Archives Day Celebrates Madison County Railroads

(Wampsville, NY – Oct. 2012) On Wednesday, Oct. 10, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., Madison County will celebrate Archives Month once again by hosting their annual Archives Day in Building No. 4 (DMV Building), 138 N. Court St., Wampsville.

This year’s event will celebrate Madison County Railroads.  Items on display will include railroad bonds, maps, incorporations and court cases involving railroads.  Featured speakers include Dick Palmer, who will speak about Frank Cargill (the last station master of the Lehigh Valley Railroad at Cazenovia and New Woodstock) Paul Harvey and John Taibi, who will speak on the history of Madison County Railroads.

Historical institutions, including the Madison County Historical Society, the New Woodstock Regional Historical Society and the Canastota Canal Town Museum will prepare displays, as well.

There is no charge for this event; watch for the agenda. If you would like to contribute or need more information, contact Madison County Historian Matthew Urtz at 315.366.2453

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