We are excited to announce that we acquired a building @ 18/20 West Main street in downtown Friendship, NY to be the future home of the Friendship Nile historical society.
In 2019, through a private donation, we officially took procession of the building.
We were excited about this acquisition due to the history of the buildings:
18 West was at one time a five and Dime store. 20 west main was at one time the state theater, then a church and most recently both buildings were antique shops.
Our goal is to renovate the one side to become a museum/store for selling fundraising items and displaying artifacts collected from the area.
The other side (the old church/theater) is to become a community center where we can hold lectures, exhibits and events to for the entire community to support our mission.
We used some of your previous donations to upgrade the electrical system. Both building are in need of cosmetic renovations.
We are accepting donations towards our renovations goals. Your monetary donation will go long way in helping us finish the renovation and open our doors to the community.
Thank you for your generosity to help us keep our history alive
Friendship-Nile Historical Society
PO Box 466 Friendship NY 14739
We are also approved PayPayl Giving Fund so you can also donate through PayPal https://paypal.com/us/fundraiser/charity/2418291