Genesee Country Village & Museum

Genesee Country Village & Museum The official page of the 19th-century living history museum located in Mumford, NY. GCV&M is open for special events and classes through the winter. Days and hours may vary. See website for details.
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Is there anything cozier than a winter campfire? Our Owl Moon event includes a winter walk, indoor activities, and a moo...
01/27/2020

Is there anything cozier than a winter campfire? Our Owl Moon event includes a winter walk, indoor activities, and a moonlit campfire to roast marshmallows with hot chocolate! Put on your best cozy winter gear and join in the winter fun on February 8!

01/26/2020
Are you Ready for the Kohlfahrt Challenge?

Kohlfahrt is less than a month away, and we are SO excited to get out and shake off the cabin fever on February 15. Join us - But hurry, tickets are going fast! ARE YOU UP FOR THE KOHLFAHRT CHALLENGE??

01/25/2020

Cold weather like this requires the warmth of a Balmoral petticoat!
Red wool from @burnleyandtrowbridge, black grosgrain ribbon stripes. Glazed cotton yoke waist. Modeled by the amazingly talented @youngsewphisticate, created and produced by @l_aspect_ancien
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#gcvm #historicinterpretation #balmoralpetticoat #petticoat #wool #red #burnleyandtrowbridge

OK, we’ll play along. Our Oxen really wanted to get in on the #dollypartonchallenge so here you go! #GCVM #oxen #farmani...
01/25/2020

OK, we’ll play along. Our Oxen really wanted to get in on the #dollypartonchallenge so here you go!

#GCVM #oxen #farmanimals

Do good AND try some tasty brews at the Genesee Brew House! Thanks to the generosity of Genesee Beer, a portion of proce...
01/24/2020

Do good AND try some tasty brews at the Genesee Brew House! Thanks to the generosity of Genesee Beer, a portion of proceeds from the tasting bar will benefit GCV&M now through March. Head over to High Falls and grab your flight now – it’s four different beers for only $5!

01/24/2020

Only one week left to take advantage of the Spring Break Camp early bird discount!

Register Today!

https://www.gcv.org/experiences/camps/

#gcvm #springbreak #daycamp #springintofun #springintogcvm #gcvmuseum

Wild Wings Inc. will be joining us again for live owl demonstrations at Owl Moon, February 8. Don’t miss this unique eve...
01/24/2020

Wild Wings Inc. will be joining us again for live owl demonstrations at Owl Moon, February 8. Don’t miss this unique evening that includes a winter walk through the Nature Center Trails, campfire fun, and an up-close owl experience with Wild Wings, Inc!

Genesee Country Village & Museum's cover photo
01/23/2020

Genesee Country Village & Museum's cover photo

Genesee Country Village & Museum's cover photo
01/23/2020

Genesee Country Village & Museum's cover photo

Parents – looking for a day out to have fun (and a few drinks) minus the kids? Beyond the Nest - Rochester, NY,  the sis...
01/23/2020
Kohlfahrt: A German Winter Cabbage Walk

Parents – looking for a day out to have fun (and a few drinks) minus the kids? Beyond the Nest - Rochester, NY, the sister publication to Rochester Kids Out And About, has all the info on Kohlfahrt, our cure for cabin fever, happening Feb. 15! BONUS: you can join us the next day, Feb. 16, with the whole family for KIDDIE Kohlfahrt, an all-ages version of this fun winter activity!

Golden silk heeled shoes, pewter buckles.  Bound in brown linen. Ca. 1740-1750 Buckle has winged faces motif in four qua...
01/21/2020

Golden silk heeled shoes, pewter buckles. Bound in brown linen.
Ca. 1740-1750
Buckle has winged faces motif in four quadrants.
Part of the Susan Greene Collection.
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#gcvmuseum #susangreenecollection #buckledshoes #buckles #shoes #heels #18thcentury

Come hungry and leave full! During Owl Moon on Feb. 8, we will have a cash bar in the lounge, and the kitchen will be se...
01/19/2020

Come hungry and leave full! During Owl Moon on Feb. 8, we will have a cash bar in the lounge, and the kitchen will be serving pizza, soups, and other winter favorites - including chicken cordon blue sandwiches! Enjoy a pint of our own Fat Ox Ale or a Bourbon Barreled Cider from OSB Ciderworks as well. The perfect cozy winter outing!

