The Vestal Historical Society is working to support moving the Vestal Museum to the Rail Trail. This effort would bring the former DL&W depot building back to its rightful home along the Rail Trail. Moving the Museum to the Trail not only brings a unique attraction to a popular destination but also paves the way for further historic community and business development in this area. Moving the Museum is a big WIN-WIN for our community.
Our next step is to present our plans to the Vestal Town Board along with this letter of support that demonstrates public support and encouragement for moving the Museum.
Founded in 1823, Vestal had its humble beginnings as a lumbering and farming community. Come learn the history of farming in Vestal from the large farm on Hiawatha Island to the John S. LaGrange Farm to Drovers Inn to Cold Spring Farm to Brookdale Stock farm. The Vestal Historical Society’s extensive farming collection will be on display as well as photographs of the farms that made up the town.
Come see the art of Clayton Ave Elementary School students in grades K through 5 from February 9th through March 16th. The opening reception is on February 9th from 12 to 3pm. The Vestal Museum is open on Thursdays and Fridays from 10am to 2pm, on Saturdays from 10am to 3pm, and on Sundays from 1pm to 3pm.