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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
(Last day 12/15/23)

Tuesdays - Fridays,
10 am - 4 pm

Closed for Thanksgiving Day.

Saturdays 10 am - 2 pm
Memorial Day Weekend to end of October

(or by appointment)

Bicentennial info

Many thanks to all of our Bicentennial Sponsors!



Dec 1 & 2, Friday & Saturday

10 am - 4 pm.

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. Learn More...

Want to Get
"Total-i-ty Eclipsed"
in Wayne County, New York?

Mark your calendars for April 8, 2024 to be in Wayne County where we will be in the line of Totality for over 3 minutes during the next total solar eclipse. 

This great Eclipse artwork depicting Wayne County New York was created by world renown eclipse artist and scientist, Dr. Tyler Nordgren.

The Museum is now offering this art on Posters, Magnets and Clothe Bags.   


Stay tuned for upcoming Eclipse Exhibition opening at the Museum in March of 2024. This will be accompanied by a "Total-i-ty Eclipsed Watch Party" on April 8th from 2pm - 4pm that will utilize viewing areas along the Erie Canal in Lyons, NY. 

Be our Historic Sponsor!
Like these businesses....

Join us for another year of amazing exhibits, enduring events, and educational programming to meet our mission: to preserve and share Wayne County History.

Bakewise Brands

Dobbins Drugs

Ely & Leene Insurance Agency

Fowler Bros.

IEC Electronics

K & D Disposal

K.M. Davies, Inc.

Lyons Liquor Store

Lyons National Bank

Lyons Veterinary Clinic

MAS Engineering

Newark Baseball

Ohmann Theatre

Reliant Credit Union

Seneca Foods

Smith Family Acres

Wayne Cooperative Ins. Agency

Williams Farms

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