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Welcome to the Leon Historical Society


The Amish and English Artisans Class, quilting---old and new techniques on May 13th has's been moved up at the historical Church at the 4 corners in Leon. will start at 9 am Saturday!

 Spring Newsletter 2017

Leon Historical Society                                 2017 Dates to Remember




April 22            Leon Amish-English Cabin Fever Event

April 29           Leon Amish-English Cabin Fever Event

May  6           Leon Amish-English Cabin Fever Event

May 13           Leon Amish-English Cabin Fever Event


May 29            Memorial Day Service and Honor Roll, 9AM


July 29             Civil War Wedding Event


August 19        Town Picnic at fire Hall, 11 AM

                                    75th Anniversary founding of the Fire Company

                                    Dedication Pennyroyal Race Track Mural

                                    Dedication of New Playground in memory of Butch Ellis


December 10    Old-Fashion Christmas at the 1836 Church, 2 PM


Planning Meetings:               March 12, at 3:00 PM at the Church

                                                July 9, at 3:00 PM at the Church


Regular Meetings                  March 27

                                                April 24

                                                May 22

                                                June 26

                                                July 24

                                                August 28

                                                September 25

                                                October 30

                                                November 27


Regular meetings are at the Church at 6PM followed by a pot luck supper.


Museum is open May 6th thru October 28th, Saturdays from 11 AM to 2 PM and by appointment.  text, images, and other content

Amish and English Cabin Fever Event

Feel like winter will never end? Try a NEW LEARNING EXPERIENCE! Come and join us for a fun day and some great homemade food. Learn how to make BASKETS, SEW, KNIT, and QUILT. Get involved in making baskets, or sew a change purse, knit a neck scarf, or quilt a pot holder.


Different Presentations on Four Different Saturdays


April 22, 2017– Basket Making and cards

April 29, 2017– Sewing: Wrap Change Purse

May 6, 2017– Yarn Spinning and Knitting

May 13, 2017– Quilting: Old & New ways

The presentations are from 9am-?


Cost each day is $30.00 per Saturday, per person. All necessary supplies are provided so you can take home a project each day. Lunch is available for additional $5.00 or you can bring your own lunch.


Seating is limited! Please reserve NOW by Calling: (716)296-5709 or (716)257-5272


All events are being held at the Leon Fire Hall in Leon, NY on Leon New Albion RD just off of 62. There will be signs posted to follow.


You can also check out our facebook page or website for more info.

Facebook: Leon Historical Society


2017 Dates to Remember!

Opening for 2016


Leon Historical Society was founded September 17, 1978. The main purpose of the society was to keep an accurate history of the Town and its families, connecting the past to the present. 175 years ago Leon started with log cabins and now within our community, we have a vibrant Old Order Amish Community.

The historical church was built in 1836 and the Grange Hall (museum) in 1903. Both buildings are listed in the National Register.

The church and museum are open on Saturdays from May to October from 11AM to 2PM, or by appointment.


Pat Bromley,Leon Historian

12091 Ruckh Hill

South Dayton, NY 14138

             The Leon Historical Society's    Open Hours -2017

The church and Museum will be open every Saturday from 11:00 a.m., to     

 2:00 p.m. starting in May-October

  The Church will be open from 10:00 until 4:00   The Amish Bake Goods and

   crafts will be up at the Church starting this year!  Parking is going to be better

   for bake goods and just take a short walk and see the Museum!

   Private Museum Tours

    Pat Bromley, Historian, 716-296-5709

    email: [email protected]


A Century of Progress:   LIMITED  ADDITION

                              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                                     


Private Tours available

  Contact Pat Bromley at (716)296-5709 for a private tour or genealogy information.  Website created by Pat Bromley Historian and Member.

Come take a trip thru the Country

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

Pat Bromley (716) 296-5709, Leon Town Historian

 Fred Milliman (716) 358-3236

 Denny Crouse, Pres.  (716) 988-3543

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.     

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Call to Reserve you time and Date... Tours are available year round




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