Penfield Museum is a not-for-profit
organization that is dedicated to preserving the history of the Ironworking
Industry in the North Country during the 19th century. This hamlet is listed as the
"Birthplace of the Electric Age", being the site of the first industrial application
of electricity in the United States. This area was instrumental to modern progress and
to the efforts in the Civil War.
Iron ore was mined just up the road in the hamlet of Hammondville, separated in Ironville,
and then shipped by railroad to Lake Champlain where it was used in many applications
including the Civil War Ironclad Monitor.
The Officers, Directors and
Members of the Penfield Homestead Museum invite you to visit our cyber-site
and explore the wonders of living during this time period. We also encourage
you to get the full flavor by visiting us in person.