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McHarrie’s Legacy, Inc.
Shacksboro School House Museum
46 Canton Street
Baldwinsville, New York 13027
(315) 638-2452

46 Canton Street
(½ mile south of Lock No. 24)
Baldwinsville, New York 13027
Phone: (315) 638-2452


Local History & Museum Shop
Open Wednesday - Sunday
Noon to 4 PM

The Museum at the Shacksboro Schoolhouse is administered by McHarrie's Legacy, Inc., a historic preservation organization established in 1978.  It is located in a restored 19th century country schoolhouse in the Village of Baldwinsville. 

The Museum houses special exhibitions and remarkable period photographs specific to the greater Baldwinsville area, including the Towns of Lysander and Van Buren.  Local artifacts and historically significant items are also on display.

Driving and walking tours are available.  Various items are for sale at the Museum's gift shop.

Reference Materials

Gazette and Farmers' Journal, Centennial Edition, 1846-1946.  Includes index.  NOT FOR SALE.

Gazette and Farmers' Journal, 50th Anniversary, 1846-1896.  No index.  NOT FOR SALE.  This edition has quite a few quality pictures of Civil War Veterans.

Various other materials are also available for research.

Research Books for Sale

Listed below are some of the publications available for purchase at the Museum.

The Lesley E. Voorhees Records, Van Buren - Baldwinsville - Lysander Area Cemetery Inscriptions and Burial Records, Volume 1, Lesley E. Voorhees, compiler; Alice Laughlin Arneson, editor (Syracuse, New York: History’s People, Inc., 1965).   $7.95.

This book is a required addition to any Baldwinsville area researcher!  In 1994, Ms. Arneson donated the remaining copies of this book to McHarrie's Legacy.   This research guide is only available for purchase through the Museum.

History of Baldwinsville, $5.00.

Early History of the Town of Van Buren, $6.00.


Membership is very affordable, and the benefits include:

  • A subscription to a newsletter and advance notice of events and preservation news
  • Participation in Members' Only Events
    • Fourth Night Christmas Celebration
    • Annual Members' Champagne Reception
  • Member rate for events
  • Museum Shop discount

To obtain more information about becoming a member, contact the Museum.


This page was updated on 11 February 2006.