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.

Macedon Historical Society mission: to promote and encourage historical research and preservation regarding the community of Macedon NY and to disseminate that information. Meetings are second Tuesday of each month, 6pm. Dec-Feb meet at Town Office Building, Aldrich Room, 32 Main Street, Macedon 14502. March-Nov meet at Macedon Academy, 1185 Macedon Center Road, Macedon Center NY. Academy Open House last Sunday of months June-Sept, 2-4pm. Admission free, with donations greatly appreciated. http://www.macedonhistoricalsociety.org/

Marion Historic Association Museum 3827 North Main Street, Marion. https://www.facebook.com/marionhistorian/   315 926-5816.

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

2018

May

May 2, Wednesday, 7pm, “The Heart of the Bennetts” At Gates Hall, 4107 Lake Road, Pultneyville NY 14538.  Dramatic program prepared for the Williamson-Pultneyville Historical Society, W-PHS, by Irene Bierer in recognition of the 2017 gift of portraits of 3 Bennett family members.  Eleanor French bequeathed historical paintings of her ancestors, Dr. Josiah Bennet, his wife Ruth Reeves Bennett, and their granddaughter Ellen Wealthy Bennett.  They now are in the parlor room of the W-PHS House, 4130 Mill Street, Pultneyville.  Based on historical family facts recorded in the Archives Dept of W-PHS, public records, and obituaries provided by local historians Craig and Susan DeNagel, this original presentation uses 5 vignettes of the original Bennett family members to illustrate some of their various interests and challenges.  With the use of creative license to recreate interactions and conversations, the writer offers this piece of historical fiction to both edify and amuse guests with a walk back in time to 1816 when the youthful doctor first arrived in Williamson, then forth into the lives of his adult children to 1877. Public welcome.  Free program.  http://w-phs.org/

May 3, Thursday, 7pm, Newark-Arcadia Historical Society 26th Annual Meeting Dinner and Program  At American Legion, 200 E Union Street, Newark NY.  Program: Eleanor Sterns will portray Elizabeth Cady Stanton.  Dinner $25/person. Reservations required, call 315-331-6409.  All are welcome.  Info: arcadiahistory@gmail.com   315-331-6409  www.newarkarcadiamuseum.org

May 4, 5, Friday, Saturday, 9-3pm, WCHS – Wayne County Historical Society Garage Sale At Pure Oil Station, Geneva Street, Lyons NY 14489.  Drop Off Day is May 2 from 10-noon. www.waynehistory.org    https://www.facebook.com/Wayne-County-Historical-SocietyMuseum-of-Wayne-County-History-143619558112/    315-946-4943   info@waynehistory.org

May 5, Saturday, 9am, BHPS Butler Historical Preservation Society At Butler Center Church Museum, 4518 Butler Center Road, Butler NY  www.bhpsbutlerny.org

May 5, Saturday, Ontario Historical & Landmark Preservation Society, Heritage Square Museum Orientation for Guides and Docents At Heritage Square Museum, 7147 Ontario Center Road, Ontario NY 14519 www.heritagesquaremuseum.org  https://www.facebook.com/hojackline1874/

May 8, Tuesday, 6pm, Macedon Historical Society Meeting At Macedon Academy, 1185 Macedon Center Road, Macedon Center NY.  http://www.macedonhistoricalsociety.org/

May 10, Thursday, 6:30pm, Museum of Wayne County History Spring Book Reading series, “In Cold Blood” True Crime, an American Genre” At Museum of Wayne County History, 21 Butternut Street, Lyons NY 14489, in the Old Jail section of the Museum.  March 29 (In Cold Blood), April 19 (Blind Eye), May 10 (Compulsion), May 31 (The Poisoner’s Handbook) and June 21 (Kitty Genovese).  315 946-4943  www.waynehistory.org    https://www.facebook.com/Wayne-County-Historical-SocietyMuseum-of-Wayne-County-History-143619558112/

May 10, , Thursday, 7pm, Town of Sodus Historical Society Program “A Sodus Walk Back In Time!” At Sodus First Reformed Church, 18 Maple Ave, Sodus NY 14551.  Speaker: Bruce Farrington.  Come and learn some local history by taking a virtual tour back to the village of Sodus in the late 1800’s- early 1900’s. http://townofsodushistoricalsociety.org   https://www.facebook.com/sodushistory/

May 12, Saturday, Ontario Historical & Landmark Preservation Society, Heritage Square Museum Spring Clean Up At Heritage Square Museum, 7147 Ontario Center Road, Ontario NY 14519 www.heritagesquaremuseum.org  https://www.facebook.com/hojackline1874/

