Allegany Area Historical Association

Bringing Allegany Area History to Our Community

AAHA Heritage Society Building sketch

What is the Historical Association?

Allegany Area Historical Association was established during the Allegany community’s Sesquicentennial celebration of 1981 for the purpose of discovery, preservation and dissemination of knowledge about the history of the Allegany area in Cattaraugus County, New York. AAHA was granted an Absolute Charter by the Education Department of the University of the State of New York on December 10, 1987.

Allegany Town Hall in 1940s

About The AAHA Heritage Center

AAHA’s permanent meeting site and shelter for historical artifacts is in the former United Methodist Church located at 25 N. Second Street in the village of Allegany. The church, a local historical landmark, was constructed in 1855 by the Methodist Episcopal Congregation, one of the earliest religious societies in the village. The Association now owns the building. The layout of the church has been preserved, including the original pews and pulpit.

Public Hours

From now through Spring 2024, we will be open by appointment only.   We will re-open one Saturday a month starting in May,  2024.  Feel free to contact us if you have a question or would like to come into the Center to do research or to see our displays..

You can send us a message on this website by clicking on the “Contact” page.  Or you can contact us on our Facebook page, our Memories Group Facebook page, or you can E-Mail us for an appointment if you would like to come in.

District 2 Burdick School, Allegany NY
German Lutheran Church St John's

Events & Happenings

Dan Jordan:  Sunday, May 19th at 2:00PM

Join us to hear Allegany resident and photographer extraordinaire Dan Jordan talk about eagles and show us his amazing wildlife photography.