Wayne County Historical Society, Museum of Wayne County History, 21 Butternut Street, Lyons 14489. Hours Tuesday-Friday 10-4. Saturdays June, July, August. Closed December 9, 2016-Jan 9, 2017. General admission is $4 for adults and $2 for students. Wayne County Historical Society members are free. To find out more about the museum, its exhibits, programs, special events, and volunteer opportunities, call 315 946-4943 or visit the Wayne County Historical Society website at www.waynehistory.org. 2016 exhibits: January 21-March 11: “Scruples, Drachms and Grains”; March 24: “Did You Know…”; August 25: “The Evolution of the Little Black Dress”.  2017 exhibits: Feb 9: “Ann Collins, Equine Artist”; March 23: “Clinton’s Folly: 200 Years of Wayne County Canal Towns”; August 17: “Wayne County Fraternities”

Newark-Arcadia Historical Museum and Gift Shop open Saturdays all year 1-3 pm. Wednesdays June - September 6-8 pm. Located at 120 High Street, Newark. Wheelchair accessible. Admission is always free, with donations gratefully accepted. Exhibits on Spiritualism, Jackson& Perkins Co., C.H. Stuart Co./Sarah Coventry, Bloomer Bros., Edgett-Burnham Canning Co., and more. Newark-Arcadia Historical Society (N-AHS) http://newarkarcadiamuseum.org/  arcadiahistory@gmail.com Phone: (315) 331-6409.     Hoffman Clock Museum & Newark Public Library are across the street from the museum.     Marbletown Schoolhouse 6631 Miller Road, Newark is open Saturdays 1-3pm June – September 24, 2016.

Orders are now being taken for high-quality and matted prints of N-AHS member Oscar F. Anderson's Ye Hills of Wayne watercolor painting. Print size: 13.5" x 10.25". Size, matter: 16" x 20". Price $25. Postage & Handling: $5. The painting includes seven scenes of Wayne County in all seasons, plus three stanzas from Mary Ashley Townsend's (native of Lyons) famous poem, "Ye Hills of Wayne". For information, or to place an order: 315-331-6409. N-AHS, PO Box 289, Newark NY 14513-0289

High quality prints of a watercolor entitled "Sodus Light" by artist Craig L Davis are available. Painted in 2006, the size is approx. 15" x 11". A framed example is on display in the museum's Arts & Entertainment Room. The prints are $100 each, of which $25 will be donated to the N-AHS. Craig Davis is a graduate of Syracuse University School of Fine Arts. He is a Newark High School graduate, Class of 1978. He currently lives in Colorado with his wife Jennifer Bach and their two children.

Butler Historical Preservation Society has 2 museums. Butler Center Church Museum is located in Butler at 4518 Butler Center Road. Roe Cobblestone Schoolhouse is located 4576 VanVleck Road, Wolcott at the intersection with State Route 89. They are open May – October the first Saturday of the month from 10 am- 2 pm. Or call 315 594-2332 for an appointment. www.bhpsbutlerny.org

Galen Historical Society has 2 museums located in the Village of Clyde. The Mill museum located at 14 Sodus Street houses a large collection of farm implements, household items, and the Sports Hall of Fame. The Brick Church Museum located at 31 North Park has displays including the Clyde Glass Works, Morrison Printing Press, Modes of travel, Business, Military, Churches, and a large collection of Genealogy Records. Summer Hours June 1 - August 31: Wednesday 1-3, Saturday 10-noon with expansion during Memorial Day, Erie Canal Bike Tour in July, Clyde Community Festival in August, Autumn Tourism Saturdays in September & October, Veterans Day, Christmas Open House in December. Key holders are available to open Museum for tours at request. Galen Historical Society 315-923-7150 galenhistoricalsociety@gmail.com  http://www.galenhistoricalsociety.org

Lyons Heritage Society owns and operates the Hotchkiss Essential Oil Co. Peppermint Museum at the corner of Water Street and Leach Road, Lyons. Tours are available by calling 315-879-7617. Lyons Heritage Society also has a number of gift items in their Peppermint Shoppe: peppermint soaps and lotions, Hotchkiss label tea towels, Leman's Gourmet Peppermints, Hotchkiss History Books, peppermint candies, postcards and books. All proceeds go to the Lyons Heritage Society for its ongoing commitment to preserving the history of Lyons and maintaining the Peppermint Museum.

Lyons history "Winston Dobbins' Old Geezer Network". Several years ago, the late Winston Dobbins, a man who loved all things Lyons, created the #147;Old Geezer Network”. The network is an informal e-mail sharing of pictures, newspaper articles and memories of life in early Lyons. When Winston became ill and could no longer head the network, he asked Allyn Perry and Andi Evangelist to take over his position. Topics covered vary from week to week. Most recently there was an active discussion about car dealerships. The question, “Who sold Studebakers in Lyons and where was the shop located?” set off a flurry of varying opinions. Eventually the question was answered to everyone’s satisfaction after photos of newspaper ads were offered as proof. Some members are quick to become involved in the e-mail conversation and others just sit back and read what others write. Either approach is fine. The present “Geezer” membership ranges in age from 30ish to 90ish and includes people who still live in Lyons and those who have long since moved away. There is no fee to join. Anyone who is interested in remembering or learning about Lyons history is welcome to join. For more information or to sign up to become a member of Winston Dobbins’ Old Geezer Network, e-mail Andi Evangelist at aevange892@aol.com.

