Ontario County Historical Museum

55 North Main Street
Canandaigua, NY 14424
Phone: (585) 394-4975
Email: director@ochs.org

The Ontario County Historical Museum is open year round. It offers educational programs and rotating exhibits on subjects pertaining to the origins of Western New York and local history of the Ontario County area. The historical museum has many of its own records and strong connections to the local archives, they can assist with research projects and genealogical searches, but for these requests its best to call ahead so their staff is prepared to assist you.

General Amenities
  • Educational:
  • Free:
  • Handicapped Accessible:
  • Hands-on:
  • Year Round:
Aug 9 - Nov 30, 2017

Based on a remarkable 1964 aerial picture found at the Canandaigua Daily Messenger, “1964” shows the city’s incredible transformation to the present with a tragic and unbelievable 50 plus buildings... more

Aug 27, 2017

The Finger Lakes area is good for more than just sightseeing and the lakes. It's also a great place to hop on your bike and get some exercise while you're sightseeing around Canandaigua Lake. The... more

Sep 18, 2017

Hydro power is an old concept, and it was put to good use in the Finger Lakes.Walter J. Hollier- preservation architect will be the guest speaker for this informative presentation about the historic... more

Sep 20, 2017

There's so much to learn about the history in Ontario County. Some details are a bit on the "different side" and give you an inside look at a topic rarely discussed. Learn about Canandaigua's mental... more