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Museums in Yates County

Agricultural Memories Museum

1110 Townline Rd.

Penn Yan, NY 14527


Family-owned museum featuring farm implements, carriages, tractors, toys, and other artifacts of rural life.

Finger Lakes Boating Museum

733 E. Lake Rd.

Penn Yan, NY 14527

The Museum has no physical location. Rather it has mobile displays the schedule of which are on the museum's Web site. The Museum's restoration shop is used for teaching boat restoration and repair, model building, and other boatwork techniques for members and friends of the Museum.

Robert Ingersoll Birthplace Museum

61 Main St.

Dresden, NY 14441


Robert Green Ingersoll (1833-1899), a successful attorney, abolitionist, and promoter of women's rights, was considered one of the great orators of his time. He lived only the first few months of his life in this house at which time his family moved out of the area. The house is now a museum of his life owned by the Council for Secular Humanism.

Oliver House Museum

200 Main St.

Penn Yan, NY 14527


Period house reflexing the life and times of Dr. Andrew Oliver (1792-1857) and his family. The house contains, furniture, personal objects, and a number of portraits. Permanent exhibit on Jemima Wilkinson, founder of the Society of Universal Friends. Home of the Yates County Genealogical & Historical Society.

L. Caroline Underwood Museum

107 Chapel St.

Penn Yan, NY 14527


Former residence of Lucy Caroline Underwood, a local teacher, the museum contains many domestic tools from the 1940s to the 1960s. It also has on display rotating exhibits from the Yates County Genealogical and Historical Society's collection of 50,000 artifacts.








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