Marion Historic Association Museum 3827 North Main Street, Marion. Open during programs (listed in Events below), or by appointment. Contact Carolyn Adriaansen 315 926-4436.
Ontario Heritage Square Museum open Saturdays and Sundays 1:30-4pm first weekend June – first weekend October. Closed July 4 and Labor Day weekends. 7147 Ontario Center Road at the Brick Church Corner, Ontario.www.heritagesquaremuseum.org

Heritage Square Museum Opens for the Season

W.Y. Emery 1867 Schooner artifacts and photos remain on display at the Town of Ontario’s Heritage Square Museum, Ontario, NY

This ship sank in 1899 off Bear Creek Harbor in the Town of Ontario in Wayne County. A painting by R. Stevens of the famous Lake Ontario 1787 English war ship the H.M.S. Ontario is also on display. Learn about Bear Creek Harbor’s history from the early days of iron ore to atomic energy today.

Located at Brick Church Corners, 7147 Ontario Center Road, Heritage Square Museum is owned and operated by the Town of Ontario Historical and Landmark Preservation Society. This 19th century crossroads community is a 13-acre site that includes historical buildings such as the Ruffell log cabin (discover the secret behind the mantel clock), the Brick Church one-room schoolhouse, the Warner house (have you ever seen a Seraphine?), old town jail, apple dry house, Baptist Meeting House and the recently restored Hojack train station. All buildings have been carefully furnished with period artifacts and great displays. And don’t forget to visit the gift shop in the Hojack station to take home a special memory.

Historic Palmyra: Historic Palmyra has 5 museums at 1 destination and offers guided tours of all buildings.    2016 Theme – 40 years of museum ownership!!!

With 40 years of saving the Village of Palmyra’s north side from demolition.

  • The Palmyra Historical Museum 132 Market Street is a 23 room old hotel, boarding house, and  tavern themed in the most relevant and interesting collection.
  • The Historic Palmyra Erie Canal Depot 136 Market Street offers hands on, video, and a scale diorama of Lock 60 in Macedon.
  • The Historic Palmyra Print Shop 140-1/2 Market Street  features printing presses from the John M. Jones Company circa 1870-1920.  Zinc type, linotype, typewriters, lithostones from 1820 to 1972 with hands book mark or card making.
  • The Wm. Phelps General Store and home museums  140 Market Street two floors of an original Erie Canal building serving the new Erie in 1826 through to 1940.
  • The Alling Coverlet Museum 122 William Street holds the largest collection of hand woven coverlets (bed covers) in America.

Call for information at (315) 597-6981 or e-mail bjfhpinc@rochester.rr.com or visit our web site www.historicpalmyrany.com

Hours of operation: Open all year

summer from May 10th – October 31st 10:30 to 4:30 pm. Tuesday – Saturday

winter from Nov. 1st to May 10th 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.  Tuesday – Thursday.

Special tours, group and bus and school tours are available with reservations at any time.

Historic Palmyra is a Blue Star Museum for our active duty military and their immediate family.

Williamson-Pultneyville Historical Society Museum and Gift Shop open Friday, Saturday, and Sunday 1-4pm, June 15 - September 15. Located at 4130 Mill Street, Pultneyville. Williamson-Pultneyville Historical Society web site: http://w-phs.org WPHS hotline: (315) 589-9892

Sodus Bay Lighthouse Museum open Tuesday through Sunday, Maythrough October 10:00 AM to 5:00 PM. Closed Mondays except holidays. Located at 7606 N Ontario St, Sodus Point. Sodus Bay Historical Society web site: www.soduspointlighthouse.org. Phone: (315) 483-4936

Walworth Museum 2257 Academy Street, Walworth. Museum Hours, June - September, Sundays & Wednesdays 2-4 p.m. To schedule a visit please call Jessie Keymel 315 524-9205.

Wolcott Historical Society Northup Carriage House open Wednesdays and Saturdays 10 a.m. - 3 p.m. Located on Jefferson Street, Wolcott.

