Central New York Research. The eclectic ramblings of doing genealogy and growing up in that part of Upstate New York that is the central and Finger Lakes regions. With ancestors all over the northeast and beyond, there will be forays outside the area with trips and news on family history as well as local history.
individual museum or $7.00 for the TRAIL TICKET*
Children (11 to 17).........$2.00 individual museum or $5.00
for the TRAIL TICKET*
Seniors (70 and older)...$2.00 individual museum or $5.00 for
the TRAIL TICKET*
*The TRAIL TICKET includes admission to
all Museumsfor one low price!
Save over 35% on Adult admission to all Historic Palmyra Museums!
Hours: May 1st to Oct. 31st 10:30am to
4:30pm, Tuesday through Saturday. And Tuesday – Thursday, Nov.
1st – April 30th, 11am- 4 pm. Watch for special events.
This museum is on the site of a former
building that had a fire in 1964 that claimed 6 children and an adult. The
building that is there now is a former hotel that was moved to the site. The
museum talks about the history of the area, particularly the village of
Palmyra. There are 23 themed rooms of memorabilia of Palmyra. Among the topics
are, firefighting, military, death, children’s toys, religion, kitchen tools,
local businesses, medicine, education and photography. There are local
connections to the Civil War, Women’s Suffrage and the Book of Mormon.
Why would there be a local connection
to the Book of Mormon? The Church of Latter Day Saints (Mormonism) started not
far from here and their annual Hill Cumorah pageant takes place about five
miles away. Stepping outside the museum’s door and looking towards Main Street
you can see the building where the Book of Mormon was originally printed.