We are a regional research center and depository for items relating to local history and genealogical research.
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The Ontario County Historical Society was established in 1902. It is a membership-based non-profit organization that preserves and promotes the early history of Western New York State
Recognizing that Ontario County was the original political and geographic entity that is now all of Western New York State, the Ontario County Historical Society preserves and promotes the history of the county in the broader context from its origins to the present to help people gain perspective from the past and find purpose for the future.
Your donations are welcome.
The Ontario County Historical Museum is open year-round. It offers educational programs and rotating exhibits on subjects pertaining to the origins of Western New York.
Tuesday - Friday 10 AM to 4:30 PM
Saturday 11 AM to 3 PM
Closed Sundays, Mondays and Major Holidays
Free, Donations Accepted
We are located at
55 North Main Street
Canandaigua, New York 14424
Phone (585) 394-4975