An historical society became a concept of obvious appeal. This was a bold concept at the time because then only two historical societies (not counting one or two school sponsored Yorkers Clubs) existed in the county: the venerable and county wide Chautauqua County Historical Society (1883) and the Fenton Historical Society (1963) in the city of Jamestown which had a population nearly five times that of Busti. Busti obviously served as an example and success story for the many small town historical societies that have since formed locally.
If you would like to become a member of the Busti Historical Society, download and complete the membership form and mail it to:
The Busti Historical Society
3443 Lawson Road
Jamestown, NY 14701