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The Museum of Wayne County History is housed in the former
Wayne County Jail and Sheriff's residence, featuring three floors of exhibition space
and a two-story carriage house open seasonally.

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 March through Mid-December
Tuesdays - Fridays,
10 am - 4 pm

Saturdays 10 am - 2 pm

(or by appointment)

More Bicentennial info

Many thanks to all of our Bicentennial Sponsors!


Old Lyons History and Haunts Walking Tours

FRI. 10/13, SAT. 10/21,
FRI. 10/27, & SAT. 10/28

6:30 p.m. sharp

Beginning with the old sheriff’s residence, jail and museum, meet “Mrs. Snedaker, the Sheriff’s wife” and then enjoy a 90-minute hosted walking tour to hear the ghostly history behind some of the haunted sites in Lyons, NY and learn what may lurk behind the bushes or lie beneath the surface, in some cases, literally.


$15/adult; $8/student. Walk ups welcome but not guaranteed.
Group size maximum of 12 persons. 

Happy "History" Hour

5:30 pm - 6:30 pm

Every Third Thursday of the Month, we try to host a speaker or event for our members and for the general public. If you have an interest or specialty that you would like to share, please Contact Us with your thoughts.  See Below for dates and themes.

Sept 21st  - We will be welcoming Marj Perez, former Wayne County Historian, who will share her expertise on how and where to look for genealogical and/or historical information on prior generations of your family. Particular focus will be on descendants of the local Civil War regiment, the 111th NY Volunteer Infantry.

Oct 19th - Our favorite 'Rebel' Doc, Les Buell will be on hand to operate in the true 1860's way. Come and volunteer to be a "patient."

Nov 16th - Historic Pursuits proprietor Chris Blomgren debuts his theatrical and entertaining approach to teaching and learning more about local history, especially historic survival in the 21st century. 

Dec - Christmas Season. No Third Thursday Event.



Dec 1 & 2Friday & Saturday - Come to our annual Holiday Boutique at the Museum for your unique boutique gifts from over 20 local crafters and artisans. Lunch menu available as well great crafts, baked good, jewelry and the most unique gift items you can find.

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