Valley Historical Society holds Quilt Show

SINCLAIRVILLE – The annual quilt show was held at the Valley Historical Society museum building in Sinclairville during the first weekend in August.

Handmade quilts are brought in by many people for display throughout the museum. There was no charge for anyone who attended the show. Some quilts date back nearly 100 years, while some are recent.

The colors of all of the quilts make for a bright atmosphere in the museum during the show. Fiber artist Susan W. Sipos of Cassadaga was working on a weaving floor loom in the museum during the show.

The Valley Historical Society was organized in 1977 by the late John and Ruth Smith who saw a need to preserve the history of the Cassadaga Valley area, and the museum was purchased one year later.

Albert Olmstead of Sinclairville serves as the president of the organization, with Larry Barmore as the vice president. Mary Shearman is the secretary and John Sipos is the treasurer.

The annual history fair sponsored by the Valley Historical Society and the village of Sinclairville will be held all day on Saturday, Sept. 14. Everyone is welcome to attend.