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/ firstname.lastname@example.org 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 email@example.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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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
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.
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:
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 1, Saturday, 10am-1pm, Galen Historical Society Museum Christmas Open House At Brick Church Museum, 31 N Park Street, Clyde NY 14433. 315-923-7150 www.galenhistoricalsociety.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 2, Sunday, 12-3pm, Newark-Arcadia Historical Society, N-AHS, Open House at the Marbletown Schoolhouse. At 6631 Miller Road, Newark NY. Holiday and craft vendors. http://newarkarcadiamuseum.org
December 2, Sunday, 12-3pm, Newark-Arcadia Historical Society, N-AHS, Open House at the Newark-Arcadia Museum. At 120 High Street, Newark NY. Refreshments and more! http://newarkarcadiamuseum.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 3, Monday, 7-9pm, Prophet of Freedom, Honoring Frederick Douglass in Word and Song At Hochstein School, 50 N Plymouth Ave, Rochester NY. A talk and book signing with David Blight, author of “Frederick Douglass: Prophet of Freedom” (Simon and Schuster 2018). Featuring musical performances and special guests. This uplifting and engaging event is free and open to all. Tickets by Eventbrite. https://www.facebook.com/events/2235631820059519 This is part of the year-long celebration of Frederick Douglass in Rochester in 2018. For more information contact email@example.com or call 585-275-9327
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 8, Saturday, 7pm, Marion Historic Association The Marion Museum at Jennie’s House: Tree Lighting/ Remembrance Ceremony At 3794 South Main Street, Marion NY 14505. https://www.facebook.com/marionhistorian/
December 9, Sunday, 2-4pm, Rose Historical Society Christmas Open House At Bernard Farnsworth Museum, 5016 North Main Street, North Rose NY 14516. https://www.facebook.com/Historic.Rose/
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 13, Thursday, 7pm, Newark-Arcadia Historical Society, N-AHS, Quarterly Membership Meeting, and Program: “19th Century Huron Suffragent – James Madison Cosad”. At Newark-Arcadia Museum, 120 High Street, Newark NY. Speaker: Rosa Fox, Huron Town Historian. http://newarkarcadiamuseum.org
January 28, 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
February 7, Thursday, noon, WHO- Wayne Historians Organization At Wayne County Public Safety Building, 7376 State Route 31, Lyons NY 14489 web.co.wayne.ny.us
March 18, Monday, 7:30pm, Walworth Historical Society program “A Virtual Walking Tour of Walworth” At Walworth Historical Society, 2257 Academy Street, Walworth NY. Tour the Hamlet of Walworth from a chair. This event is free and open to the public. For more information, please visit www.walworthhistoricalsociety.org
April 7, Monday, 7:30pm, Walworth Historical Society program Walworth Memories – a roundtable discussion about “Summer Vacation “ memories. 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
April 17, Wednesday, noon, WHO- Wayne Historians Organization hosted by Marion Historical Association, At Marion Public Library, 4036 Maple Ave, Marion NY 14505. https://www.facebook.com/marionhistorian/
April 28, Sunday, 2pm, Rose Historical Society Program Share a Treasure – “Show & Tell” At Bernard Farnsworth Museum, 5016 North Main Street, North Rose NY 14516. https://www.facebook.com/Historic.Rose/
May 20, Monday, 6:15pm dinner, Walworth Historical Society Annual Meeting & Pot Luck Dinner At the Lodge in Ginegaw Park, Penfield Road, Walworth NY. 6:15 dinner, 7:15 annual meeting, 7:30 Community Service Award, 7:45 slide program “1969, Fifty Years Ago”. Please bring your own table service & a dish to pass if attending the dinner portion. This event is free and open to the public. For more information, please visit www.walworthhistoricalsociety.org
May 27, Monday, 9am, Town of Rose Memorial Service At Rose Cemetery, State Rte 414, north of Rose . In the event of rain the service will take place at the Rose Fire Hall. https://www.facebook.com/Historic.Rose/
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 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/
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/
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
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 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
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
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
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…
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: firstname.lastname@example.org 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.