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Welcome to the Leon Historical Society


Fall Quilting Class


 Presented by The Leon Historical Society

       At the Old 1836 Church, Leon, NY

Make An...

  Autumn Table Runner

Spiders, Halloween, Pumpkins, and Great Fun

When: Saturday October 7th, 2017


All supplies and materials are included

               $35.00 included Lunch

To reserve: Call (716) 257-5272 or (716) 296-5709   and place deposit

Opening for 2016


Leon Historical Society was founded September 17, 1978. The main purpose of the society was to keep an accurate history of the Town and its families, connecting the past to the present. 175 years ago Leon started with log cabins and now within our community, we have a vibrant Old Order Amish Community.

The historical church was built in 1836 and the Grange Hall (museum) in 1903. Both buildings are listed in the National Register.

The church and museum are open on Saturdays from May to October from 11AM to 2PM, or by appointment.


Pat Bromley,Leon Historian

12091 Ruckh Hill

South Dayton, NY 14138

             The Leon Historical Society's    Open Hours -2017

The church and Museum will be open every Saturday from 11:00 a.m., to     

 2:00 p.m. starting in May-October

  The Church will be open from 10:00 until 4:00   The Amish Bake Goods and

   crafts will be up at the Church starting this year!  Parking is going to be better

   for bake goods and just take a short walk and see the Museum!

   Private Museum Tours

    Pat Bromley, Historian, 716-296-5709

    email: [email protected]


A Century of Progress:   LIMITED  ADDITION

                              A CENTURY OF PROGRESS, (1800-1933)   BY JOHN M ACKLEY   

                        Limited additions   $18.00 plus shipping?                                    

             We still have Books available at the museum for sale.   This is a great                                         book written by John Ackley who resided here in Leon                                     


Private Tours available

  Contact Pat Bromley at (716)296-5709 for a private tour or genealogy information.  Website created by Pat Bromley Historian and Member.

Come take a trip thru the Country

Take a trip back in time with a visit through the Older Amish Community. They live without all the modern conveniences such as electricity, telephones, and cars. Their lifestyle seperates them from the modern world. They emphassize on humility, faith, and family, honest and hard work. They recognized by their plain dress and travel by horse and buggy.


Amish produce a variety of good that include Quilts, Rugs, Bake Goods, Candy, Toys, Wood and iron crafts, Furniture, Eggs, Fruits and vegetables. They sell their products from their homes, they have signs in their yards letting people know what they are selling. Amish have a unique way of life which we respect, while on the tour we request that you arae thoughtful and courteous of their way.

Come join a tour where one of our Guides will join you in your vechicle and give you 2 hour tour around the back roads and show you the great shops around the area. We will make several stops along the way where you can shop and we will share stories of the fasinating history of the area.

Tours are by reservation only

Tours are available through The Leon Historical Society Museum for more information Contact: or e-mail us thru our website

Pat Bromley (716) 296-5709, Leon Town Historian

 Fred Milliman (716) 358-3236

 Denny Crouse, Pres.  (716) 988-3543

Cost: $40.00 per vehicle up to six people with an additional $5.00 per person.

Please remember that Amish shops are closed on Sundays, holidays and also for weddings and funerals.  Amish accept Cash or Checks, NO CREDIT CARDS.  It is against their beliefs to be photographed; we ask that you respect their wishes.     

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