May 12, Saturday, Wolcott Historical Society 4th Annual Mother’s Day Tea At Wolcott Historical Society Northup Carriage House Museum, 5994 Jefferson Street, Wolcott.  This year’s discussion – the Home Bureau.  Room for 24, reservations required.  315-594-8660.  Raffle winner for quilted table runner donated by Lydia Green will be announced.  http://www.wolcottny.org/wolcott-historical-society.html  https://www.facebook.com/Carriagehousemuseum

May 12, Saturday, 9-noon, Macedon Historical Society Work Session to organize archives  At Macedon Academy, 1185 Macedon Center Road, Macedon Center NY http://www.macedonhistoricalsociety.org/

May 16, Wednesday, Ontario Historical & Landmark Preservation Society Annual Meeting/ pass the dish Dinner   www.heritagesquaremuseum.org  https://www.facebook.com/hojackline1874/

May 16, Wednesday, 7pm, Col. Wm. Prescott Chapter of the D.A.R. meeting and program.  At Newark-Arcadia Historical Society Museum, 120 High Street, Newark NY.  Program: Eleanor Sterns will portray Clara Barton. Free.  All are welcome.  Info: arcadiahistory@gmail.com   315-331-6409  www.newarkarcadiamuseum.org

May 17, Thursday, 5:15pm, WCHS – Wayne County Historical Society Annual Dinner www.waynehistory.org    https://www.facebook.com/Wayne-County-Historical-SocietyMuseum-of-Wayne-County-History-143619558112/    315-946-4943   info@waynehistory.org

May 17, Thursday, 7-9pm, Historic Palmyra Program, “Flashlight, Recorder and Comfortable Shoes: A simple guide to Paranormal Investigation” At Alling Coverlet Museum, 122 William St, Palmyra.  Ted VanSon, author, paranormal investigator, minister, and Paratalkradio host will present his new book written with Keith Spratley.  http://www.historicpalmyrany.com

May 17, 18, 19, Thursday Friday 9am-8pm, Saturday 9-noon, Ontario Historical & Landmark Preservation Society, Heritage Square Museum Spring Barn Sale At Heritage Square Museum, 7147 Ontario Center Road, Ontario NY 14519 www.heritagesquaremuseum.org  https://www.facebook.com/hojackline1874/

May 21, Monday, 6:15pm dinner, 7:15pm meeting, 7:30pm program, Walworth Historical Society Annual Meeting/Program   At the Lodge in Ginegaw Park, Penfield Road, Walworth NY 14568.  Pot Luck Dinner (bring table service and dish to pass), Annual Business Meeting and Elections, Presentation of Community Service Award, followed by a short Program entitled “1968” (50 years ago).  Free and open to the public.  For more information, www.walworthhistoricalsociety.org

May 22, fourth Tuesday, 7pm, WCNYGS Wayne County NY Genealogical Society Meeting At Newark-Arcadia Museum, 120 High Street, Newark NY 14513.  Program by Larry Naukam.  www.wcnygs.com

May 24, Thursday, 6:30pm, Sodus Bay Lighthouse Museum “History Alive!” Presentation – “A History of the Charlotte-Genesee Lighthouse”. At Sodus Point Village Hall, 8356 Bay Street, Sodus Point NY 14555.  Speaker: Fred Amato, president of the Charlotte-Genesee Lighthouse Historical Society, will discuss the fascinating history of Rochester’s historic aid to navigation. Event is free and open to the public.  315-483-4936 www.soduspointlighthouse.org

May 28, Monday, 9am-noon, Marion Historic Association The Marion Museum at Jennie’s House open At 3794 South Main Street, Marion NY 14505.  https://www.facebook.com/marionhistorian/

May 29, Tuesday, 6:30pm, WCHS – Wayne County Historical Society Carriage House Cleaning At Museum of Wayne County History, 21 Butternut Street, Lyons NY 14489.  Come help us ready our Carriage House exhibits for the summer season. www.waynehistory.org    https://www.facebook.com/Wayne-County-Historical-SocietyMuseum-of-Wayne-County-History-143619558112/    315-946-4943   info@waynehistory.org

May 31, Thursday, 6:30pm, Museum of Wayne County History Spring Book Reading series, “In Cold Blood” True Crime, an American Genre” At Museum of Wayne County History, 21 Butternut Street, Lyons NY 14489, in the Old Jail section of the Museum.  March 29 (In Cold Blood), April 19 (Blind Eye), May 10 (Compulsion), May 31 (The Poisoner’s Handbook) and June 21 (Kitty Genovese).  315 946-4943  www.waynehistory.org    https://www.facebook.com/Wayne-County-Historical-SocietyMuseum-of-Wayne-County-History-143619558112/

May 31, June 1,2, Thursday, Friday, Saturday, 9-1 each day, Town of Huron Historical Building Open House  At Old Town Hall-Huron Museum, 6416 North Huron Rd; Huron Grange Hall, 6429 North Huron Rd.  Sponsored by the Town of Huron. Visit Huron’s Historical Past.  Farming equipment and rural life displays.  Book signings of Great Sodus Bay Arcadia Postcard Series by local author Rosa Fox. Historic Huron Presbyterian Church, 6424 North Huron Road, will be holding a rummage sale concurrently.  www.historichuron.org

