Gates Historical Society/ Hinchey Homestead

Gates Historical Society/ Hinchey Homestead The Gates Historical Society is committed to promoting and encouraging historical research of the town of Gates and its surrounding area.

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New #books are available in the GHS giftshop! We just got our hands on some really nice copies of THE BIOGRAPHY OF RATTL...
03/31/2021

New #books are available in the GHS giftshop! We just got our hands on some really nice copies of THE BIOGRAPHY OF RATTLESNAKE PETE by Charles B. Stilson!

Learn the story of Peter Gruber, who was described as either a 'sophisticated con man or charming eccentric'.
He was able to provide #rochesterny with ample doses of #snake oil became a much loved figure in our city’s #history.

Visit our website to purchase your copy today! https://gateshistory.org/product/biography-of-rattlesnake-pete

#historyinpictures #historicalplace #bookstoread #ReadingTime #GatesNY #trainstation

If you've ever admired the lovely grounds and #landscaping at The Hinchey Homestead in #GatesNY, you'd have these two am...
03/24/2021

If you've ever admired the lovely grounds and #landscaping at The Hinchey Homestead in #GatesNY, you'd have these two amazing #volunteers to thank! Last year Michael and Al connected with us through Easterseals New York, and we are so fortunate that they did. This dynamic duo deserves ALL the compliments!

During good #rochesterny weather, Michael and Al work as team, every week, keeping all four acres of grounds in top shape. In the winter months, they shoveled the walkway and set up our fabulous holiday decorations. Beyond that, they also #volunteer inside our #historicalhome. They recently did the heavy work of relocating a collection of #historicalbooks in the house!

#thankyou to Michael and Al for everything they do for the Gates Historical Society! Read their full story here: https://gateshistory.org/volunteer-spotlight-michael-montanarello-and-al-ranzenbach

#volunteerism #communityservice #historicalplace #oldhousecharm #architecturelovers #vintagehome #communitylove

New books are available in the GHS giftshop! We just got our hands on some really nice copies of COLDWATER: AN ECLECTIC ...
03/17/2021

New books are available in the GHS giftshop!

We just got our hands on some really nice copies of COLDWATER: AN ECLECTIC HISTORY OF THE HAMLET! Learn the story of the Coldwater people and the rich #Gates #history of this business and transportation hub!

Authors, Donald G. Ioannone and John M. Robortella, collaborated on this book to provide a modern-day reminisce of Coldwater’s character and personality.

Visit our website to purchase your copy today! https://gateshistory.org/product/coldwater-an-eclectic-history-of-the-hamlet

#historyinpictures #historicalplace #bookstoread #rochesterny #GatesNY #trainstation

When an incredibly talented #photographer takes stunning #photos of your #historicalhome and #barn - you just have to br...
03/14/2021

When an incredibly talented #photographer takes stunning #photos of your #historicalhome and #barn - you just have to brag! Huge shout out to John Kucko Digital for perfectly capturing a magical #winterwonderland at The Hinchey Homestead last week.

Check out his page for more #naturephotos, #historicalplaces, and #rochesterny.

Eagar to learn more about whats going on with the Gates Historical Society? Check out our latest Winter / Spring 2021 ne...
03/11/2021

Eagar to learn more about whats going on with the Gates Historical Society? Check out our latest Winter / Spring 2021 newsletter! Learn more about: new board members, recent #donations, #archive updates and more! Click below to open! https://gateshistory.org/newsletter

#rochesterny #GatesNY #historicalplace #historicalbuilding #historymatters #historylovers #barns

03/01/2021
Art Insider

So fascinating!!

How a 90-year-old photograph is professionally conserved.

New items are available in the GHS giftshop! We just got our hands on some really nice copies of Historic Gates maps and...
01/31/2021

New items are available in the GHS giftshop!

We just got our hands on some really nice copies of Historic Gates maps and they are available for purchase online. The years range from 1870 to 1924 and would look excellent as a framed print.

The maps sell for $5ea. plus tax OR (3) for $12 plus tax.

Visit our website to purchase your copy today! https://gateshistory.org/gift-shop

#Gates #GatesNY #rochester #rochesterny #historicalmaps #maps #historyinpictures #historicalplace

Restoring a historic house is no small undertaking. Not only does special care need to be taken when dealing with old st...
01/12/2021
Restoring a historic house: 8 tips and tricks before getting started

Restoring a historic house is no small undertaking. Not only does special care need to be taken when dealing with old structures and building materials, but old houses are full of surprises, and costs can add up quickly.

But if there’s one thing we’ve learned, its that a renovation done right can turn a nightmare into a dream home. Click the link to learn some tips and tricks to restoring historic homes.

https://archive.curbed.com/2017/6/8/15762608/old-house-renovate-restore-tips

We spoke with interior designer (and serial old-house renovator) Steven Gambrel to find out his must-know tips for taking on any restoration project.

We are sad to announce that the due to the spread of COVID-19 in Rochester, The Gates Historical Society has decided to ...
01/05/2021

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.

