This office desk was used by Nathaniel Gorham, who was the Quartermaster General under the command of George Washington, during the Revolutionary War. It was used in Boston to store military papers and to develop courses of action. This desk was then brought to the Canandaigua office which was opened to disribute divided parcels of the Phelps & Gorham Purchase.
Here are just a few more examples of the exhibits on display:
1) Artifacts and documents pertaining to the founding of western New York by the Phelps and Gorham Land Purchase of 1788.
2) Numerous items from the Interior of the original 1840 Auburn and Rochester Railroad Station in Fishers.
3) Civil War artifacts from area soldiers.
4) Millinery and haberdashery shop with large display of hats and hat forms.
5) Artifacts from the local 1829 home and mill site of the famous Mormon Brigham Young.
6) Early Musical Instruments and sheet music.
7) Early pioneer hand tools and implements.
8) Original operating country store.
9) The important Locke insulator story.
Valentown contains a numerous articles and objects that reflect the history of the region.