June

June 2, Saturday, Ontario Historical & Landmark Preservation Society, Heritage Square Museum Opening Weekend At Heritage Square Museum, 7147 Ontario Center Road, Ontario NY 14519 www.heritagesquaremuseum.org  https://www.facebook.com/hojackline1874/

June 2, Saturday, BHPS Butler Historical Preservation Society meeting  9am At Butler Center Church Museum.   BHPS Open House at Butler Church and Roe Cobblestone Schoolhouse.  10am-2pm. Locations: Butler Center Church Museum, 4518 Butler Center Road, Butler NY.  Roe Cobblestone Schoolhouse, 4576 Van Vleck Road and corner of NYS Rte 89S.  www.bhpsbutlerny.org

June 2, Saturday, 2pm, Macedon Historical Society Cemetery Tour  At Village of  Macedon Cemetery, County Route 216, Macedon NY.  Rain date June 9 http://www.macedonhistoricalsociety.org/

June 6, Wednesday, 7pm, Williamson-Pultneyville Historical Society program “Williamson Hardware” At Williamson Hardware, 4101 Main Street, Williamson NY 14589.  Presented by Jim Hartsen.  Public welcome.  Free program.  http://w-phs.org/

June 8, 9, Friday 4-8pm, Saturday 10am-8pm, Newark-Arcadia Historical Society Museum Open House.  At Newark-Arcadia Historical Society Museum, 120 High Street, Newark NY.  Info: arcadiahistory@gmail.com   315-331-6409  www.newarkarcadiamuseum.org

June 9, Saturday, 2-4pm, Lyons Heritage Society Wedding Fashion Tea  At Grace Episcopal Parish Hall, 9 Phelps Street, Lyons NY 14489 https://lyonsheritagesociety.org/

June 9, Saturday, 2pm, Newark-Arcadia Historical Society Museum Walking Tour of High Street, South Main Street, & West Miller Street by Don Combes.  Meet at Newark-Arcadia Historical Society Museum, 120 High Street, Newark NY.  Free.  1 hour.  Info: arcadiahistory@gmail.com   315-331-6409  www.newarkarcadiamuseum.org

June 9, Saturday, 4pm, Newark-Arcadia Historical Society Museum program: “Rose Queen & Princess Contests, 1942-1971” .  At Newark-Arcadia Historical Society Museum, 120 High Street, Newark NY.  Speaker: Cynthia Russell.  Free.  Info: arcadiahistory@gmail.com   315-331-6409  www.newarkarcadiamuseum.org

June 10, Sunday, Ontario Historical & Landmark Preservation Society, Heritage Square Museum Ice Cream Social, Music and Car Show At Heritage Square Museum, 7147 Ontario Center Road, Ontario NY 14519 www.heritagesquaremuseum.org  https://www.facebook.com/hojackline1874/

June 10, Sunday, Rose Historical Society Annual Meeting   At Rose Grange, 4101 State Route 414, Rose NY 14542

June 12, Tuesday, 6pm, Macedon Historical Society Meeting At Macedon Academy, 1185 Macedon Center Road, Macedon Center NY.  http://www.macedonhistoricalsociety.org/

June 12, Tuesday, noon, WHO- Wayne Historians Organization At Walworth Museum, 2257 Academy Street, Walworth NY 14568 www.walworthhistoricalsociety.org

June 14, Thursday, 7pm, Newark-Arcadia Historical Society Museum program: “Jackson & Perkins Co.”.  At Newark-Arcadia Historical Society Museum, 120 High Street, Newark NY.  A slide-illustrated talk by Chris Davis.  Free.  Info: arcadiahistory@gmail.com   315-331-6409  www.newarkarcadiamuseum.org

June 16, Saturday, 9am-4pm, BHPS Butler Historical Preservation Society at Wolcott Strawberry Festival  www.bhpsbutlerny.org

June 16, Saturday, 10:30am-4:30pm, Historic Palmyra Heritage Weekend At the 5 museums of Historic Palmyra: Alling Coverlet Museum, 122 William St; Phelps General Store & Print Shop Museums, 140 Market St; Palmyra Historical Museum, 132 Market St; Erie Canal Depot Museum, 136 Market St, Palmyra.  Costumed docents help you explore the 5 museums on Historic Palmyra’s Trail Pass.  You may meet the family of Winston Churchill, workers from the building of the canal, E. B. Grandin, and the Phelps family.  Visit the grand opening of several new exhibits, including the Gallup Bridge diorama and Erie Canal Boat mural in the Erie Canal Depot, and the Griffith Exhibit in the Alling Coverlet Museum. http://www.historicpalmyrany.com

