Mumford (August 18, 2020) – Neighbors Free Weekend at Genesee Country Village & Museum is back again this year on Saturday and Sunday, September 5 and 6, with the addition of some new neighbors! The Museum is offering free admission to residents of Caledonia, Mumford, Scottsville, Geneseo, Piffard, Retsof, and York, upon presenting legal ID or proof of residency (i.e. zip code).
Neighbors Free Weekend is GCV&M’s way of acknowledging Museum neighbors and thanking them for their support. During this weekend, visitors can picnic on the Great Meadow, stroll through the Historic Village, and explore the Nature Center trails. Guests will be able to get an up-close look at how coopers made wooden barrels that effectively carried water without any “modern” materials involved, stop in at the Shaker garden to see what’s being harvested, and find out what an abolition fair is and what abolition quilts were used for – hint: not just decoration!
The John L. Wehle Gallery features two new exhibits in addition to the popular Victoria’s Closet: Fashions of the 1850s. The first, Nature’s Chain: The Land and Our Place in It, features a look at the Genesee Valley and surrounding area through an environmental and ecological lens. Opening Labor Day weekend, Fan Favorites features fine art, housewares, historical clothing and textiles, 19th century agricultural technologies, musical instruments, and ephemera chosen from across the Museum’s collections as favorite pieces of staff members and patrons, including some rarely-seen gems. Guests can also peek in at a parlor scene arranged to showcase several of these unique items and learn about their interesting histories.
Genesee Country Village & Museum is open from 10 am-4 pm on Saturday and Sunday, September 5-6 for Neighbors Free Days. Preregistration is not required and neighbors need only present a driver's license or a utility bill with the applicable zip code at Admissions. For other guests, general admission tickets can be purchased at Admissions. Tickets are $18 adults, $15 seniors & students (ages 13-18), and $12 youth (ages 3-12). GCV&M Members and children age 2 and under are also free.
Photo: Girl in mask with sheep, Regina Muscarella
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GCV&M is the largest living history museum in New York State with the largest collection of historic buildings in the Northeast. The Museum, with its John L. Wehle Gallery, working brewery, vintage base ball park, and Nature Center, is located in Mumford, NY, 20 miles southwest of Rochester and 45 miles east of Buffalo. Visit www.gcv.org for more information.
Contact: Jen VanRy
Day of Event Contact: Becky Wehle