Historians

Researching local history begins with the people responsible for it compilation. In New York State, every municipality (town, city, village, county) must have an appointed historian. This page contains the contact information for 41 municipal historians in Chautauqua County.

Arkwright Town Historian
Ruth Nichols
2383 Route 83
Fredonia, NY 14063
716 965-2656
ruthnichols644@hotmail.com

Bemus Point Village Historian
Mary Jane Stahley
P. O. Box 273
Bemus Point, NY 14712
716-386-2253

Brocton Village Historian
Edward Kurtz
7970 Thayer Road
Portland, NY 14769
716 792-4368

Busti Town Historian
John Siggins
926 Southwestern Dr.
Jamestown, NY 14701
716-484-8341
Bustihistorical@Gmail.com

Carroll Town Historian
June Burgett
1582 Bunce Road
Frewsburg, NY 14738
716 569-4595

Carroll Town Historian
Barbara Cessna
62 Institute Street
Frewsburg, NY 14738
716 569-5677
historiantownofcarroll@windstream.net

Cassadaga Village Historian
John Sipos, Jr.
P.O. Box 392
Cassadaga, NY 14718
716 595-33379
sipos@netsync.net

Celeron Village Historian
vacant

Charlotte Town Historian
Becky LeBaron
7586 Rood Rd.
Sinclairville, NY 14782
bbleb@windstream.net

Chautauqua County Historian
Michelle Henry
P. O. Box 170
Mayville, NY 14757
716 753-4857
HenryM@co.chautauqua.ny.us
http://www.co.chautauqua.ny.us/hist/histframe.htm

Chautauqua Institution Historian
Jon Schmitz, Archivist
P.O. Box 1093
Chautauqua, NY 14722
716 357-6332

Chautauqua Town Historian
Devon Taylor
P.O. Box 188
Mayville, NY 14757
716 753-3116
devtay@fairpoint.net

Cherry Creek Town Historian
Sharon Howe Sweeting
1022 West Rd.
Cherry Creek, NY 14723
716 296-5105
innkeeper@cherrycreekinn.net

Clymer Town Historian
Suzanne Rhebergen
P.O. Box 114
Clymer, NY 14724
716 355-9950

Dunkirk City Historian
Robert Harris
73 Otter St.
Dunkirk, NY 14048

Dunkirk Town Historian
(vacant)

Ellery Town Historian
Cherrie Clark
4818 Ellery-Centralia Rd.
Bemus Point, NY 14712
716 386-3105
jcwjclark@yahoo.com

Ellicott Town Historian
Karen Livsey
3409 Gerry-Levant
Falconer, NY 14733
716 665-3168
klivsey@prodigy.net

Ellington Town Historian
Laurene Rice
914 West Main
Kennedy, NY 14747
716 287-3108

Falconer Village Historian
Brenda Cavallaro
201 East Main Street
Falconer, NY 14733
716 665-3139

Forestville Village Historian
Mildred Becker
10960 Dennison
Forestville, NY 14062
716 965-2724
millieb@froggernet.com

French Creek Town Historian
Raleigh White
1325 Bush Road
Clymer, NY 14724
716 355-4299

Gerry Town Historian
Peggy Heath
4030 Old Rt 60
Gerry, NY 14740-01
716 985-4153

Hanover Town Historian
Vincent Martonis
35 Monroe Street
Silver Creek, NY 14136
716 934-3376
vmartonis@gmail.com

Harmony Town Historian
Teresa Johnson
55435 Button Valley Rd.
Ashville, NY 14710
716 782-3765

Jamestown City Historian
B. Dolores Thompson
13 Lamont Street
Jamestown, NY 14701
716 484-8289
musicat2@gmail.com

Kiantone Town Historian
Jean Brustrom
531 Kiantone Road
Jamestown, NY 14701
716 569-5906

Lakewood Village Historian
Anthony Barone
103 Erie St..
Lakewood, NY 14750
716 763-9357

Lily Dale Historian
Ron Nagy
5 Second Street
Lily Dale, NY 14752
716 595-3044
ronnagy@netsync.net

Mayville Village Historian
Devon Taylor
P.O. Box 188
Mayville, NY 14757
716 753-3006
devtay@cecomet.net

Mina Town Historian
Sharon Scarem
P.O. Box 126
Findley Lake, NY 14736
716 769-7324

North Harmony Town Historian
Penny Best
P.O. Box 167
Stow , NY 14785
716 789-3031
jrpsbest@fairpoint.net

Panama Village Historian
Pamela Brown
P. O. Box 193
Panama, NY 14767
716 782-4688
maizer@netsync.net

Poland Town Historian
Rebecca Lindquist
3450 Route 62
Kennedy, NY 14747
716-267-2112

Pomfret/Fredonia Historian
Todd Langworthy
18 Johnson St.
Fredonia, NY 14063
716 679-9436
toddl@netsync.net

Portland Town Historian
Karen Kamery
6113 Dahlberg Rd.
Portland, NY 14769
716-792-7881

Ripley Town Historian
(VACANT)

Sheridan Town Historian
(vacant)

Sherman Town Historian
Diane Brosius
P. O. Box 342
Sherman, NY 14781
716-761-6789

Silver Creek Village Historian
Louis Pelletter
172 Central Avenue
Silver Creek, NY 14136
716-934-3240

Sinclairville Village Historian
Becky LeBaron
7586 Rood Rd.
Sinclairville, NY 14782
bbleb@windstream.net

Villenova Town Historian
Barbara Wise
1129 Route 83
South Dayton, NY 14138
716 968-3616

Westfield Historian
Marybell Beigh
c/o Patterson Library
S. Portage St.
Westfield, NY 14787
716 326-2154
westfieldhistorian@fairpoint.net