The Gleason Mansion
(c. 1880 and 2001)
The Liverpool Willow Museum, on the lawn of the Gleason Mansion, is open on Saturdays and Sundays throughout the summer, from 2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. This little building is a basket-making workshop and commemorates the Liverpool willow weaving industry, which supported the Village for many years. This shop belonged to the Hurst family and was originally located on Oswego Street. It was donated to the Village and moved to the grounds of the Gleason Mansion in 1992, and remains Village property. The Willow Museum is operated by the Historical Association of Greater Liverpool who provide funds and volunteer workers to staff and maintain the museum. Many residents and former residents of the Village have donated Liverpool willow baskets and related artifacts to what has become a significant and unique collection.
The Historical Association is always looking for volunteers at the museum. Contact the Village Historian if you are interested in volunteering or for more information about the museum.
Liverpool Willow Weavers
Liverpool Public Library's historic photo collection is available online. For a description of the collection click here
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Did you know?....
2012 is the 200th anniversary of the War of 1812
Capt. Israel Adams of Liverpool, a veteran of the war, tells his story:
...And living to tell the tale. Published in 1848, his story is in the collection of the Liverpool Historian’s Office.
Click this link to read his story: The Life, Travels, & Adventures of Capt. Israel Adams