The purpose of the Almond Historical Society shall be to bring together those people interested in history, and especially the history of Almond and the surrounding area. Understanding the history of our community is basic to our democratic way of life, gives us a better understanding of our state and nation, and promotes a better appreciate of our American heritage.
The society’s major function will be to discover and collect any material which may help to establish or illustrate the history of the area, its exploration, settlement, development and activities in peace and war; its progress in population, wealth, education, arts, science, agriculture, manufacturers, trade and transportation. It will collect printed materials such as histories, genealogies, biographies, descriptions, gazetteers, directories, newspapers, pamphlets, catalogs, circulars, handbills, programs and posters; manuscript material such as letters, diaries, journals, memoranda, reminiscences, rosters, service records, account books, charts, surveys, and field books; and museum material such as pictures, photographs, paintings, portraits, scenes, aboriginal relics and material objects illustrative of life, conditions, events and activities of the past and present.
The society will provide for the preservation of such material and for its accessibility . . . .and to undertake the preservation of historic buildings, monuments and markers. The society will disseminate historical information and arouse interest in the past by publishing historical material in the newspapers or otherwise; by holding meetings with pageants, addresses, lectures, papers and discussion; by marking historical buildings, sites, trails, and by using any and all means of communication to awaken public interest.
The society will cooperate with the state or other historical societies or organizations to collect and preserve materials of state-wide significance, and cooperate with eh seek the aid of the historical committee of the Allegany County Board of Supervisors. These materials can be made available to students and scholars.
The society, as owner, will maintain and keep in good repair the buildings and grounds of the Hagadorn House Museum at 7 Main Street, Almond, NY 14804 where its collections and genealogy materials are house.