The New York State Archives and Archives Partnership Trust awarded the 2019 Chodos Family Fund Award for Excellence in Student Research Using Historical Records, Grades 4-5, to a group of students from Palmyra-Macedon Intermediate School in Palmyra-Macedon Central School District for their website, The Phelps General Store. The Archives presented a certificate and cash award to the students at a ceremony at the New York State Military Museum in Saratoga Springs, NY recently.
Under the direction of their teacher, the students created a website detailing the influence of the Phelps family on the community of Palmyra. Through this project, the students learned about everyday life at the Phelps General Store and how the different members of the Phelps family contributed to their community’s history.
The Phelps General Store