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April 15, 2018 - 5:19pm

Next Saturday, April 21, the Oakfield Historical Society will host its Grand Opening from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. for the 2018 season, which also marks its 20-year anniversary.

"Oakfield-Alabama Schools Through the Years" is the year's theme and the corresponding exhibit will debut, plus there will be other new exhibits and updated favorites.

Reenactors representing the late 18th and early 19 centuries will be there, too. There will be several knapping demonstrations where OHS Member Bill Chase will work a piece of raw flint, with the goal of creating an arrowhead.

The museum is located at 7 Maple Ave. in Oakfield.

October 10, 2016 - 4:01pm
posted by Genesee Chamber... in oakfield ny, Oakfield Historical Society.

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Did you know that the Town of Oakfield was the home to one of the largest Native American forts? For one day only –Saturday, Oct. 15th– you can participate in a tour of the ancient remnants, including Indian mounds and earthworks, hosted by the Oakfield Historical Society. This is a special single-day event, due to the fort residing on private property.

Tickets are for sale at Warner’s Flower Shop, 21 Main St., Oakfield for $5 per person. On the day of the event, you must register at the Oakfield Historical Society,  7 Maple Ave., and get your wrist band to get on the wagon that will take you to the site. There are three tours that go to the fort site, the times are 11 a.m., 12 p.m. & 1 p.m. For more information, click here.

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(Photo of Oakfield Historical Society, 7 Maple Ave., Oakfield, NY)

The Seneca tribe built a large 10-acre fort outside of Oakfield, which was still standing in the 18th century. The Senecas settled Oakfield long before the English settlers started to move into the area in the early 1800s. What is still there today is called the best preserved Indian mounds and earthworks in New York State. Previous archaeological digs have been able to identify structures and what life was like inside the fort. The trees on site span over 300 years.

The fort is another amazing example of Genesee County’s connection to United States and North American history.

Visit www.VisitGeneseeNY.com to learn more...

June 8, 2015 - 5:59pm
posted by Howard B. Owens in Oakfield, Oakfield Historical Society.

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An aging and leaky roof on the Victorian home that houses the Oakfield Historical Society's Museum and Research Center is jeopardizing the collection of artifacts and documents in the society's care. Water and old things usually don't mix well and members of the society are concerned about the current condition of the roof, which they've been unable to repair.

The society is planning a series of fundraisers, including an upcoming golf tournament, but they're also making a direct appeal for donations through GoFundMe.com.

The cost of a new roof and needed repairs are expected to be at least $25,000.

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June 4, 2015 - 12:51pm
Event Date and Time: 
June 20, 2015 - 12:00pm to 8:00pm
GOLF FUNDRAISER FOR NEW ROOF ON RESEARCH CENTER Golf Outing Package - $65.00 per person 4 Man Scramble Longest drive for men / women Closest to the pin for men/women Includes 18 holes with cart, lunch at the turn, followed by pulled pork dinner with sides and dessert. At Batavia Country Club: 11:00 AM registration 12:00 AM shotgun start... At Oakfield Fire Department: 6:00 PM dinner 6:30 PM Chinese Auction ***Tickets also available for the dinner only (without golf) for )$10*** ***Chinese auction open to the public at 5:30. Tickets are $5 per sheet.***
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