This December, The Gates Historical Society has so much to be thankful for! Without our community members, corporate bus...
12/24/2020

This December, The Gates Historical Society has so much to be thankful for! Without our community members, corporate business partners and faithful volunteers, we would have not survived 2020.

We hope you all have a safe and happy holiday season with your loved ones. Thank you! We look forward to seeing you again in 2021.

#gatesny #rochesterny #historymatters #historichomes #historicbarns #historicpreservation #thankyou

Gates Historical Society/ Hinchey Homestead's cover photo
12/19/2020

Gates Historical Society/ Hinchey Homestead's cover photo

Urgent Charitable Tax Donation Update!!As a part of the CARES Act, taxpayers can deduct up to $300 ($600 per couple) for...
12/19/2020

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.

For more information about the Society and the cabbage barn, please contact [email protected] or call the President, Susan Swanton, at [585] 455-4450.

#rochesterny #gatesny #volunteer #thankful #historymatters #historicpreservation #historichomes #barnlife #historicbuildings #barns #renovationproject #givingback

Thank you to all the volunteers who came out last week to decorate The Hinchey House for our annual Holly Days. In a nor...
12/07/2020

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!

#rochesterny #gatesny #volunteer #thankful #historymatters #historicpreservation #historichomes

The Fall Cleanup was a HUGE success Saturday thanks to our amazing volunteers! Special thanks to Tom O'Brien and helper ...
11/16/2020

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: https://www.manta.com/c/mx7dml4/all-around-landscape

#gatesny #rochesterny #lawncare #volunteer #historymatters #historicpreservation #landscaping

We are thrilled to announce that the Gates Historical Society has been accepted to participate in "Building Capacity, Cr...
11/16/2020

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!

#historicalhome #historicpreservation #Vintagehome #museum #historymatters #grant #virtualprogramming

Come join the GHS for our Fall Cleanup TODAY starting at 11am. We will be picking up branches, putting perennials to bed...
11/14/2020

Come join the GHS for our Fall Cleanup TODAY starting at 11am. We will be picking up branches, putting perennials to bed and raking leaves to haul to the road.

All ages are welcome! Children under 12 must be accompanied by someone 16 years or older. If you have available rakes and tarps, we ask that you bring them if you can.

The house will be open for restroom use only. Masks required in the house.

11/12/2020

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!

Update! The Fall Cleanup has moved to next Saturday 11/14. We will be picking up branches, putting perennials to bed and...
11/06/2020

Update! The Fall Cleanup has moved to next Saturday 11/14. We will be picking up branches, putting perennials to bed and raking leaves to haul to the road. This would be a great opportunity for youth organizations so feel free to share with friends and family.

All ages are welcome! Children under 12 must be accompanied by someone 16 years or older.

If you have available rakes and tarps, we ask that you bring them if you can. The house will be open for restroom use only. Masks required in the house.

Please RSVP to: Christine Maurice (GHS Volunteer Coordinator) at [email protected]

The Gates Historical Society is proud to unveil our NEW website. Our amazing virtual volunteer, Sarah Johnson, has been ...
10/24/2020

The Gates Historical Society is proud to unveil our NEW website. Our amazing virtual volunteer, Sarah Johnson, has been working tirelessly to create a website that is informative, engaging, and user-friendly.

Check it out and let us know what you think! https://gateshistory.org/

#GatesNY #RochesterNY #AntiqueHome #HistoricalHome #OldHouseCharm #HistoricPreservation #ArchitectureLover #VintageHome

How familiar are you with historic architectural styles? Click the link below to test your knowledge and let us know how...
10/22/2020

How familiar are you with historic architectural styles? Click the link below to test your knowledge and let us know how well you scored! https://yourhistorichouse.com/quiz/

We are thrilled to announce The Hinchey House will reopen to the public November 1st, 2020! Open hours will be every Wed...
10/20/2020

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 [email protected]
$10 for Society members / $15 for non-members (pay online or at the door).

We can't wait to see you!

#rochesterny #historicalpreservation #gatesny #historymatters #historicalhomes #museum #LocalNews #nationalregisterofhistoricplaces

Want to learn about genealogical history resources available in Rochester? Come join the Gates Historical Society TOMORR...
10/18/2020

Want to learn about genealogical history resources available in Rochester? Come join the Gates Historical Society TOMORROW night for our October event.

#genealogy #historymatters #rochesterny #gatesny #librarylove #familyhistory #historicalpreservation

Reminder! Tomorrow is Gates History Day and we will be hosting an event at the Hinchey Homestead at 1pm. Come join us as...
10/01/2020

Reminder! Tomorrow is Gates History Day and we will be hosting an event at the Hinchey Homestead at 1pm. Come join us as we celebrate the history of our beautiful town!

#nyhistory #gatesny #rochesterny #historicalhomes #historymatters #historicalpreservation #Gates #rochesternewyork

Can't wait to see everyone again TOMORROW for our September Event! As always, our events are family-friendly and free to...
09/20/2020

Can't wait to see everyone again TOMORROW for our September Event! As always, our events are family-friendly and free to the community. Programs are held in the Gates Town Hall Annex, 1605 Buffalo Road, Rochester, NY 14624.

