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Genesee Country Village and Museum – #1

Bob and I spent the weekend of June 25-28 at the Best Western Crown Inn & Suites in Batavia, New York. Batavia is located approximately 120 miles northeast of our hometown of Warren, PA. While in Batavia we visited the Genesee Country Village and Museum, which is located approximately 20 miles southwest of Rochester in the town of Mumford, NY. My blog posts about the Genesee Country Village and Museum will span several days.

Located on the grounds of the museum is the Historic Village, the John L. Wehle Gallery of Sporting Art, the Genesee Country Nature Center, the Carriage Museum, the Silver Baseball Park and the Heirloom Gardens. The heart of the Genesee Country Village and Museum is the Historic Village.

The Historic Village is a small 19th-century village. There are over 60 restored and furnished buildings in the village, represented by the orange-numbered circles on the map shown above. A wide spectrum of buildings are presented, from the simple frontier cabin to an elaborate Victorian mansion, with professional, religious, and business buildings as well. Each building was acquired from rural communities throughout western New York. Most buildings are staffed by costumed interpreters who provide information about the history of the building and may even demonstrate a craft or trade. The Historic Village spans three time periods: Pioneer Settlement, 1795-1830; Antebellum Village, 1830-1870; and Turn of the Century, 1870-1920. The Historic Village is entered via the Toll House.

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Toll House, c. 1850
Entrance to the Historic Village
The Toll House was the southernmost of two Rochester and Hemlock Lake Plank Road Company tollhouses that flanked the village of Lima in Livingston County. The tollkeeper, his wife, three children and a boarder shared its two rooms, kitchen and loft.
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Tollkeepers’s Wife

There was a special event — War of 1812 Encampment — on the day that we visited The Historic Village. The encampment was at the Antebellum Village Square (No. 39 on the map displayed above). The photographs that follow were taken at the morning’s flag raising ceremony.

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Stay tuned for more photographs from the Genesee Country Village and Museum.

7 Responses to “Genesee Country Village and Museum – #1”

  1. Betsy from Tennessee

    Hi Linda… I was beginning to get worried about you… Hope you are having a good week.We love to see war enactments… George is 'really' into the Civil War —so we've seen several of those enactments…. Great pictures… Looks like you two enjoyed yourselves. Hugs,BetsyGeorge ordered the Photo Shop… Thanks!!!

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  2. Elena

    What a fun and interesting place to visit. I would love to watch the reinactment with all the people in costume! Regarding the drawing of Queen Mary and King Daddy. I drew that with Mary telling me what she wanted. I made Daddy a little small so I tried to make it look like he was standing further back. She wanted me to draw Queen Mom but something came up and I never finished the picture:)

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  3. Becky K.

    I didn't know anything about this village until seeing these posts. It looks very interesting. I am reminded very much of Williamsburg, VA.Becky K.

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