About Us
PHPS is located at 17 Maple Avenue,
Portville NY.  We are co-located with
the Chestnut Hill Cemetery Association.
However, we do not keep regular office
hours from October to April.  

We will reopen in
MAY 2018 and will
be open every Thursday from May to
September, 2018, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.  To
arrange an appointment during the
off-season, please
Contact Us or email
contactus@portvillehistory.org with
your contact information.
2015-2017 Officers
Cindy Keeley, President
Gail Feuchter, Vice President
Ronda Pollock, Secretary
Bob Fairbanks, Treasurer
Terri Batt, Curator
Bill Anderson
Terri Batt
Tom Chaffee
Mary Kichman
Becky Mayo
David Pupo
Sam Shields
Philip Smith
Helen Worth
Current Board of Trustees
The Portville Historical and Preservation Society
17 Maple Avenue

Portville, New York
The Portville Historical and Preservation Society is a non-profit organization that was established in
1986, in response to a renewed interest in the preservation of Portville's past.  The Regents of the State
of New York acknowledged our organization with a Provisional Charter on December 11, 1987, and
later, with an Absolute Charter in 2000.

Our Society seeks to promote an awareness and pride in the community's heritage that will insure its
preservation for future generations.   Our main focus is collecting, preserving, and exhibiting historic
materials, pertinent to the social and cultural development of the Town and Village of Portville, New
York, and surrounding areas.  We also sponsor programs of historical relevance, maintain an office for
research assistance and displays, and produce our own publications.  In 2001, we added the
preservation of local historic sites to our Charter.  

Ultimately, our hope is that we can assist others in the understanding of the customs, traditions,
attitudes, and lifestyles that shaped our rural community from 1800 to the present.  
Officers and Trustees
Terri Batt
Curator and Trustee
Trustees Phil Smith and Bill Anderson
Ronda Pollock, PHPS Founder and Secretary
Trustees Becky Mayo and Terri Batt
Cindy Keeley
President and Webmaster
Mary Frair Kichman, Trustee,
and husband Matt Kichman
This page was last updated on 01-04-18