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Lyons in Wayne County, New York — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Wayne County Historical Society

Museum of Wayne County History

 
 
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By Anton Schwarzmueller, May 21, 2018
1. Wayne County Historical Society Marker
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Wayne County Historical Society
Museum of Wayne County History

Since 1962, the Wayne County Historical Society has operated the Museum of Wayne County History, a 17 room exhibition space - formerly the Wayne County Jail and Sheriff's residence. This Italianate structure was built simultaneously with the Wayne County Court House in 1856 ans acted as the Wayne County Jail until 1960. As the jail, it housed various illustrious criminals, including train robber Oliver Curtis Perry, bank robber "Big Ed" Kelly and convicted murderer William Fee, the only man to have been hanged in Wayne County (actually executed in the north-side cellblock).

Apart from the stories and artifacts about the prisoners, Museum docents expound on many aspects of Wayne County History while guiding visitors through the three floors of exhibitions such as the Women's Room, Military Room, Lyons Pottery and Clyde Glass Room, the Textile and Agriculture exhibits and Native American and Pre-History artifacts.

Located behind the Museum is the seasonal Carriage House Exhibition space. On display there are larger artifacts such as the Lyons Peppermint industry and the Erie Canal. Also found there are examples of early professions such as coopers, cobblers and ice harvesters, among others.

The Museum of Wayne County History, 21 Butternut
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By Anton Schwarzmueller, May 21, 2018
2. Museum & Marker
Street, Lyons, NY 14489; Tel: (315)946-4943 Fax (315)946-0069 website: www.waynehistory.org Hours Tuesday-Friday 10am-4pm. Saturdays April-November 10am-1pm with extended Saturday hours during the summer months until 4pm.
 
Erected by Wayne County Museum of History, C.H. Stuart Foundation.
 
Location. 43° 3.879′ N, 76° 59.788′ W. Marker is in Lyons, New York, in Wayne County. Marker is at the intersection of Butternut Street and Church Street, on the left when traveling north on Butternut Street. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 21 Butternut Street, Lyons NY 14489, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. First School (a few steps from this marker); Naming of Lyons (about 500 feet away, measured in a direct line); H.G. Hotchkiss Peppermint Mural (about 700 feet away); G. Winston Dobbins Memorial Park (about 700 feet away); H.G. Hotchkiss (about 700 feet away); H.G. Hotchkiss/Hotchkiss Essential Oils (about 700 feet away); Memorial (about 700 feet away); Enlarged Erie Canal Lock 55 (about 700 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Lyons.
 
Also see . . .  Museum of Wayne County History. (Submitted on May 23, 2018, by Anton Schwarzmueller of Wilson, New York.)
 
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Credits. This page was last revised on May 23, 2018. This page originally submitted on May 23, 2018, by Anton Schwarzmueller of Wilson, New York. This page has been viewed 45 times since then. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on May 23, 2018, by Anton Schwarzmueller of Wilson, New York.
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