The Rural Museum


The Rural Museum 
Edinburgh Historical Society 
PO Box 8 
Edinburgh, NY 12134 
Hours: Call for current hours of operation 
Phone: Edinburgh Town Hall (518)


Historical Description:                                                                            

The Rural Museum, a 3500 square foot rustic barn-type structure, is located just up the hill from the Nellie Tyrrell Museum. The building had been the former Town highway barn until 1975. The Town leased the building to the Society in 1992, and it was renamed the Rural Museum         

The Site:                                                                                                  

The Rural Museum, has been housing permanent exhibits ever since. Over the years the exhibits included "Early Logging", and "Maple Sugaring"; in the spring of 2001, the "Victorian Parlor", "Country Kitchen", and "Woodworking" exhibits were updated and improved and a working "Up and Down Sawmill" exhibit was installed. The "Threads, Fiber and Fabric" exhibit centers around a working loom for visitors and students to work on.



Take Rt.30 to Northville, turn over bridge onto Bridge Street and at intersection with Main Street, turn right, cross spillway, travel up hill to intersection, and take a right (Cty. Rd.113) and follow for ~3 mi. to Edinburg 4 Corners. Turn left at Fuller's Corner Store onto Cty Rt. 4. The Rural Museum is just past the Fire House on the left