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Retired Lindley Town Historian - Catherine "Kitty" Pierce.
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The Planning Committee for Lindley's 225th Birthday Party will meet at the Lindley Town Hall on Thursday August 27th at 7 P.M. All interested parties are welcome to attend. Brenda-Chairperson would like to have most of the planning finished that evening. Checking to see how many catch my error on the photos .. Kitty
On Cemetery Road off County Rt.115 (Formerly US.RT.15)
Looking Back --225
In 1990, a group of
highly motivated Lindley residents came together and celebrated the first 200 Years
of the Town of Lindley’s history with an event called Heritage Days.It was spread out over 3 days and included
all sorts of events and activities. They even published a book called“ Looking Back 200 Years Lindley, New York 1790-1990. “
Twenty-five years have
passed and many changes in Lindley have happened since then-- including the
bussing of all our school children to out of town schools. With this in mind, a
group of local residents felt that it was time to have another birthday party
and to share some of Lindley’s past with the students, newcomers to Lindley,
relatives , friends and neighbors. So –
Birthday Party – Celebration Looking Back 225 Years 1790-2015 –will take place on
Saturday September 19th, 2015 from noon to 5 P.M. at the Lindley
Town Hall and across the road on the Community Church grounds.
(Many of the old histories and
letters addressed to the town residents in early days referred to the place as
Lindleytown- hence the group adopted the older name to depict the time frame
Lindley was really the 1st formal settlement in
Although not as many activities as 1990 are
planned, there will be a variety of displays, exhibits and activities of
interest for all ages. . Elves are busy planning a variety of vintage games and
activities to entertain the children.The historical exhibits and displays will be at the Town Hall where
there are already photos of schools, students, buildings and Veterans on
display. The local Churches, LP Fire Department members and local residents
will have a food booth at the Lindley Community Church with proceeds being
donated to the Fire Department. (The only cost for the day!!!.) There will be
musical entertainment by the Woodhull Band and other groups.
As the day grows closer, we will
share more details.Sounds like a fun
time –Did I mention a birthday cake and ice cream, too???See you there.Kitty
The Lindleytown Day 225th Birthday Celebration Committee will meet Thursday August 13th at 7 P.M. at the Lindley Town Hallto continue planning the event scheduled for September 19th from
Noon to 5P.M
If you are interested in Lindley’s past history and would like to be a part of the afternoon’s activities, we hope to see you on the 13th The meeting is open to the public-especially to anyone who wishes to
participate or has an idea for a display
relating to Lindley’s past
The July meeting for planning Lindley’s 225th birthday
party was quite productive. Since then the group (–especially
Chairperson Brenda Criss )have been busy working on the to-do lists
that go with planning such an event.
It promises to be afternoon of
interesting and fun activities for the young and the old. The afternoon will be a place to renew old friendships and to meet /greet new neighbors.
The celebration will take place at the Lindley Town Hall and the Lindley Community Church
Lindley residents will celebrating the beginnings of one of
Steuben County’s first real settlements. (Painted Post/Corning had a
few folks living in that area , but there was no community as well planned as ColonelLindsley’s –”Lindleytown “ in 1790 ).
The emphasis is on the Town of Lindley’s past 225 years .There will be activities, displays, exhibits and entertainment for all ages..The event is free and the public is invited to help celebrate Lindley’s 225th. Birthday Party.
After this coming meeting, there will be a better idea of who ,what, and when that we can publicize
For more information –call607-523-8083 or
Watch for a list of activities as the planning continues.