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SUBMITTED by Bonnie J. Hays, Historic Palmyra (2-Jun-2011)

June 11th join Historic Palmyra in welcoming the Colonial Coverlet Guild of America as it holds the Guild’s annual meeting at the Alling Coverlet Museum at 122 William Street, Palmyra, NY. The Alling Coverlet Museum is celebrating its 35th Anniversary this year with the display of 60 of the original Merle Alling coverlet donations. The public is welcome and a weaving demonstration will be presented by Rochester Weaver’s Guild’s Freda Peisley. The event hours are 11-4 p.m. with the demonstration at 1 p.m.

The museums on Market Street will also be open for your viewing pleasure. June 1st marked the start of the extended summer hours of all the Historic Palmyra museums. Tuesday through Saturday 11-4 p.m. at Market Street’s Wm. Phelps General Store, Palmyra Historical Museum, and Palmyra Print Shop. The Alling Coverlet is open 1-4 p.m. daily with special exception on June 11th 11-4 p.m.

The four amazing museums of Historic Palmyra offer authentic, unique, and incredible history, coverlets, artifacts, furnishings, photographs, and archives as well as a fine local, made in the U.S.A. product gift shop. These museums have dotted the north side of Palmyra for 35 years and are now celebrating the saving of Palmyra and vicinity’s history through these amazing museums. For a small community in the middle of Wayne County to offer these four world class, unique, original museums is amazing in itself, but the collections are even more amazing. The Wm. Phelps General Store is a total original. The building features 185 years of history as a store that served the Erie Canal from its beginning. Through the 108 years of the Phelps family business and home, this building is original with furnishings, store products, and even eggs from 1940. Truly an experience for the entire family.

The Palmyra Historical Museum is a 23 room old hotel called the St. James which was on William Street and saved from the plight of Urban Renewal as was the rest of the Village of Palmyra by the efforts of Historic Palmyra between 1964 and 1976. Each room of this 1826/1898 building is packed with artifacts from 1781 up to today. No matter what your interest, Historic Palmyra has a museum for you. We are featuring the 150th Anniversary of the beginning of the Civil War in the Historical Museum with many of the items from the 33rd NY, 111th NY Infantry, and 1st NY and 8th NY Cavalry as well as items from Gettysburg, White Oak Church, Virginia, the last piece of the 33rd Company B’s flag and so much more.

Your adventure begins at the Palmyra Historical Museum with the purchase of a trail pass $7 per adult, $5 Senior Citizen 70 plus and Student and 10-under no charge. A special family price is $14 for parents and children. Each Market Street museum may be seen individually at $3 or $2 per building. The Alling Coverlet is a no charge facility but of course donations are always welcome. June 16th 6:30 – 8:30 p.m. is our Ice Cream Social and complimentary tours of all buildings. This events is part of the 35th Anniversary Celebration is the grand opening of the 2011 exhibits followed by a special ghost hunting event from 8:30 – 11:30 p.m. offered by Spiritdiggers of the Phelps General Store and Historical Museum for $30 per person. Call for reservations or group tours are and appointments, prices, and information may be made at (315) 597-6981 our web site is www.historicpalmyrany.com Historic Palmyra museums are partners with the National Erie Canalway Heritage Corridor as well as a National Parks Passport site, members of the Finger Lakes Tourism Alliance, and Canal NY. The Market Street and William Street Museum district has been on the National Register since 1976 and are now individually recognized since 2010. Historic Palmyra’s museums are Blue Star Museums which offer a thank you admittance to our active military personnel and their immediate families.


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