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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

November 30 6PM-8PM Vinyl Record Night
December 9 Drop-in and Draw 11:30AM-2:30PM
December 14th 4 PM Virtual Winter Speaker Series – Ansley Jemison
January 5 Nooks & Crannies Tour at 2PM
January 10 Virtual Winter Speaker Series-Brandon Brooks at 7PM
January 19 Nooks & Crannies Tour at 2PM
January 25 Nooks & Crannies Tour at 6PM

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.