Historical Map and History of Ontario County provided by Library of Congress

The Finger Lakes Virtual Museum

Imagine a history “museum” that is open from dawn to dusk and is accessible throughout the entire County. Imagine the stories that can be connected – for students who can follow the trail, researchers, and for residents and visitors who find both fun and information in getting to every corner of this “museum.” The stories of Ontario County’s history come to life via modern technology of augmented reality and QR codes. Your cell phone is the tool to tie together “what happened here” in the 1600s or 1800s or another time frame. A 30 to 60 second augmented reality experience (a mini-vignette) starts the story and then directs you to where you can visit to get even more information on this topic. Each historic sign, monument, cornerstone will be tied together in our literature and for future promotional endeavors to form a trail, a virtual “necklace” of Augmented Reality (AR) triggered historical stories. Read More


Signs and Historic Markers

Resource Links

Letters of Support