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IMPORTANT NOTICE RE: COVID-19 and our museum.
Marci Diehl

Friends of the Museum:

In compliance with the New York State’s Pause COVID-19 declarations, OCHS has taken steps to make sure we comply with all State and CDC guidelines for re-opening, so that we can assure – to the best of our ability — that our visitors and staff are safe and comfortable in our museum.

Each re-opening business or organization must develop a written Safety Plan outlining how its workplace will prevent the spread of COVID-19.

Our new rules and protocols will depend on the mandates from Governor Cuomo and CDC, but we hope to eventually be able to open fully for our regular activities. We’ve planned a four-phase program.

Before opening, we instituted an ongoing, defensive cleaning program by SERVPRO that follows the protocols set forth by the CDC, and the use of EPA-registered, hospital-grade disinfectants.

We hope to see you soon. Until then, stay safe and stay well.

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OCHS Staff & Board


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.

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Appointment – Director Ontario County Historical Society

Public Hours:

Effective June 30, 2020

Tuesday – Friday: 10:00AM – Noon | 1PM to 4:30PM
Research Room Use by Appointment Only
Saturday: Saturday Hours have been temporarily suspended.
Closed Sundays, Mondays and Major Holidays
Free Admission Year Round



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