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.

1881 Silsby pumper demo

HPRAC met at the Friendship firehall August 27, 2009 with Mark Voorheis as our host. After refreshments we went to the Baptist church parking lot and watched a great demonstration of the Silsby put on by Tom Cannon and his crew.

Greater Allegany Preservation cleans up Belfast Canal Warehouse

Here are Ed Eicher, Phil Curcio, and Paul Curcio before we got started cutting and mowing, just a few days before HPRAC came for their tour of the warehouse.

Here's Doug Clarke, after we'd finished.