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 120 High Street, Newark NY.  Open Saturdays all year 1-3 pm. Wednesdays July – September 6-8 pm.  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.  New Exhibit 2018 through 2019 April “In Celebration of the Rose: The Jackson & Perkins Co.”     Hoffman Clock Museum & Newark Public Library are across the street from the museum.     Marbletown Schoolhouse 6631 Miller Road, Newark is open Saturdays July – September 1-3pm.

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 and Monday holidays, 2019 May 15 through October 15. 12-5pm May, September and October.  10am-5pm June, July and August.  Located at 7606 N Ontario St, Sodus Point NY 14555-9536. Sodus Bay Historical Society web site: www.sodusbaylighthouse.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 2019 open May and June first and third Saturdays 10am – 2pm (May 4, 18, June 1, 15). Open July and August every Saturday 10am-2pm (July 6,13,20,27, August 3,10,17,24,31) Located 5994 Jefferson Street, Wolcott NY 14590.

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

2019

June

June 1, Saturday, 10am-2pm, Butler Center Church Museum and Roe Cobblestone Schoolhouse open first Saturday of each month, starting May 4 At Butler Center Church Museum, 4518 Butler Center Road, Butler NY; Roe Cobblestone Schoolhouse, 4576 VanVleck Road, Wolcott NY.  June 1, July 6, August 3, September 7, October 5.  https://www.facebook.com/ButlerHistoricalSociety/

June 1, Saturday, 8-4, Heritage Square Museum Bake Sale  At 1845 Ridge Road, Ontario NY.  All events take place rain or shine. www.heritagesquaremuseum.org

June 1,2, Saturday, Sunday, 1:30-4pm, Heritage Square Museum Opening Weekend for tours  At Heritage Square Museum at Brick Church Corners, 7147 Ontario Center Road, Ontario NY.  All last tours start at 3pm.  All events take place rain or shine. www.heritagesquaremuseum.org

June 3, Monday, 6:30pm, Marion Historic Association business meeting  At Marion Museum at Jennie’s House, 3794 South Main Street, Marion NY.  www.facebook.com/pg/marionhistorian/events/

June 5, Wednesday, 7pm, W-PHS Williamson-Pultneyville Historical Society program “Shipwrecks and Treasures”. At Gates Hall, 4107 West Lake Road, Pultneyville NY   https://w-phs.org

June 5, Wednesday, 2-4pm, Rose Historical Society Museum Opens for the Season At Bernard Farnsworth Museum, 5016 North Main Street, North Rose NY 14516.  Museum open Sundays & Wednesdays 2-4pm.  https://www.facebook.com/Historic.Rose/

June 7, 8, Friday, Saturday, 9-3 each day, Town of Huron Historical Buildings Open House  At Old Town Hall-Huron History Center Museum, 6416 North Huron Rd; Dayton Mills Schoolhouse, 10535 Slaght Road.  Historic Huron Presbyterian Church, 6424 North Huron Road, will be holding a rummage sale concurrently.  www.historichuron.org

June 7,8, Friday 4-8pm, Saturday 10am-8pm, N-AHS Newark-Arcadia Historical Society Museum Open House.  New exhibit: Agriculture At Newark-Arcadia Historical Society & Museum, 120 High Street, Newark NY 14513.    www.newarkarcadiamuseum.org

June 7,8, Friday 7pm, Saturday 2pm, N-AHS Newark-Arcadia Historical Society Program “Newark Nurseries”  At Newark-Arcadia Historical Society & Museum, 120 High Street, Newark NY 14513.  Presenter: Cindy Russell.    www.newarkarcadiamuseum.org

June 9, Sunday, 5-7pm, Rose Historical Society Museum Annual Meeting, Dinner, Program “Apple Farming- then and now”  At Rose Historical Society, Bernard Farnsworth Museum, 5016 North Main Street, North Rose NY 14516.  5pm Pot Luck Dinner, bring your own table service plus a dish to pass.  5:45pm Business Meeting.  We will be electing new board members.  6pm Program by Allan & Duke Mitchell.  https://www.facebook.com/Historic.Rose/

June 9, Sunday, noon-4pm, Heritage Square Museum Auto Show, Ice Cream Social, Music Concert At Heritage Square Museum at Brick Church Corners, 7147 Ontario Center Road, Ontario NY.  Auto Show noon-4pm, Ice Cream Social 1:30-4pm, Tours 1 & 3pm, Music Concert by The Mad Kings 1:30-3:30pm.  Food and Ice Cream for purchase.  Parking $3 per car.  All events take place rain or shine. www.heritagesquaremuseum.org

