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The heritage we share is worthy of our best efforts to preserve it

About Us

Butler Historical Preservation Society
Butler Historical Preservation Society

      The Butler Historical Preservation Society is an organization dedicated to the preservation of the history of Butler, NY. We are a non-profit 501 c3 organization and all donations are tax-deductible. The Society received its provisional charter from New York State in 2003. The main focus of the Society since then has been the restoration of the Butler Center Church Museum building and the Roe Cobblestone Schoolhouse.


Butler Center Church Museum

      Built in 1836 by the Methodist Episcopal Congregation, this is the oldest known Methodist Church in Wayne County, NY. The church operated continually until the 1960's when declining membership and funds forced its closure. The church, now home to the Butler Center Church Museum, is on the New York State and National Registers of Historic Places.

Read more about the Church Museum


Roe Cobblestone Schoolhouse

      The Roe Cobblestone Schoolhouse is a historic one room school located in Butler, NY. Built by Daniel Roe in the 1820's, it is believed to be the oldest cobblestone schoolhouse in North America. The schoolhouse is on the New York State and National Registers of Historic Places.

Read more about the Roe Schoolhouse


Events

      The Butler Center Church is available to host your event. We have hosted weddings, funerals, family tours, and home school groups. Please contact us for more information and availability.


Tours

      Call Dorothy Wiggins at 315-594-2332 or Lori Howland at 315-594-1844 to set up an appointment.


Reminder

      Dues for the coming year are always due in October.


"Limited Quantity"
2017 Calendars For Sale
2017 Calendar

      Calendars for 2017 are on sale for $10. Contact us or call any board member to order.


2016 Quilt Raffle
Quilt

       The winner of the Quilt Raffle was Colleen McCarty, who donated it back to the Museum. Thanks Colleen!

Upcoming Events

April 1st, 2017

BHPS Meeting
9am
Butler Center Church Museum


May 6th, 2017

BHPS Meeting
9am
Butler Center Church Museum


June 3rd, 2017

BHPS Meeting
9am
Butler Center Church Museum

Open House
10am to 2 pm
Butler Center Church Museum and Roe Schoolhouse


June 17th, 2017

Wolcott Strawberry Festival
9am to 4pm


June 24th, 2017

BHPS Bake Sale
9am to ?
Bob's Supermarket - Wolcott, NY


July 1st, 2017

BHPS Meeting
9am
Butler Center Church Museum

Open House
10am to 2 pm
Butler Center Church Museum and Roe Schoolhouse


August 5th, 2017

BHPS Meeting
9am
Butler Center Church Museum

Open House
10am to 2 pm
Butler Center Church Museum and Roe Schoolhouse


August 20th, 2017

BHPS Annual Ice Cream Social and Chicken BBQ
12pm
Butler Center Church Museum


September 2nd, 2017

BHPS Meeting
9am
Butler Center Church Museum

Open House
10am to 2 pm
Butler Center Church Museum and Roe Schoolhouse


October 7th, 2017

BHPS Meeting
9am
Butler Center Church Museum

Open House
10am to 2 pm
Butler Center Church Museum and Roe Schoolhouse


October 15th, 2017

BHPS Annual Meeting
3pm
Butler Center Church Museum


November 4th, 2017

BHPS Meeting
9am
Butler Center Church Museum


December 2nd, 2017

BHPS Meeting
9am
Butler Center Church Museum


December 3rd, 2017

BHPS Annual Advent Service
3pm
Butler Center Church Museum


All events are free of charge unless otherwise specified