Rooms » Blue Room
When you first enter the museum you come into our Blue Room.
will also see our "family" who built the house. This is the
Seymour Reed family who built our home December 1891.
will also find one of the first stained glass windows that was in
Oakfield. It came from the First Presbyterian Church. When
the church disbanned the Presbytery took over the property and they were
going to auction off the window. Norm and Carol Rogers were able
to get the church window for us.
drawings on the wall were done by a German soldier who was captured and
held as a POW here in Oakfield. His name was Gerhardt Malachowski
born 12/27/26. He was a soldier in the 147th Art. Regt, 47th
and the other German prisoner’s that came to Oakfield were here to
help at the Haxton Canning Factory. We also had Italian POW's
they were kept seperate from the German's up on Maple Avenue. The
Italian POW's were allowed to go to homes of Italian families on Sundays
for a few hours. It was not unusual to see the German's marching
up and down Maple Avenue for exercise
Drawings were made in November 1944
addition to this room is a map from 1858 that was donated to us from
Mr. & Mrs. William Adams it was found in the wall of his childhood
home on Webber Avenue in the 1950's
also have the name boards of all the WWII veterans on permanent
display. This was part of a sign that orignally sat in Triangle
Some of the boards have a gold star representing the men who died in service.
The Town of Oakfield recently had the original Cary Cemetery map framed and given to us as a gift
Preserving local history!
Oakfield Historical Society
7 Maple Avenue
PO Box 74
Oakfield, NY 14125