2015 Masthead Home page
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Elma Center
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Pictured above is the business district at Elma Center about 1913. From the left, Homer Hoyt's general store, Joseph Geyer's blacksmith shop and livery stable, Bill Beicke's saloon, Frank Slade's seed store and Peter Grader's saloon. On September 25, 1922 a fire gutted the entire block. A store, house, garage and restaurant were rebuilt on the site but everything except the store was destroyed during the fall of 1936.

Christmas at the Museum

Members of the Elma Historical Society gathered at the Museum to enjoy the Holiday Season with refreshments and song. The group had the honor to be entertained by Owen O'Suilleabhain and his lovely wife Andrea Laidman O'Suilleabhain with a collection of Irish melodies along with Christmas Carols. Owen and his wife are new comers to the community and recently joined the Society. Owen is an accomplished musician and composer. His wife Andrea works at the United Nations. The Elma Historical Society welcomes these talented  young people to the society and our community.

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Town Museum photo
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Elma Historical Society's
Mission Statement


The Society collects, preserves and exhibits materials pertinent to the social and cultural development of the customs, traditions and lifestyles of rural America with emphasis on the 19th century.

The Town of Elma Museum will be open Thursdays from 1-4 pm  first and Third Sunday of the month of May thru September, or by appointment.
Appointments may be made by calling 652-9458.

   Join the Historical Society
Membership application to the Elma Historical Society can be downloaded by clicking on membership application below. Help us preserve the history of our great community.

     Membership Application

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