Big Springs Historical Society and Museum

Big Springs Historical Society and Museum The Big Springs Historical Society and Museum preserves and documents the local history of the Caledonia and Mumford, New York area Free & Open to public
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Our Mission Statement The mission of the Big Springs Historical Society is to promote an appreciation of local history, heritage and culture. Through research, discovery, collection, display and preservation of relevant materials and through programming and dialogue, the BSHS will interpret the continuing story of the Caledonia-Mumford community, connecting history to contemporary life.

#CM ChallengeKermit's all in - how about you??
05/21/2020

#CM Challenge
Kermit's all in - how about you??

#CM Challenge.  Nancy Daley accepted Jayne Daley's challenge and matched Jayne's $100 donation.  Thank you Nancy!  La Ve...
05/16/2020

#CM Challenge. Nancy Daley accepted Jayne Daley's challenge and matched Jayne's $100 donation. Thank you Nancy! La Vecchia (Portrait of an old woman) by Giorgione recreated by Nancy Daley.
"An old woman, her grey hair only partially covered by her white cap, emerges from a black background. Placed behind a parapet, she turns to face the spectator, her near toothless mouth open as if in speech. With her right hand she gestures to herself, touching the rough fabric of her tunic. In the same hand she holds a piece of parchment on which is written "col tempo" (with time).

Although lacking the beauty of the young Laura, Giorgione's Old Woman is a vivid presence who, despite her age, still brims with life, and looks as if she might even step out of the picture plane to meet the spectator in our world. Although a reminder of the brevity of life and the passage of time, this vividness makes this portrait a memento senescere (what it is "to grow old") rather than a memento mori ("remember you will die"). In its depiction of the ravages inflicted on the human body by time, Giorgione manages to retain a sympathy towards the humanity, frailty, and uniqueness of its subject that differentiates it from mere allegory."

#CM Challenge.  Red-headed Woman by Amedeo Modigliani re created by Jayne Daley.  Thank you Jayne for your submission an...
05/11/2020

#CM Challenge. Red-headed Woman by Amedeo Modigliani re created by Jayne Daley. Thank you Jayne for your submission and donation and the challenge to friends and family to do the same. Recreate a work of art AND make a donation to support our new Shaping a Community Exhibit! Match Jayne's generous $100 donation or donate what you can.

05/11/2020
BSM

Enjoy a look back at our fun fund raisers you have helped to make a success. Now more than ever we need your help to continue making history together. Please donate today.

Another fantastic entry from Samantha Rychlicki! Thank you. #CMChallenge #srychphotos
05/01/2020

Another fantastic entry from Samantha Rychlicki! Thank you. #CMChallenge #srychphotos

Thank you, Candy Shaffer for your entry! #CMChallenge
05/01/2020

Thank you, Candy Shaffer for your entry! #CMChallenge

04/26/2020

Big Springs Museum would like to invite you to participate in the

Community Masterpiece Challenge
Life Imitates Art

#CMChallenge

Big Springs Museum, the Village Gallery and Caledonia-Mumford Art Departments are on board and we would love to have you join us! Re-create famous art with things you have at home. Share this link and these examples with your friends and neighbors and fill your social media with Community Masterpieces! #cmchallenge

Anyone interested in having their masterpiece hung in the Big Springs Museum Virtual Gallery can send the image to [email protected].

Join in the fun that is happening worldwide and right here in our local community! Complete your images and share them by April 30th.

Here is the link to the Getty Museum Artworks Recreated - for inspiration. http://blogs.getty.edu/iris/getty-artworks-recreated-with-household-items-by-creative-geniuses-the-world-over/

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#CMChallenge
04/20/2020

#CMChallenge

Girl With A Pearl Earring - VermeerPhoto credit: K. Hatch#cmchallenge
04/10/2020

Girl With A Pearl Earring - Vermeer
Photo credit: K. Hatch
#cmchallenge

Photo credits: William Wegmans, Alden Hatch#cmchallenge
04/10/2020

Photo credits: William Wegmans, Alden Hatch
#cmchallenge

Big Springs Museum would like to invite you to participate in the Community Masterpiece ChallengeLife Imitates Art#CMCha...
04/10/2020
Getty Artworks Recreated with Household Items by Creative Geniuses the World Over

Big Springs Museum would like to invite you to participate in the

Community Masterpiece Challenge
Life Imitates Art

#CMChallenge

Big Springs Museum, the Village Gallery and Caledonia-Mumford Art Departments are on board and we would love to have you join us! Re-create famous art with things you have at home. Share this link and these examples with your membership and followers and fill your social media with Community Masterpieces!

