At the Oliver House Museum
Penn yan Express Exhibit - Grand Opening November 9th
View newly donated artifacts, visit with former employees andsee a genuine truck and trailer from this successful business that helped spread the name “Penn Yan” up and down the east coast. This will be the first in a series of exhibits about businesses that made Penn Yan famous.
Steamin' on Keuka Exhibit
Step back in time to the colorful age of the steamboats on Keuka Lake. This exhibit, now located on the first floor, is handicapped accessible.
YCGHS Director’s Choice Exhibit Planned
A new exhibit, “A Stitch in Time” will open at the Oliver House Museum beginning February 19th, 2013 celebrating the fabric handwork arts in the collections of the Yates County Genealogical & Historical Society.
Learn more about the lost arts of tatting, cutwork, spider stitch and ric-rac. On display will be examples of chenille handwork, an 1840 linsey-woolsey coverlet, Danish handwork, embroidery samplers dating from as far back as 1825, tatting, crocheting and Hardanger work from late 1800’s and early 1900’s.
At the L. Caroline Underwood Museum
Caroline Underwood: Collector, Teacher, Traveler
A teacher in the Penn Yan School system for over 50 years, a traveler to many points on the globe and an avid collector with a wide range of interests, Our long term exhibit, Caroline Underwood: Collector, Teacher Traveler tells the story of a single, working woman living in the 20th century with strong ties to Yates County's early history. Through her collection of primarily 20th century objects, Caroline has given us the unique opportunity to think about local history, about identity, about collections, and about the mission of local history in our communities in terms of our lives today.
Boys in Blue
Yates County in the Civil War exhibit in the L. Caroline Underwood Museum commemorates the sesquicentennial of the war. Visitors will learn through weapons, costumes, photos and even hardtack, what life and war was like.
At the Scherer Carriage House
Jemima Wilkinson - The Publick Universal Friend
See our most visited exhibit which tells the story of this extraordinary woman who gained importance both nationally and locally as pioneer and religious leader.