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Livingston County Museum

Historic Site

The Livingston County Historical Society is an educational institution whose purpose is to present, promote, preserve, and value the rich history of Livingston County via its collections, programming and partnerships. Visit today and time travel through history!

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The museum is open May through October, Thursdays and Sundays, from 2:00 to 5:00 PM.

Founded in 1876, the Livingston County Historical Society is one of the oldest organizations of its kind in western New York. The Livingston County Historical Society’s Museum owns and occupies Geneseo’s District #5 schoolhouse. This cobblestone structure dating from 1838 is a contributing structure within the Geneseo National Historic Landmark District. The pioneer Wadsworth brothers dedicated this land to remain forever for educational purposes. When the school moved to a new facility in 1932, the building retained its role as an educational institution by becoming the headquarters of the Livingston County Historical Society and its Museum.

The Livingston County Historical Society’s Museum houses over 200 years of stories and collections from 17 towns in Livingston County. The Livingston County Museum works to preserve, promote and interpret the rich history of Livingston County. The Genesee River, fertile agricultural land, a scattering of lakes, streams and rolling hills plus salt deposits make up the geography of Livingston County. Collections document the personal, social, cultural, political, religious, military, medical, industrial, and agricultural history of the people of Livingston County.

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