Upcoming Events

 Celebrating Fall with Scarecrows at the Museum 

Heritage Square Museum 7147 Ontario Center Road, Ontario, NY 14519 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 

Scarecrow Challenge Registration 


Building Rental for Special Events

Rent out the Crombe Exhibit Barn and grounds space at the museum for weddings, reunions, parties, and more. 

Contact Ann Welker i315-524-9330
frwelker@aol.com.  for inquiries.

$150 for members

$200 for non-members for the barn and train station.  

Picnic Area/Barn Restrooms Only ($50/$75 non-members)

Train Depot/Two Restrooms ($100 members $200 non-members)

Tour for buildings – regular tour donation per person applies to any guided tour

Policy for Heritage Square Facility Rental 08012017.pdf
Application for special event 2.pdf