Notes from the President

We reopened for the season on April 21, 2018. Our theme this year is OACS through the years.  This was a lot of fun to put together.  We have a ton of memorabilia and pictures.  We have a depiction of the first school in Oakfield which was a log cabin that was located in Triangle Park, the school is  complete with a student in a dunce cap.

This is our 20th Anniversary!  We celebrated on opening day with guests Jim Ferris and Rick Hale.  Both are re-enactors from the late 1700’s.   Rick Hale brought his antique gun collection and powder horns made from real cow horns.   Jim Ferris brought his backpack filled with items that he would have if he were traveling and living in the wilderness in the 1700’s.  He did several show and tell sessions with the guests throughout the day.  He could live for about 5 days in the forest with what he brought with him.

On May 21st the board members along with the town board members, and scouts did a clean-up of Reed cemetery.  We had 25 people altogether that helped straighten stones by shoring them up with stone and dirt.  It was a cold rainy day but everyone was so proud of the work when we were done.  Our wonderful Lions Club then provided lunch for all the workers.

In June, we are going to be giving a tour for the 50th class reunion.  We are also having our annual 2nd grade class tour on June 12th.  This tour is so much fun.  We split the class in half and Dar Warner takes them on a walking tour of the Village and shows them where things used to be while the rest of us gives them a tour of the research center, then we switch.  The kids love it and from what we have heard the parents all want to chaperone this tour.

We are planning on a tour of the Cary cemetery in October – “History Comes Alive”.  We are also going to have our annual Art Show in December that highlights the talented kids of OACS.

Dar Warner is working on a new book that is a continuation of the businesses, this time going north.  This goes along with Our Glory Years and Our Little Village.  The title is still to be determined but you can look for the new book late this fall.

We have some great programs this year, one that we are really looking forward to is Perry Ground.  Perry, is a Native American Storyteller who will be at our November 2018 meeting.

We would like to do another memory book so if you would like to send in your memories of growing up in Oakfield, please send them to oakfieldhistory@yahoo.com

Make sure you check out our Facebook page for the Oakfield Historical Society we are always updating with pictures, polls and upcoming events.

See you at the Research Center!

Laurie Nanni
President

Hours of Operation

Sundays
1:00 PM -3:00 PM
(Closed on holidays)Each year, we open the first Saturday in April and close the first Saturday in December.
For a personal tour, please contact:

  • Laurie Nanni 585-259-4145
  • Dar Warner 585-948-5500 or 585-948-5926

Please keep in mind we will need a few weeks notice.