Shafer Historical Museum


Thanks to ALL who donated during GiveMethow in October!

With your gifts, the museum will create family-friendly activities. It's never been so important to learn from our past and connect across generations.

Gifts are gratefully accepted all year. Please visit our Donate page to give online, or mail a check.

Autumn at the Shafer Museum

The museum is preparing for winter. The buildings are closed but the grounds & outdoor displays are open. "Take a Peek Inside" through the windows and special signage on the buildings.

Please follow outdoor Covid-19 precautions.

The path between Riverside & Castle Avenues is open. Ice will close the path - use at your own risk.

Shafer Historical Museum is staffed by volunteers, most of whom are in high-risk groups for COVID complications. Masks and appropriate social distancing will be required during visits and tour to protect everyone. Thank you for your consideration and your patience!

Visit Online

Browse photos, documents and more from the Shafer Museum's collections online.

Photos are available for purchase too!

Plus, follow us on Facebook to get regular tales from the archives.

Plan a Visit to the Museum

Join in the fun as a Volunteer

COVID Self-Screen for Visitors & volunteers

If you volunteer, work or are stopping in at the museum office, please complete this form online here or on the paper sheet in the office. Temperature checks, masks and social distancing are required.

Thank you for your consideration and care for our staff, volunteers, neighbors and friends.