The Bolivar, Richburg, Allentown, Genesee Historical Society (known as BRAG) was formed April 15, 1995. We have been collecting local history, photographs, family genealogies, research books, cemetery records, birth-death-marriage records for almost 14 years and we have one of the largest collections of research material in the county. Our archives are made available to the public and are housed in the Bolivar Free Library in the basement. We encourage you to use these resources and we invite you to donate to BRAG anything of historical significance about Allegany County or It's People.

Location of B.R.A.G.

Location of B.R.A.G.
390 Main St Bolivar, N.Y.

HPRAC Formed in 2006

The History Preservation Roundtable of Allegany County (HPRAC)was formed September 21, 2006 when Rose Feenaughty and Jean Milliman who work in B.R.A.G. in Bolivar, contacted people who were interested in local history and invited them to an informal meeting held in the BRAG Room at the Bolivar Library. HPRAC was formed to bring support and unity to the historians. We meet the 4th Thursday of each month at a different museum or historical room and every meeting is like going to a classroom. New ideas are continually tossed about the room and we all leave with our minds churning, anxious to put these new ideas into action in our own historical groups. Anyone who has an interest in Allegany County History is encouraged to attend these meetings.