"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... 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, Former Superintendent of Batavia Schools
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HISTORICAL SOCIETY WELCOMES NEW BOARD MEMBERS
The Holland Purchase Historical Society sincerely welcomes our newest Board Members, former Museum Director Patrick Weissend and attorney David Metzler. We look forward to working with them to promote local history in Genesee County!
2016 HISTORY HEROES SUMMER PROGRAM
Last year, the penny carnival organized by the 2015 History Heroes Summer Program was so successful that Program Coordinator Anne Marie Starowitz decided to focus entirely on the famous carnivals and celebrations in Western New York history as the theme for the 2016 History Heroes, culminating again with an even bigger outdoor penny carnival extravaganza!
If you are interested in enrolling your child in this one-of-a-kind program, please fill out our registration form and return it to the Holland Land Office Museum before our deadline of June 30th, 2016.
For more information about the History Heroes Summer Program, please contact the Museum at 585-343-4727 or firstname.lastname@example.org