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Palmyra Canaltown Days

Palmyra Canaltown Days

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Published by: Messenger Post Media on Sep 12, 2011
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 Riv  Days Wn  Cl as Kig! 
 Sada, Sepmbr 17th & Su, Sepmbr 18th  
Grand Parade
Saturday at 4:00 pm
Main Street
Route 31
New York  
 Advertising supplement to the Wayne Post for September 14, 2011
 palmyra canaltown days 2011
Palmyra’s history is alive and well today, over 200 years later. Once knownas the “Queen o Canal Towns,” Palmyra was an important center o tradealong the Erie Canal, despite its start as a rontier village. Today Palmyrais an historical and recreational oasis in a countryside community that haspreserved and retains much o its original architecture. When strollingthrough Palmyra you can experience the eel o the 1800s, Victorian-eragrandeur, and the ongoing prominence o well-known citizens who livedhere.In 1820, Joseph Smith, at the young age o 14, claimed to have a visiono God, which prompted him to create the Mormon religion. In 1830 heorganized the Mormon Church, which began with a membership o six.Now the Church o Jesus Christ o Latter Day Saints has more than elevenmillion members worldwide. Each year thousands o people ock to the areato attend the Hill Cumorah Pageant, a great outdoor theatrical productiondepicting the beginning o the Mormon religion. Palmyra’s diverse religioushistory can been seen in the center o town where our churches stand onour corners o Main Street.Winston Churchill’s maternal grandather, Leonard Jerome, worked as anapprentice in a village store in Palmyra in the 1830’s. Then, ater completinghis education at Princeton, he became a partner in his uncle’s law practicehere.William Phelps was a vital citizen who served needs o locals and travelerswith his general store, tavern, boarding house and bakery, all housed inone building, erected in 1826. The William Phelps General Store and HomeMuseum has remained intact with original merchandise, urnishings andartiacts.In 1856, John M. Jones changed the ace o the printing industry when hopened a ompany that or 63 years produced and exported printing pressesand cutters. The Print Shop Museum houses some o the fnest printingequipment ever made.This Alling Coverlet Museum on William Street houses the largest collectiono handwoven coverlets in the United States.The Palmyra Historical Museum is a ormer hotel and tavern that includes23 rooms displaying over 200 years o Palmyra’s history and its inuence onAmerican lie and culture.Visitors to this town o living history can walk the Erie Canal Heritage Trailexplore the Market Street Historic District, and even hunt or ghosts. ThWilliam Phelps General Store and Palmyra Historical Museum come alive anight during the Ghost Tours that can be experienced here.Palmyra hosts celebrations and events that depict its quintessential rusticharm that are sure to delight. When visiting stay one o the homey bed andbreakasts in the area, or nearby cottages, camping, or inns. [Inormationcourtesy o www.palmyrany.com, www.co.wayne.ny.us]
Palmyra’s Proud History 

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