The Discovery Edition of "Legend of the Lake," the story British warship HMS Ontario is now available with many fantastic images of the shipwreck that Dan Scoville and I, Jim Kennard, found in May 2008. For a full description of the contents of the book see our website page:
http://www.shipwreckworld.com/story/legend-of-the-lake-discovery-edition.aspx

2017

April

April 1, Saturday, 2pm, Newark-Arcadia Historical Society’s 2017 Winter Lecture Series At Newark-Arcadia Museum, 120 High Street, Newark NY 14513. “An Amish Barn Raising in Arcadia” by Larry Bastian. 315-331-6409

April 2, Sunday, 2pm, Walworth Historical Society Walworth Memories program At Walworth Historic Society, 2257 Academy Street, Walworth NY 14568.  Come share your memories of shopping BEFORE we all started going to the Big Box stores or doing on line shopping.  www.walworthhistoricalsociety.org

April 5, Wednesday, W-PHS  Williamson-Pultneyville Historical Society Dutch Dinner.     At Pultneyville Reformed Church, 7784 Hamilton Street, Pultneyville NY 14538.  www.W-PHS.org

April 6, Thursday, 7pm, 2017 April 6 Hear My Voice  At Rochester Academy of Medicine, 1441 East Avenue, Rochester NY 14610.  www.susanbanthonyhouse.org

April 7, Friday, 7pm, Geneva Historical Society Program “Women on Wheels: How Gilded Age Women Found Freedom through Bicycling” At Geneva History Museum, 543 South Main Street, Geneva NY 14456.  A lecture and discussion by Ellen Gruber Garvey.  Open to the public.  Free. www.genevahistoricalsociety.com

April 8, Saturday, 1-4pm, 2017 April 8 Ganondagan The Good Mind  At Seneca Art & Culture Center at Ganondagan, 7000 County Rd 41, Victor NY 14626.  www.ganondagan.org

April 8, Saturday, 3pm, Spring Silent Film Series, “Fairy Tales & Adventure” At Newark-Arcadia Museum, 120 High Street, Newark NY 14513.  Free.  All welcome!  Sponsored by Newark-Arcadia Historical Society.  315-331-6409.  April 8 – “Alice in Wonderland” (1915)

April 13, Thursday, 6:30pm, Wayne County Historical Society New Exhibit Preview Party At Museum of Wayne County History, 21 Butternut Street, Lyons NY 14489.  Tim McDonnell speaking about “Rediscovering the Erie Canal”.  New exhibit is “The Little Ditch that Could and Did!  Wayne County Canal Towns Boom!”  Preview party is free and open to the public.  www.waynehistory.org

April 13 - September 14,  Wayne County Historical Society Museum of Wayne County History exhibit “The Little Ditch that Could and Did: Wayne County Canal Towns”   At Museum of Wayne County History, 21 Butternut Street, Lyons NY 14489.  The Changing Exhibition room will reflect how the canal changed our Wayne County Canal towns.  www.waynehistory.org

April 15, Saturday, 3pm, Spring Silent Film Series, “Fairy Tales & Adventure” At Newark-Arcadia Museum, 120 High Street, Newark NY 14513.  Free.  All welcome!  Sponsored by Newark-Arcadia Historical Society.  315-331-6409.  April 15 – “Robin Hood” (w/Douglas Fairbanks)

April 17, Monday, 7pm, Lyons Heritage Society program “Walt Gable Suffragette Presentation” At Lyons Public Library, 122 Broad Street, Lyons NY 14489.  Walt Gable is the Seneca County Historian.  His program is about the suffragette movement from a local historian’s perspective.  All welcome to attend. 315-946-4596 www.lyonsheritagesociety.com

April 18, Tuesday, 5:30pm, Wayne County Historical Society Annual Dinner   At Wayne Hills Country Club, 2250 Gannett Road, Lyons NY 14489.  www.waynehistory.org

April 20, Thursday, Historic Palmyra Program At Alling Coverlet Museum, 122 William Street, Palmyra NY 14522.  Ghost hunting reveal from the experts.  The spirits of the William Phelps General Store, the Palmyra Historical Museum.  With pictures paranormal apparitions, and voices of the past.  315-597-6981   www.historicpalmyrany.com

April 21-23, Friday-Sunday, Fort Ontario History & Archeology Conference At Lake Ontario Event & Conference Center, Best Western Hotel, 26 East 1st Street, Oswego NY 13126. “Perspectives on Warfare & Conflict”  http://historicfortontario.com/event/fort-ontario-history-archeology-conference/

April 22, Saturday, 3pm, Spring Silent Film Series, “Fairy Tales & Adventure”  At Newark-Arcadia Museum, 120 High Street, Newark NY 14513.  Free.  All welcome!  Sponsored by Newark-Arcadia Historical Society.  315-331-6409.  April 22 – “A Kiss for Cinderella” (1925)

April 24, Monday, 6:30pm, Galen Historical Society quarterly meeting  At Brick Church Museum, 31 North Park Street, Clyde NY 14433;  www.galenhistoricalsociety.org

April 25, Tuesday, 7pm, WCNYGS Wayne County NY Genealogical Society meeting At Newark-Arcadia Historical Society, 120 High Street, Newark NY 14513.  Speaker: Walt Gable, topic “From Seneca Falls in 1848 to 1917: Securing Woman Suffrage in New York”.  www.wcnygs.com

April 29, Saturday, 1pm, Heritage Square Museum pre-season Orientation for Museum Weekend and School Tour Guides At North Ontario Methodist Church (Brick Church), 7200 Ontario Center Road, Ontario NY 14519.  Reservations call 315-589-9884.   www.heritagesquaremuseum.org

April 29, Saturday, 1pm, Sodus Bay WW I Memorial Dedication At Sodus Point United Methodist Church, 7490 South Ontario Street, Sodus Point NY 14555.  Public invited.  Descendants of WW I veterans encouraged to attend.

