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Gallery i The LeRoy Historical Society welcomes you to the birthplace of Jell-O!

Discover a century of history as you tour three floors of period rooms.

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irst the home of Jacob LeRoy, land agent for the 86,000 acre Triangle Tract in the 1820s, the museum offers exhibits including the 1830s open hearth kitchen and the LeRoy bedroom.

Come and discover the intriguing story of Jell-O America’s Most Famous Dessert. Invented in LeRoy in 1897, Jell-O has a unique history. Why did the inventor sell his rights to Jell-O for $450? Who bought the rights to Jell-O and made millions of dollars? Who eats the most Jell-O? What’s the favorite flavor? What happened to the Jell-O factory in LeRoy? Who tested Jell-O for brain waves - and what’s more intriguing - why?

Come and share your Jell-O story r Come and browse through the Museum shop for a unique Jell-O souvenir r Only 5 minutes from NYS Thruway exit 47 r Great camping nearby

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Learn about the eccentric Rev. Samuel Cox, noted abolitionist, who lived in the house during the 1850s while serving as Chancellor of Ingham University - the first university for women in the United States, located in LeRoy. Explore the children’s room, the Morganville Pottery room, and the Boarding House room from the 1880s. Look for the “hands-on” signs for children’s activities. Threatened by demolition, the house was donated to the LeRoy Historical Society in 1942, and is now listed on the National Register of Historic Places.

OPEN MAY THROUGH OCTOBER HOURS MAY VARY – CALL FOR INFORMATION

585-768-7433

Admission

$4.00 Adults Y $1.50 Children 6-11 Under 6 free Y AAA Discount Group Tours – call for tour rates

Season Hours Open 7 days a week April through December, 10am - 4 pm (Sunday 1 - 4 pm). Open Monday through Friday January, February & March, 10 am - 4 pm.Closed New Years, Christmas, Thanksgiving & Easter.

23 East Main Street Y LeRoy, NY Y 585-768-7433 visit our web site at www.jellomuseum.com


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JELL-O GALLERY & HISTORIC LEROY HOUSE 585-768-7433 i www.jellomuseum.com 23 East Main Street i LeRoy, NY 14482 4/10 of a mile east of Route 19 on Route 5

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5 minutes from NYS Thruway exit 47 30 minutes from Letchworth State Park 30 minutes from downtown Rochester 10 minutes from Genesee Country Museum Less than an hour from Niagara Falls & Canada

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At Th e H i s t o r i c a l S o c i e t y The LeRoy Historical Society offers a 1 7 mile Underground Railroad driving tour leaflet. Ask at the Museum shop. Make sure to see the new “On the Road” exhibit while visiting the Jell-O Gallery. A fascinating exhibit of vehicles from an ox cart to a 1908 Cadillac. Explore 100 years of transportation.

THREE GREAT CAMPGROUNDS NEARBY 1. Timberline Lake Campsite www.timberlinecamping.com 585-768-6635

2. Genesee Country Campground www.geneseecoutrycampground.com 585-538-4200

3. Lei Ti Too! www.leiti.com 585-768-4883 Also check out the famous D&R Depot Restaurant, located in a vintage Railroad Depot in the heart of LeRoy. 585-768-6270

Jell-O Gallery brochure  

Brochure highlighting LeRoy, NY's heritage, including its ties to the invention of Jell-O

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