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Upcoming Events

Fun with Flax and other Fabrics

Join the Ontario County Historical Society and the Ontario County Arts Council on Saturday, October 8th 2022 for “Fun with Flax and Other Fabrics.” Watch demonstrations of flax breaking, bobbin lace, and needle felting and learn about how these processes work. The event runs from 11 AM to 3PM at the Ontario County Historical Society. […]

Gears and Beers

Other half brewing company 6621 State Route 5 & 20, Bloomfield

The Ontario County Historical Society Gears and Beers Ride is a supported bike ride through the western parts of Ontario County to promote dialogue about the history of cycling and to raise money for the Historical Society. Select one of three rides — 15-, 30-, or 50-miles.  All rides begin and end at the Other […]

Fall Cemetery Tour

This fall, starting on September 8th, 2022 at 1:30 PM and reoccurring every other Thursday through November 3rd, join Director of Education Ben Falter for a cemetery tour highlighting the lives of 10 individuals from our community’s past. The tours meet in the parking lot of the West Ave. Dollar General in Canandaigua. No sign […]

120th Annual meeting and dinner

Warfields Restaurant 7 West Main Street, Clifton Springs, NY

Join us for fellowship, great food, and an entertaining talk. Ben Falter, our director of education, will give a talk that highlights the future of educational opportunities in our museum and in the museum field.  This is a ticketed event. If you are interested and have not received an invitation please enquire by calling (585)394-4975.

Winter Speaker Series: Conococheague Institute


Matthew Wedd and Amelia Craven: “Clothing the Colonies: Cloth and Costume in the 18th Century." Join our guest presenters The Conococheague Institute in learning about the clothing and textiles that made up the 18th Century wardrobe in the British Colonies. Period Source Imagery, Merchant Records and Probate Inventories give a rich view into the clothing […]

Winter Speaker Series: Ganondagan State Historic Site


Michael Galban: “The Textile in Haudenosaunee History. A historical and material focused talk about textiles both indigenous north American and imported as they appear in the historic Haudenosaunee record.” Tickets:

Vinyl Record Night

Ontario County Historical Society 55 North Main St, Canandaigua, NY

Join us from 6-8 and listen to some of history's greatest albums while checking out some of our unique music pieces! Vinyl Night is back again with a twist! Instead of listening to a playlist created by us, we want you to pick your favorite albums from a list of 60! When you purchase your […]