April 29, Saturday, 3pm, Spring Silent Film Series, “Fairy Tales & Adventure” At Newark-Arcadia Museum, 120 High Street, Newark NY 14513.  Free.  All welcome!  Sponsored by Newark-Arcadia Historical Society.  315-331-6409.  April 29 – “Peter Pan” (1924)

April 29, Saturday, 5:30-8pm, Historic Palmyra Annual Steak Dinner fundraiser  At Alling Coverlet Museum, 122 William Street, Palmyra NY 14522.  Silent auction, live auction, entertainment, door prizes.  $25/person presale, $30 the day.  315-597-6981   www.historicpalmyrany.com

April 29, Saturday, 6pm, Wolcott Historical Society Wine Pairing Dinner At Captain Jack’s, 8505 Greig Street, Sodus Point NY 14555.  Tickets available.  5 Course Dinner.  Silent Auction. www.wolcottny.org

April 30, Sunday, 2pm, Rose Historical Society Program “Vikings on Sodus Bay”   At Bernard Farnsworth Museum, 5016 North Main Street, North Rose NY 14516.  www.facebook.com/Historic-Rose

May

May 3, Wednesday, 7-8pm, W-PHS  Williamson-Pultneyville Historical Society Tour and Program about 200th Anniversary of the Williamson Presbyterian Church.  At Williamson Presbyterian Church, 4057 Main Street, Williamson NY 14589.  www.W-PHS.org

May 6, Saturday, 9am-3pm, Wayne County Historical Society Jailbird Antique Festival  At Museum of Wayne County History, 21 Butternut Street, Lyons NY 14489.  Free admission.  Antique Dealers fill the first floor of the museum and the lawn.  Antique Appraiser, Jackie Spiegel, will be on hand from 10am-1pm.  The appraisal fee is $3 per item (maximum 3 items) with proceeds to benefit the museum.  Lunch will be available from 11am-2pm for $7.  This year the Preview Party on Friday May 5, 4-7pm will include tastings from Glenrose Spirits among others.  Admission to Preview Party is $5.  www.waynehistory.org

May 11, Thursday, 7pm,  Newark-Arcadia Historical Society 25th Annual Meeting and Program At Newark Garden Hotel, 125 North Main Street, Newark NY 14513. Dinner at 7pm, program following.  Dave Ruch presents “A Mule Named Sal: Exploring the Musical landscape of the Erie Canal”.  Made possible by NY Council for the Humanities. 315-331-6409

May 12,13, Friday, Saturday, Wayne County Historical Society Garage Sale.  At Pure Oil Station, Geneva Street, Lyons NY 14489.  www.waynehistory.org

May 13, Saturday, 9am, Ontario Heritage Square Museum Spruce Up Day At Heritage Square Museum, 7147 Ontario Center Road, Ontario NY 14519.  www.heritagesquaremuseum.org

May 15, Monday, 6:15pm, Walworth Historical Society Annual Meeting, Pot Luck Dinner, and Program.  At the Lodge in Ginegaw Park, Penfield Road, Walworth NY 14568.  Pot Luck Dinner at 6:15, Annual Meeting & Elections at 7:15, Community Service Award at 7:30, Program – “Walworth Pictures, Old & New” by Bob Mogray at 7:45.  For more information: www.walworthhistoricalsociety.org

May 18,19,20, Thursday 9-8, Friday 9-8, Saturday 9-noon, Heritage Square Museum Spring Barn Sale At Heritage Square Museum at Brick Church Corners, 7147 Ontario Center Road, Ontario NY 14519.  Saturday $3 bag sale.  All events take place rain or shine.  Heritage Square Museum is owned and operated by the Town of Ontario Historical and Landmark Preservation Society.  www.heritagesquaremuseum.org

May 18, Thursday, 6:30pm, Historic Palmyra Program  Begin and end at Alling Coverlet Museum, 122 William Street, Palmyra NY 14522.  Underground Railroad.  Visit sites around Palmyra Village that were involved in the UGRR.  Walking – ½ mile.  315-597-6981   www.historicpalmyrany.com

May 20, Saturday, Lyons Heritage Society gardening at Hotchkiss Peppermint Museum  95 Water Street, Lyons NY 14489. 315-946-4596 www.lyonsheritagesociety.com

May 20, Saturday, 1pm, Wolcott Historical Society Tea Party: Women’s Rights At Wolcott Historical Society Carriage House Museum, 5994 Jefferson Street, Wolcott NY 14590. Limited seating.  Program presented by Huron Historian Rosa Fox on Women’s Suffrage. www.wolcottny.org

