gcvm.JPGMumford, N.Y - For centuries, fire has been used by humans for signaling, cooking, keeping warm and propelling transportation.  And it still is today. On Sept. 21-22, take a look at some 19th-century uses of fire during Fire! Fire! Fire! at Genesee Country Village & Museum. Museum activities will include anvil firing, joining in a bucket brigade to douse a village bonfire, learning how to start a fire without matches and tasting of 19th-century food cooked in an open hearth. The weekend also includes demonstrations of trussing a barrel; firing a black-powder rifle; creating the hydrogen gas used in 19th-century balloons; soldering; forging steel; welding; brewing beer; and firing the museum kiln, the only museum-based ,wood-fired, salt-glaze kiln in the country (on Saturday only). At peak, the temperature there reaches 2200 degrees. Museum hours are 9:30 a.m.-4 p.m.  Admission is adults $16; youth (4-16) $10, seniors 62+ & students with ID $13, children under 3 admitted free. For more information, call (585-538-6822) or visit http://www.gcv.org/. Genesee Country Village & Museum is the largest living history museum in New York State and the largest collection of historic buildings in the Northeast. The museum, with its  John L. Wehle Gallery and Genesee Country Nature Center, is open May 11-Oct. 14, and located in Mumford, N.Y., 20 miles southwest of Rochester and 45 miles east of Buffalo. For more information, visit http://www.gcv.org/ or call (585) 538-6822. Hours: Sept. 4-Oct. 14
  • 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Wednesdays-Fridays,  weekends and holidays
  • Closed Mondays & Tuesdays, except for Oct. 14
Museum hours are 9:30 a.m.-4 p.m.  Admission is adults $16; youth (4-16) $10, seniors 62+ & students with ID $13, children under 3 admitted free. For more information, call (585-538-6822) or visit http://www.gcv.org/.

 

 

Contact: Judy Markham  (585) 538-6822 jmarkham@gcv.org