June 13, Thursday 7pm, N-AHS Newark-Arcadia Historical Society Program “Wayne County Granges”  At Newark-Arcadia Historical Society & Museum, 120 High Street, Newark NY 14513. Presenter: Carol Bailey.   www.newarkarcadiamuseum.org

June 14-15, Friday, 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.  Palmyra, Queen of Canal Towns, was the 3rd busiest port in 1826, and the museums will be waiting to share that era of Palmyra.  Part of NYS Path Through History Weekend.  http://www.historicpalmyrany.com

June 14-15, Saturday 10-3, Sunday noon-3, Lyons Heritage Society Open House for “Path thru History” weekend At H G Hotchkiss Essential Oil Building, 95 Water Street, Lyons NY 14489.  Part of NYS Path Through History Weekend https://lyonsheritagesociety.org/

June 15, Saturday, 2pm, Sodus Bay Lighthouse Museum History Alive! “Elizabeth Ellet: Works & Scandals”  At Sodus Bay Lighthouse, 7606 N Ontario Street, Sodus Point NY 14555. Speaker: Rosa Fox, Huron Town Historian.  Elizabeth Ellet was born circa 1814 at Troupville (Sodus Point), NY. Elizabeth’s father, William Nixon Lummis, firmly believed women should have a strong education. Attending the Aurora Female Seminary, Elizabeth began writing poetry, as well as translating French poetry to English. At the age of 17, Elizabeth married William H. Ellet, and began her writing career. Lummis-Ellet’s extensive writing and publishing led her to be part of the Literary Salon Society of New York City where she engaged herself in scandal with Edgar Allen Poe and Frances Sargent Osgood. Over the years, Lummis-Ellet continued to return to visit family on Sodus Bay and to write about the place she so dearly loved. Learn more about this fascinating woman from Troupville.   Speaker, Rosa Fox retired from teaching music at North Rose-Wolcott Middle School and now devotes time to writing and researching local history.  She grew up on LeRoy Island in the 1960s, when there were only three families living on the island year-round.  Both her mother, Frances Seeger May, and her father-in-law, Paul Fox, helped to instill in her a love for nature, history, and Sodus Bay. This event is part of New York State’s Path Through History Weekend.  315-483-4936 www.soduspointlighthouse.org

June 20, 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. No charge.  http://www.historicpalmyrany.com

June 22, Saturday noon-3pm, N-AHS Newark-Arcadia Historical Society Strawberry Social  At Newark-Arcadia Historical Society & Museum, 120 High Street, Newark NY 14513.  Rain or shine.  Museum open.    www.newarkarcadiamuseum.org

June 25, Tuesday, noon, WHO- Wayne Historians Organization  hosted by Lyons Heritage Society At Peppermint Museum in H G Hotchkiss Essential Oil Company Building, 95 Water Street, Lyons NY 14489 https://lyonsheritagesociety.org/

June 25, Tuesday, 7pm, WCNYGS- Wayne County NY Genealogical Society meeting.  Short program: Annual Membership Meeting/Officers Election; Long program: “Burned Over District” by Tricia L Noel, Executive Director/Curator, Yates County History Center.  At Newark-Arcadia Historical Society & Museum, 120 High Street, Newark NY 14513.  Short programs meant to be interactive, so please bring your finds/experiences relating to the subject matter.    www.wcnygs.com

July

July 6, Saturday, 1-3pm, N-AHS Newark-Arcadia Historical Society Marbletown Schoolhouse, Town of Arcadia, Opens for the Season  At 6631 Miller Road, Newark NY 14513. New displays, tours, free.  Open Saturdays 1-3pm through Saturday September 28.    www.newarkarcadiamuseum.org

July 6,, Saturday, 10am-2pm, Butler Center Church Museum and Roe Cobblestone Schoolhouse open first Saturday of each month, starting May 4 At Butler Center Church Museum, 4518 Butler Center Road, Butler NY; Roe Cobblestone Schoolhouse, 4576 VanVleck Road, Wolcott NY.  June 1, July 6, August 3, September 7, October 5.  https://www.facebook.com/ButlerHistoricalSociety/

