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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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Children of Yates County


Girl and Turtle

 


Girls with Older Ladies

 


Boy Scouts


Little Girl

 


Smiling Child

 


Boy in Dress


Brother and Sister

 


Sisters

   

 

Women of Yates County

1870 Girls
1870

 


Angel Adelmar

 

Cook-Aspinwall 1860
Cook-Aspinwall 1860

Cora Aspinwall
Cora Aspinwall

 

Edith Bentley
Edith Bentley

 

Floydine Carley Tomkinson
Floydine Carley Tomkinson

Frankie Merson
Frankie Merson

 

Joanna Wagener
Joanna Wagener

 

Julia Hazen
Julia Hazen

Mary Rice
Mary & Marian Rice

 

Mrs. Corcoran
Mrs. Corcoran

 

Tears Sisters Grape Tying
Tears Sisters Grape Tying

 

Faces That Shaped Yates County

Ambrotypes and Daguerreotypes from the 1860s

Margaret Smith Orr

 

Robert Orr

John Faulkner 1787 - 1863

 

Mother and Child 1860s

Mr. Smith

 

Unidentified Union Soldier

 

Winter in Penn Yan

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Businesses

Birkett Mills, Main Street

 

Elm Street

Main Street

 

Elm Street

Elm Street

 

Elm Street

 

Sports Teams

PYA boys' tennis team, circa 1940

 

T&C Restaurant baseball team, circa 1955

PYA girls' basketball team, 1901

 

PYA baseball team, 1905

PYA football team, circa 1940

 

Penn Yan Academy boys' basketball team, 1918-1919

 

 


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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