Anyone interested in having their masterpiece hung in the Big Springs Museum Virtual Gallery can send the image to [email protected].

Join in the fun that is happening worldwide and right here in our local community! Complete your images and share them by April 30th.

Here is the link to the Getty Museum Artworks Recreated - for inspiration. http://blogs.getty.edu/iris/getty-artworks-recreated-with-household-items-by-creative-geniuses-the-world-over/

Getty Artworks Recreated with Household Items by Creative Geniuses the World Over

03/25/2020

Our April Fool's Folly event - If Truth Be Told (advertised in the Penny Saver) has been cancelled. We hope all are well and safe and not going stir-crazy - and that's no joke!

03/15/2020

If, by any chance, in this time of self- (or strongly suggested) quarantine, you consider doing any cleaning out...please consider saving your treasures for donation to Big Springs Museum's annual Junk & Funk Sale. Mark your calendars for June 12-13. Thank you!!

03/13/2020

Due to the Pandemic and National Emergency that has been declared, the Big Springs Museum will be closed for 2 weeks. We will monitor the situation and make further determinations as needed. Thank you for your support and understanding.

Puzzlers! Anyone missing pieces? Three different locations...we will hold on to them...
02/11/2020

Puzzlers! Anyone missing pieces? Three different locations...we will hold on to them...

This year's puzzle...a toughy! A Wells Barn! Ask to borrow it from any of the teams.
02/10/2020

This year's puzzle...a toughy! A Wells Barn! Ask to borrow it from any of the teams.

A fantastic day of puzzling! 20 teams of enthusiastic, strong-willed participants. Congrats goes out to the women of Get...
02/10/2020

A fantastic day of puzzling! 20 teams of enthusiastic, strong-willed participants. Congrats goes out to the women of Gettin'Jiggy Wit' It for their first place win (for the 2nd year)!
Great fun was had by all (or most?)

02/09/2020

And they're off! The puzzles are working hard!

01/29/2020

We are looking to borrow some square card tables for our puzzle competition on Feburary 9th. If you have one to lend, please let us know. We will pick up and return promptly. Thank you!

01/19/2020

Attention Big Springs Museum fans: many, many apologies if you have sent us messages and we haven't replied. We just noticed a setting that was not allowing us to respond. We will respond from now on!

10/05/2019
Monroe County Paranormal Investigations

Monroe County Paranormal Investigations was live last night at Big Springs Museum. It was great having them and we greatly appreciate their support of local museums! Come out on October 20th to our event where they will share their findings. Tickets on Eventbrite.

Hope you were one of the lucky ones to enjoy the show last week. If not, here's a great recap of the evening.https://www...
09/26/2019
Caledonia Dinner Theatre Serves Up Laughs, Twists and Mayhem

Hope you were one of the lucky ones to enjoy the show last week. If not, here's a great recap of the evening.
https://www.gvpennysaver.com/my_hometown/hometown_stories/current_events/caledonia-dinner-theatre-serves-up-laughs-twists-and-mayhem/article_48012602-e07c-11e9-acc1-7bcff37632a9.html

Death of a Hot Sauce Salesman, a humorous mystery, entertained guests in Caledonia last Saturday. The Big Springs dinner and theatrical production was hosted by Oak Knolls Manor and performed

09/10/2019

Who Dunnit??
You have less than 2 weeks to find out. Get your tickets today for the 2nd annual Murder Mystery Dinner Theater. $40/person includes dinner, drinks, and hilarious entertainment. This year you work together with the people at your table to figure out whodunnit. Don't miss the fun! Tickets available on Eventbrite or from Big Springs Board Members.

08/15/2019

Have some acting talent? Want to express yourself? We are still looking for one male and one female part for our Murder Mystery Dinner Theater show, Death of a Hot Sauce Salesman. Share with your theatrical peeps!
First read-through tonight at 6:30 at Big Springs Museum. Come on by!!

