The Penfield Foundation
Restoration and
Renovation Projects

 

Ironville Church

(formerly 2nd Congregational Church)

 

Built in 1842 by the Crown Point Iron Company.

The Penfield Homestead Museum is currently embarking on a 2 phase project involving the church. The first project is the painting of the interior of the church. There are some minor repairs that need to be made to the plaster. Painting is the major objective. To accomplish this, we need to raise money to purchase the paint. We have several volunteers that are willing to donate their time to do the work. One fund raiser is the Adopt-a-Pew program. For $100 we will affix a small engraved plate to a pew with your name or in memory of a loved one. For donations $25 or larger, we will have your name engraved on a small plate to be part of a larger plaque that will be placed in the front hall of the church on completion of the project.

Sample of work that needs to be done in Church

The second project involves the church basement. The basement was once a gathering spot for Ironville, and until the 1920's hosted an annual dinner honoring Civil War Veterans. We want to restore the basement to make it once again a center of activity for the Museum. Plans include making a kitchen in one room and a restroom in another. This is the most costly part of the project as there is no running water in the church.

Pictures from the interior of the church basement: Top Row main gathering area of basement. Bottom row: views of proposed kitchen and restroom areas.

 

Once the work is completed, this area would allow us to have lectures, movie nights, craft nights and host many other events. Your donation, no matter how large or how small, will make these projects a reality. Donations may be sent to: The Penfield Homestead Museum, 703 Creek Road, Crown Point NY 12928. If you wish to Adopt-a-Pew, please include wording for engraving. Example: The Smith Family or In Memory of Bob and Minnie Lee.