May 22, Monday, 10am-3pm, Wayne County Historical Society Barn Cleaning  At Museum of Wayne County History, 21 Butternut Street, Lyons NY 14489.  Our yearly sweep up and cleaning to open the barn for the summer months.  Many hands make for light work, come and join us!  www.waynehistory.org

May 23, Tuesday, 7pm, WCNYGS Wayne County NY Genealogical Society meeting At Newark-Arcadia Historical Society, 120 High Street, Newark NY 14513. Speaker: Larry Naukam, topic “Where in the World Do You Think You Are?” using maps for local and family history.  www.wcnygs.com

May 24, Wednesday, Lyons Heritage Society Essay/Poster Contest Deadline. 315-946-4596 www.lyonsheritagesociety.com

June

June 4, Sunday, 2-4pm, Heritage Square Museum Opening Weekend At Heritage Square Museum at Brick Church Corners, 7147 Ontario Center Road, Ontario NY 14519.  Music by “Special Blend – Music for Everyone” Trio from Rochester NY.  Tours and Ice Cream Social.  All events take place rain or shine.  Heritage Square Museum is owned and operated by the Town of Ontario Historical and Landmark Preservation Society.  www.heritagesquaremuseum.org

June 4, Sunday, 2pm, Rose Bernard Farnsworth Museum opens for the season   At Bernard Farnsworth Museum, 5016 North Main Street, North Rose NY 14516  www.facebook.com/Historic-Rose

June 7, Wednesday, 6:30pm parade, 7pm program, W-PHS  Williamson-Pultneyville Historical Society Celebration of Women’s Suffrage.  Parade at Williamson 4 Corners, Program at Williamson United Methodist Church, 4146 East Main Street, Williamson NY 14589.  www.W-PHS.org

June 10, Saturday, 2-4pm, Lyons Heritage Society Suffragette Victorian Tea At Grace Episcopal Church, 9 Phelps Street, Lyons NY 14489. 315-946-4596 www.lyonsheritagesociety.com

June 11, Sunday, 5pm, Rose Historical Society Annual Membership Meeting and Dinner, with Program   At Rose Grange, 4101 State Route 414, Rose NY 14542. www.facebook.com/Historic-Rose

June 15, Thursday, 6:30-8:30pm, Historic Palmyra Ice Cream Social.  Begin at Palmyra Historical Museum, 132 Market Street, or William Phelps General Store and Home Museum, 140 Market Street, for grand opening of new exhibits.  End at Alling Coverlet Museum, 122 William Street, Palmyra NY 14522 with ice cream following the tours.  315-597-6981   www.historicpalmyrany.com

June 15,16,17, Thursday, Friday, Saturday, 9am-4pm, Historic Palmyra and Pal-Mac Lions’ Club Garage Sale At 163 Canandaigua Street at the corner of West Jackson Street, Palmyra NY 14522.  315-597-6981   www.historicpalmyrany.com

June 17-18, Saturday, Sunday, Path Through History Weekend www.paththroughhistory.iloveny.com

July

July 2, Sunday, 2-4pm, 2017 Summer Concert Series SBHS  At Sodus Bay Lighthouse Museum grounds, 7606 North Ontario Street, Sodus Point NY 14555.  Concerts are free.  Bring your own seating and sun protection.  Refreshments available.  315-483-4936 www.soduspointlighthouse.org

July 9, Sunday, 1:30-4pm, Heritage Square Museum Summer Sunday at the Square for Kids- Farm Day At Heritage Square Museum at Brick Church Corners, 7147 Ontario Center Road, Ontario NY 14519.  Special Donation for Summer Sundays only $1.00 per person.  All events take place rain or shine.  Heritage Square Museum is owned and operated by the Town of Ontario Historical and Landmark Preservation Society.  www.heritagesquaremuseum.org

July 9, Sunday, 2-4pm, 2017 Summer Concert Series SBHS   At Sodus Bay Lighthouse Museum grounds, 7606 North Ontario Street, Sodus Point NY 14555.  Concerts are free.  Bring your own seating and sun protection.  Refreshments available.  315-483-4936 www.soduspointlighthouse.org

June 10, Saturday, 2-4pm, Lyons Heritage Society Suffragette Victorian Tea At Grace Episcopal Church, 9 Phelps Street, Lyons NY 14489. 315-946-4596 www.lyonsheritagesociety.com

July 14-16, Friday- Sunday, Lyons Peppermint Days

July 16, Sunday, 2-4pm, 2017 Summer Concert Series SBHS  At Sodus Bay Lighthouse Museum grounds, 7606 North Ontario Street, Sodus Point NY 14555.  Concerts are free.  Bring your own seating and sun protection.  Refreshments available.  315-483-4936 www.soduspointlighthouse.org

July 17, Monday, 6pm, Galen Historical Society quarterly meeting  At Lauraville Landing, Clyde NY 14433;  www.galenhistoricalsociety.org

