Arcade Historical Society

Learn more about the local, rural history in and around Arcade, New York at the Arcade Historical Society, located next to the Pioneer Arcade Elementary School on West Main Street in Arcade.  

The Society was originally formed in 1957 as the Arcade Sesquicentennial and Historical Society for the 150th anniversary of the settlement of the town. In 1970 the name was changed to more accurately reflect the Society’s mission. The AHS is dedicated to collecting and preserving objects, records, and other artifacts that illustrate the history of the Town of Arcade and the surrounding area.

The Society collections include a house museum with period rooms showing aspects of Arcade life from 1865 to the present with an emphasis on the 1920s and ‘30s. Special exhibits of items in the collection or on loan are held throughout the year. Also housed in this building is a small research library of newspapers, photographs and documents. 

Regular hours are:

  • Thursdays from 11am-6pm
  • Fridays 9am-4pm
  • Check their website for special events and open house hours throughout the year.  
Arcade Historical Society

Main Phone:585.492.4466
Mailing Address:331 West Main Street
Arcade, NY 14009

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Learn more about the local, rural history in and around Arcade, New York at the Arcade Historical Society, located next to the Pioneer Arcade Elementary School on West Main Street in Arcade.  

The Society was originally formed in 1957 as the Arcade Sesquicentennial and Historical Society for the 150th anniversary of the settlement of the town. In 1970 the name was changed to more accurately reflect the Society’s mission. The AHS is dedicated to collecting and preserving objects, records, and other artifacts that illustrate the history of the Town of Arcade and the surrounding area.

The Society collections include a house museum with period rooms showing aspects of Arcade life from 1865 to the present with an emphasis on the 1920s and ‘30s. Special exhibits of items in the collection or on loan are held throughout the year. Also housed in this building is a small research library of newspapers, photographs and documents. 

Regular hours are:

  • Thursdays from 11am-6pm
  • Fridays 9am-4pm
  • Check their website for special events and open house hours throughout the year.  


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Arcade Historical Society

331 West Main Street
Arcade, NY 14009

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