August 22, 2015 is the Town Picnic and would like to invite the community and also looking for people who grow up in Leon and remember the PennyRoyal Race Track Reunion, would like people to share what they remember about the Race Track and the Town Picnic's. We are in the planning stage and any succession or pictures. Contact Fred Milliman 716-358-3236 or Pat Bromley 716-296-5709. "will be posting more information"
April 27th meeting of the Historical Society
Our regular meetings are pot-luck suppers at 6pm. “Meeting after.” “We will be taking membership.” And Dues $5.00 a year!! We welcome active members, but we also appreciate those who wish to be less active in their support.
May 2, Opening of Church and Museum there is an Open House, from 10-4pm
There will be Amish Bake goods and plants from the “Country Knob” Greenhouse on Riga Rd.
May 25 Memorial Day Parade with reading of Honor Roll
June 13th, Willow Creek Quilters & Amish Quilts & Goods 10am-3pm
June 20th, Living History Day at the church and Museum 1pm-5
August 22nd Town Picnic! ** Bring a dish to pass ~ more info to follow.
Sponsored by the Historical Society & Leon Fire Company # 1
The Leon Fire Company #1 formed the Race Track in the 1940’s and ran until the Late 1950’s
There will be a display of the Pennyroyal Track at the Fire hall.
Anyone who remembers and would like to share their memories or driving and pictures would Greatly Appreciated.
We are looking for Crafters & Flea Marketers who would like to set up on Saturday from May-October. Call 296-5709
We are doing Amish Trail Tours in winter, spring, summer and fall months!!!
“Book your Tours” Call Pat Bromley, Historian at 716-296-5709 or
Fred Milliman, curator 716-358-3236, Bill Scherman, Pres. 716-296-5268
Come and join us at the
June 13th 10am-3pm
We are having displays from Willow Creek Quilters and Amish Quilts and Goods.
Crafters & Farmers Marketers are Welcome to joins us
Call Pat 716-296-5709
Refreshments are available
“Ely Parker at Appomattox”
“Living History in Leon” Event June 20th
April 9th, 1865 Generals Grant and Lee ended the Civil War in Appomattox, Virginia. Ely Parker was there as Grant’s adjutant. In fact, Ely Parker drafted the terms of the surrender. What makes this man’s presence even more unique is that he was a Seneca Indian.
2PM Saturday, June 20th in Leon’s United Methodist Church, Route 62, Leon, Al Parker, Ely Parker’s descendent, will portray his ancestor and tell his story as part of the Leon Historical Society’s “Living History in Leon” event. “Living History in Leon” 1 -5PM features tasks, games and crafts pertaining to 19th century life styles and Civil War presentations. A complete description of “Living History in Leon” is available on the Leon Historical Society’s website leonhistoricalsociety.webs.com.
Leon Down Home Days
September 26,2015 10am
Driving and Riding Obstacle Course
Cowboy Obstacle Course
Small Livestock Obstacle Course
Horse classes: Adults $20 Youth 17 & under $15
Livestock class $5
Driving and Cowboy class sign ups at 9 am
livestock class sign ups at 9 am
Info: Luke 716-225-2270 or Pat 296-5709
Sponsored by Leon Historical Society
Horses Neg coggins and rabies
Livestock current health cer
Community Wide Lawn Sales and Flea Market
Sponsored by Leon Volunteer Fire Dept.
2015 Leon Down Home Days Obstacle Challenge
New this Year: Riding and Driving combination class
Adult Level 1 Training Level: New horse and Rider partnership
Adult Level 2 Intermediate: Established horse and rider
Adult Level 3 Masters: Horse and rider ready for more
Youth Level 1 Training Level: New horse and Rider
Youth Level 2 Intermediate: Established horse and rider
Youth Level 3 Masters: Horse and rider ready
for more advanced course
In hand: Pony, Mini, and yearling
New: Small Livestock class in a separate area.
All Youth 18 and under must wear helmets
When riding per NYS law.
Anyone abusing an animal will be asked to leave.
Location: behind the Town buildings 12195 Leon/New Albion Rd.
The Museum is open every Saturday starting in May – October, from 10am to 4pm!
Open by appointment contact Pat Bromley, Historian, 716-296-5709, email email@example.com, and check out our web site: leonhistoricalsociety.webs.com
Our Meeting for 2015 is as follows. “We will be taking membership in March.”
The cost in $5.00 a year!! We welcome active members, but we also appreciate those who wish to be less active in their support.
March 30, April 27, May 18, June 29, July 27, August 31, September 28, October 26, November 30. Our regular meetings are pot-luck suppers at 6pm. “Meeting after.”
May 25 Memorial Day Parade with reading of Honor Roll
June 6th, Willow Creek Quilters & Amish Quilts & Goods 10am-3pm (at church)
June 20th History Day around the Church
August 22nd Town Picnic! ***Save the Date***
Bring a dish to Pass ~ more info to follow
September 26, 10 am Leon’s Down Home Days
Featuring: Driving and Riding Obstacle Course ~ Sign up at 9am
Small Livestock Obstacle Course ~ Sign up at 9am
We will be updating the times and more information on the events in 2015?
Check out our web site for updates!!
We are looking for Crafters & Flea Marketers who would like to set up on Saturday
From May-October. Call 296-5709
We are doing Amish Trail
Fred Milliman, curator 716-358-3236
A CENTURY OF PROGRESS, (1800-1933) BY JOHN M ACKLEY
Limited additions $18.00 plus shipping?
We still have Books available at the museum for sale. This is a great book written by John Ackley who resided here in Leon
Contact Pat Bromley at (716)296-5709 for a private tour or genealogy information. Website created by Pat Bromley Historian and Member.
Take a trip back in time with a visit through the Older Amish Community. They live without all the modern conveniences such as electricity, telephones, and cars. Their lifestyle seperates them from the modern world. They emphassize on humility, faith, and family, honest and hard work. They recognized by their plain dress and travel by horse and buggy.
Amish produce a variety of good that include Quilts, Rugs, Bake Goods, Candy, Toys, Wood and iron crafts, Furniture, Eggs, Fruits and vegetables. They sell their products from their homes, they have signs in their yards letting people know what they are selling. Amish have a unique way of life which we respect, while on the tour we request that you arae thoughtful and courteous of their way.
Come join a tour where one of our Guides will join you in your vechicle and give you 2 hour tour around the back roads and show you the great shops around the area. We will make several stops along the way where you can shop and we will share stories of the fasinating history of the area.
Tours are by reservation only
Tours are available through The Leon Historical Society Museum for more information Contact: or e-mail us thru our website http://leonhistoricalsociety.webs.com/
Pat Bromley (716) 296-5709, Leon Town Historian
Fred Milliman (716) 358-3236
Bill Scherman, Pres. 716-296-5268
Cost: $40.00 per vehicle up to six people with an additional $5.00 per person.
Please remember that Amish shops are closed on Sundays, holidays and also for weddings and funerals. Amish accept Cash or Checks, NO CREDIT CARDS. It is against their beliefs to be photographed; we ask that you respect their wishes.
Call to Reserve you time and Date... Tours are available year round