July 18, Tuesday, 11:15am-2pm, Lyons Heritage Society hosts lunch and activities for Vote Tilla. Hotchkiss Peppermint Museum, 95 Water Street, Lyons NY 14489, open to flotilla participants and general public.  The Women’s Rights National Historical Park in Seneca Falls www.nps.gov/wori  and the National Susan B Anthony Museum & House in Rochester www.susanbanthonyhouse.org are sponsoring a canal flotilla from Seneca Falls to Fairport. 315-946-4596 www.lyonsheritagesociety.com

July 21,22, Friday, Saturday, Wayne County Historical Society Garage Sale.  At Pure Oil Station, Geneva Street, Lyons NY 14489.  www.waynehistory.org

July 22,23, Saturday, Sunday, Heritage Square Museum HM 64th Regiment of Foot (American Revolution Reenactment) At Heritage Square Museum at Brick Church Corners, 7147 Ontario Center Road, Ontario NY 14519.  All events take place rain or shine.  Heritage Square Museum is owned and operated by the Town of Ontario Historical and Landmark Preservation Society.  www.heritagesquaremuseum.org

July 23, Sunday, 2-4pm, 2017 Summer Concert Series SBHS  At Sodus Bay Lighthouse Museum grounds, 7606 North Ontario Street, Sodus Point NY 14555.  Concerts are free.  Bring your own seating and sun protection.  Refreshments available.  315-483-4936 www.soduspointlighthouse.org

July 30, Sunday, 2-4pm, 2017 Summer Concert Series SBHS  At Sodus Bay Lighthouse Museum grounds, 7606 North Ontario Street, Sodus Point NY 14555.  Concerts are free.  Bring your own seating and sun protection.  Refreshments available.  315-483-4936 www.soduspointlighthouse.org

August

August 2, Wednesday, 6:30pm, W-PHS  Williamson-Pultneyville Historical Society Annual Picnic.  At Pultneyville Reformed Church Pavilion, 7784 Hamilton Street, Pultneyville NY 14538.  www.W-PHS.org

August 5-6, Saturday, Sunday, Lyons Heritage Society Canal Splash. 315-946-4596 www.lyonsheritagesociety.com

August 6, Sunday, 2-4pm, 2017 Summer Concert Series SBHS  At Sodus Bay Lighthouse Museum grounds, 7606 North Ontario Street, Sodus Point NY 14555.  Concerts are free.  Bring your own seating and sun protection.  Refreshments available.  315-483-4936 www.soduspointlighthouse.org

August 8, 9, 10, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, 11am-3pm, Historic Palmyra Digging Up Your History Archeological Camp  Meet at Historical Museum, 132 Market Street, Palmyra NY 14522.  Cost $5/person/day for supplies.  For ages 7-15 and adults.  315-597-6981   www.historicpalmyrany.com

August 11, Friday, 8-10pm, Historic Palmyra Pirate Whitley Ghost Walk and hunt during Pirate Weekend. Begin at William Phelps General Store, 140 Market Street, Palmyra NY 14522.  $10/person.  315-597-6981 www.historicpalmyrany.com

August 12, Saturday, Historic Palmyra’s Erie Canal Pirate Weekend at the Museum, and Pirate Whitley’s Haunted Cave Stories told by Bloody Mary at 12:30 and 3:30 in the yard of the Palmyra Historical Museum, 132 Market Street, Palmyra NY 14522. All Museums open 11am-4pm at discounted Pirate pricing $2/ museum with $5 trail pass.  Children <age 15 no charge.  315-597-6981 www.historicpalmyrany.com

August 13, Sunday, 1:30-4pm, Heritage Square Museum Summer Sunday at the Square for Kids- Pioneer Family Life Day At Heritage Square Museum at Brick Church Corners, 7147 Ontario Center Road, Ontario NY 14519.  Special Donation for Summer Sundays only $1.00 per person.  All events take place rain or shine.  Heritage Square Museum is owned and operated by the Town of Ontario Historical and Landmark Preservation Society.  www.heritagesquaremuseum.org

August 13, Sunday, 2-4pm, 2017 Summer Concert Series SBHS  At Sodus Bay Lighthouse Museum grounds, 7606 North Ontario Street, Sodus Point NY 14555.  Concerts are free.  Bring your own seating and sun protection.  Refreshments available.  315-483-4936 www.soduspointlighthouse.org

August 14-19, Monday- Saturday, Wayne County Fair in Palmyra

August 20, Sunday, 2-4pm, 2017 Summer Concert Series SBHS  At Sodus Bay Lighthouse Museum grounds, 7606 North Ontario Street, Sodus Point NY 14555.  Concerts are free.  Bring your own seating and sun protection.  Refreshments available.  315-483-4936 www.soduspointlighthouse.org

August 25, Friday, 6:30pm, Wayne County Historical Society Speakeasy Party  At Museum of Wayne County History, 21 Butternut Street, Lyons NY 14489.  $25. Dress up in 20’s inspired costume.  www.waynehistory.org

August 26, Saturday, Heritage Square Museum, 10-4 Trunk Sale, 11-2 Chicken BBQ  At Heritage Square Museum at Brick Church Corners, 7147 Ontario Center Road, Ontario NY 14519.  Chicken BBQ by Heintzelman’s Marinade Magic.  All events take place rain or shine.  Heritage Square Museum is owned and operated by the Town of Ontario Historical and Landmark Preservation Society.  www.heritagesquaremuseum.org

