Neighbors Free Weekend at Genesee Country Village & Museum is scheduled for 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Sept. 5-6. This offer is open to Caledonia, Mumford, Scottsville, Geneseo, Piffard, Retsof and York residents upon presenting legal ID or proof of residency, i.e. ZIP code.
Visitors can picnic on the Great Meadow, stroll through the Historic Village and explore the Nature Center trails. Guests get a look at how coopers made wooden barrels that carried water without any “modern” materials involved, stop in at the Shaker garden to see what’s being harvested, and learn about abolition fairs and how abolition quilts were used.
The John L. Wehle Gallery features two new exhibits in addition to “Victoria’s Closet: Fashions of the 1850s.”
“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. Guests can peek in at a parlor scene arranged to showcase several of these items and learn about their histories.