07/13/2019

Scavenger Hunt Teams: thank you for participating last night! If at all possible, could you create an album in Google pics and share it with [email protected]? That would be fantastic!!! Thanks, again!

07/13/2019

It's unclear who had a better time last night at our 2nd annual Community Scavenger Hunt - the judges or the teams!! The constant laughter throughout Mumford and Caledonia - and at the judging table as the pics came in - made last night a complete success in our eyes. Thank you to all who participated. Stay tuned for photos...coming soon. We cannot wait for the 3rd annual!!

We still have room for YOUR Scavenger Hunt team. Please join us Friday night for some great community fun, Cozy Kitchen ...
07/07/2019

We still have room for YOUR Scavenger Hunt team. Please join us Friday night for some great community fun, Cozy Kitchen food truck, Deer Run Winery & prizes. Guaranteed fun! Details below. Register on our website: www.bigspringsmuseum.org

07/07/2019

Thanks everyone for liking our page! We have 999 likes...anyone want to be 1000?

Community Scavenger Hunt - July 12th. The registration form is live. Sign up today!!https://bigspringsmuseum.org/
07/02/2019
Big Springs Museum

Community Scavenger Hunt - July 12th. The registration form is live. Sign up today!!
https://bigspringsmuseum.org/

What is it? / OK, Caledonians and Mumforites, help us identify these objects and their use. Note they are of slightly different size and the openings on each end are slightly different. What are they? Send your guesses to [email protected]

07/01/2019

Big Springs Museum is looking for individuals that are interested in joining our Board of Trustees. We are a working board who meet once a month as a full board and as needed in committees. We typically host one program or event per month and ask Board Members to be present.
If you love this community, enjoy history and/or have some of these much needed skilss or interests, please contact me.
* Grant Writing Experience
* Graphic
* Computer Knowledge
** Familiar with a variety of software
* Event Planning/Organization
* Research
* Fund Raising

Thank you
Janice Ouweleen Grattan,
President Board of Directors, Big Springs Museum

06/28/2019

I need a little help, please. I've worked all morning trying to make something work on FB only to find out it won't unless we have 2000 likes on our page. We have 637. Can you please consider liking our page and encouraging your entire FB posse to do the same? Thank you!!

06/21/2019

Please join us this Sunday between 1-2:30 to support our Young Historians. Cal-Mum 5th graders will present their green screen projects. Join us to see modern technology and local history come together. Open House format. Refreshments served.

06/10/2019

Thank you to ALL who donated, purchased and supported Big Springs at Junk & Funk this weekend. We had a VERY successful fundraiser!

06/09/2019

Update: items are moving, but we have plenty left! Lots of furniture...bring a vehicle and fill for $25!!!

Address

3095 Main St (FREE And OPEN To The PUBLIC)
Caledonia, NY
14423

Opening Hours

Monday 09:00 - 12:00
Sunday 13:00 - 16:00

Telephone

(585) 538-9880

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Charles Darwin, Father of Natural Selection.
Cannot wait for this fun event!!! A night out on the town!
Is there access to a book you published called History of the town of York, Livingston county, New York by Mary R. Root? I understand that there very few copies published originally. Thanks Terry and Jane North Bryce
Hello! Just so you know, you can submit events, like your upcoming puzzle competition, to the Genesee Valley Penny Saver via email or on our website at www.gvpennysaver.com/community! I submitted the puzzle event for you! :)
Hello museum folks.. I had thought you were offering a time where people could bring in their old toys for a future temporary display... is that still on? Arnie.
Took some photos at the First Ever Big Springs Scavenger Hunt in Caledonia last evening. It was a beautiful night spent with a bunch of fun loving people. Just about all the photos in the gallery are from prior to the start of the event in the event staging area, just opposite the museum. I would have shot more of the scavenging hunting but I too was busy helping my team solve the clues. If you wish to have a digital download of any of the photos in the gallery, just click on the photo you would like (it will open in its own window) then hit the downward arrow at the bottom right of the photo. The photo will be sent directly to your down load photo on your COMPUTER...most phones do not have a download folder. I hope you like... To view gallery, click on photo below:
We again visited Caledonia, and the Big Springs Museum. Had a great lunch, wonderful staff,Volunteers, food, and just a great hometown experience. Thanks for another, very pleasant time. Looking forward to next years.
Great Food, Great Community, Great Display! Please join us Saturday!