Rochester Medical Museum & Archives
he ViaHealth Archives Consortium has a new name: The Rochester Medical Museum and Archives. We are located at 333 Humboldt Street. Our collections include The Baker-Cederberg Museum and Archives of the Rochester General Hospital, The Genesee Hospital, Myers Community Hospital, Behavioral Health (Rochester Mental Health Center) Collection plus several tenant collections including: The New York State and Genesee Dietetic Associations and the Society for Total Emergency Programs (STEP) in one location. This consortium of Archives represent the vast array of Rochester’s Healthcare -- some nineteen collections in all.
You enter the museum through the second floor lobby. The area is fully ADA compliant. First there is a small reception gallery and gift shop. This gallery was designed with temporary exhibits: photos, art and historical vignettes in mind.
Our “store” has gifts; histories etc that are sold to support the archives programs. Next is an conference room/ exhibit gallery which will give a venue for hospital employees and staff to show off their artistic talents. Archives, departmental and historical community meetings will be able to utilize this area.
The large Gallery will house semi permanent exhibits, traveling exhibits and a meeting/education space. We hope to host several commercial exhibits as others generated by our Visual Communications Department as well as educational programs and workshops for our membership, the historical community, and local elementary school classes. Subjects will include preservation of family heirlooms, archives and photos.
The new storage area consists of a large secured, climate controlled area, special collections rooms, costume storage, and a research library -- about 6,000 square feet and provides us with a state of the art facility in which to preserve our local medical history.
Museum and Archives Hours
Monday - Friday: 9:00 am - 4:00pm. Special tours by appointment.
For further information, choose one of the following links on the left column.
Rochester Medical Museum and Archives
Rochester General Hospital
1425 Portland Avenue
Rochester, New York 14621
(585) 922-1847 Office
(585) 922-0018 Fax
**Please note that our mailing address has changed
but our location remains the same at:
333 Humboldt Street
Rochester, New York 14610