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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

A must see, just click on image above

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Special Events 2016

All events take place rain or shine

Spring Barn Sale

Thursday, May 12, 9:00 am  - 8:00 pm

Friday, May 13, 9:00 am – 8:00 pm

Saturday, May 14, 9:00 am - 12 Noon
($3.00 Bag Sale)

Opening Weekend

Saturday, June 4 and Sunday, June 5,
1:30 pm to 4:00 pm

Museum Tours

Music by “Special Blend

Music for Everyone”

Trio from Rochester, NY

Saturday, June 18, 2:00 pm to 4:00 pm

and Ice Cream Social

Museum Tours

Saturday, June 18, 2:00 pm to 4:00 pm

Summer Sundays at the Square
for Kids of All Ages

(Admission: $1.00 per person, free 3 yrs and under)

Sunday, July 10, 1:30 pm – 4:00 pm, Local History Day

Sunday, August 7, 1:30 pm – 4:00 pm,
Pioneer Family Life Day

Cemetery Walk

Furnaceville Cemetery on Trimble Road

Saturday, August 20, 6:30 pm to 8:30 pm

Trunk Sale

Saturday, September 17, 9:00 am to 4:00 pm

Fall Arts and Crafts Festival

Saturday, October 1, 9:00 am to 3:00 pm

Arts  & Crafts Sale, Museum Tours, Bake Sale

Last Weekend for Museum Tours

October 1 & 2, Saturday & Sunday, 1:30 pm - 4:00 pm


Donations needed for Spring Barn Sale

Donations will be accepted on Thursdays April 21 and April 28; 6 pm to 8 pm and

Saturdays, April 23 and April 30; 9 am to 12 noon at the Barn at Heritage Square,

7147 Ontario Center Road, corner of Ontario Center Road North and Brick

Church Road in Ontario, NY.

The Town of Ontario Historical Society’s spring barn sale will be held on

Thursday, May 12th, 9 am to 8 pm.

Friday, May 13th, 9 am to 8 pm

(note extended hours on Thursday and Friday)

Saturday, May 14th from 9 am to 12 noon is the $3.00 a bag sale.

They are in need of good saleable donations.
They are looking for items such as

jewelry, dishes, and other kitchen items,
furniture both indoor and outdoor, books,

toys, games, small electrical appliances in working condition. Gardening

equipment, flowerpots and other yard ornaments. Please No Electronics!

If you have any questions about your donations
or need to make special drop off

arrangements, please contact Ann Welker at 524-9330. Donations slips are

available upon request.

Volunteer Museum Guides needed

Heritage Square Museum will be holding it’s pre-season orientation for museum

weekend and school tour guides on Saturday, April 30, 2016 at 1:00 pm at the North

Ontario Methodist Church (Brick Church),
7200 Ontario Center Road, Ontario, NY.
Bring a friend and be a guide as a team

If you have an interest in history or like historic buildings and artifacts and have some

extra time this summer, then this training is for you. In this orientation, you will learn

about Ontario’s history, review the docent’s guidebook and other procedures. You will

get to meet new people with similar interests, but most of all you will become a great

asset to the museum this summer.