Van Horn Mansion

** Celebrating 200 years! 1823-2023 **



Revitalization Project

In honor of the Van Horn Mansion's 200th birthday in 2023, the estate will undergo a variety of necessary enhancements in order to refresh the property and help keep it a mainstay attraction of the Newfane community.


Help us win a grant by 10/1/2024

If we raise $35k, we win $35k!

We've raised over $21,000....please help us today to reach our goal:




Send to

Mail a check:

(include "Rev. Project" in subject line) Town of Newfane Historical Society, P.O. Box 115, Newfane, NY 14108


A local organization has offered this challenge grant to help upgrade the Van Horn Mansion. Earning this grant will go a long way towards refreshing the property with many improvements and upgrades. If we fundraise enough and win the grant, it means a $70,000 investment into the estate. 

How will the funds be used?

  • New Wheelchair Ramp
  • ADA compliant bathroom
  • New & Upgraded Kitchen Appliances
  • Rental Equipment Upgrades
  • Various building repairs
  • Refreshed Displays & much, much more!

** Congratulations to our 2023 Quilt Raffle Winner: Marilyn Haseley **


Special Thanks to our Donors!

Thanks to everyone who has contributed toward our Revitalization Project so far. This includes many anonymous and small donation supporters. We appreciate everyone's help in reaching our goals!

Phil & Beth Banks
The Banks Family in honor of Grace and Adrian Banks
James Boles
Tom Beilein
Stephen Comings
Community Partnership Program Fund w/ Niagara County Economic Development Committee
Cynthia Dodge
Anne Fanton
Shawn Foti, Legislator
Sally Guthrie
Paul Hartigan
Franklin and Glen Klumpp
Susan Klute
Carolyn Leibring
Linda Lohr

Jean Linn
Linda Lohr
The Miller Family
Carmen Miller
Jane Navarro
Newfane Lions Club
Clare Oakes
Jessica Paananen
Gertrude Palmer
Judy Sears
Rebecca Schweigert
George Taylor
Mary Utel
Thomas & Gail Walder
James Wendler


Project Updates

Special thanks to everyone who has supported our efforts! Some plans completed or underway include:

  • Second floor redesign
  • Brand new chairs for indoor events
  • Reworking the estate's landscaping
  • Repairs, cleaning, and painting the Lower Veranda
  • Updates to a few indoor displays
  • reorganizing the office, broom closet and kitchen
  • upgraded cleaning supplies
  • Updating entryway displays
  • Assessing and reworking various displays and collections
  • Repairs to the roof and skylight area

Want to join the committee to help with projects? Please email

rev project flyer

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Funds raised so far: