New York November 06, 2019
Visit The Birthplace Of America’s Favorite Mystery Dessert At The Jell-O Gallery Museum In New York
Out in the western half of New York State, you can find all sorts of noteworthy museums that will leave you feeling completely fascinated. Something many of our residents and out-of-town friends don’t know though is that in Genesee County you can actually visit a museum that tells you all about the history of America’s most famous dessert. A delicious creation that came right out of small-town New York, see why you’ll want to visit the Jell-O Gallery to learn more about this mystery dessert.
Only a half-hour outside of Rochester, the Jell-O Gallery is one of Genesee County's most unique and intrigue hidden gems.
Putting the history of America's most famous dessert on display for all to see, many are unaware of the fact that Jell-O was created here in Western New York during the late 1800s.
Originally created by a carpenter in the town of Le Roy by the name of Pearle White, the trademarked good was sold for a mere $450 dollars to a local man by the name of Frank Woodward who would go on to master advertising Jell-O and growing the brand.
Today, dessert fanatics and curious New Yorkers all travel out to Le Roy to learn more about how one of the world's most well-known desserts came right out of the Empire State.
As you explore the museum, you'll come across everything from original advertising art, magazine ads, molds, and spoons...
...to toys, collectibles, recipe books, package inserts, memorabilia, and more.
While also learning about interesting facts like how the residents of Salt Lake City, Utah happen to consume more lime-flavored gelatin than any other city in the county!
Or how about the fact that back in 1993, technicians of St. Jerome Hospital in Batavia tested a bowl of lime Jell-O and proved the bowl had the same brain waves as adult men and women?
With all sorts of fun Jell-O merchandise like Jell-O chefs hats, cooking aprons, recipe books, apparel, and so much more for sale here, this is one experience you'll want to share with all your family and friends!
If you're unaware with the history of Jell-O and Le Roy, then learn more by taking a trip to the Jell-O Gallery in Genesee County.
To find out more about the history of Jell-O and what it's like to visit the gallery,
April 1st - December 31st
Monday through Saturday - 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Sunday - 1 p.m. to 4 p.m.
January 1st - March 31st
Weekdays - 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Address: 23 E Main St, Le Roy, NY 14482, USA