July 9, Tuesday 10-3, Sunday noon-3, Lyons Heritage Society Open House for “Cycling the Erie”  At H G Hotchkiss Essential Oil Building, 95 Water Street, Lyons NY 14489.  The cyclists arrive in droves and we supply them with water bottles, water to cool down and air conditioning in the  museum where they can also take a tour.  https://lyonsheritagesociety.org/

July 12,13,14, Friday, Saturday, Sunday, 2019 Lyons Peppermint Days At Lyons NY 14489, downtown https://www.facebook.com/LyonsPeppermintDays/

July 14, Sunday, 1:30-4pm, Heritage Square Museum Summer Sunday at the Square.  Seventh Annual Pioneer Family Life Day – Holidays of the Past  At Heritage Square Museum at Brick Church Corners, 7147 Ontario Center Road, Ontario NY.  Special Donation for Summer Sundays only, $2 per person.  Society members $1/with card, age 3 and under free.  All events take place rain or shine. www.heritagesquaremuseum.org

July 19-21, Friday-Sunday, W-PHS Williamson-Pultneyville Historical Society at 62nd Annual Pultneyville Homecoming Festival  https://w-phs.org

July 22,  Monday, 6pm, Galen Historical Society Quarterly Meeting/Community Picnic  At Lauraville Landing, south side of Erie Canal, Clyde NY 14433.  315-923-7150 www.galenhistoricalsociety.org

July 23, Tuesday, 7pm, WCNYGS- Wayne County NY Genealogical Society meeting.  Short program: Newspapers; Long program: Presentation by Preston Pierce.  At Newark-Arcadia Historical Society & Museum, 120 High Street, Newark NY 14513.  Short programs meant to be interactive, so please bring your finds/experiences relating to the subject matter.    www.wcnygs.com

July 24, Wednesday, 6pm, Sodus Bay Lighthouse Museum History Alive! “The Durant Family Saga Series”  At Sodus Point Village Hall, 8356 Bay Street, Sodus Point NY 14555. Speaker: Sheila Myers is an award winning author and college professor in Upstate New York. She has spent most of her life educating people about protecting the natural world. Her penchant for research and meanderings through the wilderness, lakes, mountains and vistas (and occasional trip to a cemetery) in the U.S. and abroad, inspire her novels.  315-483-4936 www.soduspointlighthouse.org

August

August 3, Saturday, 10am-2pm, Butler Center Church Museum and Roe Cobblestone Schoolhouse open first Saturday of each month, starting May 4 At Butler Center Church Museum, 4518 Butler Center Road, Butler NY; Roe Cobblestone Schoolhouse, 4576 VanVleck Road, Wolcott NY.  June 1, July 6, August 3, September 7, October 5.  https://www.facebook.com/ButlerHistoricalSociety/

August 6-8, Tuesday – Thursday, noon-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.  Opportunity to take part in a real archaeological dig in the yard of the museum.  Supplies provided, bring your lunch.  http://www.historicpalmyrany.com

August 7, Wednesday, 6:30pm, W-PHS Williamson-Pultneyville Historical Society Annual Picnic  https://w-phs.org

August 9, Friday, 8-10:30pm, Historic Palmyra Pirate Whitley Ghost Walk and Hunt At Alling Coverlet Museum, 122 William St, Palmyra.  $15/person.  This walking tour (approx ½ mile) gives you the chills and thrills in the darkened streets of Palmyra.  The tour will be followed with ghost hunting in 2 of the museums.  Bring a flashlight.  http://www.historicpalmyrany.com

August 10, Saturday, 10am-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 History.  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, Sunday, 1:30-4pm, Heritage Square Museum Summer Sunday at the Square.  Early Transportation and Ice Cream Social  At Heritage Square Museum at Brick Church Corners, 7147 Ontario Center Road, Ontario NY.  Special Donation for Summer Sundays only, $2 per person.  Society members $1/with card, age 3 and under free.  All events take place rain or shine. www.heritagesquaremuseum.org

August 12-17, Monday-Saturday, Wayne County Fair At 300 W Jackson St, Palmyra.  www.waynecountyfair.org

