Crown Point will celebrate 225 years as a township in 2013 with the publication of a historic guide book. Contributing to the book were, from left, Joan Hunsdon, NSDAR, town historian and Penfield Homestead Museum board president; Kama Ingleston, book editor and Penfield trustee; Margaret Scuderi, Regent of the Ticonderoga Chapter NSDAR; Gayle Gallant, Vice Regent of the Ticonderoga Chapter NSDAR; and Robert Spring, local artist and Penfield trustee.
continued The Adirondack Architectural Heritage has sponsored a “Monitor Tour” the past two years, featuring locations in Crown Point that tell the story of the Crown Point Iron Company and the iron ore that built the ironclad.
Penfield Homestead Museum is located in the Crown Point hamlet of Ironville. It is the “Birthplace of the Electrical Age.” An electromagnet, invented by Joseph Henry in 1831, was used to recharge the iron ore separator of the forges of Penfield & Taft Company. The museum is chartered by the New York State Department of Education and a not-for-profit corporation. All donations are tax deductible.
The museum is open to the public on weekends from June through October and for special tours by appointment. The museum archive is open for research by appointment through-out the year. For information call 597-3804 or go online at www.penfieldmuseum.org.