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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. Fund raisers 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, March 7
Noon

Encore: Willard Asylum

Throwback Thursday DVDs - Enjoy local lectures and Hollywood productions with historic themes on DVD. Remedy your cabin fever by bringing your lunch and friends to the Underwood Museum on Thursdays this winter! There is no admission fee, but donations are greatly appreciated.

Wednesday, March 13
1:00 p.m.

March is family history month and the History Center has organized a series of great workshops for family history lovers. The cost to attend all four workshops is only $75 or pick and choose the workshop you'd like to attend for only $25 each. Register by March 5th for your choice of topics. All workshops will be held at the L. Caroline Underwood Museum at 107 Chapel Street, Penn Yan.

Intro To Genealogy

Executive Director Tricia Noel will lead this workshop where participants will learn many resources for family history research and how to organize what you find. Bring along some family members' vital statistics (birth, death dates) to start your family tree.

Thursday, March 14
Noon

Rescheduled: Charles Williamson, Land Agent

Throwback Thursday DVDs - Enjoy local lectures and Hollywood productions with historic themes on DVD. Remedy your cabin fever by bringing your lunch and friends to the Underwood Museum on Thursdays this winter! There is no admission fee, but donations are greatly appreciated.

Wednesday, March 20
1:00 p.m.

March is family history month and the History Center has organized a series of great workshops for family history lovers. The cost to attend all four workshops is only $75 or pick and choose the workshop you'd like to attend for only $25 each. Register by March 5th for your choice of topics. All workshops will be held at the L. Caroline Underwood Museum at 107 Chapel Street, Penn Yan.

Using Ancestry.com

This genealogy website gives researchers access to a wide variety of documents and allows users to build their own family trees. Executive Director Tricia Noel will guide participants through basic and more complex steps to capturing your family history. Bring WiFi enabled laptop.

Thursday, March 21
Noon

Bombshell: The Heddy LaMar Story

Throwback Thursday DVDs - Enjoy local lectures and Hollywood productions with historic themes on DVD. Remedy your cabin fever by bringing your lunch and friends to the Underwood Museum on Thursdays this winter! There is no admission fee, but donations are greatly appreciated.

Wednesday, March 27
1:00 p.m.

March is family history month and the History Center has organized a series of great workshops for family history lovers. The cost to attend all four workshops is only $75 or pick and choose the workshop you'd like to attend for only $25 each. Register by March 5th for your choice of topics. All workshops will be held at the L. Caroline Underwood Museum at 107 Chapel Street, Penn Yan.

Researching Your European Ancestors

Does your family research take you across the Atlantic Ocean? Instructors Stephanie Olsen, Andy Baus and Tricia Noel will talk about Danish, German and English/Irish genealogical research. Learn about resources, stumbling blocks and how to work with the language barrier.

Thursday, March 28
Noon

Midway: Starring Charlton Heston and Henry Ford

Throwback Thursday DVDs - Enjoy local lectures and Hollywood productions with historic themes on DVD. Remedy your cabin fever by bringing your lunch and friends to the Underwood Museum on Thursdays this winter! There is no admission fee, but donations are greatly appreciated.

Friday, June 28
starting at 9:00 a.m. and ending after evening banquet

and

Saturday, June 29
starting at 11:00 a.m.

Speak to the Light: Two Centuries of Women's History in the Finger Lakes

Please join us for a conference commemorating the 200th Anniversary of the death of Jemima Wilkinson, the Public Universal Friend, with a celebration of women's history.

The first day of the conference, to be held at the Hampton Inn in Penn Yan, will include: Public Universal Friend, portrayed by Anita Gaston; Dr. Paul Moyers, author of the Public Universal Friend; Dr. Melissa Grube on Lucretia Mott and the influence of Quaker women on the women's rights movement; Dr. Jenny Lloyd on Antoinette Brown Blackwell, the first ordained female minister in the US; Ganondagan Historic Site lecturer on the Haudenosaunee culture's influence on the women's rights movement; Marjory Perez on women involved in the Underground Railroad; and Peter Evans on the Fox Sisters and Spiritualism.

Dr. Sally Roesch Wagner on her anthology Women's Suffrage is keynote speaker at the evening banquet at Top of the Lake restaurant.

Saturday, attendees can view the permanent exhibit on the Public Universal Friend at Yates County History Center, enjoy a lunch at the museum and then embark on a bus tour of historic sites in Yates County, including women's suffrage sites.

The conference fee is $95 and includes three meals, speakers, museum admission and bus tour. Register by May 15 by calling 315-536-7318.

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 am to 4 pm year around.  Additionally, during July and August the museum is open Saturdays from 9 am to 2 pm.

Ongoing

The L. Caroline Underwood Historical Museum is open Tuesday through Friday 9 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 9 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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