June 16, Saturday, 2pm, Sodus Bay Lighthouse Museum “History Alive!” Presentation – “Herman Melville: More than a Whale Story”. Part of New York State’s Path Through History Weekend. At Sodus Bay Lighthouse Museum, 7606 North Ontario Street, Sodus Point NY 14555.  Speaker: Joseph O’Toole, Director of the Sodus Bay Lighthouse Museum.  This presentation will examine Melville’s life and works, and will include an overview of the whaling industry and sources for “Moby-Dick”. Event is free and open to the public.  315-483-4936 www.soduspointlighthouse.org

June 16-17, Saturday, Sunday, Path Through History Weekend https://paththroughhistory.iloveny.com/

June 21, Thursday, 6:30pm, Museum of Wayne County History Spring Book Reading series, “In Cold Blood” True Crime, an American Genre” At Museum of Wayne County History, 21 Butternut Street, Lyons NY 14489, in the Old Jail section of the Museum.  March 29 (In Cold Blood), April 19 (Blind Eye), May 10 (Compulsion), May 31 (The Poisoner’s Handbook) and June 21 (Kitty Genovese).  315 946-4943  www.waynehistory.org    https://www.facebook.com/Wayne-County-Historical-SocietyMuseum-of-Wayne-County-History-143619558112/

June 21, Thursday, 6:30-8:30pm, Historic Palmyra Ice Cream Social  Begin at Palmyra Historical Museum, 132 Market St, Palmyra.  Complimentary tours of all museums.  Ice cream following your tour at the Alling Coverlet Museum.  http://www.historicpalmyrany.com

June 21-23, Thursday-Saturday, 10am-4pm, Historic Palmyra Garage Sale  At yard of the Palmyra Historical Museum, 132 Market St, Palmyra.  http://www.historicpalmyrany.com

June 23, Saturday, noon-3pm, rain or shine, Newark-Arcadia Historical Society Strawberry Social.  At Newark-Arcadia Historical Society Museum, 120 High Street, Newark NY.  Info: arcadiahistory@gmail.com   315-331-6409  www.newarkarcadiamuseum.org

June 24, Sunday, 2-4pm, Macedon Historical Society Open House Macedon Academy At Macedon Academy, 1185 Macedon Center Road, Macedon Center NY.  http://www.macedonhistoricalsociety.org/

June 26, Tuesday, 7pm, WCNYGS Wayne County NY Genealogical Society Program and Annual Meeting At Newark-Arcadia Museum, 120 High Street, Newark NY 14513.  “Wayne County Grange” by Carol Bailey.  www.wcnygs.com

June 30, July 1, Saturday, Sunday, Ontario Historical & Landmark Preservation Society, Heritage Square Museum Encampment, various Military At Heritage Square Museum, 7147 Ontario Center Road, Ontario NY 14519 www.heritagesquaremuseum.org  https://www.facebook.com/hojackline1874/

July

July 7, Saturday, BHPS Butler Historical Preservation Society meeting 9am At Butler Center Church Museum.   BHPS Open House at Butler Church and Roe Cobblestone Schoolhouse.  10am-2pm. Locations: Butler Center Church Museum, 4518 Butler Center Road, Butler NY.  Roe Cobblestone Schoolhouse, 4576 Van Vleck Road and corner of NYS Rte 89S.  www.bhpsbutlerny.org

July 8, Sunday, Ontario Historical & Landmark Preservation Society, Heritage Square Museum Summer Sunday Program “Occupations of Villagers at Heritage Square” At Heritage Square Museum, 7147 Ontario Center Road, Ontario NY 14519 www.heritagesquaremuseum.org  https://www.facebook.com/hojackline1874/

July 10, Tuesday, 6pm, Macedon Historical Society Meeting At Macedon Academy, 1185 Macedon Center Road, Macedon Center NY.  http://www.macedonhistoricalsociety.org/

July 11, Wednesday, 6:30pm, Marion Historic Association Program “Genealogy Research” with Brenda Becker At The Marion Museum at Jennie’s House, 3794 South Main Street, Marion NY 14505.  https://www.facebook.com/marionhistorian/

July 12, Thursday, 6:30pm, Sodus Bay Lighthouse Museum “History Alive!” Presentation – “An Uncommon Union: Henry B. Stanton and the Emancipation of Elizabeth Cady”. At Sodus Point Village Hall, 8356 Bay Street, Sodus Point NY 14555.  Speaker: Linda C Frank, author of “An Uncommon Union: Henry B Stanton and the Emancipation of Elizabeth Cady”, and former Cayuga County Historian. Event is free and open to the public.  315-483-4936 www.soduspointlighthouse.org

July 13, 14, Friday, Saturday, Lyons Peppermint Days in the Park At Lyons NY 14489.

