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COVID-19 and our Museum: We’ve re-opened to visitors.

Friends of the Museum: We’re happy to announce that our Museum has now re-opened to visitors!

Please see our new hours and days listed below.

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 are able to open fully for visits to our exhibitions, art show, and scheduled research.

All visitors must wear masks inside the building. If you don’t have a mask, we have free masks to give to you. We’ve missed you and hope to see you soon. Stay safe and well.

Pulled Pork / Chicken BBQ Fundraiser!

The Ontario County Historical Society Museum and Research Center is having a Fund-Raising event Saturday, April 24th at FLX BBQ – 2375 State Route 332 Canandaigua, NY.

Tickets are $15 – for a choice of one Pulled Pork Meal or one Chicken Meal. Pick up time 2:00 – 5:00 PM.

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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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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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