Black silk velvet dolman jacket, ca. 1885-1895. Part of the Susan Greene Collection at @gcvmuseum ----#gcvmuseum #susang...
01/18/2020

Black silk velvet dolman jacket, ca. 1885-1895.
Part of the Susan Greene Collection at @gcvmuseum
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#gcvmuseum #susangreenecollection #johnlwehlegallery #dolman #jacket #1880s #1890s

01/15/2020
Genesee Country Village & Museum

It’s a magical night under a bright moon, and it’s all about owls! The winter fun includes a roaring fire to cozy up to and roast marshmallows – whooo can resist such a perfect winter eve? Make your reservations for Owl Moon on February 8 before it sells out! https://www.gcv.org/events/owl-moon/

Genesee Country Village & Museum features costumed interpreters in restored historic buildings, breathing life into an authentic 19th-Century Country Village

It’s a magical night under a bright moon, and it’s all about owls! The winter fun includes a roaring fire to cozy up to ...
01/15/2020
Genesee Country Village & Museum

It’s a magical night under a bright moon, and it’s all about owls! The winter fun includes a roaring fire to cozy up to and roast marshmallows – whooo can resist such a perfect winter eve? Make your reservations for Owl Moon on February 8 before it sells out! https://www.gcv.org/events/owl-moon/

Genesee Country Village & Museum features costumed interpreters in restored historic buildings, breathing life into an authentic 19th-Century Country Village

01/14/2020

Oil painting portraiture, spanning the 19th century, in the John L. Wehle Gallery.
Stern faces, some with laces, old and young, frames and cases.
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#gcvmuseum #johnlwehlegallery #19thcentury #oilpainting #portrait #faces

On February 15, we are having a Kohlfahrt! It’s a funny name for a fun event that features a guided hike on trails throu...
01/13/2020

On February 15, we are having a Kohlfahrt! It’s a funny name for a fun event that features a guided hike on trails through the wintry landscapes of the Nature Center and historic village, stopping for fun and games as well as beer and wine samples, followed by a hearty German-style meal of sausages, brats, potatoes, strudel, and more beer. Grab your friends and grab tickets – you might even be crowned the King or Queen of Kale!

Today’s warm weather has us yearning for summer here at the John L. Wehle Gallery! This light and airy “windowpane” musl...
01/11/2020

Today’s warm weather has us yearning for summer here at the John L. Wehle Gallery!
This light and airy “windowpane” muslin print day dress, ca. 1855 is perfect for a stroll on a sunny warm beach.
Entirely hand-stitched, unlined skirt, with pocket to the right.
Bonnet with silk ribbon and feathers on loan from @rocrmsc
Detachable white broderie anglaise collar.
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#gcvmuseum #susangreenecollection #johnlwehlegallery #rochestermuseumandsciencecenter #summerinwinter #muslin #printdress #1850s #bonnet #umbrella #collar #lace #broderieanglaise

Here's a real win-win: Visit the Pilot Brewery at the Genesee Brew House and support GCV&M! The tasting bar is open Sund...
01/11/2020

Here's a real win-win: Visit the Pilot Brewery at the Genesee Brew House and support GCV&M! The tasting bar is open Sunday through Wednesday, 11 am-9 pm and Thursday through Saturday, 11 am-10 pm, and features a flight of four different beers for $5. A portion of proceeds from the tasting bar benefits GCV&M during the months of January, February and March this year! Hope to see you at the Brew House at High Falls. Really, where else can you buy a flight for $5.00? Cheers! #hometown #ROC

Join us for Owl Moon on February 8 and take a moonlit walk through the snowy woods looking for owls, get cozy around the...
01/10/2020
Genesee Country Village & Museum

Join us for Owl Moon on February 8 and take a moonlit walk through the snowy woods looking for owls, get cozy around the campfire to roast marshmallows, then head inside to see some of these fabled birds up close with Wild Wings, Inc. It's a night to celebrate winter and the majestic creatures who call the woods their home. https://www.gcv.org/events/owl-moon/

Thank you!! Year-end is a very important time for us, and we are excited about all we will do in 2020 thanks to your don...
01/08/2020

Thank you!! Year-end is a very important time for us, and we are excited about all we will do in 2020 thanks to your donations. With your help, we raised more than $20,000 to help diversify our programming, illuminate more stories, and bring more history to life for visitors of all ages and abilities this year. We can’t wait!

