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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


September 8th 2 PM Lakefront Walking Tour
September 2 & 16 Drop-in and Draw with OCAC 11:30 AM-2:30 PM
September 22nd 2 PM Lakefront Walking Tour
October 6th 2 PM Lakefront Walking Tour
October 20th 2 PM Lakefront Walking Tour
November 3rd 2 PM Lakefront Walking Tour
December 14th 4 PM Virtual Winter Speaker Series – Ansley Jemison

Become a Member

Enjoy the benefits of being an OCHS member!

  • Subscription to our Quarterly Newsletter
  • Members only email updates
  • 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

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.