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.
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.
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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.
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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.
Call Dorothy Wiggins at 315-594-2332 or Lori Howland at 315-594-1844 to set up an appointment.
Dues for the coming year are always due in October.
2017 Calendars For Sale
Calendars for 2017 are on sale for $10. Contact us or call any board member to order.
2016 Quilt Raffle
The winner of the Quilt Raffle was Colleen McCarty, who donated it back to the Museum. Thanks Colleen!