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