Exciting news! For about two years, a concerted effort has been made to place the hamlet of Sherwood on the National Register as a historical district as well as the State Register. Yesterday, I received a letter from NYS Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation and Sherwood is to be considered by the State Review Board for nomination to these Registers at its next meeting. Comments need to be submitted by December 12, 2007.
Sherwood is being considered for these Registers based on its history of involvement in abolitionism, the Underground Railroad and women's rights. Extensive research and commitment of time by a few dedicated folks have brought this event about.
For more information about the National and State Registers and what affect being listed has on a district, you can access the NYS Office above at www.nysparks.state.ny.us.