7147 Ontario Center Rd. 
Ontario, NY 14519

                                    Celebrating Fall September 16

Saturday 11:00 – 4:00 PM - $5 per car

Community Scarecrow Contest (watch for details), Bake Sale, Chili Café, animal encounters, entertainment, scarecrow crafts, guided tours ($) and more.

Apples, Apples, Apples September 30

National Smithsonian Museum Day

Apple Pie and Ice cream Social - Saturday 1:30 – 4:00 PM - Free Admission

Apples Pie and Ice Cream Social ($), pie contest, demonstrations related to the apple industry, apple crafts, apple information, all buildings open for self-guided tours and more

2nd Annual Halloween Happening October 22
Sunday, 1:00 – 4:00 PM - $5 per car

Don your favorite costume, bring your camera and enjoy trick or treat at the historic buildings, spooky stories, kids crafts and games, Halloween snacks ($), and more.

 Celebrating Fall with Scarecrows
Saturday, September 16, 2023 

Promote your business, not-for-profit organization, club, school, or family’s creativity and become part of this fundraiser designed to support the educational programs at the Museum, Ontario’s hidden treasure. The Museum’s buildings are open for guided tours, school tours, educational programs, and other special events from June through October. 

Enter the Scarecrow Challenge by creating a scarecrow inspired by people from historic Ontario…. imagine sailors, farmers, carpenters, store clerks, teachers, ore miners, blacksmiths, railroad workers, homemakers, town officials, ministers and more. 

Celebrity judges will judge scarecrows prior to the opening of the event. Event attendees will have the opportunity to vote for the People’s Choice during the event. Prizes will be awarded in various categories. 

Ways you can participate: 

1. Create a scarecrow inspired by people from historic Ontario. 

2. Promote your business or not-for profit agency by sponsoring a table that showcases what you do. (Table provided) $30 for businesses $20 for not-for-profits 

3. Become an Event Sponsor 

WARNER HOUSE LEVEL - $100 + - Receive poster recognition, have table to showcase your business, if desired, and name will appear in public relations materials. Those choosing to donate more than $100 will have a major prize awarded in their name. 

ORE MINER’S HOUSE LEVEL - $75 - Receive poster recognition, and name will appear in public relations materials. 

LOG CABIN LEVEL - $50 - Name will appear in public relations materials. 

4. Sponsor the Scarecrow Challenge by donating a gift, service, or gift card. 

5. Provide Entertainment - If you or a group would like to provide entertainment, there will be limited 45-minute slots available. You may display advertising while performing. Participation must be pre-approved by Heritage Square Museum. Contact Judy Lynd for more information: artyjudy@gmail.com 

6. Vendors Welcome - A limited 

go to our events page for more information and to down load a Scarecrow Challenge Registration 

2023 Paper-member.pdf

click to download 2923 new membership application


The museum is open on weekends from June to November from 1:30pm to 4pm.

The last tours start at 3 pm.

We are closed on holiday weekends.


Adults: $8.00

Seniors: $7.00

16 & Under: $7.00

Families: $20.00

Historical Society members: Free

For more information or to schedule a private tour, contact Ann Welker at (315) 524-9330.

For school tours, contact Ann Welker at frwelker@aol.com.

Map of Heritage Square Museum

Timeline of Ontario's Progression

The timeline can be found between the train station and barn.

Contact us at heritagesqmuseum@yahoo.com

Heritage Square Museum is the only location in Wayne County that lets its visitors experience a traditional 19th-century settlement. On thirteen acres, the museum houses ten buildings with household and industrial items used by the earlier settlers of Ontario. Heritage Square Museum is owned and operated by the Town of Ontario Historical & Landmark Preservation Society. The society is chartered by the New York State Education Department and is an IRS determined nonprofit organization.