Baldwinsville celebrates Preservation Month

The National Trust for Historic Preservation has designated May as National Preservation Month. The village of Baldwinsville is a fitting example of this year's theme, "Celebrating America's Treasures." Within the village, there are several homes and buildings, which are significant because of their architecture, place in community life or association with Baldwinsville's past.

To celebrate Preservation Month, McHarrie's Legacy is sponsoring a contest highlighting four historic village treasures. Each week in May, the Messenger will publish a photo, which features distinctive detail from one of these four buildings. A different building will be spotlighted each week from May 4 through May 25. Identify each of the four buildings and submit your entry by May 31 to McHarrie's Legacy, P.O. Box 481, Baldwinsville, NY 13027 or bring it to The Museum at the Shacksboro Schoolhouse at 46 Canton St. in the village. In addition to the four building names, your entry should include your name, address and phone number. From the correct entries, a winner will be chosen at random and announced in the June 8 Messenger. The winner will receive a museum membership and a gift certificate for the Museum Gift Shop.

Since its founding in 1978, McHarrie's Legacy, Inc. has supported local preservation through The Museum at the Shacksboro Schoolhouse. As part of its mission, McHarrie's Legacy has sponsored the successful nomination of the Baldwinsville Village Hall and the Oswego-Oneida Streets Historic District to the National Register of Historic Places. It also offers workshops, walking tours, lectures, summer children's programming and events including the upcoming Peony Fest to be held Saturday June 11. The Legacy invites all to visit their website at shacksboromuseum.com or stop at the museum and enjoy the current exhibit, "Heads Up!," a sampling of 150 years of fashion for men, women and children.

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