PALMYRA, N.Y. — A new sign highlighting the historic importance of Market Street in Palmyra was dedicated Monday night. It was the result of hard work by a group of students in the Pal-Mac Central School District.

The sign, which was provided by the William G. Pomeroy Foundation, informs vistors that the Historic Palmyra Museum complex on Market Street was designated as a location on the National Register of Historic Places in 1972.

The dedication of the sign was the end result of a research project undertaken by students of teacher Karin Thomas in the Palmyra-Macedon Intermediate School. The students won first-place honors on the state level for their project.

The buildings in the museum complex on Market Street were part of a group of buildings that were saved during urban renewal in the 60s and 70s when old buildings were being demolished. During that time, Historic Palmyra, its members and members of the community worked to save buildings on the north side of Main Street as well as those on Market Street.

One of those buildings, the William Phelps General Store, was chosen by the students for their research project. During the dedication, Historic Palmyra Executive Director Bonnie Hays joked that the students chose the location because of it being haunted.

Historic Palmyra runs five museums:

  • Alling Coverlet Museum
  • The Print Shop
  • Palmyra Historical Museum
  • Erie Canal Depot
  • William Phelps General Store

More information can be found on this website.