July 18, Wednesday, Ontario Historical & Landmark Preservation Society General Meeting Picnic and Game Night. www.heritagesquaremuseum.org  https://www.facebook.com/hojackline1874/

July 21,22, Saturday, Sunday, Pultneyville Homecoming Festival  At Pultneyville. Always occurring on the 3rd Saturday and Sunday in July, Homecoming is two days of fun and celebration. The origins of the event date back to August 1957 when it marked the 150th anniversary of the establishment of a post office in Pultneyville. The first Homecoming was a three-day event, starting with the appropriately attired Charles Easton delivering mail from Williamson to Pultneyville via Pony Express. http://w-phs.org

July 23, Monday, 6pm, Galen Historical Society Quarterly Meeting/Community Picnic At Lauraville Landing, south side of the Erie Canal, east of the bridge, Clyde NY 14433.  315-923-7150 www.galenhistoricalsociety.org

July 24, fourth Tuesday, 7pm, WCNYGS Wayne County NY Genealogical Society Meeting At Newark-Arcadia Museum, 120 High Street, Newark NY 14513.  Program.  www.wcnygs.com

July 28, Saturday, Ontario Historical & Landmark Preservation Society, Heritage Square Museum Trunk Sale At Heritage Square Museum, 7147 Ontario Center Road, Ontario NY 14519 www.heritagesquaremuseum.org  https://www.facebook.com/hojackline1874/

July 29, Sunday, 2-4pm, Macedon Historical Society Open House Macedon Academy At Macedon Academy, 1185 Macedon Center Road, Macedon Center NY.  http://www.macedonhistoricalsociety.org/

August

August 1, Wednesday, 6:30pm, Williamson-Pultneyville Historical Society Annual Picnic At Pultneyville Reformed Church pavilion, 7784 Hamilton Street, Pultneyville NY 14538.  Bring a dish to pass and table service.  Public welcome.  Free program.  http://w-phs.org/

August 4, Saturday, BHPS Butler Historical Preservation Society meeting 9am At Butler Center Church Museum.   BHPS Open House at Butler Church and Roe Cobblestone Schoolhouse.  10am-2pm. Locations: Butler Center Church Museum, 4518 Butler Center Road, Butler NY.  Roe Cobblestone Schoolhouse, 4576 Van Vleck Road and corner of NYS Rte 89S.  www.bhpsbutlerny.org

August 7-9, Tuesday - Thursday, 11am-3pm, Historic Palmyra Digging Up Your History: Archaeology Camp Meet at Palmyra Historical Museum, 132 Market St, Palmyra.  $5/person per day.  Ages 7-15, adults welcome too.  Supplies provided, bring your lunch.  http://www.historicpalmyrany.com

August 8, Wednesday, noon, WHO- Wayne Historians Organization At North Rose United Methodist Church, 5050 North Main Street, North Rose NY 14516 www.facebook.com/Historic.Rose

August 9, Thursday, 6:30pm, Sodus Bay Lighthouse Museum “History Alive!” Presentation – “Becoming Well at the Water Cures of Upstate New York”. At Sodus Point Village Hall, 8356 Bay Street, Sodus Point NY 14555.  Speaker: Jane Oakes, involved in historic education for 40+ years. Event is free and open to the public.  315-483-4936  www.soduspointlighthouse.org

August 10, Friday, 8-10pm, Historic Palmyra Pirate Whitley Ghost Walk and Hunt At Alling Coverlet Museum, 122 William St, Palmyra.  $10/person.  This walking tour gives you the chills and thrills in the darkened streets of Palmyra.  From Market St. to E. Main St. we will discuss the darker side of Palmyra’s history.  One hour will be a ghost walk and one hour of ghost hunting.  Bring a flashlight.  http://www.historicpalmyrany.com

August 11, Saturday, 7pm-1am, Historic Palmyra Ghostly Excursions $60/person, 20 person limit. Hosted by Gina Bengtson and Bob Christopher of Ghostly Excursions.  Join them, and see the newest equipment in action as they hunt the 5 Historic Palmyra museums.  http://ghostlyexcursions.com/index.php/hunts/palmyra-historic-museum/ for info and tickets.  http://www.historicpalmyrany.com

August 11, Saturday, 11am-4pm, Historic Palmyra Erie Canal Pirate Weekend at the Museums All museums open at discounted pirate pricing: $2 per museum, $5 trail pass, no charge for children 15 and under.  Historic Palmyra’s Pirate Whitley’s Haunted Cave.  Live and dead pirates, skulls and treasures suitable for the younger and older folks.  Stories told by Bloody Mary in the yard of the Palmyra Historical Museum, 132 Market St, 12:30pm and 3:30pm.  http://www.historicpalmyrany.com

