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OCAC Upcycle Aprons Workshop

OCHS Museum 55 North Main Street, Canandaigua, NY

Upcycle old dresser scarfs into aprons - stamp extra embellishments. Instructor: Judi Cermak

Retro Vinyl Records Night

OCHS Museum 55 North Main Street, Canandaigua, NY

Join us from 5-8 for this social event as we pull out some of our unique collection pieces such as old music players and listen to a carefully crafted playlist that will carry you through music history. These artifacts are coming out specifically for this event, which means it is a unique opportunity to see […]

Walking Tour of Churches

Join us every other Thursday starting on April 21st and concluding on July 28th for a live walking tour of the historic churches of North Main Street. Learn about the interesting histories of these buildings and the congregations that call them home, as well as the impact that the Second Great Awakening of the early […]

OCHS Classic British Car Show at Onanda Park

THE BRITISH ARE COMING! THE BRITISH ARE COMING! Come see some classic British cars and learn about the Sullivan Campaign at our first Car Show! Come enjoy this family friendly event! Free to the public Car owners: $20 Entry Fee  Register your car here!

“Fibers of Our Lives” Exhibit Opening Reception

OCHS Museum 55 North Main Street, Canandaigua, NY

May 27th, 4pm to 7pm.    Join us for the opening reception of our newest exhibit, "Fibers of Our Lives." Hors d'oeuvres, wine, and a chance to speak with exhibit curator Wilma Townsend. To commemorate the new exhibit opening, a special slideshow highlighting fiber projects from around the country will be premiered.   

Historic Walking Tour of Churches

OCHS Museum 55 North Main Street, Canandaigua, NY

Join us every other Thursday starting on April 21st and concluding on July 28th for a live walking tour of the historic churches of North Main Street. Learn about the interesting histories of these buildings and the congregations that call them home, as well as the impact that the Second Great Awakening of the early 19th Century had on our community. The tour will begin at 1:30 PM at OCHS, and involves about ¾ of a mile worth of walking. Donations appreciated.

Book Talk With Richard Hermann: Eminent Riparians

OCHS Museum 55 North Main Street, Canandaigua, NY

Local Author, Richard Hermann, will talk about his most recent book, "Eminent Riparians: Biographical Sketches of Finger Lakes Luminaries and Leading Lights."
This book chronicles the Finger Lakes Region and inspires a great sense of pride. From Red Jacket to Harriet Tubman, and even Carl Sagan, this book covers a wide array of prominent figures in American History and ties them back to the Finger Lakes Region.
Signed copies of the book will be available during the talk.
Free admission/donations welcome

Historic Ice Cream Social

OCHS Museum 55 North Main Street, Canandaigua, NY

“I scream, you scream, we all scream for Ice Cream!”
Stop by the Ontario County Historical Society on Saturday, July 9th to see an ice cream making demonstration, look at artifacts related to ice cream, and, of course, enjoy eating some ice cream (while supplies last)!
No tickets required. Donations appreciated.

Historic Walking Tour of Churches

OCHS Museum 55 North Main Street, Canandaigua, NY

Join us every other Thursday starting on April 21st and concluding on July 28th for a live walking tour of the historic churches of North Main Street. Learn about the interesting histories of these buildings and the congregations that call them home, as well as the impact that the Second Great Awakening of the early 19th Century had on our community. The tour will begin at 1:30 PM at OCHS, and involves about ¾ of a mile worth of walking. Donations appreciated.

2022 Garden Tour

Get out and enjoy a garden tour in beautiful Ontario County. Six gardens of varying styles will inspire ideas for your own garden. 11 AM to 4 PM Saturday July 16, 2022. Your tour booklet is your event ticket. Option 1: $25 Garden Tour Ticket - includes booklet. Option 2: $50 Garden Tour Patron - […]

Homeschool Open House

As a way to reach more school age children we are inviting any and all homeschool parents and their children to see what we have at the museum. Ben Falter will talk about possible future programming and give behind the scenes tours to anyone who attends. So, tell your homeschool groups and come join to see how we can teach the future generation about history in fun and hands on ways!

Historic Walking Tour of Churches

Join us every other Thursday starting on April 21st and concluding on July 28th for a live walking tour of the historic churches of North Main Street. Learn about the interesting histories of these buildings and the congregations that call them home, as well as the impact that the Second Great Awakening of the early 19th Century had on our community. The tour will begin at 1:30 PM at OCHS, and involves about ¾ of a mile worth of walking. Donations appreciated.

Retro Night: Film

Join us again from 5pm - 8pm for another one of our collections inspired social events: “Retro Nights at the Museum.” This time we will pull out some unique collection pieces such as film projectors and film from the 1950s, 60s, and 70s. Not only will you be able to see these artifacts, we will […]