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An important part of our mission at the Yates County History Center is to inform the public about the history of Yates County through museum exhibits and hands-on programs. Fundraisers are held throughout the year that are educational, fun and supportive of the Center's programs. To register or for more information regarding an event, please call 315.536.7318.

All of our programs are open to members and the general public. Check out what's going on at the History Center!

Calendar of Events

Upcoming events can also be found on our Facebook Events Page.

Thursday, February 23
Noon

Throwback Thursday

DVD showing - Testament of Youth

Thursday, March 2
Noon

Throwback Thursday

DVD showing - Suffragette (Meryl Streep)

Thursday, March 9
Noon

Throwback Thursday

DVD showing - Trout Boats

Thursday, March 16
Noon

Throwback Thursday

DVD showing - Sergeant York (Gary Cooper)

Wednesday, April 22 Life of Elizabeth Smith Miller Lecture by Dr. Norman Dann

Thursday, March 23
Noon

Throwback Thursday

DVD showing - Finton's of Barrington

Thursday, March 30
Noon

Throwback Thursday

DVD showing - TBA

Thursday, April 6
Noon

Throwback Thursday

DVD showing - All's Quiet on the Western Front (Lew Ayres)

Saturday, June 3 Suffrage Day in Penn Yan
Saturday, August 12 Robert Ingersoll and the Suffrage Movement
Saturday, September 16 Women's Club 1915
Saturday, October 7 Harriet Tubman

Ongoing

Donate your refundable cans and bottles to our tote in the parking lot of History Center.  Every penny counts!  There is also a container at Two Can Dan’s refund center on Benham Street with our name on it!

Ongoing

Check us out on Facebook.  There are always old photos posted with fun recollections by friends of the History Center.   Find fellow history lovers and former residents of Yates County who have moved away.

Ongoing

The Oliver House Museum is open Tuesday through Friday 10 am to 4 pm year around.  Additionally, during July, August and September the museum is also open Saturdays from 10 am to 2 pm.

Ongoing

The L. Caroline Underwood Historical Museum is open Tuesday through Friday 10 am to 4 pm year around.  The administrative offices and the research center are located here.

Ongoing

The Scherer Carriage House is open Tuesday through Friday 10 am to 4 pm year around.

Ongoing

The Catherine Spencer Center for Genealogical and Historical Research at the L. Caroline Underwood Museum is open when the Underwood Museum is open.


Yates County History Center
107 Chapel Street, Penn Yan, NY 14527
Phone 315.536.7318 | Fax 315.536.0976
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Monday, February 20, 2017 | Copyright © 2017