Ontario County Historical Society executive director to retire

Local history is more than knowing who owned the grand house on North Main Street in Canandaigua.

People love history and the people and their stories that tell of the past, according to Ed Varno, executive director of the Ontario County Historical Society.

But in learning more about the past, people ought to enjoy the experience, Varno said.

“We must make a good impression,” said Varno, who is announcing his retirement, effective July 23, 2020 — 25 years to the day he signed on for the job.

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