Standing proudly on Main Street in Penn Yan is the anchor building of the Yates County History Center, the Oliver House Museum, one of three buildings comprising the YCHC. The Center, formerly Yates County Genealogical & Historical Society, is one of the oldest in NYS, has been actively collecting, preserving and interpreting history since 1860. Continue reading about us...

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Dear Friends and Members,

Donate to YCHC through Network for Good

Our official mission statement is, “To collect, preserve, and interpret the history of Yates County, increasing knowledge and understanding of the history for the betterment of present and future generations.”

You, through your generosity, are helping us achieve that mission – to collect, preserve, and interpret the history of Yates County. We couldn’t do any of it without your support.

This year, you helped us host our first ever two-day conference; install six new exhibits, including a Children’s Room and cultural study of Yates County Mennonites; hold numerous lectures and our first multi-part genealogy workshop; and added an important artifact to our Jemima Wilkinson exhibit.

We need your assistance to continue to provide high quality, low to no cost events and programming to the community. We have many activities planned, including a Revolutionary War conference; classes on historic crafts; and expanded walking tours.

In addition, we want to provide the best possible environment to collect and preserve Yates County’s past, and for the public to visit. This will involve some facilities improvements and repairs.

Please visit Network for Good today to make a donation.

We are grateful for any level of support you can give. Let’s make our 160th year one of many accomplishments and achievements. Thank you in advance for your gift.

Sincerely,

Tricia Noel

Executive Director/Curator


Open Tuesday - Friday 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
107 Chapel Street, Penn Yan, NY 14527
Phone 315.536.7318 | Fax 315.536.0976
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Thursday, November 21, 2019 | Copyright © 2019

A community museum where every story matters!

Standing proudly on Main Street in Penn Yan is the anchor building of the Yates County History Center, the Oliver House Museum, one of three buildings comprising the YCHC. The Center, formerly Yates County Genealogical & Historical Society, is one of the oldest in NYS, has been actively collecting, preserving and interpreting history since 1860.

Continue reading about us...