August 26, Saturday, 9-11pm, Historic Palmyra Historic Ghost Walk and hunt around the Village  Begin at Palmyra Historical Museum, 132 Market Street, Palmyra NY 14522.  Watch for the spirits of the museums.  $10/person. Rain or shine – done the entire 2 hours.  315-597-6981 www.historicpalmyrany.com

August 27, Sunday, 2-4pm, 2017 Summer Concert Series SBHS  At Sodus Bay Lighthouse Museum grounds, 7606 North Ontario Street, Sodus Point NY 14555.  Concerts are free.  Bring your own seating and sun protection.  Refreshments available.  315-483-4936 www.soduspointlighthouse.org

September

September 3, Sunday, 2-4pm, 2017 Summer Concert Series SBHS  At Sodus Bay Lighthouse Museum grounds, 7606 North Ontario Street, Sodus Point NY 14555.  Concerts are free.  Bring your own seating and sun protection.  Refreshments available.  315-483-4936 www.soduspointlighthouse.org

September 9, Saturday, W-PHS  Williamson-Pultneyville Historical Society “The Beauty and Bounty of Pultneyville Home Tour”   At Pultneyville NY 14538.  www.W-PHS.org

September 14 – November 22,  Wayne County Historical Society Museum of Wayne County History exhibit “Fraternities in Wayne County”   At Museum of Wayne County History, 21 Butternut Street, Lyons NY 14489.  The Oddfellows, the Grange, the Elks, and so many more.  Carol Bailey will be helping us with this wonderful exhibit about the fraternities that have graced the towns of Wayne County.  www.waynehistory.org

September 15, Friday, 8-10pm, Historic Palmyra Historic Ghost Walk Tour.  Park at Alling Coverlet Museum, 122 William Street, Palmyra NY 14522.  From Market Street to East Main Street we will discuss the darker side of Palmyra’s history.  $10/person.  315-597-6981 www.historicpalmyrany.com

September 18, Monday, 7:30pm, Walworth Historical Society Program- Michael Harland, World War I (based on his grandfather’s diary).  At Walworth Historical Society, 2257 Academy Street, Walworth NY 14568.  Program Free and open to the public.  For more information: www.walworthhistoricalsociety.org

September 21,  Wayne County Historical Society “The Twilight Tea Party”.   Place to be announced. The year 2017 is the 100th anniversary of the Silent Sentinels of the National Woman’s Party picketing the White House that led to the 19th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution.  It’s also the 2017 suffrage centennial for New York State.  The Wayne County Historical Society’s most recent play, “The Twilight Tea Party” is being written by Larry Ann Evans and Linda Stevenson.  The play sees women from Wayne County from various eras and towns come miraculously together at a tea party.  www.waynehistory.org

September 23, Saturday, 9-3, Heritage Square Museum Fall Arts and Crafts Festival  At Heritage Square Museum at Brick Church Corners, 7147 Ontario Center Road, Ontario NY 14519.  Arts & Crafts Sale, Bake Sale, Demonstrations.  All events take place rain or shine.  Heritage Square Museum is owned and operated by the Town of Ontario Historical and Landmark Preservation Society.  www.heritagesquaremuseum.org

September 29,30, Friday, Saturday, Wayne County Historical Society Garage Sale.  At Pure Oil Station, Geneva Street, Lyons NY 14489.  www.waynehistory.org

September 30, October 1, Saturday, Sunday, 1:30-4pm, Heritage Square Museum Last Weekend for Museum Tours  At Heritage Square Museum at Brick Church Corners, 7147 Ontario Center Road, Ontario NY 14519.  All events take place rain or shine.  Heritage Square Museum is owned and operated by the Town of Ontario Historical and Landmark Preservation Society.  www.heritagesquaremuseum.org

October

October 7, Saturday, 6:30-9:30pm, Historic Palmyra, Sibyl’s Birthday Party  At William Phelps General Store, 140 Market Street, Palmyra NY 14522.  $20/person for everything.  $10/person for party only.  Sibyl was a spiritualist for more than 50 years.  You may see a guest show up from time to time that just doesn’t seem real.    Additional gallery reading will be held 8-10pm at Alling Coverlet Museum, 122 William Street, Palmyra NY 14522. $20/person.  315-597-6981 www.historicpalmyrany.com

October 7-9, Saturday, Sunday, Monday, Path Through History Weekend www.paththroughhistory.iloveny.com

October 14, Saturday, 6pm; 7:30pm; 9pm, Historic Palmyra’s famous Cemetery Walk  At Historic Palmyra Cemetery, Vienna Street, Palmyra NY 14522. An amazing journey into the land of the dead.  315-597-6981 www.historicpalmyrany.com

October 23, Monday, 6:30pm, Galen Historical Society quarterly meeting  At Brick Church Museum, 31 North Park Street, Clyde NY 14433;  www.galenhistoricalsociety.org

