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Women's History in Ontario County

The roots of women's history in the Finger Lakes runs deep in Ontario County. There's Ganondagan and its history of a matrilineal society. The Ontario County Courthouse where Susan B. Anthony was tried for attempting to cast her ballot in the 1872 election. The statue of Elizabeth Blackwell on the grounds of Hobart and William Smith Colleges, celebrating the first female to graduate with her M.D. in the United States at what was then Geneva College. These women, and so many more, set forth the course that generations of strong Finger Lakes women have maintained and continued for our visitors.

Below, find upcoming events all about women's history in Ontario County. We encourage you to come visit, and see the beauty and history of the area for yourself!



Spend your next getaway in the region that shaped so many influential women, from prominent historical figures to modern-day female entrepreneurs. In celebration of this monumental year, marking the centennial of the 19th Amendment, come explore the Finger Lakes and understand their stories for yourself.

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Explore Ontario County

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Welcome to Ontario County in the heart of the Finger Lakes region. With vibrant communities, rolling hillsides, quaint villages, glacier-carved lakes, lush farmland, and award-winning wineries and breweries, our area is a wonderful place to visit! 

Other historical spots in Ontario County to see on your visit include Sonnenberg, Granger Homestead, Ontario County Historical Society and Geneva History Museum

Come visit us today!