What’s Happening at GCV&M in April

Features & Events – April 2019
Antique Show and Sale Returns to GCV&M Saturday, April 13 Preview Party Friday, April 12
The Museum will host more than 30 vendors at this year’s annual Antique Show and Sale, April 13, with booths in the Banquet Center, Exhibition Barn, and Gallery. With everything from books to clothing, furniture to glassware, and much more, there is something for every collector! In addition, the Flint Hill Store will be open for shopping, guests are welcome to walk through the Historic Village, and the John L. Wehle Gallery will be offering a sneak peek of its much-anticipated exhibit Victoria’s Closet: Fashions of the 1850s. On Friday, April 12, the Preview Party will offer guests an exclusive evening of shopping along with food, drinks, and desserts, in a relaxed, social atmosphere. Find your next treasure at the Antique Show and Sale this year!
Last Chance for Early-Bird Discounts on Camps!
This year, we are not only running our awesome summer camps, but we have spring break camps as well! Spring into fun with a weeklong day camp that gives your child a taste of everything GCV&M has to offer. Sessions will run from 10:00 am to 4:00 pm during the week of April 15 – 19, 2019.   Right now, save $10 on spring break camps by using code: SPRINGINTOGCVM
In the summer, week-long day camps take place Monday through Friday, with the first session beginning the week of July 8 and the last session beginning the week of August 12, 2019. Take advantage of an early bird discount by registering your child for summer camp by April 19! Click below to learn more about the many options available this summer, including new programs for budding thespians!
For your convenience, during both spring and summer camps we offer a supervised camp bus from Rochester and extended care options.
A Little Farmstead to Call Your Own
“The rooster crows outside your door as the first golden sunbeams of morning pass through the wrinkled glass of the eastern window and begin to dance across the rough-sawn floorboards. Your mattress shifts on the carefully woven rope web below you and crunches as you swing your legs over the edge of the bed and onto the chilly floor. You stretch and smile as you get ready to face the new day.”
 If you are up for a one-of-a-kind adventure and not afraid of a little hard work, we have just the thing for you! This year we are once again offering five opportunities for families to set aside the modern pressures of life and live out their own pioneer story for a weekend as they experience what life may have been like for a family settling in the Genesee Country during the early 1800s. One family will be selected for each month to experience the opportunities, as well as the constraints, brought on by the rhythms of weather and seasonality.  Applications are accepted on a rolling basis as long as space remains.
MacKay Dinners Are Filling Up Quickly!
Our new historic dining option, the MacKay Family Dinner, has been a big hit! Our May 31 date is already sold out, but there are still several options available. You’ll spend a cozy spring evening with good company enjoying a special three-course meal that includes dishes prepared using receipts (called recipes today) from early 19th-century cookbooks. Each dinner can accommodate up to 12 people. Available dates are: May 17, May 18, and June 1.
To reserve a MacKay House Family Dinner, call (585) 294-8218.
Springing Into Fun at the Nature Center
Spring brings exciting new programming to the Nature Center, with opportunities for the whole family to jump in and enjoy the fun! The Adopt-a-Garden program gives families, scouts, and other groups the opportunity to get a hands-on experience — literally! Also in April, kids will enjoy some Salamander Shenanigans, exploring this species with our naturalists. Click the link below to find out more about what is springing up at Nature Sundays!
Victoria’s Closet: Fashions of the 1850s Sneak Preview
You don’t have to wait until Opening Day in May to see our stunning new exhibit,Victoria’s Closet: Fashions of the 1850s. The Antique Show & Sale will offer a sneak preview of the exhibit, a beautiful tribute to the influence of Queen Victoria on worldwide style, technology, and culture. Step into Victorian style yourself at our photo-op booth, where reproductions of period clothing will be available for try-ons! Have your own royal moment this season at the John L. Wehle Gallery!
A “Necessary” Update
GCV&M has been updating our restroom facilities! (Not our usual newsletter topic, but hey, everyone has to use them.) Thanks to the generosity of the Davenport-Hatch Foundation, Inc., the Depot/Freight House restrooms and East restrooms in the Village will finally be complete this month, with the exception of some paint, which must wait for warmer weather to be applied and dry properly. The Nature Center restrooms also have a fresh look and sleek new sinks as well, thanks to generous donations. You can see the huge difference this rehabilitation has made in the appearance of these facilities, and, as you might imagine, in their improved functioning. We are thrilled with the results!
Tackle Your Shopping and Give Back All With a Click!
To increase the impact of your online shopping, shop on Amazon Smile and choose Genesee Country Village & Museum as your beneficiary nonprofit. The Museum will get a percentage of all eligible purchases donated back by Amazon. Amazon Smile is a separate website (smile.amazon.com) but with the same products, prices, and service as Amazon.com. Follow the link below and bookmark that one instead of regular Amazon, then sign in just as you always do, and you can search through or type in the non-profit you would like to support. Each time you make a purchase, it will tell you right there how much you have generated for your organization. This is such an easy way to give back through your regular shopping all year!
A Unique Wedding Venue
200 Years in the Making
At Genesee Country Village & Museum, you’ll find endless customization options for your wedding day. From your rehearsal dinner and pre-ceremony preparations to the ceremony and reception, we will help you create a one-of-a-kind experience in a truly unique setting. We still have a few dates available for 2019, and are booking ahead as well. For more information, email us at [email protected] or click the link below.
May Brings Opening Day and Mother’s Day!
Our 2019 regular season begins on the weekend of May 11-12, with a double celebration: Opening Day on Saturday and Mother’s Day on Sunday! Come visit us as the whole Museum comes to life – the Historic Village will be bustling with activity, the Gallery exhibit Victoria’s Closet: Fashions of the 1850s will be open, and the Nature Trails will be open as well! And the best part…on Sunday, Moms get in for FREE! What better way to celebrate family than at the Museum!
Take a Run Through History
at Our 5K Race!
Join us on Saturday May 18 as we host a run for the history books – The 5K Race Through History! Along the way, you’ll travel through our beautiful Nature Center trails, run right through the Historic Village, and end up at a celebration in the Great Meadow! It will be a day of fun for the whole family, with kids’ races around the Great Meadow, and lots of activities in the Historic Village all day. Sign up today and make your own history!
OPENING DAY of Regular Season
will be Saturday, May 11 – Join us!
1410 Flint Hill Road   |   Mumford, NY 14511
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