WHO Adds Wayne County Historic Buildings and Sites List to its Webpage

Wayne Historians Organization lists buildings and sites in each town of historical interest and importance on its waynehistorians.org site. Read more »

Artifacts Donated to Lyons Heritage Society

Artifacts from Lyons history have been donated to the Lyons Heritage Society. Read more »

Erie Canal Lock 27 Video available for viewing now

This video was donated to  us by John Albanese, a Lyons Heritage Society Member. The video depicts the pump house at the lock in operation. To view it go pull down the collections Read more »

New Acquisitions at the Lyons Heritage Society

Pat Alena recently received a call from Katherine Shuller Harrison telling her that she found a peppermint bottle she wanted to donate to our museum. The story behind the bottle is Read more »

Lyons Heritage Society and Hotchkiss Building Has Another Successful Year

The Peppermint Museum is proud to report that we have had a steady stream of visitors to our building this year.  We  have had many boaters from the Erie Canal as well as bikers al Read more »

Lyons Heritage Society Honors Volunteer of the Year

This year at our October Annual Dinner at Wayne Hills Country Club, he Lyons Heritage Society awarded Volunteer of the Year 2017 to Marianne Stephan. Read more »

Annette Harris Gives Lyons Heritage Society Glimpse of Myron C. Taylor

Annette Harris, the featured speaker at the October Lyons Heritage Society Meeting, gave audience members a glimpse into Myron C. Taylor and his philanthropy. Born in 1874 in Lyons Read more »

Woman of the Month: Mildred Taylor

We have published our March/April woman of the month, Mildred Taylor. Click here

Woman of the month: Lisette Hotchkiss

We have published our Woman of the month for February click here

Hotchkiss Prize – Winning Essential Oil Building Has a Piazza!

Anyone who has used the Leach St. Bridge has noticed the work has been completed on the new piazza that will greet visitors who come to visit the building. Thanks to Arthur Santell Read more »

Lyons Public Library Receives Gift of DeWitt Parshall Painting

Last September the Lyons Public Library’s Director, Theresa Streb, was surprised to be notified that the library would be receiving a gift of the DeWitt Parshall painting, “The Bur Read more »

Lyons Heritage Society Has a New Website

Welcome to the new website of the Lyons Heritage Society. We are pleased to be able to use the site to fulfill our mission to “ gather, preserve, and make available historical reco Read more »

Mary Smart Celebrated in Finger Lakes Times Article!

Part of Lyons Heritage Society’s mission is to preserve our town’s heritage. Susan Clark Porter recently wrote an article about Mary Smart, a centenarian who is part of that herita Read more »

The Lyons Heritage Society is a volunteer not-for-profit organization founded in 1990, receiving its Charter from the New York State Education Department in 1998.

Its chartered purpose is to gather, preserve, and make available historical records and materials relating to the Town and Village of Lyons, to disseminate knowledge, to encourage research, and to promote the recognition and preservation of sites of historic value.

The Lyons Heritage Society works cooperatively with other community organizations for the betterment of the Town and Village of Lyons.


H. G. Hotchkiss Museum Winter Hours by Appointment Only

Now that summer is over the hours at the H. G. Hotchkiss Essential Oil Museum are limited. Work is being done on the interior so tours will begin in the spring, by appointment. Appointments to tour the museum may be made by calling 315-946-4696.

Tourists will learn why Hotchkiss oil became the world standard in the 1800's and put Lyons on the map. Original equipment is on display, as well as artifacts from the Hotchkiss family and the Lyons area.

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