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Yates County History Center

107 Chapel St, Penn Yan, NY 14527-1128
+1 315-536-7318
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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 5 days ago
corn180
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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
kbiz2017
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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 and Chapel Street near downtown Penn Yan. There are extensive resources for genealogical and local history researchers and several displays and exhibitsThe Yates County History Center is open Tuesdays thru Fridays from 9 am to 4 pm.
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5 days ago
“Great Place for history lovers!”
10 Mar 2018
“A wonderful walk through local history!”
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107 Chapel St, Penn Yan, NY 14527-1128
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+1 315-536-7318
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Reviewed 5 days ago

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

Thank corn180
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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

Thank kbiz2017
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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.

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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

Thank conwill
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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?

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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

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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.

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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

1  Thank majiksea
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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.

1  Thank gregv_ma
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Reviewed 16 June 2014

If you have roots that date back to the early days of Penn Yan, then the Yates County History Center is a must-see. With records and artifacts collected by the residents, there's plenty of personal history to be discovered. For a tourist, it a nice...More

2  Thank HashtagAirBuds
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