Richburg-Wirt Historical Society Receives Money

R-W Historical Society 2015Richburg, NY – Denis Dahlgren, Executive Director of the Allegany County Area Foundation, recently presented a check for $4,224.77 to the Richburg-Wirt Historical Society. This money is from the earnings of the Richburg-Wirt Historical Society Endowment Fund which is held and managed by the Allegany County Area Foundation. This fund was created by Francis G. and Beatrice S. Bartoo. Their vision, tireless efforts and financial support made the Richburg-Wirt Historical Society and Museum a reality back in 2001. The earnings from this endowment fund will benefit this organization for many years to come. Melanie Johnston, President, said, “This money will be used to help renovate the first floor bathroom making it handicapped accessible.”

The renovation work on the bathroom will begin after the annual Strawberry Shortcake and Sundae festival hosted by the Richburg-Wirt Historical Society which will be held on Thursday, June 25th at their museum. This festival will run from 5:00 – 8:00PM. The cost is $3.50 per person with a beverage included.
The museum is located at 243 Main Street (the former Seventh Day Baptist Church) in Richburg, NY. It is open to the public: March through June and September through November on Wednesdays from 9am to 3pm. In July and August it is open on Saturdays from 9am-3pm. It is closed December through February. For more information about the museum please call 585-928-9478.

The Allegany County Area Foundation holds assets of over 8 million dollars and continues to add new funds each year. The endowed funds continue to grow in perpetuity to enrich and improve the lives of Allegany County people. This year the Foundation awarded $259,200 in scholarships alone. If you would like more information on how you can provided a legacy of hope and good will in our community, please contact the Allegany County Area Foundation at 585-808-8444 or visit their web site at:

To view the latest newsletter from the Richburg-Wirt Historical Society visit the following site: .

In the picture (L to R): Roberta Baker, Trustee; Dick Baker, Trustee; Tricia Grover, Trustee; Melanie Johnston, Richburg Wirt Historical Society President; and Denis Dahlgren, Allegany County Area Foundation Executive Director.