August 11, Saturday, 1-10pm, Village of Sodus Centennial Celebration At Main Street, Sodus NY 14551.  Cellar Savers playing 3-5pm.  Shameless Henry playing 6-10pm.  Main Street Historical Tours.  Food.  Children’s Activities.  www.sodusvillage.org  https://www.facebook.com/sodusvillage/  http://townofsodushistoricalsociety.org   https://www.facebook.com/sodushistory/

August 12, Sunday, Ontario Historical & Landmark Preservation Society, Heritage Square Museum 6th Annual Pioneer Family Life Day At Heritage Square Museum, 7147 Ontario Center Road, Ontario NY 14519 www.heritagesquaremuseum.org  https://www.facebook.com/hojackline1874/

August 13-18, Monday-Saturday, Wayne County Fair At 300 W Jackson St, Palmyra.  Something Old, Something New, Forever Red, White and Blue at the Wayne County Fair.  www.waynecountyfair.org

August 14, Tuesday, 6pm, Macedon Historical Society Meeting At Macedon Academy, 1185 Macedon Center Road, Macedon Center NY.  http://www.macedonhistoricalsociety.org/

August 19, Sunday, noon, BHPS Butler Historical Preservation Society Annual Ice Cream Social & Chicken BBQ At Butler Center Church Museum, 4518 Butler Center Road, Butler NY.    www.bhpsbutlerny.org

August 24, Friday, 7-10pm, WCHS – Wayne County Historical Society 3rd Annual Speakeasy Party At Museum of Wayne County History, 21 Butternut Street, Lyons NY 14489.  Costume Party!  Red Hot Jazz singer, Prohibition era drinks, gaming and maybe even a raid!  Tickets available by presale only.  $25 non members, $20 members. www.waynehistory.org    https://www.facebook.com/Wayne-County-Historical-SocietyMuseum-of-Wayne-County-History-143619558112/    315-946-4943   info@waynehistory.org

August 25, Saturday, 8-10pm, Historic Palmyra Historic Ghost Walk and Hunt At Alling Coverlet Museum, 122 William St, Palmyra.  $10/person.  Stroll through Palmyra Village and hear its haunting history, then watch for the spirits of the museums at Palmyra Historical Museum and Phelps General Store.  Bring a flashlight.  http://www.historicpalmyrany.com

August 26, Sunday, 2-4pm, Macedon Historical Society Open House Macedon Academy At Macedon Academy, 1185 Macedon Center Road, Macedon Center NY.  http://www.macedonhistoricalsociety.org/

August 28, fourth Tuesday, 7pm, WCNYGS Wayne County NY Genealogical Society Meeting At Newark-Arcadia Museum, 120 High Street, Newark NY 14513.  Program: Roundtable: “Who is Your Oldest Ancestor?”   www.wcnygs.com

August 30, 31, September 1, Thursday, Friday, Saturday, 9-1 each day, Town of Huron Historical Building Open House  At Old Town Hall-Huron Museum, 6416 North Huron Rd; Huron Grange Hall, 6429 North Huron Rd.  Sponsored by the Town of Huron. Visit Huron’s Historical Past.  Farming equipment and rural life displays.  Book signings of Great Sodus Bay Arcadia Postcard Series by local author Rosa Fox. Historic Huron Presbyterian Church, 6424 North Huron Road, will be holding a rummage sale concurrently.  www.historichuron.org

September

September 1, Saturday, BHPS Butler Historical Preservation Society meeting 9am At Butler Center Church Museum.   BHPS Open House at Butler Church and Roe Cobblestone Schoolhouse.  10am-2pm. Locations: Butler Center Church Museum, 4518 Butler Center Road, Butler NY.  Roe Cobblestone Schoolhouse, 4576 Van Vleck Road and corner of NYS Rte 89S.  www.bhpsbutlerny.org

September 1,2, Saturday, Sunday, Ontario Historical & Landmark Preservation Society, Heritage Square Museum closed for Labor Day weekend  At Heritage Square Museum, 7147 Ontario Center Road, Ontario NY 14519 www.heritagesquaremuseum.org  https://www.facebook.com/hojackline1874/

September 11, Tuesday, 6pm, Macedon Historical Society Meeting At Macedon Academy, 1185 Macedon Center Road, Macedon Center NY.  http://www.macedonhistoricalsociety.org/

September 13, Thursday, 6:30pm, Sodus Bay Lighthouse Museum “History Alive!” Presentation – “Murder at the Museum: An Edmund DeCleryk Mystery”. At Sodus Point Village Hall, 8356 Bay Street, Sodus Point NY 14555.  Speaker: Karen Shughart, author of “A Murder in the Museum: An Edmund DeCleryk Mystery”. Event is free and open to the public.  315-483-4936 www.soduspointlighthouse.org

