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Genesee Country Village and Museum – #11

This post continues with details and photographs from our visit in June to the Genesee Country Village and Museum.

Each of the blog posts prior to this one have provided details and photographs about the Historic Village and the Silver Baseball Park. Also located on the grounds of the museum is the John L. Wehle Art Gallery, the Genesee Country Nature Center, the Carriage Museum, and the Heirloom Gardens.

The John L. Wehle Art Gallery is closed for renovations this year; however, we did enjoy looking at a large sculpture garden located outside the gallery.

“Bounding Doe”

Indian Shooting Arrow

“Double Header”

“Corn Grinder”

“Gorilla”

“Descending Cougar”

“Silver King”

“Kiowa”

“The Unknown”

“Elhew Snakefoot”

“Mountain Comrades”

The Carriage Museum is full of horse-drawn carriages and sleighs from the 19th and early 20th centuries. I have no photographs from inside the Carriage Museum. The photographs that I took came out dark. I’ll have to return one day with my external flash and take photographs of the carriages and sleighs. I do have photographs from outside the Carriage Museum to share with you though.

Horses on Parade – “Livingston”

Close-up photograph of the artwork on “Livingston”

Sitting on “Livingston’s” top hat was this bluebird.

I took this close-up photograph of the bluebird especially for my friend, Betsy, who is the author of the blog “Joyful Reflections”. Anyone who has read “Joyful Reflections” knows how much Betsy loves bluebirds.

We hope to one day go back to the Genesee Country Village and Museum. In addition to visiting The Historic Village and the Carriage Museum once again, we would like the opportunity to visit the John L. Wehle Art Gallery, the Genesee Country Nature Center, and the Heirloom Gardens.

Both the John L. Wehle Art Gallery and the Carriage Museum sit on the outer perimeter of the Great Meadow. In the center of the Great Meadow is a gigantic gazebo.

Great Meadow Gazebo

This photograph of the Great Meadow Gazebo concludes my blog posts about the Genesee Country Village and Museum. I hope that you enjoyed seeing the museum sights through the lens of my camera.

Genesee Country Village and Museum – #10

This post continues with details and photographs from our visit in June to the Genesee Country Village and Museum.

In today’s blog post we will continue our exploration of the Pioneer Settlement portion of the Historic Village.

Kieffer’s Place, c. 1814 (Rush, NY)

Blacksmith Shop, c. 1830 (Elba, NY)

Blacksmiths

Pioneer Farmstead Log House, c. 1809 (Scottsville, NY)

Pioneer Farmstead Barn, c. 1820 (Ontario County, NY)

Some barn animals

Turkey

Ox in Pasture

Schoolhouse, c. 1822 (Rush, NY)


School teacher
and
Interior views of the schoolhouse

Campbell House, c. 1809 (Caledonia, NY)

The Campbell House is completely finished on the exterior. The inside, however, is still at an early stage of rebuilding. This house will not be a finished, furnished building like the others in the Historic Village. It will be an exhibit of early 19th century construction.

This item was inside the Campbell House. Does anyone have any idea what this thing is and what it was used for?

Close-up picture

Genesee Country Village and Museum – #9

This post continues with details and photographs from our visit in June to the Genesee Country Village and Museum.

There is a brewery on the grounds of the Genesee Country Village and Museum. It is located in the Pioneer Settlement portion of the Historic Village. Brewers use the same practices of early brewers in western and central New York. The brewery features fresh water pumped through a wooden pipe, a wood-fired brew kettle and huge wooden fermentation casks. The brown ale being brewed, 1803 Fat Ox Ale, is on tap at museum restaurants. Bob drank a pint of the ale at lunch and said it was good.

W. Greive’s Brewery, c. 1803 (Geneva, NY)

Delivery of water to brew kettle

Wood-Fired Brew Kettle

Wood-Fired Brew Kettle

Copper-lined cooling pans

Fermentation Casks

Costumed Interpreter in basement of brewery

Genesee Country Village and Museum – #8

This post continues with details and photographs from our visit in June to the Genesee Country Village and Museum.

As I mentioned in an earlier blog post, the Historic Village spans three time periods — Pioneer Settlement, Antebellum Village and Turn of the Century. In today’s blog post a short walk will take us through all three of these time periods.

Hyde House, c. 1870 (Friendship, NY)

The Hyde House is located in the Turn of the Century portion of the Historic Village.

Hyde House Parlor

Dining Room in Hyde House

Costumed Interpreter at Hyde House

George Eastman Boyhood Home, c. 1840 (Waterville, NY)

The George Eastman Boyhood Home is located in the Antebellum Village portion of the Historic Village. George Eastman was the founder of Eastman Kodak Company. He lived in this house during his early youth.

