Ontario County Historical Museum
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We are a regional research center and depository for items relating to local history and genealogical research.

“Clash of Empires”
April 12, 2014
History Forum on Community Values

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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.

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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.

Public Hours:
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







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