News Release - New Partnership to Operate High Falls Center Interpretative Museum

City of Rochester

News Release

(Monday, Sept. 16, 2013) – The High Falls Center and Interpretive Museum is now open under an operating partnership with the Rochester Public Library and Office of the City Historian.

The museum, located at 74-78 Brown’s Race, was created under a Preservation Covenant with New York State and supported through funds from the Environmental Quality Bond Act. It has been in operation by the City since October 1992. The City ended a contract for Center and Museum operations in June 2013, and transferred oversight to the Library and Historian’s Office beginning in July 2013.

The Rochester Public Library and Office of the City Historian will conduct public tours of the Center, expand the Center’s interpretive plan and provide at least two rotating exhibits per year by utilizing the extensive collections and exhibits of the Central Library of Rochester and Monroe County’s Local History Division. The collaboration with the Library and City Historian shall continue as the City expands Heritage Area programming and tours beyond the High Falls location, incorporating the Downtown Heritage Trail, Erie Canal and Genesee River historic sites.

The Museum is open Tuesdays through Saturday from 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.; and from 1 to 5 p.m.

To learn more about the museum, visit

News Media: For more information, contact Library Director Patricia Uttaro at 428-8045.