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Come visit a historic crossroads community of the mid-1800's.

Step into the past and relive a touch of mid 19th Century Americana. See the sights, hear the stories, experience being where families like yours lived over a hundred years ago. Heritage Square Museum at the Brick Church Corners was proudly placed on the National Register of Historic Places  in 1974.  We invite you to come and experience history with us.  Group tours are always welcome and we are open Saturdays and Sundays 1:30 to 4 pm from June 5 thru October 3 as well as by appointment. (closed July 4th weekend)

7147 Ontario Center Road Ontario, New York 14519

Opening Weekend June 4

Museum Hours
June  to October, Sat. & Sun. 1:30 pm to 4:00 pm. Suggested donation: Adults $6.00, seniors & under 16 $5.00, Families $20.00.  Closed July 4th weekend and Labor Day weekend.  For more information or to schedule a private group or family tour by appointment, 
contact Ann Welker, 315-524-9330. 
For school tours contact Polina Doran, PDoranHSM@rochester.rr.com. 
Heritage Square Museum is owned and operated by the Town of Ontario Historical and Landmark Preservation Society. 

Artifacts of the sunken W. Y. Emery, the 1899 schooner that was discovered off Bear Creek Harbor

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Jesse Phelps cutting slabs from a log from the State’s largest Sugar Maple Tree that came down at Heritage Square in July.  A couple of the slabs will be turned into commemorative benches that will be placed at Heritage Square Museum upon completion.

Click on booklet to download a PDF of the 1995 Bike Journal  From Herm Auch”s presentation at the September membership meeting


November General Dinner Meeting

Erwin Tschanz will be the featured speaker at the Town of Ontario Historical and Landmark Preservation Society’s general dinner meeting on Wednesday, November 9th at the North Ontario United Methodist Church, 7200 Ontario Center RdThe pass-a-dish dinner will be at 6 p.m. followed by the business meeting at 7 p.m.  Mr. Tschanz’s presentation is scheduled to begin at 7:45 p.m.  Please provide your own table service.

For the Bicentennial he assisted in forming a reenactment unit of the Brigade of the American Revolution.  At that time he began making horn, bone and leather items.  He is a member of the Rochester Woodworkers' Guild, Finger Lakes Wood Turners and the American Association of Woodturners.  His work, both horn and tree, has been selected for inclusion in the Early American Life Directory of Traditional American Craftsmen for the past 4 years, and is represented in the reenacting community both in the United States and abroad.

Master Hornsmith and Journeyman Leatherworker, Erwin Tschanz