APHS Meetings

First Monday of the month

           7:00 pm

     Avon Opera Block

23 Genesee Street, Avon

        Second Floor

   Handicap accessible

      Public Welcome


      APHS Museum

27 Genesee Street, Avon

Thursday, 1:00 - 4:00

  Sunday, 1:00 - 4:00

  Also by appointment



   Contact Information

Call 585-226-2425 ext 22

        or  Email Us


   Programs for 2014

     Avon Opera Block

    23 Genesee Street

        Second floor
   Handicap accessible


     Programs are free

     Open to the public




         Avon Mills 

      Sunday, May 18

          2:00 pm

     Maureen Kingston

   Avon Town Historian




 Barber-Mulligan Farm 

    Sunday, Sept. 28

          2:00 pm

      Holly Watson

  Avon Deputy Historian


  The Faces of Service

            in Avon

      Sunday Oct. 26

           2:00 pm

     Panel discussion         of service organizations

Moderator: Marty Graham




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 Many unique photographs, historical documents and local memorabilia are on display.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:

                                  Individual:  $10

                                  Family:       $20

                                  Business:    $30

                  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!