About the Avon Preservation and Historical Society
Avon is located in Western New York, situated on the east bank of the Genesee River. Settlers arrived around 1785, and formed the town in 1789 as Hartford. The name was changed to Avon in 1808 to distinguish it from another New York community by the same name.
The Avon Preservation and Historical Society (APHS) was chartered
in 1983. The mission of the APHS is to interpret and preserve the
rich history of the village and town of Avon, NY. Educational
programs are provided and the Society's diverse resources are
available to the public.
The APHS Museum, located at 27 Genesee Street, is home to a wide
variety of collections. Many unique photographs, historical
documents and local memorabilia are on display. Please come visit
us on a Thursday or Sunday, between 1:00 and 4:00. The displays
change on a regular basis, so come often!
To build an oral history of the area, the APHS is recording the recollections of long-time residents. These recordings are available for loan by contacting the APHS. If you know someone who would like to share their memories, please contact us for an interview.
Become a Member of APHS!
As a member you will receive four newsletters each year. Each issue contains unique Avon memories, historic events, and announcements. Your support will also insure our educational programs and expansive museum collections continue on into the future.
Levels of support:
Please send a check made out to "APHS" to
23 Genesee Street
Avon, NY 14414
Please include your name, address, pone and email.
Thanks for your support!