This program includes a walk around the Village of Palmyra with Bonnie Hays as she points out the many sites related to the UGRR as well as a talk that will discuss the important role that Palmyra played in the UGRR and the abolitionist movement.
HISTORIC PALMYRA is a non-profit, 501(c)(3) organization dedicated preserving the history and architectural heritage of Palmyra, New York. Once known as the “Queen of Erie Canal towns,” Palmyra boasts an astonishing array of architecture, ranging from the early 1800’s to Victorian era grandeur. Historic Palmyra’s mission is to save the history of Palmyra and vicinity through the preservation of architecture, artifacts, and archives. Historic Palmyra teaches and educates through the five museums and their collections, welcoming thousands of visitors each year. The museums can be visited at 132 Market St., Palmyra during their winter hours, Tues-Thurs 11 am – 4 pm. They can be contacted at 315-597-6981 or visited online at historicpalmyrany.com.