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The Steuben Courier Advocate
  • P’Burgh Historical Society sets annual dinner meeting

  • The Prattsburgh Community Historical Society will hold its Annual Spring Dinner Meeting Thursday, April 25, 2013 at 6:00 p.m. at the Prattsburgh Central School Cafetorium. In celebration of the town’s Bicentennial, there will be an historical reenactment of the founding of the town.

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  • The Prattsburgh Community Historical Society will hold its Annual Spring Dinner Meeting Thursday, April 25, 2013 at 6:00 p.m. at the Prattsburgh Central School Cafetorium. In celebration of the town’s Bicentennial, there will be an historical reenactment of the founding of the town.
    Captain Joel Pratt purchased the land now known as Prattsburgh from the Pulteney Estate in 1802, bringing his family to settle here in 1805. The Town of Prattsburgh was officially established April 12, 1813 when Captain Pratt and five other original settlers met to formally name the town.
    Prattsburgh is located in the Northeast portion of Steuben County and has a population of almost 2,000.
    This event is free and open to the public. Those attending are asked to bring a dish to pass and their own tableware. A main course and beverages will be provided.
    The purpose of the Prattsburgh Community Historical Society is to gather, preserve and interpretively display and make available for study historical artifacts, books, manuscripts, papers, photo- graphs and other records and materials relating to the state of New York and particularly to Prattsburgh and contiguous areas. We also assist the county historian and state education officers in encouraging a greater knowledge of history of our community, county, and State of New York .
    The Historical Society publishes a member newsletter six times a year. In addition, the organization sponsors “Concerts in the Park” each summer, participates in the “Prattsburgh Summer Fest” and conducts the annual “Festival of Lights” each winter. The society is planning a number of activities throughout the year to commemorate the Bicentennial celebration. Membership in the Historical Society is $10 annually, with dues payable in April.

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