The Fairport Historical Museum
Home of the Perinton Historical Society
The Perinton Historical Society is pleased to announce the reopening of the Fairport Museum.
Beginning August 1, the museum will be open on Saturdays 9am-1pm and Sundays & Tuesdays 2-4pm.
Masks and social distancing are required. The Fairport Museum highlights the history of the Town of Perinton and the Village of Fairport from its early days.
Museum Remodel Complete
May 2018 - After nearly six months of planning, researching, and creating category signs and labels, the exhibit remodel on the main level of the museum is now complete. Its fresh, clean and open floor plan allows visitors to easily get around to see the new items, many of which haven’t been on display before.
Check out the temperance banner hanging at the entrance to the south wing, the expanded inventor cases and the area dedicated to local doctors and dentists.
Other new exhibits include an homage to Albert “Hawk” DiRisio in the atrium, and a display case in the south wing honoring young P. David Marsh, who gained the support of the Fairport community after becoming disabled due to a childhood illness.
u Erie Canal, Family, Farming, Business & Industry Exhibits
u Research Resources for Genealogy, Local Architecture & Early Settlers
u Landmark Building
u Gift Shop; Unique Gifts & Books by Local Authors
The Fairport Museum is operated and maintained by the Perinton Historical Society, a non-profit volunteer organization.
Stop by and enjoy a visit and explore our displays and exhibits, including...
Erie Canal, Family, Farming, Business & Industry Exhibits
The exhibits showcase domestic and family life including costumes and accessories. You can also see historical displays on local settlers, farming, canal development, industries and businesses
The collections are extensive and include many resources for genealogy study, research of architecture and structures, cemetery records, residential directories and biographies of early settlers.
Owned by the Village of Fairport, the former library, now housing the museum, was designated a landmark in 2008. It was built in 1937 in the Palladian/Georgian Revival or Neoclassical style. An18-foot mural by local artist Carl W. Peters in 1938 highlights the interior of the museum.
Our gift shop has many unique gift items as well as books by local authors, postcards, pictures and maps. Select items are available on-line.
Admission is FREE! Donations are welcome.
Memorial Art Gallery Exhibit - Carl W. Peters Murals
Our own Carl W. Peters mural was celebrated at the Memorial Art Gallery (MAG) with the blockbuster exhibit called, Art for the People: Carl W. Peters and the Rochester WPA Murals. The exhibit took place from Oct. 2015 to Jan. 2016.
To see the mural at the Fairport Historical Museum, visit anytime during open hours. Also, on display is the painting “Winter Stream, which is owned by the village of Fairport.