HISTORIC VALENTOWN MUSEUM 2017 SEASON
Open every Sunday 1:00pm - 4:00pm
June thru September
~ Adults: $6 ~
~ Seniors & Students $4 ~
~ Under 6 yrs old Free ~
*Private Tours* available By Appointment.
AMERICA'S FIRST SHOPPING MALL
Valentown Museum (originally called Valentown Hall) is on the National Historic Register, and is just one in a cluster of historic 19 century buildings at 14-acre Valentown Square, off Rt. 96 across from Eastview Mall in Victor, New York.
In 1879, Levi and Alanson Valentine constructed the 5-story shopping plaza and community center (complete with underground parking!) on a busy crossroads homestead owned by their grandfather, Ichabod Town, hoping the property would be a stop on the Pittsburgh, Shawmut, and Northern Railroad.
The landmark building is a rare example of 19th century architecture and has remained almost unaltered since its original construction. The inside remains much as it was when originally built: a general store, meeting room, bakery, harness shop, cobbler's shop, music school, display cases filled with early flags and military items, a Grange meeting room, railroad/trolley/telegraph office, ticket office and Grand Ballroom.
Valentown is an intriguing Historical Museum containing literally thousands of artifacts, objects and heirlooms that represent the local 19th century history of the Victor and Rochester, New York area.
WE NEED YOUR HELP!
We are an all volunteer organization. If you love history, you will love us.
Please consider volunteering, donating and/or participating in any of our programs.
We operate on the old fashioned barter system and will trade a free tour for volunteering or donating supplies.
Please also consider supporting us with a Historic Valentown Museum Membership!
*MEMBERSHIPS* make great gifts, too!
DONATIONS NEEDED / WISH LIST
- Cleaning Supplies
- Gardening Supplies
- Money (Checks made out to Victor Historical Society)
- Building Supplies
- wood (2x4, 2x6, 2x8, 4x4, 4x8 Plywood)
- anything you can spare!Building Supplies
Donate online, you don't have to have a PayPal account, you can use your MasterCard, Visa, and several other options:
PARTICIPATE / CONTRIBUTE
Let us know your interests and we will find you a project.
- Giving tours
- General Cleaning
- General Maintenance
- ...and much more!