Join & Support




Thanks for your interest and we greatly appreciate your support!

Become a member of the society, thereby adding your voice to our efforts as we convey the story of our residents to future generations.

By joining, or renewing membership to, the Newfane Historical Society of New York, you'll help us expand society resources and preserve our collections. Membership is open to anyone, and all members receive our quarterly print newsletter, Apple Blossom Times, which contains the latest society news and historical articles.

Join/ Renewal Form

Purchase memberships securely on-line below. You can also complete our membership form (pdf) and mail it in.

Annual Memberships:
$10 - Individual
$20 - Family (one residence)
$100 - Lifetime (individual)

-Choose Membership Level-

we accept all major credit cards

Our membership year runs January 1st - December 31st. You do not need to be a Newfane resident. Lifetime memberships are per person, and cannot be shared or passed on to others. All dues are tax deductible to the full extent provided by law.




"Volunteering is an antidote to pessimism. It helps you see that no matter how small, you can do something about the problems around you" - Sheryl Ziegler, child psychologist.

Volunteering teaches empathy, gratitude, respect for others, and teamwork. These are vital for all ages to be reminded of, and is often a great mood booster as volunteers enjoy the time they have spent helping their community.


Get Involved

We rely on volunteers of all ages, cultural backgrounds, and levels of experience to accomplish its mission to document, preserve, and interpret local history. No matter your interest or schedule, there is a place for you at the Newfane Historical Society. Volunteer experiences range from on-site activities, such as staffing of the Van Horn Mansion and Country Village, scanning photographs, data-entry, guiding walking tours, and presenting programs to local groups.

From those who make history to those who read about it, our society encourages everyone to get involved. History is exciting and fun, and there are many ways that you can help us bring the past to life. Please consider donating an hour or more of your time each month. We could really use the help!

Adults ages 18+

Youth Volunteers
  • Candidates should be ages 12-17 and must complete a Youth Form, signed by a parent or guardian.
  • Volunteers ages 12-13 must participate with a parent or guardian during their volunteer shifts.





It is because of the vital support provided by dedicated members and donors, that the Society has been able to collect, preserve and share the priceless evidence our past and heritage. We thank you for your support!

Christmas Decoration Donations

The Newfane Historical Society welcomes additions to our Christmas displays. Items must be in good condition and created prior to 1950. We also accept financial contributions to help us grow our and preserve our collection. Please contact


Monetary Donations

Your unrestricted donation ensures that our stories, and those of our ancestors, are told for generations to come. Your support is deeply appreciated and tax-deductible.

we accept all major credit cards



Accepted items will be given a permanent and safe home, preserving them for future generations.

Please Note: due to storage space, duplication, and a myriad of practical reasons, we cannot accept all historical items offered. Anything accepted becomes the sole property of the Newfane Historical Society. Contact Jill to review: (716) 390-9679 or email.


Gifts & Bequests

To discuss possible gifts and bequests to The Newfane Historical Society, please contact Jill at (716) 390-9679 or email.