History of the Center

“As a kid growing up in Hornell, the YMCA was the single most important influence on my life. By investing in this new facility, I hope to make a real difference in the lives of today’s kids. I feel that what we’re undertaking at the Hornell Y, particularly with music and the other arts, is going to be one of the most important things that’s happened to the Hornell community, possibly ever.” - Bob Fletcher

The Fletcher Family Cultural Center honors the generosity of Robert and Ann Fletcher and their family, who have made the Music and Arts Program possible. Bob Fletcher grew up in Hornell and followed his father into piano and organ sales and service. Today, Fletcher Music stores can be found across Florida and Arizona. The Fletcher family has left a lasting legacy in Hornell in the new YMCA. The Cultural Center includes art and music classrooms and four studios for music lessons.