In this episode, we talk with Tracy Murphy from Historic Palmyra.
In November, a fire damaged the Alling Coverlet Museum, the flagship facility of Historic Palmyra, which houses one of the largest collections of antique, hand-woven coverlets in existence. We talked about the extent of the damage, the effort to rebuild, a Facebook page where you can help, and plans to reopen in the spring.
We also talked about the other four museums of Historic Palmyra, the community’s heyday as a thriving stop along the Erie Canal and how Historic Palmyra came to have a general store that looks exactly as it did on its last day of operation.
I also learned about the ghosts of Palmyra’s past that haunt some of the properties at night.