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Great Place for history lovers!

i visited with specific research in mind. I found the volunteer who was on staff incredibly... read more

Reviewed 13 August 2018
Cortland, New York
A wonderful walk through local history!

My daughter, mother, and I visited this local history museum today and were delighted at the extent... read more

Reviewed 10 March 2018
Colorado Springs, Colorado
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The Yates History Center is one of the premier museums in the Finger Lakes. Actually, it is three museums in one - the Oliver House Museum, the L. Carolin Underwood Museum, and the Scherer Carriage House all adjacent to one another on Main Street...more
107 Chapel St, Penn Yan, NY 14527-1128
+1 315-536-7318
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This woman ,Caroline, was a spinster dating my relative William Utting in PennYan after his wife Mame, died, or maybe even earlier as a mistress. William's family in Rochester met Caroline on numerous times after Mame's death. The last being at Eddie's chop house in...More

Date of experience: January 2018
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Reviewed 13 August 2018

i visited with specific research in mind. I found the volunteer who was on staff incredibly helpful, thorough and accessible! The center has family files, which you are allowed to pull yourself, view on your own and photograph any documents with no flash for free....More

Date of experience: August 2018
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Reviewed 10 March 2018

My daughter, mother, and I visited this local history museum today and were delighted at the extent and uniqueness of items housed there. Everything from the pleasantness of the admin assistant over the phone (pre-visit questions) to Bill taking time to show us around the...More

Date of experience: October 2017
Thank kbiz2017
Reviewed 22 August 2017

Charming old house -with fascinating collection of military uniforms and dresses in the attic. Also there are as annexes another house and a small stable.

Date of experience: August 2017
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Reviewed 9 June 2016

This cute little museum is a great resource for local history. They have a display on a historic local religious leader who was the first female to lead a religious movement. They have lots of reference material on family genealogy as well. The staff was...More

Date of experience: June 2016
Thank conwill
Reviewed 30 March 2016

Stopped by to check out the local history scene and found some interesting local history on the first woman religious leader in the US. Who would have known?

Date of experience: March 2016
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Reviewed 11 October 2015

If you want an afternoon of learning history of Yates County and surrounding areas you have come to the right place. The people there tell you most everything you want to know. They are very informative and good at answering questions you may have. Everyone...More

Date of experience: November 2014
1  Thank Deborah L
Reviewed 8 October 2015

These 3 small museums are definite gems and well worth visiting. Staffed by volunteers and running on donations rather than charges they offer a real insight into the history of the area.

Date of experience: October 2015
1  Thank pmjj2015
Reviewed 31 August 2015

Really cool little museum, if you are interested in the steam boats, the people or the area, this is the place to visit. A quaint old house with a ton of stuff inside and very friendly people to answer any questions. Free entry and entertaining...More

Date of experience: August 2015
1  Thank majiksea
Reviewed 18 December 2014

Friendly staff and an interesting intro to the history of the area. Right in the center of town. Worth a visit.

Date of experience: December 2014
1  Thank gregv_ma
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