The Oliver House Museum has been working hard on this exhibit, which will showcase the history of the Penn Yan Express trucking business which operated in Penn Yan from 1941 to 1983. A trucking company may not seem interesting to most folks, but for little ol’ PY, this was a big deal at one time. Penn Yan Express serviced most of New York State (to include New York City), most of New Jersey, and eventually to include Illinois, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Maryland, part of Virginia, and Ontario. The exhibit is expected to include donated artifacts and a genuine Penn Yan Express truck and trailer.

There is a vast history of the company and its operations at pennyanexpress.com, which has been compiled by Ron Hinson, son of Penn Yan Express Owner Robert Hinson. Also available are several photos dating back quite a ways, which is where all photos included here are from.

Penn Yan Express Truck Photo via pennyanexpress.com

 

The exhibit at the Oliver House (Yates County Genealogical and Historical Society on Main Street in Penn Yan) will hold its opening to the exhibit from 5 to 7pm on Friday, November 9. The exhibit is the first in a series of exhibits about businesses that made Penn Yan famous, according to yatespast.com.

 

Penn Yan Express Truck Photo via pennyanexpress.com

Penn Yan Express Truck Photo via pennyanexpress.com