September 14, Friday, 8:30-11pm, Historic Palmyra Murder, Mystery, and Tragedy Tour At Alling Coverlet Museum, 122 William St, Palmyra.  $15/person.  This special tour allows you to join the spirits of tragedy as you journey through Palmyra’s dark past.  Many haunting tales will be told on this unique walk.  Bring a flashlight.  http://www.historicpalmyrany.com

September 14-16, Friday-Sunday, Palmyra Canaltown Days  www.palmyracanaltowndays.org

September 17, Monday, 7:30pm, Walworth Historical Society Program, “Indentured Servants in Marion: Peter & Susan Magilson” At Walworth Historical Society, 2257 Academy Street, Walworth.  Presenter: Cinda Collier, Rose Historical Society President.  Free and open to the public.  For more information, please visit www.walworthhistoricalsociety.org

September 22-23, Saturday 9-5, Sunday 10-4, Historic Palmyra Booth at 8th Annual The Purple Painted Lady Art Festival At 845 Yellow Mills Road, Palmyra. www.thepurplepaintedladyfestival.com

September 29, Saturday, Ontario Historical & Landmark Preservation Society, Heritage Square Museum Arts and Crafts Show and Festival  At Heritage Square Museum, 7147 Ontario Center Road, Ontario NY 14519 www.heritagesquaremuseum.org  https://www.facebook.com/hojackline1874/

September 29, Saturday, Marion Historic Association at Harvest in the Hamlet “Junk In The Trunk”.  https://www.facebook.com/marionhistorian/

September 30, Sunday, 2-4pm, Macedon Historical Society Open House Macedon Academy At Macedon Academy, 1185 Macedon Center Road, Macedon Center NY.  http://www.macedonhistoricalsociety.org/

October

October 5, Friday, 7-9pm, WCHS – Wayne County Historical Society Museum wide Séance At Museum of Wayne County History, 21 Butternut Street, Lyons NY 14489.  www.waynehistory.org    https://www.facebook.com/Wayne-County-Historical-SocietyMuseum-of-Wayne-County-History-143619558112/    315-946-4943   info@waynehistory.org

October 6, Saturday, BHPS Butler Historical Preservation Society meeting 9am At Butler Center Church Museum.   BHPS Open House at Butler Church and Roe Cobblestone Schoolhouse.  10am-2pm. Locations: Butler Center Church Museum, 4518 Butler Center Road, Butler NY.  Roe Cobblestone Schoolhouse, 4576 Van Vleck Road and corner of NYS Rte 89S.  www.bhpsbutlerny.org

October 6, Saturday, 6:30-9:30pm, Historic Palmyra, Sibyl’s Birthday At Phelps General Store, 140 Market St, Palmyra.  $20 for the party and a reading, $10 for the 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.  Two gallery readings will also be held at the Alling Coverlet Museum, 122 William St, from 8-10pm.  $20/person for either.  http://www.historicpalmyrany.com

October 6, Saturday, 9-2, Huron Day “Into the Woods!”  At Old Town Hall-Huron Museum, 6416 North Huron Rd; Huron Grange Hall, 6429 North Huron Rd; Historic Huron Presbyterian Church, 6424 North Huron Rd. The Town of Huron is sponsoring Huron Day! “Into the Woods!” to celebrate local arts and crafts, civic organizations, and history that have connections with forestry, lumbering, and wood-related activities.  Artists and crafts people will have their wood(s) focused creations for sale in the Grange.  The church fellowship hall will host local organizations with representatives on hand to share information about their group or service.  Food products will be for sale outside.  The Huron History Center/Museum will be open with exhibits of agricultural, domestic, and recreational themes of the late 19th – early 20th centuries, as well as a special exhibit on Huron’s lumbering history.  www.historichuron.org

October 6, Saturday, Newark-Arcadia Historical Society, N-AHS, 2nd Barn Tour info http://newarkarcadiamuseum.org

October 6, 7, Saturday, Sunday, Ontario Historical & Landmark Preservation Society, Heritage Square Museum Closing Weekend At Heritage Square Museum, 7147 Ontario Center Road, Ontario NY 14519 www.heritagesquaremuseum.org  https://www.facebook.com/hojackline1874/

October 6-8, Saturday, Sunday, Monday, Path Through History Weekend https://paththroughhistory.iloveny.com/

October 9, Tuesday, 6pm, Macedon Historical Society Meeting At Macedon Academy, 1185 Macedon Center Road, Macedon Center NY.  http://www.macedonhistoricalsociety.org/

October 10, Wednesday, noon, WHO- Wayne Historians Organization At Wolcott Historical Society Carriage House Museum, 5994 Jefferson Street, Wolcott NY 14590 www.wolcottny.org

October 10, Wednesday, Marion Historic Association program “The Fox Sisters of Hydesville” with Tracy Murphy.  https://www.facebook.com/marionhistorian/

