History, heritage and heart– you can find it all at the library in the month of October! For the history buffs we have the program on the life of Joseph Ellicott. Who was Joseph Ellicott and what is his importance to our area? Ellicottville, the town of Ellicott and many streets bear his name. Historical maps point directly to his surveying of 3.3 million acres west of the Genesee River for the Holland Land Company in 1797. Ellicott spent much time in Albany as the Resident Agent for the company and helped survey and eventually sell the lands of Genesee, Erie, Cattaraugus, Allegheny and Chautauqua counties. Come to the Ellington Farman Library on Tuesday October 5th at 11am to learn of Joseph Ellicott through the living history program presented by Tina Scherman from the Leon Historical  Society. Tina portrays Rachel Evans, Joseph Ellicott’s sister, as she brings his tragic story to life and illuminates his significance as one of the most illustrious founders of the Empire State. See information on this and all the October events  at the library in the October newsletter. Follow us on Facebook to keep abreast of all the happenings at the library.


Oct 2021 Ellington Library Newsletter

Tine Scherman portraying Rachel Evans, the sister of Joseph Ellicott.
History, Heritage and Heart at the Library