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...

Open Tuesday - Friday 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
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A Walk Down Memory Lane (a.k.a. Main Street, Penn Yan, 1945)

Apple Evaporator
August, 1927
The Day Tom Thumb Came to Penn Yan
Douglass, Frederick - The Slaveholders' Rebellion
Finch's Store in Rock Stream
Flu Season 1918
From the Schofield Letters: Admiral Frank H. Schofield
From the Schofield Letters: Emancipation Day, 1896
From the Schofield Letters: Medical Matters
From the Schofield Letters: Remember the Maine - Part 1
From the Schofield Letters: Remember the Maine - Part 2
From the Schofield Letters: The USS Constellation
From the Schofield Letters: The "Wheeling" Craze of the 1890s
From the Schofield Letters: Yates County's Admiral and Pearl Harbor
Genealogy: Write About Yourself
The Irish in Yates County
John L. Lewis
Keuka Lake Steamboat "Wars"
Lake Keuka, Text and pictures taken from Illustrated Keuka
The Last Man at the Benham
The Last Passenger Train From Penn Yan
Lewis Pott's Ice Cutting on Keuka Lake
Mom and Pop Grocery Stores in Penn Yan
Okinawa: The Ernie Pyle Connection
The Old School: PYA in the 1930s
A Penn Yan Band in Chicago (1933)
Penn Yan Colored Giants (1925)
Penn Yan Cuban Giants (1924)
Penn Yan's Cold War "Thaw"
Penn Yan's Whale Tale
Penn Yan's Woman's Rights Convention 1855
Research: Community Columns in Local Papers
Research: Tales From the Atlas
Research: Tales From the Atlas #2
Research: Tales From the Atlas #3
Seneca Lake Ice-Sheets, the freezing of its waters in 1855
Stephen A. Douglas
Susan Miller Dorsey
TR Speaks in Penn Yan (November 1900)
This Unidentified Photo
The Question That Won't Die: Is One of George Washington's Personal Secretaries buried in Dundee?
VJ-Day in Yates County
Walkerbilt, building material dealer and woodwork manufacturer
We've Been Asked: Who WAS Robert Ingersoll?
Wild Bill Albertson and His Miller Special
World War I: The Yates County Homefront (1917 - 1918)
Yates County and Women's Suffrage
Yates County Fair Once Attracted Carrie Nation and Billy Sunday
Yates County Home Guard (1917 - 1919)
Yates County Remembers the Lake Street Fairgrounds

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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