Historical Society of Dunkirk launches new website

The Historical Society of Dunkirk is pleased to announce that it has launched a new website, which is available for viewing as of Tuesday, April 9. The new site replaces one that has been in place for some years.

The new site offers a number of pages that should appeal to locals interested in wanting to learn more about their city and its history, as well as those whose research might lead them to need to know more about certain facts about Dunkirk. The site will have a map that provides directions, a calendar of events, a blog that will announce and explain Society events and more.

The site offers “quick looks” at information on the history of the city, such as a list of its mayors, info on its early settlers, info on how the city was named, how its streets came to be named and a brief history of its schools and churches. These pages are not meant to be comprehensive but merely to help readers have enough information to satisfy their interest in those topics. The Society also will endeavor to add more information about important businesses in the city such as the Brooks Locomotive Works, and industries and stores that have existed in the city’s past. There is a section on important people of the city which in time will also be expanded. Additional photographs will be added in the coming months.

For researchers, the site offers information on the museum’s various collections, including its large photograph collection, information on the public’s ability to do genealogical research and links to other sources of information that readers might find important or relevant.

Examine the new site at the same address that has existed up to now — www.dunkirkhistoricalmuseum.org.