October 11, Thursday, 6:30pm, Sodus Bay Lighthouse Museum “History Alive!” Presentation – “The Fox Sisters and Modern Spiritualism”. At Sodus Point Village Hall, 8356 Bay Street, Sodus Point NY 14555.  Speaker: Tracy Murphy, curator and custodian of the Fox Sisters Hydesville Memorial Park, located north of Newark in the Town of Arcadia, Wayne County NY. Event is free and open to the public.  315-483-4936 www.soduspointlighthouse.org

October 13, Saturday, 6:30pm and 8pm, Historic Palmyra Famous Cemetery Walk At Roger’s Chapel, 272 Vienna St, in the Palmyra Cemetery.  Adults: $16/person, 2 for $24; Children: $8 accompanied by an adult.  An amazing journey into the land of the dead.  Special theme this year promises a cemetery tour like no other we’ve ever done!  http://www.historicpalmyrany.com

October 13, Saturday, Ontario Historical & Landmark Preservation Society Cemetery Walk , www.heritagesquaremuseum.org  https://www.facebook.com/hojackline1874/

October 19, Friday, 8-11pm, WCHS – Wayne County Historical Society The Real Haunt At Museum of Wayne County History, 21 Butternut Street, Lyons NY 14489.  www.waynehistory.org    https://www.facebook.com/Wayne-County-Historical-SocietyMuseum-of-Wayne-County-History-143619558112/    315-946-4943   info@waynehistory.org

October 21, Sunday, 3pm, BHPS Butler Historical Preservation Society Annual Meeting At Butler Center Church Museum, www.bhpsbutlerny.org

October 22, Monday, 6:30pm, Galen Historical Society Quarterly Meeting At Brick Church Museum, 31 N Park Street, Clyde NY 14433.  315-923-7150 www.galenhistoricalsociety.org

November

November 3, Saturday, 9am, BHPS Butler Historical Preservation Society meeting 9am At Butler Center Church Museum, 4518 Butler Center Road, Butler NY.  www.bhpsbutlerny.org

November 7, Wednesday, Ontario Historical & Landmark Preservation Society General Meeting, Dish to pass Dinner www.heritagesquaremuseum.org  https://www.facebook.com/hojackline1874/

November 7, Wednesday, 6:30pm, Williamson-Pultneyville Historical Society Harvest Dinner and Annual Meeting At Pultneyville Reformed Church, 7784 Hamilton Street, Pultneyville NY 14538.  Bring a dish to pass and table service.  Public welcome.  Free program.  http://w-phs.org/

November 13, Tuesday, 6pm, Macedon Historical Society Meeting At Macedon Academy, 1185 Macedon Center Road, Macedon Center NY.  http://www.macedonhistoricalsociety.org/

November 15,16,17, Thursday Friday 10am-5pm, luncheon 11:30am till gone; Saturday 10am-2pm, Historic Palmyra Holiday Bazaar At Alling Coverlet Museum, 122 William St, Palmyra.  No charge for admission.  Vendors, luncheon, special gifts, antiques and crafts, homemade baked goods.  http://www.historicpalmyrany.com

December

December 1, Saturday, 9am, BHPS Butler Historical Preservation Society meeting 9am At Butler Center Church Museum, 4518 Butler Center Road, Butler NY.  www.bhpsbutlerny.org

December 2, Sunday, 3pm, BHPS Butler Historical Preservation Society Annual Advent Service At Butler Center Church Museum, 4518 Butler Center Road, Butler NY.  www.bhpsbutlerny.org

December 3, Monday, noon, WHO- Wayne Historians Organization At Wayne County Historical Society Museum of Wayne County History, 21 Butternut Street, Lyons NY 14489  www.waynehistory.org

December 5, Wednesday, 7pm, Williamson-Pultneyville Historical Society Christmas Potpourri II  At Gates Hall, 4107 Lake Road, Pultneyville NY 14538.  An evening of community members presenting stories, musical selections and memories.  Gifts collected for the Come-Unity Center.  Public welcome.  Free program.  http://w-phs.org/

December 8, Saturday, 4-8pm, Historic Palmyra Homestead Holiday Candlelight House Tour Begin at Palmyra Historical Museum, 132 Market St, Palmyra.  $25/person pre-sale, $30 at-the-door.  Tour through the Village of Palmyra to many historic homes dating throughout the 1800’s.  Also 2 of the Historic Palmyra museums.  Festive décor, food, fun, friends, and a handmade gift.  http://www.historicpalmyrany.com

December 11, Tuesday, 6pm, Macedon Historical Society Meeting At Macedon Town Office Building, Aldrich Room, 32 Main Street, Macedon 14502.  http://www.macedonhistoricalsociety.org/

December 15, Saturday, Marion Historic Association The Marion Museum at Jennie’s House Christmas Open House At 3794 South Main Street, Marion NY 14505.  https://www.facebook.com/marionhistorian/

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.