New Website Coming Soon!

We are excited to announce that we have received a Pomeroy Foundation Grant to build a new website! Please stay tuned for website updates!

The Women’s Club of Pittsford has awarded us a grant to install educational panels in our Old Fashioned Kitchen! Details coming soon. Project to be completed later this summer.

Welcome to OCHS

Our mission is to nurture and add value to a county-wide community by preserving and presenting our historic collections in a way that provides accessible educational opportunities and encourages dialogue.

Upcoming Events


April 1-May 4 Final weeks of Let’s Go Have Fun! Exhibit
May 4 Open Art 11:30AM-2:30PM
May 18 Open Art 11:30AM-2:30PM
May 31 Walking Tour: Watering Holes 2PM
June 1 Open Art 11:30AM-2:30PM
June 14 Walking Tour: Watering Holes 2PM
June 22 Walking Tour: Watering Holes 12PM
June 28 Walking Tour: Watering Holes 2PM
July 19 Walking Tour: Watering Holes 2PM
August 2 Walking Tour: Watering Holes 2PM
August 10 Walking Tour: Watering Holes 12PM
August 16 Walking Tour: Watering Holes 2PM

Become a Member

Your membership support is important to us! Membership supports the ongoing work of OCHS to preserve and share Ontario County History for all residents and visitors.

Enjoy these additional benefits of being an OCHS member!

  • Subscription to our Quarterly Newsletter
  • Free access to our research room
  • 10% off in OCHS bookshop
  • Discount on select events and programs
  • Reciprocal admission to over 460 museums
  • Care for our vast collections

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We have a limited number of records online available for search.

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