Items For Sale

The Oakfield Historical Society have the following items for sale as a fundraiser.  These items can be purchased by contacting Dar Warner at 585-948-5926 or


Our Carefree Years

Our newest book “Our Carefree Years” is now available.  Orders can be taken by calling Laurie Nanni @585-259-4145.  We will also have these for sale at the museum in Saturday December 1st during the OBC Christmas in the Village. This book is about the Oakfield businesses during the 50’s, 60’s & 70’s with wonderful stories by the families. Find out how Al Hilchey got the hardware store. You will find out who was a former cowboy and could do some soft shoe. 65 different stories that you will love. This is $20.00 and we can ship for $7.45.

OUR LITTLE VILLAGE (The Rest of Our Glory Years)

by Darlene Warner

This is the history of the Cary Seminary, our schools, churches and businesses on the south side. The book is $20.00 and $7.45 to ship

Mysteries, Murder & Mayhem

by Laurie Nanni

Who knew that Oakfield had so many stories of murders, suicides, robberies and maybe even a mob hit or two.  You will find stories of bootlegging and tragedy.  Some murders are still unsolved or are they?  Was someone paid off? Stories from the 1800’s to the early 1940’s.  This book is $20 and the cost to ship is $7.45.   As the book is 210 pages, only one book will fit in an envelope

Main Street Ablaze

Fires starting in1848 to 1985, that helped to shape Main Street into what it is today.  Pictures, maps and an insight into life in the early years. $15.00 plus **$7.45 to ship

Oakfield As We Knew it

A book of memories about Oakfield written by the individuals that lived there. Take a trip down memory lane with them. $12.00 plus **$7.45 to ship

Our Glory Years 1885-1925 (The Booming of Oakfield)

by Darlene K. Warner

The West Shore Railroad comes to town and 10 new industries spring up because of it. During this time period we get electricity, telephones, and the “rotten plank sidewalks” are replaced with cement. The main business section was booming and 10 new streets were developed during this time. Of all the villages in Genesee County Oakfield was definitely the place to live. $15.00 plus **$7.45 to ship.


Historic and current buildings in Oakfield complete with a history on them. Available in navy & cream or black & cream.They measure 4 ft x 5 ft. These are $42.50 contact us for shipping prices

Gypsum Rock

Gypsum Rock:  From the first discovery of gypsum, the early plants, all the various departments, the strikes, life in the company houses and memories of those who worked for the USG.  $22.00 plus $7.45 for shipping.

Oakfield’s Lost Legacy: Early Enterprise in the Village of Caryville, NY

Lost Legacy:  The history of Oakfield from when we broke off from Elba, our early businesses and streets.  Takes us up to the fire of 1866, when we lost all town records.  $15.00 plus $7.45 for shipping.

The Diary of Margaret E. Nichol – Wheatville, New York 1860

The Diary of Margaret Nichols is a joint venture with the Alabama Historical Society.  This diary has been deciphered and shows the life of a family in 1860 in Wheatville, NY.  $12.00 plus $7.45 for shipping.

For Home & Country

For Home & Country highlights Oakfield’s “Gold Star” soldiers, who gave the ultimate sacrifice.  It also gives you a great history of what was happening in the world and in our little town of Oakfield.  $20.00 plus $7.45 for shipping.

In Search of The Bone Fort

In Search of the Bone Fort will tell you all about the Native Americans who lived in this area and it eludes to the mystery of the “bone fort” that was reported by Rev. Samuel Kirkland when he was here in the 1700’s on a mission trip.  $8.00 plus $7.45 for shipping.

**Please note in MOST cases we can ship two books together for one price EXCEPT the US Gypsum Rock as this is a very thick book and has to ship alone.

Hours of Operation

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.