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

We will be open the following Saturdays during 2023 from 10 AM until 1 PM: May 20th, June 17th, July 15th, August 5th, September 16th, and October 21st.

Feel free to stop in on the above open Saturdays if you need to do family research or to see our displays. We now have Internet access at the Heritage Center so we can help you with online research.

All other times, we are open by appointment only. You can message us on our Allegany Heritage Center main Facebook page, our Memories Group Facebook page, or E-Mail us for an appointment if you would like to come at a different time.

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

Events & Happenings

Watch here for upcoming events!