Gates Community, we are thrilled to share that we raised over $600 towards the Hinchey House Fence Fund. That's twice th...
08/31/2020

Gates Community, we are thrilled to share that we raised over $600 towards the Hinchey House Fence Fund. That's twice the amount we raised in 2019!

We are still collecting donations to get the most out of our matching grant. Donations can be made on our website at https://www.gateshistory.org/Join.html

Thank you again!

The Yard sale is almost finished. Come on over and see our great deals!
08/29/2020

The Yard sale is almost finished. Come on over and see our great deals!

Gates Community - we need your help THIS WEEKEND!! Our Yard sale fundraiser is Friday 8/28-Saturday 8/29 at 1340 Spencer...
08/27/2020

Gates Community - we need your help THIS WEEKEND!! Our Yard sale fundraiser is Friday 8/28-Saturday 8/29 at 1340 Spencerport Rd. from 8:30-4:00. We would greatly appreciate any donated funds or items to be sold.

If you have items to be donated, they can be dropped off at 1340 Spencerport Rd TODAY 8/27. If possible, we do ask if they can be priced pre-delivery. Donated funds can be made out to the Gates Historical Society.

We are so excited to reveal our new fence to the Gates Community!! Be sure to like and share this post with friends and family. Every little effort helps us get one dollar closer to our $6,000 goal. Thank you and we hope to see you there!

#yardsale #gatescommunity #rochesterny #historichomes #savingplaces #thisplacematters #architecture #historicbuildings #townofgates

We were so pleased to see everyone last week at our August Event with Bonnie Hays! Special thanks to the Alling Coverlet...
08/24/2020

We were so pleased to see everyone last week at our August Event with Bonnie Hays! Special thanks to the Alling Coverlet Museum and Historic Palmyra, Palmyra, NY.

#historicpreservation #architecture #preservation #history #historic #oldhouselove #preserve #historichomes #deserve #thisplacematters #oldhouse #restoration #architecturelovers #archi #oldhousecharm #historichouse #ologie #historicarchitecture #travel #renovation #design #historicbuildings #savingplaces #historichome #traditionalarchitecture #oldhome #houserestoration #vintagehome

Join us for our August program TONIGHT 8/17 from 7-8:30pm at the Gates Town Hall.  This event is free and open to the co...
08/17/2020

Join us for our August program TONIGHT 8/17 from 7-8:30pm at the Gates Town Hall. This event is free and open to the community.

Bonnie is the Executive Director of Historic Palmyra. She will be bringing artifacts and telling stories about the Alling Coverlet Museum which opened in 1976.

** For the safety of the community, face masks and social distancing will be required to attend this event.**
Learn more about the museum here: https://www.historicpalmyrany.com/alling-coverlet-museum

#gatescommunity #gatesny #rochesterhistory #historicpalmyra

Gates Community - we need your help! The GHS is seeking to raise $6,000 to finalize repairs for the Hinchey House Fence....
08/14/2020

Gates Community - we need your help! The GHS is seeking to raise $6,000 to finalize repairs for the Hinchey House Fence. We will be hosting a yard sale fundraiser Friday 8/28-Saturday 8/29 at 1340 Spencerport Rd. and we would greatly appreciate any donated funds or items to be sold.

If you have items to be donated, they can be dropped off at 1340 Spencerport Rd on Thursday 8/27. If possible, we do ask if they can be priced pre-delivery. Donated funds can be made out to the Gates Historical Society.

We are so excited to reveal our new fence to the Gates Community!! Be sure to like and share this post with friends and family. Every little effort helps us get one dollar closer to our $6,000 goal. Thank you and we hope to see you there!

#gatescommunity #gatesny #yardsalefinds #rochesterny #garagesale #keephistoryalive #donationsappreciated

The Gates Historical Society is thrilled to share our NEW National Register of Historic Places road side sign!! Having t...
08/08/2020

The Gates Historical Society is thrilled to share our NEW National Register of Historic Places road side sign!! Having this sign visible in our community allows us to showcase our members passionate efforts to preserve Gates history.

L to R: Gates Town Supervisor Cosmo Giunta, Society board member Cindy Hinchey, Society President Susan Swanton, Town Liaison and Town Historian, Bill Gillette, and Society board member Virginia Paddock.

#gatescommunity #rochesterhistory #historichomes #gatesny #keephistoryalive #nationalregisterofhistoricplaces #NationalRegister #HistoryHappenedHere

Summer at the Hinchey House!
07/31/2020

Summer at the Hinchey House!

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634 Hinchey Road
Rochester, NY
14624

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Gates Historical Society March 2019 Program

March 2019 Program

Where: Gates Town Hall Annex, 1605 Buffalo Rd., Rochester, N.Y. 14624

Time: 7:00 to 8:30 P.M.

Free and open to the public; Handicapped accessible

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Happy New Year Gates Community and Hinchey House Members! Thank you for your unwavering support throughout 2020 and we look forward to the many new adventures 2021 will bring us. #NewYearsEve2021 #gates #historicalhomes #rochesterny