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Historic Palmyra™
132 Market Street
Palmyra, NY 14522



March 15
Women's History Month Program
March 15, 7-9 pm
Alling Coverlet Museum, 122 William St., Palmyra
No charge
Did you know Palmyra has some amazing women? Do you want to learn about Dr. Harriet Adams, Clarissa Hall Jerome, Lavinia Chase, Harriett Hyde Sexton, Anna Webster Eaton, and Sibyl Phelps along with other women of the region such as the Fox Sisters? Join us this Women's History Month!

April 19
Underground Railroad Walk and Program
April 19, 6:30-9 pm
Alling Coverlet Museum, 122 William St., Palmyra
No charge
This program includes a walk around the village, discussing the sites of the UGRR, as well as a program to follow. Learn about the role Palmyra played in the Underground Railroad.

April 21
Steak Dinner Fundraiser
April 21, 5:30-8:30 pm
Alling Coverlet Museum, 122 William St., Palmyra
This is one of our most important fundraisers! Join us for an amazing steak dinner! We will also have a silent auction, a live auction, door prizes, and entertainment. Come on out and enjoy a great meal while supporting the museums!

May 17
Flashlight, Recorder and Comfortable Shoes: A simple guide to Paranormal Investigation
May 17th, 7-9 pm
Author, paranormal investigator, minister, and Paratalkradio host, Ted Van Son, will be joining us to present his new book written with Keith Spratley: Flashlight, Recorder and Comfortable Shoes: A simple guide to Paranormal Investigation.

June 16
Heritage Weekend
June 16, 10:30 am-4:30 pm
Join costumed docents as you explore the five museums on Historic Palmyra’s Trail Pass. For this special weekend, you may meet the family of Winston Churchill, workers from the building of the canal, E.B. Grandin, or even the Phelps family operating their store! Visitors will also be able to visit the grand opening of several new exhibits: the Gallup Bridge diorama and Erie Canal Boat mural in the Erie Canal Depot and the Griffith Exhibit in the Alling Coverlet Museum.

June 21
Historic Palmyra's Ice Cream Social
June 21, 6:30-8:30 pm
Begin at Historical Museum, 132 Market St., Palmyra
No charge
Complimentary tours of all museums, beginning at the Historical Museum, and the grand opening of new exhibits. Ice cream following your tour at the Alling Coverlet Museum, 122 William St.

June 21-23
Historic Palmyra Garage Sale
June 21-23, 10 am-4 pm
Yard of the Historical Museum, 132 Market St., Palmyra.
Stop by and pick up a few treasures! This fundraiser helps support all of our museums so be sure to stop by!

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

August 10
Pirate Whitley Ghost Walk and Hunt
August 10, 8-10 pm
Alling Coverlet Museum, 122 William St., Palmyra
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.

August 11
Ghostly Excursions at Historic Palmyra
August 11
A special event will be hosted by Gina Bengtson and Bob Christopher of Ghostly Excursions. More information will become available on their website, ghostlyexcursions.com, or you can contact the museum.

August 11
Historic Palmyra's Erie Canal Pirate Weekend at the Museums
August 11, 11-4 pm
All museums open from 11 am-4 pm 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 Historical Museum, 132 Market St., and free to all, 12:30 pm and 3:30 pm.

August 13-18
Wayne County Fair
Visit our booth in Floral Hall.

August 25
Historic Ghost Walk and Hunt
August 25, 8-10 pm
Meet at the Alling Coverlet Museum, 122 William St., Palmyra
Take a stroll through the Village and hear the haunting history of Palmyra, then make your way to the Palmyra Historical Museum and Phelps General Store and watch for the spirits of the museums. Bring a flashlight.

September 14
Murder, Mystery, and Tragedy Tour
September 14, 8:30-11 pm
Meet at the Alling Coverlet Museum, 122 William St., Palmyra
This special tour will allow 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.

September 14-16
Canaltown Days
Visit the museums for special pricing.

September 22-23
Purple Painted Lady Barn Sale
845 Yellow Mills Rd., Palmyra
Visit our sale booth and over 400 vendors!

October 6
Sibyl's Birthday 
October 6, 6:30-9:30 pm
Phelps General Store, 140 Market St., Palmyra
Cost is $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 8-10 pm. $20/person for either.

October 13
Historic Palmyra's Famous Cemetery Walk
October 13, shows at 6:30 and 8 pm
Meet 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. You won't want to miss this! We will be having a special theme this year which promises a cemetery tour like no other we've ever done!

November 15, 16, 17
Holiday Bazaar
November 15-16, 10 am-5 pm, luncheon 11:30 am till gone
November 17, 10 am-2 pm
Alling Coverlet Museum, 122 William St., Palmyra
No charge for admission, fee for vendor tables (please contact museum to reserve)
Vendors, luncheon, special gifts, antiques and crafts, homemade baked goods.

December 8
Historic Palmyra's Homestead Holiday Candlelight House Tour
December 8, 4-8 pm
Begin your tour at the Historical Museum, 132 Market St., Palmyra
$25/person pre-sale, $30 at-the-door
This tour through the Village of Palmyra will bring you to many historic homes dating throughout the 1800s. You will also see two of our museums. Join us for festive decor, food, fun, friends, and a handmade gift.

Tickets for many of these events can be bought at our online store!



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