August 14, Wednesday, 6pm, Sodus Bay Lighthouse Museum History Alive! “Eagles on Lake Ontario”  At Sodus Point Village Hall, 8356 Bay Street, Sodus Point NY 14555. Speaker: Chris Lajewski is a passionate conservationist and birder. A native of Pittsford, NY, Chris began his career with Audubon NY in November 2010 as the Montezuma Audubon Center’s Education Manager, and he was promoted to Center Director in July 2014. He graduated with honors from SUNY Albany with a Bachelor’s of Science degree in geology and obtained a Master’s of Science degree in geology from Syracuse University where he researched human impacts on the Finger Lakes. After college, he worked for an environmental consulting firm, the National Park Service’s George Washington Memorial Parkway, the Walker Nature Center, and the Central and Western NY Chapter of The Nature Conservancy. Chris is a proud husband and father and enjoys hiking, fishing, camping, and swimming with his wife and children.  315-483-4936 www.soduspointlighthouse.org

August 16, 17, Friday, Saturday, 9-3 each day, Town of Huron Historical Buildings Open House  At Old Town Hall-Huron History Center Museum, 6416 North Huron Rd; Dayton Mills Schoolhouse, 10535 Slaght Road.  Historic Huron Presbyterian Church, 6424 North Huron Road, will be holding a rummage sale concurrently.  www.historichuron.org

August 18, Saturday, noon on, Butler Center Church Museum Chicken BBQ/ Ice Cream Social  At Butler Center Church Museum, 4518 Butler Center Road, Butler NY.  https://www.facebook.com/ButlerHistoricalSociety/

August 23, Friday, 7-10pm, Wayne County Historical Society “The Fabulous 50’s Soc Hop & Exhibit” exhibit opening At Museum of Wayne County History, 21 Butternut Street, Lyons NY 14489.  $25 adults, $20 WCHS members.  Here we combine a fun evening with the opening of our new 50’s exhibit!  Travel back in time to the 1950’s, wear a costume, bowl in the jail cells, listen to our crooners in the Jukebox Joint, enjoy cocktails and kick up your heels at the Soc Hop! www.waynehistory.org

August 24, Saturday, 8-10:30pm, Historic Palmyra Historic Ghost Walk and Hunt At Alling Coverlet Museum, 122 William St, Palmyra.  $15/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.  Groups welcome.  http://www.historicpalmyrany.com

July 24, Wednesday, 6pm, Sodus Bay Lighthouse Museum History Alive! “The Durant Family Saga Series”  At Sodus Point Village Hall, 8356 Bay Street, Sodus Point NY 14555. Speaker: Sheila Myers is an award winning author and college professor in Upstate New York. She has spent most of her life educating people about protecting the natural world. Her penchant for research and meanderings through the wilderness, lakes, mountains and vistas (and occasional trip to a cemetery) in the U.S. and abroad, inspire her novels.  315-483-4936 www.soduspointlighthouse.org

August 27, Tuesday, noon, WHO- Wayne Historians Organization  hosted by Macedon Historical Society At Macedon Academy, 1185 Macedon Center Road, Macedon Center.   http://www.macedonhistoricalsociety.org/

August 27, Tuesday, 7pm, WCNYGS- Wayne County NY Genealogical Society meeting.  Short program: Census & Tax Records; Long program: Presentation by Larry Naukam.  At Newark-Arcadia Historical Society & Museum, 120 High Street, Newark NY 14513.  Short programs meant to be interactive, so please bring your finds/experiences relating to the subject matter.    www.wcnygs.com

August 31, Saturday, 5pm-12:30am,  Historic Palmyra Paranology with Matt Haas At Alling Coverlet Museum, 122 William St, Palmyra NY 14522. The night begins at 5 pm with a 2.5 hr class on Paranology. This class covers a variety of aspects of paranormal investigation, including methodology, ideology, critical thinking, researching public records, equipment, and dangers/risks. The class will be followed by dinner. After dinner, participants will begin a walk through the buildings that will be investigated to learn some of the history of the location. Participants will then investigate alongside Matthew Haas and his team! This provides a great opportunity to apply the lessons from the Paranology class. It costs $75 for the entire night, 5 pm – 12:30 am. Please see website to register.  http://www.historicpalmyrany.com

September

September 7, Saturday, 10am-2pm, Butler Center Church Museum and Roe Cobblestone Schoolhouse open first Saturday of each month, starting May 4 At Butler Center Church Museum, 4518 Butler Center Road, Butler NY; Roe Cobblestone Schoolhouse, 4576 VanVleck Road, Wolcott NY.  June 1, July 6, August 3, September 7, October 5.  https://www.facebook.com/ButlerHistoricalSociety/

