Please join us in the effort to preserve and share Portville's history!

The Portville Historical and Preservation Society is a not-for-profit organization, managed and run
entirely by volunteers.  Your much-needed support helps defray the operating expenses of our
organization, which mainly covers our Maple Avenue office and the associated utilities.

As a member, you will receive our newsletter,
"The Homespun Collage," featuring interesting stories
about Portville and its rich history of people and events.  We began
The Homespun Collage in March,
1986, and continue to publish three issues each year.  

In May 2007, our first issue's stories had a Memorial Day theme.  Relive your own memories of
Portville's Memorial Day as you read Ronda Shaner Pollock's fond recollections of the traditional parades
and band performances.  Read about the old Tanneries and Leather factory in Portville.  The June/July
2007 issue featured the early village schools and school memories, just in time for the annual PCS
Alumni Banquet.  This issue included a collection of photos from our archives of old school classes and
the old Portville Basket Factory.  Our third issue was published in November 2007 and focused on Civil
War interests, such as short biographies and photos of Portville's oldest veterans, Portville's H.W.
Wessells G.A.R. Post, and stories and photos in our "new" 1899 cookbook publication,
From Emerette's
Kitchen: Practical Receipts
. To read and print these newsletters, click on the following links:

Homespun Collage - May 2007
Homespun Collage - June/July 2007
Homespun Collage - November 2007

If you are not already a member of the Portville Historical and Preservation Society, we hope that you will consider joining TODAY!  We need new members to continue to provide our services to the
community.  Membership levels and the corresponding annual dues are listed below.  Please
contact us
to join.

If you have an interest in our history, we welcome
new volunteers.  Let us know what you would like
to work on or if you have any special skills to contribute.
Membership Level:


Senior Citizen




Patron Angel
The Portville Historical and Preservation Society
Portville, NY 14770
Annual Dues: