East Grand Packards Car Club



October 28th Yates County event


For the October EGP event, we are going to do something different. I have made reservation for us to visit the 3-building complex at the Yates County History Center.  The Center is located at 107 Chapel St, Penn Yan, NY.  Admission is free, but donations are welcome.  We should arrive promptly at 11am; docents will provide tours of each building.  After the tours, we will depart at 1pm and have lunch at the Top of the Lake Restaurant located in the Hampton Inn on 301 Lake Street, Penn Yan.  We will order off the menu – see website - http://www.topofthelakepennyan.org


The History Center includes:


       The Oliver House Museum - In 1852, Dr. Andrew Oliver built a large brick Italianate style house on Main Street in Penn Yan. This 18-room home was a wedding gift for his son, William, who also pursued a medical career. William had three children, Jennie, William (another doctor), and Carrie who lived their entire lives in the Oliver House. As none of these siblings had children, the family line ended with the death of Carrie in 1942. It was Carrie’s will that deeded the house to the village of Penn Yan. Today the Oliver House features six period rooms furnished with an eclectic mix of the Oliver’s belongings and the collections of the Historical Society. Five major rooms in the house, many with original furnishings, are maintained as Victorian period rooms on permanent display. Other rooms contain a Native American exhibit as well as changing local history exhibits.


       The Scherer Carriage House Museum - The Scherer Carriage House is home to a permanent Jemima Wilkinson exhibit which includes Jemima’s portrait, bible, hat, saddle and coachee. Jemima Wilkinson, better known as the “Publick Universal Friend”, is historically renowned nationally and in Yates County. Locally, Jemima and her group of followers, the Society of Universal Friends, formed the first pioneer settlement in what is presently Yates County. Consisting of almost 300 members in 1790, this community was the largest of its kind this far west in New York State. Nationally, Jemima was the first American born woman to form a religious society.



      The L Caroline Underwood Museum - L. Caroline Underwood had a dream. She wanted her family’s home on Liberty Street to become a “public history museum.” When that home fell victim to the expansion of the county’s offices, her estate purchased 107 Chapel Street to house her museum and entered into an agreement with the History Center to oversee her collection. Of her vast collections ranging from swizzle sticks to pink porcelain pigs, Caroline had 44 objects that she especially wanted to share with the public. However, an additional 1,500 objects have been preserved for exhibition and research purposes. Caroline’s Museum on the second floor of the L. Caroline Underwood Museum interprets the life of this well-loved teacher, an avid collector and a passionate supporter of local history. Caroline has given us the unique opportunity to think about local history, about identity, about collections, and about the mission of local history in our communities. In addition to the Underwood rooms, the museum houses exhibit rooms, a gift shop and the Spencer Research Center.


Directions: Depending on where you live, I would suggest driving east or west on Rt 5 & 20, and then turning south on the Hall Rd (County Rd 5). When you get to the hamlet of Hall, you will merge into Rt 14A. Continue south on Rt 14A.  When you get to Penn Yan, turn left on Chapel St (FYI, street before Chapel is Court St with a traffic light).  107 Chapel St will be on your left – there is a parking lot but if it is full, you can park across the street at the Methodist Church.


Then to get from the History Center to the restaurant, you will go to Main St, turn right, go down Main St about 0.3 miles and turn right after the bridge on Lake St. Restaurant is at 301 Lake St, on your right about 0.7 miles.


Hope all of you will enjoy this different activity – and you can always end the day at the Windmill Farm & Craft Market or the Oak Hill Amish Grocery! They are on Rt 14 A South of PY.  To make a reservation, please call me (585-872-6630) or email me at cburke@localnet.com


See you there!




The Truck Club joint meeting

Sunday, Sept. 17th at 2 pm.

Hosted by Bron and Hannah Robinson


Our meeting is Sunday, Sept. 17th at 2 pm.  We have lots of space, dogs are welcome.  We are on Brink Road at the very top of the hill 2 1/2 miles off NYS rt. 96, 2+ miles south of Candor (13743) From west I390 to I86 east to Exit 64, follow Rt. 96 signs north to Brink Road - will be on your right less than a mile after Iron Kettle Farm.


20th Anniversary Celebration


We had a great turn out of cars and people. it was nice to see so many show up to celebrate the club's Anniversary. We were able to get a picture of all or Directors past and present with only one vacancy in the lineup. Teddy, you were missed. Check out some pictures on our Facebook page


   Belhurst Castle on 20 January 2017 we had a great time. Here you can see for yourself.


May 19, 2017 at Stony Brook State Park was hosted by Steve Kelley

I finally got some pictures to post enjoy, we did.




Onondaga Lake Park                      

August 11, 2017

Saw Mill shelter 11AM

Hosted by: Bob & Pat DeNeve


Here are some pictures.

EGP Fall Brunch/Lunch 2017

October 27th 2017

We met for a delicious brunch and some drove there Packards and some came in contemporary car whatever it took to get there. We had fun check it out


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