The Eastman family enjoyed comfortable living.

Costumed Interpreter at George Eastman Boyhood Home

The Eastman’s Kitchen

The Silver Base Ball Park, which we visited in Wednesday’s blog post, is located behind Hyde House and the George Eastman Boyhood Home.

Jones Farm Farmhouse, c. 1820 (Orleans, NY)

Jones Farm is located in the Antebellum Village portion of the Historic Village.

Cheese was being produced inside the Jones Farm Farmhouse.

Shaker Trustees’ Building, c. 1839 (Sonyea, NY)

The Shaker Trustees’ Building is located in the Pioneer Settlement portion of the Historic Village.

Shaker-made furniture

There is a replica of a Shaker store on the first floor of the Shaker Trustees’ Building.

We will continue exploration of the Pioneer Settlement in my next blog post about the Genesee Country Village and Museum.

Genesee Country Village and Museum – #7

This post continues with details and photographs from our visit in June to the Genesee Country Village and Museum.

We experienced an authentic 1800’s base ball game while at the Genesee Country Village and Museum.

Entrance to Silver Base Ball Park

The entrance to the base ball park was located at the northern end of the Turn of the Century portion of the Historic Village.

Silver Base Ball Park Sign

The first paragraph of this sign states that Silver Base Ball Park is a recreated ball field of the late 1860s. The rules and language of the game are different than those used in modern baseball games.

I will end this blog post with some of the photographs that I took while watching the base ball game.

Silver Base Ball Park game

Silver Base Ball Park game

This is where the announcer sat.

Silver Base Ball Park Scoreboard

We’ll continue our exploration of the Turn of the Century portion of the Historic Village in my next blog post about the Genesee Country Village and Museum.

Genesee Country Village and Museum – #6

This post continues with details and photographs from our visit in June to the Genesee Country Village and Museum.

In today’s blog post we will visit Hamilton Place, which is located on Orchard Street in the Turn of the Century portion of the Historic Village.

Hamilton House, c. 1870 (Campbell, NY)
This Victorian Italianate style mansion is elaborately decorated, both inside and outside.

Located on the grounds of Hamilton Place is the carriage house, which was also built in 1870.

Carriage House

As you enter the carriage house, you will see horse stalls on the left.


Three carriages were displayed in the carriage house.

In my next Genesee Country Village blog post, we will take a break from touring the houses and businesses of the Historic Village. I’ll be taking you out to a ball game in my next blog post.

Genesee Country Village and Museum – #5

This post continues with details and photographs from our visit to the Genesee Country Village and Museum. In Wednesday’s blog post we entered the Historic Village through the Toll House and observed a flag raising ceremony at the Antebellum Village Square. In Thursday’s blog post we strolled along Maple Street and stopped at several businesses along the way. In Friday’s blog post we strolled along Church Street, where we saw two churches and a tavern. In Saturday’s blog post we continued our stroll along Church Street, where we visited the Livingston-Backus House.

Please join me today as we continue our stroll along Church Street.

Post Office, c. 1834 (Brooks Grove, NY)

Tailor Shop, c. 1849 (Garbutt, NY)

Costumed Interpreters in Tailor Shop

Costumed Interpreters in Tailor Shop

Tinsmith Shop, c. 1860 (Buckbee’s Corners, NY)

 

Tinsmith Shop, c. 1860 (Buckbee’s Corners, NY)

As we rounded the corner onto Orchard Street, we departed Antebellum Village and entered the Turn of the Century portion of the Historic Village. Immediately to our right we saw a fanciful building — the Pavilion Garden Restaurant. We looked at the time. It was noon; time for lunch. We decided to eat lunch at the Pavilion Garden Restaurant.

Pavilion Garden Restaurant

Bob ordered pulled pork quesadilla. I ordered a smoked turkey salad with cranberry vignette. We shared a potato salad. Lunch was moderately expensive but good.

After eating lunch we strolled to the end of Orchard Street, where we stopped at the Davis Opera House.

Davis Opera House, c. 1884 (South Butler, NY)

The first floor of the Davis Opera House served as a general store. It houses historical exhibitions, which I believe will change from time to time. Here are a few photographs of items that caught my eye, as we were wandering about the first floor.

Davis Opera House Exhibit

 

Davis Opera House Exhibit

Davis Opera House Exhibit

A performance hall occupies the second floor of the Davis Opera House.

Davis Opera House Performance Hall

Note the stencils that cover the walls. The walls and ceiling were covered with stencils. The performance hall does hold special performances during the operating season, according to the costumed interpreter.

Costumed Interpreter at the Davis Opera House

When we exited the Davis Opera House, we walked across Orchard Street to Hamilton Place.

I will share photographs from Hamilton Place in my next Genesee Country Village blog post.

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