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Current Exhibits

South Gallery

Temporary Exhibit  May 14, 2017 – April 1, 2018

Votes For Women: The Suffrage Movement in Ontario County

In honor of New York State’s Centennial Celebration of the passage of their Women’s Suffrage Constitutional Amendment
this exhibit presents the history of the struggle for women’s suffrage rights in the Unites States.

Artifacts, Textiles and a plethora of images follow a time line that dates the struggle for women’s rights back to founding of our country.



North Gallery

(changing exhibits)

1964 Gone but not Forgotten

Opening July 8th



Based on a remarkable 1964 aerial picture found at the Canandaigua Daily Messenger, “1964” shows the city’s incredible transformation to the present with a tragic and unbelievable 50 plus buildings missing since that picture was taken. Visitors will see that now famous picture showing all the missing buildings side by side with a 2017 drone replication.

It wouldn’t be “1964” without those cultural features of the time. Sit down in the early 60’s mini-kitchen and read 1964 Life, Look and Post magazines at the table. Watch 7 different 1964 videos including a Wilmer and the Dukes /Arrowhead Lanes tribute, 1964 car and toy commercials, 1964 Johnson/Goldwater Political ads, Cigarette commercials that will astound your kids and grandkids, the #1 hit tunes of 64 and more.

Lower Level

Pioneer Kitchen Exhibit
When the Ontario County Historical Museum was built in 1914, a “Pioneer Kitchen” period room was installed. Although education programs are held in this space, its appearance has changed very little in 100 years.

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