Salamanca Museum new displays

Kathy Stone, a retired Salamanca Teacher Assistant, was surprised to find her first grade Ward One School picture among items in a display at the Salamanca Historical Museum.

SALAMANCA — Salamanca Area Historical Society President Tom Sharbaugh and display designer Dr. Gail Thompson have announced that the recently re-opened Salamanca Historical Museum contains several new exhibits depicting Salamanca's rich and colorful history.

One new exhibit describes Salamanca's now forgotten little airport and the Salamanca High School students who trained as “Flying Gremlins” to fly over the city.

Another already popular new display contains a timeline of Salamanca schools.

“We are still looking for pictures of the Academy Street and Erie Street school buildings,” Thompson said.

Other displays created by the Salamanca Historical Society can be viewed at the city hall and public library.

The Salamanca Historical Museum, located at 125 Main St., is open Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. For more information, call 945-2946.