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River Lea
The Grand Island Historical Society restored and maintains the farm house known as River Lea and located in Beaver Island State Park. It was built on Lewis F. Allen's property, Allenton Farms, by his son, W. Cleveland Allen.
Today it is owned by New York State.

Membership Form - Please Join       Directions To River Lea      Mission Statement
Society Officers        2017 Fall Newsletter       2017 Calendar of Events




River Lea Open House - September 2017

   The Grand Island Historical Society hosts River Lea Open House on Sunday, September 17th. Located in Beaver Island State Park, visit from 2:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.



Historical Society Potluck Picnic - September 2017

    The GI Historical Society Potluck Picnic is on Thursday, September 7th at 6:00 p.m. at River Lea, Beaver Island State Park. Please bring your own place setting and a dish to pass. Beverages and desserts will be provided. Save a stamp and bring your membership check to the dinner, too! Our program will be a slide show of Grand Island homes, churches and businesses presented by our own Sharon Nichols and Jodi Robinson.




Historical Society Installation Dinner - May 2017

    The GI Historical Society Installation Dinner will be held on Thursday, June 1st at 6:30 p.m. at River Lea.



Historical Society Meeting - May 2017

    The GI Historical Society meeting & program is on Thursday, May 4th at 7:00 p.m. at River Lea, Beaver Island State Park. Sandy Starks from Forest Lawn Cemetary will present "Historic Heroines of Western New York".A general meeting and refreshments will follow the program.




River Lea Open House - April 2017

   River Lea Open House is on Sunday, April 23rd. Located in Beaver Island State Park, view the new GI Historical Society dvd "Businesses & Churches in the 1950s", from 2:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.



Historical Society Meeting - April 2017

    The next meeting of the Grand Island Historical Society will be on Thursday, April 6, 2017 at 7:00 pm at River Lea Farmhouse. Our speaker will be Carol Rogers who is a State Park Naturalist and works for the New York State Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation. Carol is a member of our society and will present a program on "Lighthouses of the Seaway Trail". A general meeting and refreshments will follow the program.




Historical Society Meeting - March 2017

    The next meeting of the Grand Island Historical Society will be on Thursday, March 2, 2017 at 7:00 pm at River Lea Farmhouse. Our speaker will be Ray Wigle with a presentation on the Lockport Locks and Erie Canal. A general meeting and refreshments will follow the program.




Historical Society Meeting & Newsletter - February 2017

   The first Historical Society meeting and program of 2017 will take place on Thursday, March 2nd at 7:00 p.m. at River Lea in Beaver Island State Park. Guest speaker will be Ray Wigle with a presentation on the Lockport Locks and Erie Canal. Everyone is welcome to attend and encouraged to join. 2017 Newsletter.




Historical Society Holiday Luncheons - December 2016

Left: Docent Robin Shipman. Right: Top: Robin Shipman, Adele Upton. Middle: Jeri Benzing, Sharon Nichols. Bottom: Jean Brighten, Carolyn Doebert.

Part of the miniature collection.


Denise Voelker (left) assisted Nancy LaChiusa with the presentation.
Mary Stewart photos.

   The Grand Island Historical Society hosted their annual holiday luncheonsthis week. This years program was "Christmas in Miniature" by Nancy LaChiusa. Nancy is a member of a miniature club and had many displays of her miniature collection of houses and scenes that she has created. River Lea was decorated in the Williamsburg style and offered a gift shop that included many holiday decorative items and home made cookies!


Grand Island Historical Society & River Lea History
Grand Island History - Published 1898 By Truman C. White
Jim Fisher's Avocational Archaeology & Lithic Technology Web Site
Grand Island History and Photos (Update 9/20/09)
River Lea Artists - Photos - Paintings
- Artists James Edward Montanari - Eugene Matthew Dyczkowski ("Dick")