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Historic Palmyra™
132 Market Street
Palmyra, NY 14522



July 17-Aug 21
Crazy Quilt Pillow Workshop
June 17, 24, Aug 7, 14, 21
Join Freda Peisley, formerly of the Genesee Country Village and Museum and current active member of the Rochester Weavers' Guild, to learn about the art of crazy quilt making. Participants will bring home their own pillow at the end of this five-session workshop. Supplies are provided but participants may bring their own meaningful fabric scraps, such as t-shirts, ties, or blankets, to work into their final product. This is a great opportunity to make a memory! The five-session class costs $70 for Historic Palmyra museum members and $80 for non-members if pre-registered by July 10th. After July 10th, pre-registration costs will be $70 for members and $85 for non-members. Interested individuals can register in-person, by phone, through our online store, or by mail. Cash, check, and credit cards are accepted.

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, 7 pm-1 am
$60/person, 20 person limit

A special event will be hosted by Gina Bengtson and Bob Christopher of Ghostly Excursions. Join them as they hunt our 5 museums and see the newest equipment in action. More information and tickets are available on their website: http://ghostlyexcursions.com/index.php/hunts/palmyra-historic-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.

August 28
GlassBarge and Lois McClure Visit
August 28, 11 am-6 pm
Erie Canal Lock 29, Erie Canal Heritage Trail, Palmyra
No charge
The Corning Museum of Glass GlassBarge and Lake Champlain Maritime Museum's Lois McClure will be stopping for the day. The GlassBarge holds live glass demonstrations every hour, reserving tickets is recommended. The Lois McClure will be open for tours. More information can be found at: https://www.cmog.org/glassmaking/demos/hot-glass-demos/glassbarge.

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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