Friendship Nile Historical Society

* Keep History Alive for our future *


  • We are exited to have started the renovation work on the gift shop. We bought the ceiling tiles and we are in the process of installing them and repainting the shop. We hope to be ready for Homecomers week. Thank you everyone who helped with donations for our new home. Please check our renovation page of our Progress

  • Our new t-shirts are out. we have sizes from M to2XL. Check our store for details

  • Check our News Page for latest News

  • Check our Newsletters under the NewsLetters section.

  • Don't forget to check Our Donation Page for ways to help us "keep history alive for our future".

Who are we

Established in 2000, We are a 501c3 Not for profit organization Located in beautiful Friendship, NY. Friendship is a small town in upstate NY near Olean NY. Nile, NY is a hamlet of Friendship, NY

We are charted under the NY State education Department as a historical society.

We are incorporated as a Not for Profit organization in NY State.

The board is composed of 13 active members and we meet the second Saturday of every month.

We are passionate about preserving the history of our Small town and new members are always welcome.

President: Boni Bliss Secretary: Barb Davidson

Vice President: Shirley Shelley Treasurer: Sue Strickley

Our Mission

We are a 501c3 Not for profit organization Located in Friendship, NY with the following mission:

a. To disseminate and encourage a greater knowledge of the history of Friendship, Nile, and their environs;

b. To gather, preserve, display, and make available for study artifacts, relics, books, manuscripts, papers, photographs, and other records and materials relating to the history of Friendship, Nile, and the surrounding area;

c. To encourage the suitable marking of places of historic places;

d. To acquire by purchase, gift, device, or otherwise the title to or the custody and control of historic sites and structures, and preserve and maintain such sites and structures.

How can you help

  • Volunteer: we are always looking for new members who are interested like us in preserving the history of Friendship and Nile. Please contact us above

  • Monthly meeting: Join our monthly meetings the second Saturday of every month. We do not hold board meetings in the winter season between Dec and March.

  • Artifacts donation: We are always looking for artifacts from the area to display them in our future home. Please contact us for further information

  • Monetary donation: Tax destructible and will go towards renovating our new home on 18 West Main Street in Friendship NY with a goal of opening up a gift shop/museum and a community center. We accept donation through GoFundMe, PayPal or by check.



Friendship is a town in Allegany County, New York, United States. The population was 2,004 at the 2010 census.[3] The town's name was adopted to mark the resolution of earlier conflicts.

Friendship is near the center of Allegany County and is northeast of the city of Olean.

Nile – A hamlet near the south town line on Route 275, at the intersection of County Roads 1 and 34, south of Friendship hamlet.

Our Future Museum, Gift Shop and community center is located on 18-20 West Main Street in downtown Friendship, NY