History of the Town of Sheldon, New York

History of the Town of Sheldon, New York Sheldon Historical Society Schoolhouse Museum is maintained by the Sheldon Historical Society.

It was constructed in 1891 as a two-room schoolhouse & houses a collection of artifacts and displays, as well as genealogy and local history.

05/03/2022

After almost two years of Covid , the Attica Historical Society is putting the gears back into place with a main event for the coming season. As you will recall the past few years, the society has been in a fund-rising mode to preserve the 160 year old Civil War Battle Flag of Co C of the 130th NY Infantry later as the fighting calvary unit known as the 1st New York Dragoons. This historical artifact has not only survived the bloodiest war fought upon the soil of the United States but also survived Attica’s Great Fire of 1907 when the east side of Market Street burned to the ground. Sewn by the women of Attica, the old silk flag was on the edge of being totally destroyed by age. The society is happy to announce, the flag has been returned from the noted Spicer Conservatory and is ready to be rededicated to the brave Attica members of Company C.
A week long celebration is in the final planning and we wish you to mark your calendars to attend these special events which are free to the public. On Friday evening , May 20, 2022 at a special reception at 7 PM in the gallery room of the Attica Historical Society, donors will be honored for their contribution to the flag’s preservation at which time the flag will be revealed to the people of Attica along with its history and historical significance for preservation. Notable dignitaries will be present along with a noted musician of Civil War songs. No matter how large or how small your contribution was, we invite all donors to attend this evening to witness this historical event.
Reynold’s Battery Co L 1st New York Light Artillery Reenactors Group will hold a Living History Encampment upon the grounds of the Attica Historical Society on Saturday May 21, 2022 from Noon to 5PM and again on Sunday May 22, 2022 from Noon to 4PM. This event is open to the public to learn of life during the Civil War thru the eyes of reenactor soldiers. On Sunday afternoon, members of the Union Fife and Drum Unit will be upon the society’s grounds presenting the sounds of these instruments in the life of a Civil War soldier. So, bring your families to experience this truly learning event. Again no fees.
Have you ever attended a Civil War Ball? Saturday May 21, 2022 at 7PM the door of the 1st Presbyterian Church Hall will open to host a Civil War Ball with appropriate Civil War music to dance to. Don’t worry, the society will also present a group of Civil War Era dancers to teach you the styles of dance. If you wish to dress in the styles of the Civil War there will be a Civil War Costume Contest for the Ladies who attend with their best beau. This should be a very fun affair for young and old. No tickets will be needed.
The society is not done yet. On Tuesday May 24, 2022 at 7 PM in the gallery of the Attica Historical Society, Joyce Thompson-Hovey, a former Attica school teacher will present a program entitled, “Interesting Facts You Probably Don't Know About Lincoln”. On Thursday May 26, 2022 at 7PM Gregory P. Kinal will be in the gallery giving his presentation of “The Battle of Gettysburg. Stay tuned for Wednesday May 25th event - a surprise.
The festivities will conclude on Memorial Day May 30, 2022 at 2 PM in Forest Hill Cemetery as the Attica Historical Society pays tribute to the Grand Army of the Republic and to the final resting place of many of the soldiers of the Civil War who called Attica and the surrounding area home. Mrs. Anita Ripstein-Hayes will relate the history of the cemetery in relationship to the GAR. Invitations have been extended to members of the North-South Skirmish Association and Reenactor groups to be present especially the 1st New York Dragoons. Keep your fingers crossed that some of these men can be present.
So, MARK YOUR CALENDERS – hope to see you.

All are welcome to attend our Spring Workshop on April 9 with special speakers, our Wyoming County Historian Cindy Amrhe...
02/10/2022

All are welcome to attend our Spring Workshop on April 9 with special speakers, our Wyoming County Historian Cindy Amrhein and Anita Gephart Ripstein-Hayes

06/08/2021

Following our opening for the season, we will be open on Tuesday afternoons at the Schoolhouse Museum, from 1:00-4:00, for visitors and research. However, today we will be closing early at 3:00pm.

06/08/2021

We are so excited to have had a great turnout this past weekend for our 30th year at the Strykersville Townwide Yard Sale, sponsored by the Sheldon Historical Society Schoolhouse Museum! Thank you to everyone who came out and supported us!

12/12/2020
Sheldon Historical Society Newsletter, August 2020. pg. 5-8, Vol. 9, Issue 2
10/04/2020

Sheldon Historical Society Newsletter, August 2020. pg. 5-8, Vol. 9, Issue 2

Sheldon Historical Society Newsletter, August 2020, pg. 1-4, Vol. 9, Issue 2
10/04/2020

Sheldon Historical Society Newsletter, August 2020, pg. 1-4, Vol. 9, Issue 2

Sheldon Historical Society Newsletter, April 2020, pg 5-8, Vol. 9, Issue 1
10/04/2020

Sheldon Historical Society Newsletter, April 2020, pg 5-8, Vol. 9, Issue 1

Sheldon Historical Society Newsletter, April 2020, Vol. 9, Issue 1
10/04/2020

Sheldon Historical Society Newsletter, April 2020, Vol. 9, Issue 1

03/21/2020

The Spring Workshop of the Wyoming County Federation of Historical Societies has been postponed.
With all the concerns right now regarding COVID 19, it has been decided that we should postpone the Spring Workshop scheduled for April 25. We will reschedule this as soon as possible. We can return your check or hold onto it until the new date is scheduled. Whatever you would like us to do, just let us know. We hope everyone will stay well and to find a new date for our Spring Workshop as soon as we can.
Thank you for your understanding.

It is our pleasure at the Sheldon Historical Society to host the Wyoming County Federation of Historical Societies Sprin...
02/13/2020

It is our pleasure at the Sheldon Historical Society to host the Wyoming County Federation of Historical Societies Spring Workshop on April 25, 2020. All are welcome to attend.

I realize it is early but we wanted to get a good start so that everyone will know and hopefully we will have a good turnout and a great day.

01/29/2020
The Angelus is a painting from 1899 of a young couple praying, while the bells are ringing "The Angelus" at the church i...
01/14/2020

The Angelus is a painting from 1899 of a young couple praying, while the bells are ringing "The Angelus" at the church in the distance. Bells rang 3 X a day & people would pause from their work to bow their heads & pray. This picture makes me think of all the times a farmer's wife will be taking him a basket with his lunch or dinner, when he is so busy in the field. A copy hangs in the schoolroom at our Sheldon Historical Museum.

Sheldon Historical Newsletter, August 2019
01/14/2020

Sheldon Historical Newsletter, August 2019

Sheldon Historical Newsletter April 2019
01/14/2020

Sheldon Historical Newsletter April 2019

01/13/2020
Vol. 8, Issue 3, November 2019
01/12/2020

Vol. 8, Issue 3, November 2019

01/12/2020
01/11/2020

Welcome to our History of the Town of Sheldon, featuring photos and stories of our small town in Strykersville, Wyoming County, New York. It is presented by the Sheldon Historian and the Sheldon Historical Society & Schoolhouse Museum.

Sheldon Historical Society Newsletter, Vol. 8, Issue 4, December 2019
01/11/2020

Sheldon Historical Society Newsletter, Vol. 8, Issue 4, December 2019

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