Yates County History Center, Penn Yan

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Specialty Museum · Hidden Gem · Museum
Three museum buildings comprise the Yates County History Center campus where the history of the area is interpreted. Current exhibits include the Mennonites of Yates County, Jemima Wilkinson, medical exhibit, Victorian life with the Olivers, Wedding Wear and the Irish Domestics of Penn Yan. A children's room will be opening soon. The collections of the HIstory Center are comprised of 50,000 objects and over 5,000 photos.
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  • Very interesting free tour of three buildings. Our guide (Bob?) was very engaging and made sure we got a good overview of the center's historical holdings. Well worth a stop.  more »
  • We stopped in to the museum just on a spur of the moment decision, and it was terrific. Three small museums, each with great artifacts. The story of the “Universal Friend” (a gender non-binary...  more »
  • Staff was terrific, Lisa was very helpful and help with the gene search. Thx
  • Very cool museum and history center. The historians and staff are extremely knowledgeable and willing to help. If you are researching family in this area, come here first!

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