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

  • Summer 2022

  • Summer 2022

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    March Program

    Join us Monday, March 20th at 7 pm. Rick Iekel, Author of “The Roc: Journey thru the 20th Century” will share the story of Rochester’s 100-year-old aviation facility from an […]

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    July Program-Wally Hinchey

    The Gates Historical Society’s July program will be held on Monday, July 18 at 7:00 pm at the Gates Town Hall Annex, 1605 Buffalo Rd. Join us as we welcome […]

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    We’re now on the Trail!

    You can now find us on the History Trail of Western NY website! Be sure to pick up a History Trail Passport at a participating museum. Travel around Western New […]

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    GHS May Program

    The Gates Historical Society’s May program will be held on Monday, May 16 at 7:00 pm at the Gates Town Hall Annex, 1605 Buffalo Rd. Don Dwyer, a musician, singer […]

Upcoming Events


April 5, 2023 – Oct. 25, 2023

1st & 3rd Sunday: 12PM – 3PM
Wednesdays: 10AM – 3PM

Or by appointment.


May 4, 2022 – Oct. 16, 2022

1st & 3rd Sundays 12pm -3pm and Wednesdays 12-3 last tour each day, 2:15pm or by appointment. Call (585) 464-9740 and leave a message. No fee for tours, donations gratefully accepted.

Support our Projects

Support our Business Partners

AMD Business Brokers
2269 Lyell Ave

Brodner Equipment
3918 Lyell Road

Carol Cerasuolo Tax Services


Colony Dry Cleaners
695 Howard Road

DiPonzio Funeral Home
219 Spencerport Road

Erdle Perforating

100 Pixley Industrial Pkwy



EZ Mini Storage

1000 Howard Road


Gates Chili Federal Credit Union
2870 Buffalo Road

General Code Publishers

781 Elmgrove Road


Howard Road Garage
51 Howard Road

James R. Gray Funeral Home

1530 Buffalo Road


Panorama Restaurant & Lounge
730 Elmgrove Road

Theo’s Restaurant
1174 Brooks Avenue

Thomas Ferraro Jr., CPA
517 Beahan Road
585- 235-7730