December 6 - Starshine Celebration
After 150 plus years the Yates County Genealogical and Historical Society has changed its name. We are now the Yates County History Center.
We feel the new name better reflects the broader mission of the organization which includes adult and youth education, museum and outreach programming, and an artifact program, historical archives and a research center. Deemphasizing the word “Society” in our old name helps focus and engage people’s attention on what we do – History - rather than focusing the organization. Further, the words “Yates County History Center” are more easily marketed to visitors and residents. Yes, we will always be known by our old names to our old friends: The Oliver House, The Yates County Genealogical and Historical Society, and that is fine also. We will continue providing our usual exemplary service regardless of our name.
The Yates County History Center inspires community memory on both personal and scholarly levels by preserving and sharing the story of Yates County through interactive and engaging programs and services.
To increase knowledge and understanding of the history of Yates County in order to promote better understanding of our county for present and future generations.
The History Center fulfills this mission through adult and youth education, museum and outreach programming, and an artifact collecting program, an historical archives, and a research center. The Center fosters community partnerships for the purpose of making historical information more widely available and visible to the general public.