"The old Land Office is a common reminder of all the grandfathers and great grandfathers of Western New York. Their frequent pilgrimages to the Land office was a feature of their lives, They viewed again and again it's sturdy walls; they stepped in and out again overs it's threshold that they found in the center of all of their interests, the topic of much of their discourse. It was to them a social, religious and political headquarters, while they felled the trees and let the sunlight down through the woods to invite production in the fertile soil." --John Kennedy, 19th century scholar
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|Holland Land Office Museum, Circa 2001
We welcome you to explore the new web-site for the Holland Land Office Museum. Our site will be a continuing work in progress as we add more historical content, articles & photos for your enjoyment. Your input is greatly appreciated. Feel free to call (585) 343-4727 during museum hours.
GRAND OPENING - BICENTENNIAL EXHIBIT
Saturday, January 31st, 2015 at 1:00 pm
This Saturday, January 31st at 1:00 pm, the Holland Land Office Museum is celebrating its Bicentennial Year with the opening of a brand new exhibit that showcases our 200 year history. This event marks the beginning of a year-long series of events and exhibits. Please visit our Facebook page to stay up to date on all museum activities!
Light refreshments will be served. FREE ADMISSION! All are welcome!
The Genesee County Museum building, The Holland Land Office, is preparing to celebrate its Bicentennial in 2015.
As part of the 200th anniversary celebration the creation of a time capsule has been planned with help from Board Member James R. Owen who was involved in the Redfield Parkway Time Capsule that took place in 2012.
Suggestions from the community about the items to be included in the time capsule are being sought. Items that will be considered for encapsulation are photos, newspapers, and event programs, as well as small objects such as campaign buttons, award ribbons and medals that pertain to Genesee County and its people.
The county time capsule will be opened in the year 2065 to coincide with the 150th Anniversary of the City of Batavia, the Genesee County seat.
For more information please contact The Holland Land Office Museum at 585-343-4727 firstname.lastname@example.org
People interested in volunteering with the Bicentennial events or at the county museum are welcome to contact Museum Director Jeff Donahue.
Left to Right: Kathy Owen and Board Member James R. Owen
!! Museum Gift Shop UPDATE !!
Stop in and check out the NEW Holland Land Office Museum Gift Shop with our C.L. Carr Company Theme.
View products in C.L. Carr Company displays and even check out at an original C.L. Carr Company counter.
Genesee County's source for historical books about the County and surrounding areas
from some of our local authors.
Adding new timeless childhood favorite toys such as:
Classic Marbles, Jumbo Jacks, Hardwood Tops and Pick-Up Sticks
Great Deals on Wooden Replicas of Historic Batavia Landmarks including:
Holland Land Office Museum
Genesee County Building
$10.00 each or buy the set for $30.00