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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Becoming a Member        

Becoming a member of the Yates County History Center is a good way to get acquainted with the museums while supporting our activities.

All members are entitled to free admission to YCHC museums, free on-site use of research facilities, reduced costs to attend programs and a subscription to our bi-monthly newsletter, Yates Past.

There are several categories of membership to choose from:

Individual Senior (age 62+) $30
Basic Membership $50
Contributor $100
Supporter $150
Sustainer $250
Patron $500
Benefactor $1000

Non-profit Membership $75
Business Membership $125

Print out a membership form and join us today!


We appreciate the
business members
who care about local history
and are helping us
in our mission to collect, preserve and promote
Yates County's rich heritage.

Please patronize
these friends of YCHC.



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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