Gates Historical Society

Explore the history of the Town of Gates

The Gates Historical Society leads in providing information on Gates history and in preserving and showcasing the Hinchey Homestead as a model historic site. This is achieved by programs, events, exhibits, tours and related services to Society members and the general public.


Recent Posts

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    Volunteer Spotlight: Betty Cline

    Betty’s interest in history began early in life, listening to her grandparents’ stories of their younger days in Buffalo, including the assassination of President McKinley at the Pan- American Exposition […]

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    Happy Mother’s Day

    Happy Mother’s Day to all the Moms in the world! You’re forever rooted in our hearts! Why not celebrate by touring the Hinchey Homestead? We’re open today, Sunday May 9 […]

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    Rental of the Hinchey Homestead

    Are you planning a wedding, a milestone birthday or other special event? The Hinchey Homestead is now accepting rentals for private events! The front parlor provides an excellent background for […]

  • Thumbnail for the post titled: A Gift from the Heart

    A Gift from the Heart

    Below is a letter written by GHS President, Susan Swanton to friends and supporters of the Gates Historical Society:

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    Tools of the Past: Basics to Beams

    Join the Gates Historical Society Monday, May 17th at 7PM in the Gates Town Annex for “Tools of the Past: Basic to Beams” featuring Collector, Don Newcomb. Don will be […]

  • Mike and Al

    Volunteer Spotlight: Michael Montanarello and Al Ranzenbach

    Last year Michael and Al connected with us through Easter Seals, and we are so fortunate that they did. They help in so many ways. During good weather, Michael and […]

Upcoming Events

Hours

Open May 9: 12PM – 3PM
First Sunday of every month:
12PM – 3PM
Wednesdays: 10AM – 3PM

Tours

Due to COVID-19, space is limited to 10-11 individuals. Masks are required.

Support our Projects

Support our Business Partners

Giuseppe’s Restaurant

50 Spencerport Rd,
Rochester, NY 14606

Phone: (585) 429-6540

Howard Road Garage

51 Howard Rd,
Rochester, NY 14606

Phone: (585) 429-5790