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"1837 - A National Historic Landmark"

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Link To Museum's History

Link to Info about the National Register Of Historic places

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Link To 2017 Brochure

Link To Opendore Project Links

Link To Our Newsletter

Link To Buy A 2018 Suffrage Calendar

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Box 124, Aurora, NY 13026
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Howland Stone Store Museum
is a proud member of the

National Underground Railroad Network To Freedom Program Logo

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Howland Stone Store Museum
is a site on the

NY State Office Of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation Underground Railroad Heritage Trail



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Preserving the Howland Family Collections
Includes permanent and rotating exhibits

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Howland Stone Store Museum
2956 State Route 34B, Hamlet of Sherwood, NY
(View Map)
Hours:  June through September
THURSDAY and SATURDAY
from 1-4 pm.
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The Howland Stone Store Museum

Our name tells our story! In 1837 Slocum Howland built this store in Sherwood, a crossroads between Cayuga and Owasco Lakes to the west and east and Auburn and Ithaca to the north and south. Cayuga Lake gave it easy access to the Erie Canal.  Our collection details the sale of local products such as wool and pork, and importation of manufactured products.  The building is made of small stones called cobblestones, which were picked up in local fields.

The Howland family was prominent in important reform movements throughout the nineteenth and early twentieth century, particularly in the abolition of slavery, education, and women's suffrage. A prized Museum possession is an Underground Railroad pass brought by two slaves who escaped from Maryland and came to Slocum Howland (1794-1881) seeking freedom in 1840.  Miss Emily (1827-1929) first taught in schools for free blacks in Washington, D.C. in 1857. In addition to building a school in Sherwood, she founded and/or financially supported fifty schools for the emancipated blacks, teaching in several of them.

Both Emily and her niece, Isabel (1859-1942), were active in the local, state and national women's suffrage movements; we have posters and other memorabilia representing their efforts. A "Cabinet of Curiosities," collected by the Howlands on their travels, includes everything from Arabian jewelry to coral from Capri.

Since acquiring Isabel's home, known as Opendore, we are restoring and renovating it to provide expanded space for our Museum's mission and collections.

Sherwood, New York is  now listed on
The National Register of Historic Places

To view the 'Significance Statement' for the
Sherwood
NY Equal Rights Historic District
, click HERE (PDF File)

The 'Significance Statement' was compiled by:
Dr. Judith Wellman, Director
Historical New York Research Associates -
Professor Emerita, SUNY Oswego

 

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Want To Become A HSSM Member?

You can now JOIN or RENEW your Howland Stone Store Museum MEMBERSHIP or make a DONATION to the museum by credit card with our secure PayPal website. If you prefer, you can also download and use our 2017 Membership-Form
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Links To Some Related Websites
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National Underground Railroad Network To Freedom
Following The Freedom Trail In Auburn & Cayuga County NY
NY State Office Of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation Underground Railroad Heritage Trail

The Cayuga County Historian's Office in Auburn NY

Project report about the house that was sold to Herman Phillips by Slocum Howland is also now on the Internet at:  http://www.rootsweb.com/~nycayuga/ugrr/phillips.html

A transcription of the diary of Clarinda Murdock is on the Internet at:
http://www.rootsweb.com/~nycayuga/misc/murdock.html

GOOD NEIGHBORS BLACK STREET, SCIPIO CENTER, NY C. 1900
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