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Creative staff and volunteers continue to design new displays to showcase artifacts from the collections of the YCHC. Historical artifacts are also donated to the History Center almost daily. This cabinet contains artifacts which tell the story of Yates County native General Ferenbaugh. Other cabinets about Morris Brown, Medal of Honor Winner and Admiral Frank Schofield are also on display. Here’s a sneak peak at recently curated exhibits.

Women’s History in Yates County

“Women Who Made a Difference in Yates County,” is a continuing theme of programming for the Yates County History Center. Among this group are educators, anti-poverty workers, community organizers, artists, business leaders, sole-family bread winners, traditional and non-traditional family nurturers.

This on-line focus uses audio-video interviews of local women that were completed in the early 2000’s. Using the audio video recordings from the project “Through the Eyes of Women: Yates County," these first-person recordings were made by members of the Yates County Branch of the American Association of University Women (AAUW). They feature the various 20th Century life experiences of living in Yates County, from a women’s viewpoint.

These videos are fun and inform about a women’s real life experience of the times past. As time progresses, check here as more videos will be added.

Also check our calendar of events page for similar thematic presentations about “Women Who Made A Difference,” throughout the year.

CORINNE "CORRIE" STORK interviewd by Helen Stewart and videotaped by Barbara Alconero in December 2001. Corrie moved to Penn Yan from Ossining, NY in her senior or third year of high school. She studied French linguistics at Cornell, worked for the Dean of Keuka College where she later became a French teacher and after raising four children went to work full time at Beaumont Insurance.

Visit with more women who have made a difference in Yates County . . .

Yates County History Center
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