September 7,8, Saturday, Sunday, 10am, Clyde Blockhouse 18th Century Interpretive Program At Clyde blockhouse, 99 East Genesee Street, Clyde NY 14433 The encampment/living history event will involve members from the 64th Regiment of Foot (British reenactors).  The Clyde Blockhouse was a British fort and trading post, used by British-allied forces during the Revolutionary War.  The event will correspond with the 240th anniversary of the 1779 Sullivan Expedition into the Finger Lakes.  https://dmna.ny.gov/forts/fortsA_D/clydeBlockhouse.htm

September 13, Friday, 8-10:30pm, Historic Palmyra Murder, Mystery, and Tragedy Tour At Alling Coverlet Museum, 122 William St, Palmyra.  $20/person.  This special tour’ given by our history experts on Friday the 13th, 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 13-15, Friday-Sunday, 11am-4pm, Palmyra Canaltown Days Historic Palmyra Museums have special pricing. www.palmyracanaltowndays.org

September 14, Saturday, 9-5, Huron Day includes Events 9-3, tour of Huron Evergreen Cemetery 3:30-5  9-3 Events and Open Houses at Old Town Hall-Huron History Center Museum, 6416 North Huron Rd; Huron Grange Hall, 6429 North Huron Rd; Historic Huron Presbyterian Church, 6424 North Huron Rd.  3:30 Tour at Huron Evergreen Cemetery, Dutch Street Road, corner Ridge Road. Huron Day sponsored by the Town of Huron.  www.historichuron.org

September 16, Monday, 6:30pm, Marion Historic Association program “Marion Memories”  At Marion Museum at Jennie’s House, 3794 South Main Street, Marion NY.  Speaker: Lucinda Collier www.facebook.com/pg/marionhistorian/events/

September 16, Monday, 7:30pm, Walworth Historical Society program  At Walworth Historical Society, 2257 Academy Street, Walworth NY.  This event is free and open to the public.  For more information, please visit www.walworthhistoricalsociety.org

September 21, Saturday, W-PHS Williamson-Pultneyville Historical Society at 30th Annual Pultneyville Community Garage Sale  https://w-phs.org

September 21-22, Saturday 9-5, Sunday 10-4, Historic Palmyra Booth at 9th Annual The Purple Painted Lady Art Festival At 845 Yellow Mills Road, Palmyra. www.thepurplepaintedladyfestival.com

September 24, Tuesday, 7pm, WCNYGS- Wayne County NY Genealogical Society meeting.  Short program: Immigration & Ship Records; Long program: Presentation by Peter Evans, Wayne County Historian.  At Newark-Arcadia Historical Society & Museum, 120 High Street, Newark NY 14513.  Short programs meant to be interactive, so please bring your finds/experiences relating to the subject matter.    www.wcnygs.com

September 25, Wednesday, 6pm, Sodus Bay Lighthouse Museum History Alive! “Witchcraft In Colonial New York”  At Sodus Point Village Hall, 8356 Bay Street, Sodus Point NY 14555. Speaker: Joe O’Toole, Executive Director of Sodus Bay Lighthouse Museum  Before the infamous Salem Witch Trials of 1692, other inhabitants of Colonial America were accused of practicing witchcraft.  Various punishments were meted out, ranging from banishment to death.  One person accused of witchcraft in 1658 was Goody Elizabeth Garlick of Easthampton on Long Island.  This presentation will examine colonial attitudes toward witchcraft and tell Goody Garlick’s story.   315-483-4936 www.soduspointlighthouse.org

September 28, Saturday, 9am-4pm, Heritage Square Museum Fall Festival  At Heritage Square Museum at Brick Church Corners, 7147 Ontario Center Road, Ontario NY.  Arts & Crafts Show 9am-3pm, Food for sale, Tours 1:30-4pm.  All events take place rain or shine. www.heritagesquaremuseum.org

October

October 2, Wednesday, noon, WHO- Wayne Historians Organization  hosted by Ontario Historical & Landmark Preservation Society At Heritage Square, 7147 Ontario Center Road, at the Brick Church Road corners, Ontario NY   http://www.heritagesquaremuseum.org/Heritage_Square_Museum,_Ontario_New_York,_Apple_Dry_House,_Warner_House,_Log_Cabin,.html

October 5, 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, at 8pm and 9pm.  $20/person for either.  http://www.historicpalmyrany.com

