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Welcome to OCHS!

The Ontario County Historical Museum is open year-round.

Mission: 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

December 15 – March 16: Winter Speaker Series

January 14 – 1-3 PM OCAC Opening Reception for “Seeing Red”

January 28 – 11:30-2:30 PM OCAC Drop in and Draw

February 11 – 11:30-2:30 PM OCAC Drop in and Draw

February 15 – “Manifest Identity – Fashion Collections as Receptacles of Gender”

March 16 – “Quilt Making in the Culture of Home Sewing: Northern New York, 1850-1940”


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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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Donate to OCHS

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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