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Almond Historical Society

November 2001


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The Hagadorn House will be open on Sunday, December 2, from 1 to 5 p.m. and again on Monday, December 3 from 10 to 12 a.m. and 7 to 9 p.m.

“Over The River and Through The Woods To Grandmother’s House We Go . . .” is the theme selected for our Christmas Open House by our resident Christmas designer, Mary Ellen Westlake. The beautifully decorated Hagadorn House will be open to the public on Sunday, December 2, from 1 to 5 p.m. and again on Monday, December 3 from 10 to 12 a.m. and 7 to 9 p.m. As in the past, Mary Ellen will create her magic with all natural materials, and these arrangements will be found throughout the house.

At 2 p.m. on Sunday, December 2, Historical Society members, children, and area residents will present a Christmas musical program at the Almond Union of Churches, next door to the Hagadorn House. Those attending the program are invited to go back to the Hagadorn House where traditional holiday refreshments will be served.

See Pictures of the Event (courtesy of Dick Baker)

For Sale:

BEERS HISTORY OF ALLEGANY COUNTY, 1806-1879, including an alphabetical index on CD in PDF format, is available for sale at $13.50 from Dick Baker, 376 Karr Valley Road, Almond, NY 14804.

ALMOND HISTORICAL SOCIETY NOTEBOOKS, a repository for past issues of the AHS newsletters that also contains 30 photos of “old” Almond, as well as a color photo of Hagadorn House on the cover. Send check for $13.00 plus $3.95 S&H to Lee A. Ryan, PO Box 236, Almond, New York 14804. Profits from both items go to the AHS.

Our Condolences to the Families of. . .

Helen Smith, who died on August 26, 2001. She is the gal who faithfully cleaned the Hagadorn House, making it nice and tidy for our meetings. Helen was active in community affairs, and at Almond Union of Churches, and we will all miss her.

Roger Washburn, who died on September 16, 2001. An Almond native, he was gifted with artistic talents which he used in his career and later in his retirement, creating unique craft items. He assisted Lee Ryan in designing and organizing the AHS notebook project.

Jerry Burdick, who died on September 12. An Alfred Almond Central School graduate, he spent a large portion of his life in the Almond area, and recently moved to Wellsville for his retirement years.


It was fun to hear from Abby Lindeman Jefferds recently: “I can’’t put it off any longer – each month I intend to order and then forget. So this time I really need the notebook to preserve all my newsletters. I enjoy each one and read every word and then get them all out and read again. Almond is very dear to me and always will be.”

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