"What the next generation will value most is not what we owned, but the evidence of who we where and the tales of how we loved." -Ellen Goodman, writer

The Town of Newfane Historical Society collects, preserves and interprets the history of the Newfane and Olcott communities, sharing our heritage through education, exhibits and special events. We maintain two historical locations: The Van Horn Mansion and Country Village, and also an extensive collection of archives and artifacts.

We are a non-profit organization relying entirely on the generosity of supporters. Consider becoming a member of the society, thereby adding your voice to our efforts, as we convey the story of this community and the people who lived here to future generations.

Newfane & Olcott's history is alive...