Lyons Suffragette Tea Party a Success!

Lyons Heritage Society hosted a very successful Suffragette Tea Party on June 10, at Grace Episcopal Parish Hall.  Carol Agnew chaired a committee of dedicated suffragettes includi Read more »

Lyons Heritage Society Sponsoring Two Contests for 4th and 5th Grade Students

  The Lyons Heritage Society is sponsoring two contests open to all 4th and 5th grade students who are Lyons residents, including homeschool students. Erie Canal Poster Contes 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 »

And the Winner Is…

LHS recently had a TV donated to them thru the generosity of Wal-Mart to be used for a raffle for this very website. Drum roll please… and our lucky winner of this 40 inch smart TV 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 Now Open by Appointment

With fall and winter approaching , the H. G. Hotchkiss Prize Medal Essential Oil Museum, locally known as the "Peppermint Museum," is open by appointment only. Visitors may arrange a tour by calling Patty Alena at 315-946-4596. The Hotchkiss Museum is located at 95 Water St., Lyons, NY 14489. Located right on the canal, next to the original, enlarged and present canal, it is easily accessible to boaters and cyclists.

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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