October 5, Saturday, 10am-2pm, Butler Center Church Museum and Roe Cobblestone Schoolhouse open first Saturday of each month, starting May 4 At Butler Center Church Museum, 4518 Butler Center Road, Butler NY; Roe Cobblestone Schoolhouse, 4576 VanVleck Road, Wolcott NY.  June 1, July 6, August 3, September 7, October 5.  https://www.facebook.com/ButlerHistoricalSociety/

October 6, Sunday, 2-4pm, Walworth Historical Society Open House  At Walworth Historical Society, 2257 Academy Street, Walworth NY.  This event is free and open to the public.  For more information, please visit www.walworthhistoricalsociety.org

October 7, Monday, 6:30pm, Marion Historic Association meeting  At Marion Museum at Jennie’s House, 3794 South Main Street, Marion NY.  www.facebook.com/pg/marionhistorian/events/

October 11-12, Friday-Saturday, 7-9pm, W-PHS Williamson-Pultneyville Historical Society Moonlight Cemetery Tour   At Lakeview Cemetery, 3967 Lake Road, Pultneyville NY.  https://w-phs.org

October 12, Saturday, 6:30pm and 8pm, Historic Palmyra Famous Cemetery Walk At Roger’s Chapel, 272 Vienna St, in the Palmyra Cemetery.  Adults: $15/person; Children ages 6-16: $10, must be accompanied by an adult.  An amazing journey into the land of the dead.  Part of NYS Path Through History Weekend.  http://www.historicpalmyrany.com

October 12, Saturday, 2pm, Sodus Bay Lighthouse Museum History Alive! “Women Mariners of Lake Ontario”At Sodus Point Village Hall, 8356 Bay Street, Sodus Point NY 14555. Speaker: Susan Peterson Gateley.  Lake Ontario has seen over two hundred years of maritime adventures, including shipwrecks, rum-runners, pleasure excursions, and freighters.  Not all of those ships’ captains were men.  Scores of women have braved the waves of Lake Ontario. Speaker, Susan Peterson Gateley, has written a new book about these courageous women, will tell some of their stories.  Susan is a native upstate New Yorker, former teacher, and icthyoplankton taxonomist, who single-handed the wooden sloop “Ariel” in search of stories for boating and nature magazines for 17 years. Her articles about Lake Ontario have run in numerous local and national publications, and she has written eight books about the lake. She has a master’s degree in fisheries science and has worked in Massachusetts and on the Chesapeake Bay. She currently sails on Little Sodus Bay aboard a 32-foot Chris Craft sloop, “Titania,” and on a 38-foot Tancook schooner, “Sara B.”  This event is part of New York State’s Path Through History Weekend.  315-483-4936 www.soduspointlighthouse.org

October 21,  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

October 22, Tuesday, 7pm, WCNYGS- Wayne County NY Genealogical Society meeting.  Short program: City Directories & Yearbooks; Long program: Methodology Webinar.  At Newark-Arcadia Historical Society & Museum, 120 High Street, Newark NY 14513.  Short programs meant to be interactive, so please bring your finds/experiences relating to the subject matter.    www.wcnygs.com

October 26,27, 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.  All events take place rain or shine. www.heritagesquaremuseum.org

November

November 14,15,16, 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. No charge for admittance.  http://www.historicpalmyrany.com

November 18, Monday, 1pm, Walworth Historical Society General Meeting  At Walworth Historical Society, 2257 Academy Street, Walworth NY.  This event is free and open to the public.  For more information, please visit www.walworthhistoricalsociety.org

November 26, Tuesday, 7pm, WCNYGS- Wayne County NY Genealogical Society meeting.  Short program: Social Security applications & Birth, Death, Marriage & Divorce Records; Long program: Members Round Table Discussion.  At Newark-Arcadia Historical Society & Museum, 120 High Street, Newark NY 14513.  Short programs meant to be interactive, so please bring your finds/experiences relating to the subject matter.    www.wcnygs.com

November 30, Saturday, 11am, Marion Historic Association Holiday Open House  At Marion Museum at Jennie’s House, 3794 South Main Street, Marion NY.  www.facebook.com/pg/marionhistorian/events/

December

December 1, Sunday, W-PHS Williamson-Pultneyville Historical Society at Pultneyville  Community Illumination  https://w-phs.org

December 7, 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 9, 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

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.

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