Meet Our Board Members

Gates Historical Society Board

Susan Swanton, President
Raymond Coons, Treasurer
Marjorie Bouwens, Secretary
Paula Blackburn
Garth Brokaw
Bill Gillette, Gates Town Historian
Cindy Hinchey
Christine Kimmerly
Chris Maurice
Virginia Paddock
Marlene Sutliff, Curator
Sue Swingle

Past Presidents

  1. Susan Swanton, 1999-2002, 2019-
  2. Jean Kohlhoff, 2002-2003
  3. Laura Nolan, 2003-2017
  4. Virginia Paddock & Susan Swingle 2017-2019


  • Larry Hirsch, Gary Newman and Jim Swingle for doing various odd jobs around the Hinchey Homestead
  • The fifteen University of Rochester freshmen who helped clean up around the grounds for Wilson Day.
  • Andrew Zahn for fixing broken shutter
  • And for the many volunteers who help with Holly Days and our tours
    Most especially to our hard working and dedicated Board members
  • Especially for the Town of Gates and our wonderful liaison, Bill Gillette


The Hinchey House will reopen to the public in November:

Wednesday 10:00 am – 2:00 pm Year round
1st Sundays 1:00 – 3:00 pm
May through November
Except for Town holidays


Due to coronavirus, all tours are limited to 4 attendees with masks and social distancing required.

Reserve your tour online via
$10 for Society members
$15 for non-members
Pay online or at the door

Upcoming Events

  1. Holly Days Outside

    December 1 - December 31

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