Genesee Country Village & Museum

Album Description: History comes alive at the largest and most comprehensive living history museum in New York State. Genesee Country Village & Museum invites your whole family to step back in time with costumed interpreters to explore the 19th-century Historic Village. Furnished with more than 15,000 artifacts, the village includes 68 structures originating from 11 counties in Western New York. The buildings depict how a small town in the region might have changed over time, providing insight into the origins of current customs, traditions and social values. Visitors can tour the working brewery, the blacksmith, potter, printshop, tinsmith and visit the baby animals on the farm. GCV&M is also home to the John L. Wehle Art Gallery, the Genesee Country Nature Center and Silver Baseball Park. Open seasonally with special events all year long. Just 20 miles from Rochester and 45 miles from Buffalo. Visit

Just some of our stunning collection of paintings and sculptures created acclaimed artists who sought to create a truly American art.
In December at Yuletide, the Historic Village is wreathed in candlelight.
Our weavers skillfully turn threat into cloth.  And lessons are available.
Even in the winter, the snow-covered village is open for skiing and snowshoeing.
Tin-piercing is easy, but a little bit of help comes in handy.
Our tinsmith explains the knack of tin-piercing.
The tittering was uncontrollable when these girls learned the real use of the unfamiliar chamber pot.
Sometimes it was just easier to sit on the counter, as these tailors have decided.
This “spin doctor” is spinning flax into linen thread, a task that followed a long process of separating the fibers from the flax.
Like here in our Shaker Meeting House, Shakers packaged seeds in small packets for sale, an innovation that revolutionized the garden-seed business...
Smoking was—and still is— a way to keep meats safely edible. Our smokehouse is popular with visitors.
You’ll discover that school was quite a bit different in the 1800s.
Quilting is fun!
Who said girls aren’t good in math?  Quilting is just another name for fabric geometry.
WAY before there were computers, there was the printer who put together lines of type ONE CHARACTER AT A TIME.
With vendors like this, our homemade pretzels are hard to keep in stock.
One of the most valuable skills was that of the potter who created nearly everything we use in the kitchen.
Plowing the fields keeps our farmers and oxen busy in the spring
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