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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.

Public Hours:

Tuesday – Friday: 10 AM to 4:30 PM
Saturday: 11 AM to 3 PM
Closed Sundays, Mondays and Major Holidays



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December 5 –  10 AM to 4:30 PM –  Special Railroad event

Come and enjoy small rail exhibits related to the history of toy trains. Special feature on John Armstrong, model RR pioneer from Canandaigua. Special Railroad videos presented all day.
Operating trains in N, HO, SO and G gauges. Bring your train to run on the display.

December 5 – 5PM to 7PM – Museum Holiday Open House – Public invited.
– Food and beverages
– Holiday fellowship
– Winners of the Fall Foliage Trail Photo Contest announced and prizes awarded at 6 PM.
Call Museum for more info 394-4975

December 16 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Frosty the Snowman Story time

Come to hear holiday stories of Frosty the Snowman. Do holiday craft projects and have a chance to win a “Frosty”. Kids of all ages are welcome. Wear your jammies.