What is Kohlfahrt?? Well, it involves the outdoors, friends, food, drinks, and some friendly competition with games like...
01/08/2020

What is Kohlfahrt?? Well, it involves the outdoors, friends, food, drinks, and some friendly competition with games like... wiener on a stick? You really need to experience it for yourself. Grab your most adventurous (and limber?) friends and come Kohlfahrt with us Feb.15! Tickets on sale now at https://www.gcv.org/events/kohlfahrt/

❄️ Woodland Fairy & Elf Academy: Winter Wings starts on Saturday and there are still a few stops left! We can't wait to ...
01/07/2020

❄️ Woodland Fairy & Elf Academy: Winter Wings starts on Saturday and there are still a few stops left! We can't wait to explore the forests, meet the local winter birds, and make special feeders to help our new friends. ❄️

Register today at https://www.gcv.org/experiences/youth-classes/woodland-fairy-and-elf-academy/

#gcvm #gcvmuseum #fairies #elves #cosplay #imaginativeplay #natureplay #playbasedlearning #preschool #fairyfun #winter #birds #ilovewinter

It’s a Regency Reproduction kind of day! This original (left) dimity dressing gown comes from the Susan Greene Collectio...
01/07/2020

It’s a Regency Reproduction kind of day!
This original (left) dimity dressing gown comes from the Susan Greene Collection, ca. 1805. It has been reproduced in a modern cotton dimity by @l_aspect_ancien, using modern measurements.
Check out the process in this post!
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#gcvmuseum #susangreenecollection #regency #dressinggown #cotton #dimity #reproduction #historicalfashion

"With spring months away, mid-February can begin to feel like the icy rain and slush will never end. But a day full of e...
01/06/2020
A real-live fairy kale - (585) magazine - January 2020 - Rochester, NY

"With spring months away, mid-February can begin to feel like the icy rain and slush will never end. But a day full of exercise, nature, games, and laughs puts things in perspective; I feel better than I have since Christmas." Thanks to John Ernst at 585 magazine for the hilarious - and accurate - write-up of Kohlfahrt! Get your tickets at https://www.gcv.org/ before they're gone, Kohlfahrt is one day only this February 15!

Genesee Country Village & Museum’s spin on Germany’s annual “Cabbage Walk” offers a break from winter’s monotony — and brings a little fairy tale magic to Upstate New York.

New year, new members! If you’ve just joined us, welcome! And if you’ve stuck with us for yet another year, we truly tha...
01/06/2020

New year, new members! If you’ve just joined us, welcome! And if you’ve stuck with us for yet another year, we truly thank you. You’re in for 12 months of history, art, nature, and FUN. We look forward to making memories with you all year! Don’t forget to take advantage of all your great benefits, and get to know Corinne in our Membership Office if you have any questions at (585) 294-8253.

01/05/2020

During the 12 months of GCV&M, there is so much to do…

Twelfth, we remember the recent delights of DECEMBER!

#gcvm #12monthsofgcvm #visitroc #iloveny #flashback #gcvmuseum #december

Don’t let winter keep you indoors! Starting tomorrow, we are open for Nature Sundays, when you can get out and explore! ...
01/05/2020
Explore Genesee Valley

Don’t let winter keep you indoors! Starting tomorrow, we are open for Nature Sundays, when you can get out and explore! Check out some great local options to enjoy the great outdoors!

Love this round-up of #winterwalks including our friends at Humphrey Nature Center and Genesee Country Village!

#exploregeneseevalley #daytripsaroundroc #getoutside

01/04/2020

During the 12 months of GCV&M, there is so much to do…

Eleventh, there is nothing like NOVEMBER!

#gcvm #12monthsofgcvm #visitroc #iloveny #flashback #gcvmuseum #november

01/03/2020
12 months of GCV&M 2019 (October)

During the 12 months of GCV&M, there is so much to do…

Tenth, let’s flip over to OCTOBER!

#gcvm #12monthsofgcvm #visitroc #iloveny #flashback #gcvmuseum #october

We loved showing Sweet Paul Magazine around our historic kitchens! Did you see the Winter Issue, featuring our cooks and...
01/03/2020

We loved showing Sweet Paul Magazine around our historic kitchens! Did you see the Winter Issue, featuring our cooks and cookies?

Take a look inside a kitchen from the 19th century. @gcvmuseum is the largest living history museum in New York, the third largest in the country, and was founded with the goal of preserving and sharing architecture of the Genesee region with a focus on life in the 19th century. The founder of the Museum, the late John L. (Jack) Wehle, envisioned a museum village
of authentic examples of 19th-century Genesee Country architecture, showcasing the art of typical village artisans. Beginning in 1966, buildings of the style, type, and function found in the rural communities of Western New York State were acquired and reconstructed in the configuration of an early Genesee Country hamlet. Genesee Country Village and Museum opened to the
public in 1976 and eventually grew to 68 historic buildings, including a working 19th-century brewery. The Museum is located 20 miles southwest of Rochester and 50 miles from Buffalo.