October 27,28, Friday, Saturday, 8-11pm, Wayne County Historical Society “The Real Haunt”  At Museum of Wayne County History, 21 Butternut Street, Lyons NY 14489.  We will have ghost busters on every floor with their equipment and we invite residents to become part of the investigation.  We will also have a couple of psychics in the back room who will be on hand!  Tickets $30 per person.  www.waynehistory.org

November

November 1, Wednesday, 6:30pm, W-PHS  Williamson-Pultneyville Historical Society Harvest Dinner and Annual Meeting.  At Pultneyville Reformed Church, 7784 Hamilton Street, Pultneyville NY 14538.  www.W-PHS.org

November 16, 17, 18, Thursday, Friday 10-5 with luncheon 11:30-gone, Saturday 10am-2pm, Historic Palmyra’s Holiday Bazaar  At Alling Coverlet Museum, 122 William Street, Palmyra NY 14522.  Vendors, luncheon, special gifts, antiques and crafts, homemade baked goods.  315-597-6981 www.historicpalmyrany.com

November 20, Monday, 1pm, Walworth Historical Society Program-TBA.  At Walworth Historical Society, 2257 Academy Street, Walworth NY 14568.  Program Free and open to the public.  For more information: www.walworthhistoricalsociety.org

December

December 1,2, Friday, Saturday, 10am-5pm, Wayne County Historical Society Holiday Boutique  At Museum of Wayne County History, 21 Butternut Street, Lyons NY 14489.  Vendors fill the museum, lunch served downstairs.  Come and shop local!  www.waynehistory.org

December 6, Wednesday, 7pm, W-PHS  Williamson-Pultneyville Historical Society Christmas Program.  At Gates Hall, 4107 Lake Road, Pultneyville NY 14538.  www.W-PHS.org

December 9, Saturday, 4-8pm, Historic Palmyra Homestead Holiday Candlelight House Tour Begin at William Phelps General Store, 140 Market Street, Palmyra NY 14522.  Tour of historic homes in the Village of Palmyra and 2 museums.  315-597-6981 www.historicpalmyrany.com

Ongoing:

Now available: Newark-Arcadia historical Museum Gift Shop “East of Newark, West of Lyons: the Board Game, Long Play Edition” $24.95 Based on the very popular trivia book of the same name, by David Benjamin, this new board game is sure to be equally popular as well as a collectors item. Profits from the sale of the games benefit the Newark-Arcadia Historical Society. Museum located at 120 High St, Newark. Open Saturdays 1-3, and at other times by chance or appointment. For information, call 315 331-6409

Now: "Gillette Wall Map 1858 Wayne County, New York" books available for $10 each at the Office of the County Historian Wayne County NY, 9 Pearl Street, Lyons. The office is above the Dept of Motor Vehicles. These newly reprinted books contain indexed maps of each town and hamlet in Wayne county in 1858. The index cross-references settlers/businesses names and locations. An original Gillette Wall Map is on the wall of the County Clerk's Office located on the first floor of 9 Pearl Street, Lyons.

This December 2004 printing is currently Sold Out...

  • Gillette Map
  • Gillette Book

Town of Butler CD with over 100 historic photosis being offered by Butler Historical Preservation Society.
Included is an interior view of the Roe Cobblestone Schoolhouse, a 1917 photo of the Butler Center Church, and a description of each photo. Contact Jim Chatfield (315) 594-9425, email: jchatfie@rochester.rr.com Cost is $15 plus $2 shipping. A booklet of the photos will be available soon.

Andrea Evangelist, author and president of the Lyons Civic Club, inc. is pleased to announce that copies of the book, A Look
At Lyons: History and Images of Lyons, New York
, are now available (December 2006) for purchase at four locations in Lyons: the main and branch offices of the Lyons National Bank, 35 William Street and Routes 14 & 31; Dobbins Drugs and The Old Pharmacy Gift Shop, 52-58 William Street; and James S. Sullivan Agency, 36 Canal Street. This 250-page, soft-covered, indexed, 8 1/2' x 11' publication contains over 300 captioned pictures that chronicle the history of Lyons. The Lyons National Bank and the Robert G. Boehmler Community Foundation generously sponsored the club's first publication. Chapter titles of the book include Early History of Lyons, Early Government, Lyons Village, Lyons Fire Department, Lyons Schools, Lyons Library, Entertainment, Medical Care In Lyons, Slavery & Underground Railroad, Taverns & Hotels, Joppa, Prohibition, Transportation, The Canal, Communication, Alloway, Ethnic Heritage, Lyons Organizations, Lyons Businesses, Lyons Churches, Memories, Myths & Trivia, The Easterly Murders, and Appendix. Books are being sold for $25 a copy. Profits made from book sales will go to fund future Lyons Civic Club, Inc. publications and club activities. To order a book for shipping, please call 315-946-3367 or 315-946-9340. There is an additional $5 charge to cover shipping and handling costs.