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Hear Our One Voice Suffrage Exhibit

Using images and costumes from the archives of the YCHC, Hear Our One Voice presents topics such as dress reform, Native American influence on women’s rights campaigns, women’s work, and the campaign itself.  View the rare Yates County petition boards carried by women in the final New York City Suffrage Parade in 1917. Hear the stories of remarkable women of Yates County.  As a virtual extension in the celebration of women, visit our collection of first-person recordings of Women Who Made A Difference.



Admiral Frank H. Schofield: A Portrait In Letters of An American Navy Family (1886-1942) is the newest addition to YCHC Heritage Books & Gifts.

The book came about because of a long-forgotten stash of letters found in an upstate New York barn and recently retired history teacher, Rich MacAlpine, had the curiosity and time to weave them into a wonderful story of a struggling farm family and a son who went on to become the Commander-in-Chief of America's fleet.

Visit YCHC Heritage Books & Gifts today and find more treasures on local history!



Throwback Thursday

Starting January 12th and continuing each Thursday during the cold winter months a movie will be presented in the L. Caroline Underwood Museum.



Yates County History Center helps people come to understand and appreciate the importance of local and family history. Our work and present level of programming is supported largely by financial support through membership and contributing donors. Become involved!



Check us out Amazon shoppers! AmazonSmile is a simple and automatic way for you to support Yates history! Everytime you shop at smile.amazon.com, with Yates County Genealogical & Historical Society as your charitable organization, Amazon will donate a small percentage of your purchase amount to the Yates County History Center.



NYS Historic Newspapers has become the repository for over 100,000 pages of YCHC's historic newspaper collection. In the coming months more and more of them will become available at NYS Historic Newspapers for searching. The guide General Comments and Search Examples will help you get started searching these valuable resources.



George S. Sheppard and his son Oliver meticulously saved newspaper clippings over the span of approximately fifty years - 1903 through 1953. The Sheppard Scrapbooks, as they are fondly referred to, have been digitized and are available for your researching and reading enjoyment.


Yates County History Center
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