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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 Potential History Center Donor,

If you are here, I'm sure you are aware of the important role and the many ways that the Yates County History Center helps people come to understand and appreciate the importance of local and family history. Our work is supported largely by the financial support of contributing donors. This year's goal is $15,000 which will allow us to continue our mix of educational outreach and research. Your dollars help us to offer adult and youth focused monthly history programs, a Website, social media and Center-based history resources, a bi-monthly newsletter - Yates Past, and changing exhibits within our three museums. Without the continued support of generous donors like you, these programs will not be possible.

To continue our present level of programing it is vital for this year's donations to be a success. Won’t you please consider a donation to this important cause? By making a tax deductible donation to the Yates County History Center, you can help ensure that this important work continues. Your contribution will be recognized for your generosity as a contributor in our upcoming Yates Past newsletters.

The History Center depends on your assistance and generosity. Just click the donate button below to make a donation. You can be assured that your contribution will be put to good use for those who enjoy learning about the people, places and events of Yates County’s past. Thank you for your consideration and donation.


Tricia Noel
Executive Director

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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