Welcome to the Elma Historical Society's  Water Powered Hurd and Briggs Saw Mill website. We encourage you to surf the site, and view the photo collection. Learn about the workings of a saw mill in the 1800s, and experience how logs were cut into lumber using the power of falling water. Built by members of the Society, the mill serves as an educational experience for young and old alike. The saw mill is directly behind the Town of Elma Hurd House Museum. The museum complex consists of artifacts from the community dating back 1600 AD.  Also on the complex is the Society's  Barn Museum. This building houses some of the antique farming equipment used in the 1800s in Elma.

The Saw Mill is open:

May thru September: Every Thursday 1:00pm till 4:00pm

July 19th Ice Cream Social

or by appointment by calling (716) 652-9458

Tours are welcome

Elma Historical Society Barn Museum                                                                                          Town Museum (Hurd House)


The Elma historical Hurd & Briggs Saw Mill welcomes bus tours, school field trips, and all groups to enjoy this educational adventure into the past of a working mill of the 1800s. For more information on group tours please contact Marlene Baumgartner, President (716) 652 - 9458. Your visit to our complex will include a tour of the Barn Museum,  the historical Hurd House, and of course the mill. There are great places to grab a bite to eat (see directions page) near by or bring a lunch to enjoy it at the complex.  Thanks for visiting our Hurd & Briggs Saw Mill website and before you leave...

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