Annual Pasta Dinner and Meeting Oct. 28, with program on Hall of Fame inductees


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Program on WWI


Thank you, everyone, who attended our program on World War I last night. It was a treat to have Steuben County Historical Society director and GCC adjunct history professor Kirk House with us to present “Over Here.”

And speaking of World War I, does anyone have any photos of Dansville during World War II? Our museum curator, David Gilbert, is looking for some photos for his next project. If so, please contact the historical society at Thank you.

Please join us for our upcoming annual pasta dinner and program at 6 p.m. in the Dansville American Legion Hall on Oct. 28th. Tickets are $10 apiece and available at the door or through a historical society board member. See you there!

Do you have any photos of Dansville during World War II?

The Dansville Area Historical Society is looking for photos of Dansville during the World War II years: 1941-1945. If you have any photos of our village that you would like to contribute for an upcoming book by local historian and museum curator David Gilbert, please send (with any pertinent information on the photo) as an attachment in .jpg format to Jeff Miller at Thank you!

Program on Native American Artifacts scheduled for August 10

The Dansville Area Historical Society invites the public to attend its next program, “Indian Artifacts and Old Bottles” presented by Terry York from his personal collection.

The program will be at 6:30 p.m. on Thursday, Aug. 10 in the North Dansville Town Hall. The program is free and open to the public. Donations are gratefully accepted.

Dansville Museum
14 Church St
Dansville, NY 14437

Open houses first and third Saturdays of each month.

10am-2pm Admission Free



Attention Record Collectors


Attention record collectors: The Dansville Area Historical Society will be having a special LP sale at its booth in Church Park from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday, May 20, during the annual Dogwood Festival. Please stop by and make an offer on some classic LPs. Proceeds to benefit the restoration of a statue of Bernice Macfadden, which had originally been on display at the Castle on the Hill during the Bernarr Macfadden era.

Your family’s World War II photos wanted

The Dansville Area Historical Society is seeking people willing to share their family photos with us for an upcoming book on Dansville during World War II. If you or a relative was from Dansville and have a photo of a loved one during service, please share with us and send in digital form (.jpg) to

Please include information as to who it is, when it was taken and where, and what branch of service. Please also share with us some information about his time in Dansville. Thank you!

It’s all ‘fun and games’ for Dansville High School history club display case

In conjunction with the Dansville High School History Club, the Dansville Area Historical Society has the privilege once again to have some of its items on display in the Dansville High School, just outside the auditorium. If you happen to be in the school and have a chance, please stop to take a look. The theme is “Museum of Play” and includes such pieces as old phonograph records, a drum, children’s games, stuffed animals, sports items, old Danuas and more.

Photos by Don Ptak, Dansville High School History Club advisor; school librarian