January 31, 2021:

We are very excited to add some new items in our gift shop!! The GHS was able to secure three high quality Historical Gates maps that can be purchased individually for $5ea + tax OR all three as a bundle for $12 + tax. Visit our gift shop to purchase yours today!

January 5, 2021:

We are sad to announce that the due to the spread of COVID-19 in Rochester, The Gates Historical Society has decided to close the Hinchey House and suspend all monthly programs for the health and safety of our members.
We will be monitoring health information provided to us by the city and will reopen only when it is safe for the public and our members. We appreciate your patience and flexibility during this time.

December 19, 2020:

Urgent Charitable Tax Donation Update!! As a part of the CARES Act, taxpayers can deduct up to $300 ($600 per couple) for cash donations given to charity – even if they choose to take the standard deduction instead of itemizing their deductions!
If you are looking for a worthy charity, please consider the Gates Historical Society this holiday season. Established in 1999, we are a 501[c] 3 charitable entity that manages the Hinchey Homestead for the Town of Gates.
Your donation will go a long way towards our next restoration project for 2021! Our plan is to restore our turn of the century barn, which is one of the few remaining barns in Gates. This barn is especially unique for its craftsmanship and use of old railroad box cars in its construction.


December 7, 2020:

Thank you to all the volunteers who came out last week to decorate The Hinchey House for our annual Holly Days. In a normal year, we would be hosting a Christmas party filled with live music and goodies – but not this year. 2020 hasn’t been a normal year and we sincerely appreciate all the support we have received from the community. Thank you!

November 16, 2020:

The Fall Cleanup was a HUGE success Saturday thanks to our amazing volunteers! Special thanks to Tom O’Brien and helper Felix Nguyen from All Around Landscape in Henrietta! With their professional equipment, we were able to knock out the whole project in 4 hours. Click the link to learn more about their services:

November 15, 2020

We are thrilled to announce that the Gates Historical Society has been accepted to participate in “Building Capacity, Creating Sustainability, Growing Accessibility” through the Museum Association of New York.

With support from this program, the GHS will be able to reach audiences who can’t visit us in person. We are committed to tell stories that will illuminate the lives and experiences of all New Yorkers. More updates to come soon!

November 12, 2020:

The Gates Historical Society is sad to announce that we will be cancelling our November event scheduled for next Monday 11/16. Our next event will be our annual Holly Days – date to be announced soon! The Fall Cleanup is still scheduled for this Saturday 11/14. We hope to see you there!

October 20, 2020:

We are thrilled to announce The Hinchey House will reopen to the public November 1st, 2020! Open hours will be every Wednesday 10:00 am – 2:00 pm (year round) and the 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). We can’t wait to see you!