Last updated: 10/14/2012
Fairport, New York
Street Address
18 Perrin Street
Fairport, NY 14450
Mailing Address
18 Perrin St.
Fairport, NY 14450
Hours
Sunday, Tuesday2 PM - 4 AM
Thursday7 PM - 9 PM
We are closed in January and February and holiday weekends.
Admissions
Free. Donations Accepted.
Services
Gift Shop
Group Tours
Staff
Doris Davis-Fritsch, Web Manager/Marketing
Description

Museum Exhibits

The Fairport Museum is divided into three areas of interest. The south wing showcases domestic and family life including costumes and accessories, the north wing focuses on our early history with displays on early settlers, farming, canal development and area industry. Located in the west end is a general store with history publications and gift items for sale.

Social, Domestic & Family Life - South Wing

People in the Fairport and Perinton area have donated all of the items in this wing to the museum. The artifacts show 19th and early 20th century American life and the domestic arts including sewing, food preparation, cooking, canning, cleaning, and leisure.There are also school items and pictures of the Fairport Schools, the Georgiene Bolton hatpin collection and George Lawrence pharmaceutical collection.

Farming, Canal Development & Industry - North Wing

Displayed here are Native American objects found in Perinton, the Erie and Barge Canal development, businesses and products made in Fairport and inventors and inventions from the area. Early patrons and founders of businesses, which helped Fairport prosper, are represented. You will find displays on the DeLand family, Robert Douglas, Dr. Kohler and many others.

More contemporary local history items include pictures of buildings razed for urban renewal, festivals such as Old Home Week 1908, the Perinton Sesquicentennial 1962 and Fairport Centennial 1967.This wing also contains the Helen Butler/Elma Gaffney Memorial Library of local history books and manuscripts.

GreenBriar Garden Club

The grounds around the Museum contain a perennial garden of traditional plants and an herb garden. All of the plants are labeled. The GreenBriar Garden Club maintains the gardens. Park benches encourage visitors to linger awhile.

Library

The North wing contains the Helen Butler/Elma Gaffney Memorial Library of local history books and manuscripts.

Access: General Public, Students, Scholars, Members

Appointment required: No

Services

Gift Shop

Our shop has many traditional gift items for sale but also included are local history publications, postcards, framed pictures and maps both framed and unframed. Publications are in the Museum for sale and also can be ordered. (see order form on sidebar)

Gift Shop

Group Tours

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