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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.

Tuesday, July 17
7:00 pm

The Pennsylvania Roots of Penn Yan Families: The Wageners, Supplees and Castners

Candace Perry, curator of the Schwenkfelder Museum will speak at 7:00 pm. Program held at the Caroline Underwood Museum. $5 or YCHC members and $10 for non-members.

Saturday, July 21
10:00 am

Main Street Walking Tours

Learn about the amazing history of Penn Yan's Main Street, starting at the Oliver House Museum, 200 Main Street. Tours last about 90 minutes. $5 for YCHC members and $10 for non-members.

Saturday, July 21
11:00 am

Oliver House Museum Celebrates 70th Anniversary

Yates County History Center will celebrates the 70th Anniversary of the opening of the Oliver House Museum. The public is invited to attend a ceremony and fundraising ice cream social at the museum at 200 Main Street in Penn Yan.

Saturday, July 28

Suffrage Club Victorian Tea

Delight in tea, sandwiches and cookies while enjoying a reenactment of a Penn Yan Women's Club meeting from late 1800's. Tickets are $15 each. Seating is limited. The event is being held at historic 342 Main Street in Penn Yan. Reservations required by July 21.

Saturday, August 4
10:00 am

Main Street Walking Tours

Learn about the amazing history of Penn Yan's Main Street, starting at the Oliver House Museum, 200 Main Street. Tours last about 90 minutes. $5 for YCHC members and $10 for non-members.

Saturday, August 4
10:00 am until 2:00 pm

Spencer Center Family Research

Trained volunteers will staff the Research Center and have materials available for getting started with family history research.  Use of the Research Center is $20 for the day or $5.00 per hour.  Members of the History Center use the Research Center at no charge. Copying and scanning services are also available.

For the best research experience, the History Center encourages visitors to call ahead, if possible, to 315-536-7318 so materials can be pulled in advance.  Those interested may also want to check out the History Center’s genealogical research page.

Saturday, August 11
10:00 am

Main Street Walking Tours

Learn about the amazing history o Penn Yan's Main Street, starting at the Oliver House Museum, 200 Main Street. Tours last about 90 minutes. $5 for YCHC members and $10 for non-members.

Saturday, August 11
10:00 am until 2:00 pm

Spencer Center Family Research

Trained volunteers will staff the Research Center and have materials available for getting started with family history research.  Use of the Research Center is $20 for the day or $5.00 per hour.  Members of the History Center use the Research Center at no charge. Copying and scanning services are also available.

For the best research experience, the History Center encourages visitors to call ahead, if possible, to 315-536-7318 so materials can be pulled in advance.  Those interested may also want to check out the History Center’s genealogical research page.

Saturday, August 18
10:00 am

Main Street Walking Tours

Learn about the amazing history of Penn Yan's Main Street, starting at the Oliver House Museum, 200 Main Street. Tours last about 90 minutes. $5 for YCHC members and $10 for non-members.

Saturday, August 18
10:00 am until 2:00 pm

Spencer Center Family Research

Trained volunteers will staff the Research Center and have materials available for getting started with family history research.  Use of the Research Center is $20 for the day or $5.00 per hour.  Members of the History Center use the Research Center at no charge. Copying and scanning services are also available.

For the best research experience, the History Center encourages visitors to call ahead, if possible, to 315-536-7318 so materials can be pulled in advance.  Those interested may also want to check out the History Center’s genealogical research page.

Saturday, August 25
2:00 pm

Walk Through History Cemetery Tour

Walk Through History Cemetery Tour at Lakeview Cemetery, Elm Street, Penn Yan. Meet five dearly departed persons to hear their amazing stories. $5 each or $15 for a family. Benefits Penn Yan Public Library and Yates County History Center.

Saturday, September 8
11:00 am

Chicken BBQ

Chicken BBQ to benefit Yates County History Center at Lyons National Bank, 205 Liberty Street, Penn Yan. Catering by Gale-Wynn, the meal includes salt potatoes, coleslaw or macaroni salad, roll and butter for $9. Chicken only for $7. Presale tickets are available by calling 315.536.7318 and presale pick up is from 11:00 am to 12:30.

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 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. year around.  Additionally, during July and August the museum is open Saturdays from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Ongoing

The L. Caroline Underwood Historical Museum is open Tuesday through Friday 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. year around.  The administrative offices and the research center are located here.

Ongoing

The Scherer Carriage House is open Tuesday through Friday 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. 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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