01/02/2020
12 months of GCV&M 2019 (September)

During the 12 months of GCV&M, there is so much to do…

Nineth, let’s step back to SEPTEMBER!

#gcvm #12monthsofgcvm #visitroc #iloveny #flashback #gcvmuseum #september

What is there to do in chilly ROC in the winter? PLENTY! Including our own Kohlfahrt experience, coming up on February 1...
01/02/2020
50 Things To Do This Winter In Rochester, N.Y.

What is there to do in chilly ROC in the winter? PLENTY! Including our own Kohlfahrt experience, coming up on February 15! Read all about it in Visit Rochester's blog here: http://www.visitrochester.com/blog/post/50-things-to-do-this-winter/

There are limitless things to see and do this winter in Rochester! To help you plan for the next couple of months, we’ve pulled together a list of 50 things that will keep you busy this season including outdoor and indoor activities, and so much more.

01/01/2020
12 months of GCV&M 2019 (August)

During the 12 months of GCV&M, there is so much to do…

Eighth, we are all about AUGUST!

#gcvm #12monthsofgcvm #visitroc #iloveny #flashback #gcvmuseum #august

Warmest wishes from the John L. Wehle Gallery to you and your family! Black silk dress with Honiton lace bertha and cuff...
12/31/2019

Warmest wishes from the John L. Wehle Gallery to you and your family!
Black silk dress with Honiton lace bertha and cuffs, embroidered black crêpe apron ca. 1842.
Cream silk evening gown ca. 1841
Part of the Susan Greene Collection.
HAPPY NEW YEAR! 🎊🎈🎆

12/31/2019
12 months of GCV&M 2019 (July)

During the 12 months of GCV&M, there is so much to do…

Seventh, we rejoice about JULY!

#gcvm #12monthsofgcvm #visitroc #iloveny #flashback #gcvmuseum #july

12/30/2019
12 months of GCV&M 2019 (June)

During the 12 months of GCV&M, there is so much to do…

Sixth, let’s look at the joy of JUNE!

#gcvm #12monthsofgcvm #visitroc #iloveny #flashback #gcvmuseum #june

12/29/2019
12 months of GCV&M 2019 (May)

During the 12 months of GCV&M, there is so much to do…

Fifth, we highlight the marvelous month of MAY!

#gcvm #12monthsofgcvm #visitroc #iloveny #flashback #gcvmuseum #may

Stay warm and feel like a royal in this 19th century winter muff and collar set! Ermine muffs, neck collar band, with ta...
12/28/2019

Stay warm and feel like a royal in this 19th century winter muff and collar set!
Ermine muffs, neck collar band, with tassels of silk and hair. Lined with blue silk. Ca. 1870-1885

12/28/2019
12 months of GCV&M 2019 (April)

During the 12 months of GCV&M, there is so much to do…

Fourth, are you ready for APRIL!?!?!?!

#gcvm #12monthsofgcvm #visitroc #iloveny #flashback #gcvmuseum #april

12/27/2019
12 months of GCV&M 2019 (March)

During the 12 months of GCV&M, there is so much to do…

Third, let’s move to the month of MARCH!

#gcvm #12monthsofgcvm #visitroc #iloveny #flashback #gcvmuseum #march

12/26/2019
12 moths of GCV&M 2019 (February)

During the 12 months of GCV&M, there is so much to do…

Second, let’s flashback to FEBRUARY!

#gcvm #12monthsofgcvm #visitroc #iloveny #flashback #gcvmuseum #february

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Snowhenge on the solstice at GCVM!
I have one ticket available for tonight's 6:15 Yuletide tour if anyone is interested?
Thank you for a great program today! My girls and I had a great time 😁
Is the Depot Restaurant open on the 30th for that event?
Bread baking with Lorraine Poole Slomovic
Today I finished up volunteering this season in the gardens at the Museum. I had a great time volunteering in the gardens. The garden staff were outstanding and a joy to work with and it was fun working with my fellow volunteers. I look forward to volunteering in the gardens again next year!
Thank you for such an incredible Trick or Treat event! It’s one of our most favorite things to do and it’s created everlasting memories for our family!