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The Museum will close at 3 PM Thursday November 23. Regular museum hours will resume Tuesday November 29.

Welcome to OCHS!

The Ontario County Historical Museum is open year-round.

We offer educational programs and rotating exhibits on subjects pertaining to the origins of Western New York.


Upcoming Events

Check out what’s happening at OCHS, and what’s coming up. 

December 15 – March 16: Winter Speaker Series

Conococheague Institute – December 15

Ganondagan State Historic Site – January 5

Genesee Country Village and Museum – February 15

Long Lake NY and Blanket Statements Magazine – March 16

November 16th: 12oth Annual Meeting and Dinner

November 20th @ 2 PM: A Christmas Carol

Dec. 15, Jan. 5, Feb. 15, March 16: Winter Speaker Series

December 24 – January 2: Museum Closed


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Search Records by Surname

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


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We share the history of the people and places that shaped Ontario County.



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Public Hours

Tuesday – Friday: 10:00AM to 4:30PM
Research Room Use by Appointment Only
Saturday: 11-3PM
Closed Sundays, Mondays and Major Holidays
Free Admission Year Round

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Your donations help to support museum operations.  

We are a registered 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization (EIN #16-0768680). Your monetary contributions may be tax deductible under US IRS law.


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