Our Mission Statement

The Tonawanda Reservation Historical Society was established in 1998 for the purpose of preserving and disseminating the history of the Tonawanda Seneca Indian Reservation for our people, for the generations yet unborn, and for the education of non-Indians about our culture. To achieve this purpose, the Historical Society’s goals are:

To collect and preserve materials pertaining to the history of the Tonawanda Reservation and our people;


• To record and document historically valuable information;


To make such materials available to researchers, the public, and especially to Tonawanda Reservation residents and their descendants;


To sponsor exhibits, publications, and other methods to inform and educate people about the history of the Tonawanda Reservation.


To see more of our collection, please visit the Gallery.