UNIQUE PLACES: Le Roy JELL-O Gallery and More

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LE ROY, N.Y. -- You may have heard that Le Roy is birthplace to a famous dessert, but there's much more to the small Genesee County town.

JELL-O was created in Le Roy in 1897, and the original inventor sold the rights for just $450. It was eventually moved out of Le Roy about 50 years ago, but the history remains.

2 On Your Side's Michael Wooten toured the JELL-O Gallery with Curator Lynne Belluscio. You can see the full story in the video player.

In the basement of the JELL-O Gallery, you'll find a transportation museum. And there's history in the making at the gallery. It's now the starting point of a barn quilt tour.

It started out as an idea to celebrate the town for its bicentennial last year. Organizers, including Lynne, hoped to have a couple dozen barns with the wooden quilts; they had 70. Now there are well over 100.

You can pick up a free self-tour brochure at the JELL-O Gallery and find more information on the group's website.

It's open 7 days a week from April through December. Hours at 10 a.m. - 4 p.m. Monday - Saturday and then 1 p.m. - 4 p.m. on Sundays.

Admission is only $4.50 for adults and $1.50 for children 6-11.

You can find out much more information on the gallery's website.

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