Medicine Show

Location: North Dansville Town Hall, 14 Clara Barton Street, Dansville, NY 14437

Time: 7:00 pm