Hours and Rates

The Holland Land Office Museum is open Tuesday-Saturday, 10 am-4 pm.

 The museum has instituted a stringent cleaning policy aimed to keep all of safe at the HLOM. We appreciate you cooperation and patience with us as we do our best to adjust to the ever changing situation.

Members: Free
Children: $1
Students/Veterans/Seniors: $3
Adults: $5
Family (4 People): $10

Holland Land Office Museum
131 W. Main St.
Batavia, NY 14020

“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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Upcoming Events

Guest Speaker Series: Ryan Duffy, “Joseph Ellicott’s Ghost: The Lasting Impact of the Holland Land Company”

Thursday, June 30, 2022 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Holland Land Office Museum Director Ryan Duffy will be presenting as part of our Guest Speaker Series on Thursday, June 30th at 7 pm. Mr. Duffy’s presentation, “Joseph Ellicott’s Ghost: The Lasting Impact of the Holland Land Company,” will detail the ways in which we can still see the importance of the Holland Land Company today, even though its height came 200 years ago. These ways include names of locations and connected people, continued use of techniques and measurements, and even their name being at the top of every deed in Western New York. Admission is $3 or $2 for museum members. If you would like to attend please contact the museum at 585-343-4727 or hollandlandoffice@gmail.com. The Guest Speaker Series is made possible with funds from the Statewide Community Regrant Program, a regrant program of the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of the office of the Governor and New York State Legislature and administered by GO ART!

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Trivia Night @ the Museum: Apollo 11

Thursday, July 14, 2022 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Join us at the Holland Land Office Museum on Thursday, July 14 at 7 pm for the next edition of Trivia Night at the Museum. This month's topic is Apollo 11 mission as we celebrate their landing on the moon in 1969. Admission is $3 per person or $2 for museum members. Please contact the museum if you would like to attend at 585-343-4727 or hollandlandoffice@gmail.com.

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2022 History Heroes Summer Program “History Rockin’ Around the Clock in the 1950s”

Tuesday, July 26, 2022 @ 10:00 am - Saturday, July 30, 2022 @ 4:00 pm

The Holland Land Museum will be rocking this summer with this year's theme, The Fabulous Fifties. I am very excited to return as a teacher for this program. My goal is to give the children a glimpse into what it was like to live in the 50s. We have many fun activities planned. First, we hope to display several artifacts from the museum, such as a Sylvania black and white TV, various early telephones, a phonograph, record albums, 45s, and a phonograph needle. Also on display will be typewriters, early cameras, movie cameras, a transistor radio, ball-bearing roller skates, and a skate key. This summer, the Holland Land Office Museum will recreate the 50s. The children will compare what we had back then to what we have today; they will check out the clothing in the attic, learn about the history of the 50s and experience an old-fashioned ice cream soda and a cherry coke. We will have an outdoor day of play. The children will be divided into groups where they will play against each other to give them a sample of what baby boomers experienced. No cell phones are allowed. Instead, we will bring out the hula hoops, chalk for hopscotch, rope for jump roping, a can for kicking, marbles, and much more. The children will have the Holland Land Office Museum as their home for one week. They will learn their local history by visiting the various rooms at the museum and looking at all the exhibits. If you have a child between the ages of 7 and 12, sign them up for rocking time living in the 50s.   The program will run from July 26th to July 30th from 10 am to 4 pm. Please contact Ryan Duffy, the Executive Director of the Holland Land Office Museum, at 343-4727. You can find the registration info and activities schedule under the History Heroes tab.

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Trivia Night @ the Museum: Woodstock

Thursday, August 11, 2022 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Join us at the Holland Land Office Museum on Thursday, August 11 at 7 pm for the next edition of Trivia Night at the Museum. This month's topic is Woodstock, as we celebrate the music festival that occurred this month in 1969. Admission is $3 per person or $2 for museum members. Please contact the museum if you would like to attend at 585-343-4727 or hollandlandoffice@gmail.com.

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Support the Holland Land Office Museum

Membership 2022 “Make History Happen!”

The bedrock of the Holland Land Office Museum is its members who form the greatest portion of our support. A membership to the Holland Land Office Museum is the best way to keep the museum open to continue its mission of preserving the history of Genesee County and Western New York for future generations. It is very affordable and offers many benefits to those who join.

Individual- $30/$25 ages 65+
Free admission to the museum
10% discount at the Joseph Ellicott Book Store & Gift Shop
Complimentary Newsletter
Invitations to Members Only functions
Discounts on museum workshops, lectures, and events

Family- $50/$45 ages 65+
All of the Individual benenfits plus:
Free Admisison for 2 adults and children
Copy of The Life & Times of Joseph Ellicott, by Patrick Weissend

Patron- $100
All of the above benefits plus:
A numbered reproduction map of 1866 Genesee County or 1882 Batavia

Promoter- $250
All the above benefits plus:
15% discount at the Joseph Ellicott Book Store & Gift Shop
Honorable mention in newsletter

Business- $300
10% discount at the Joseph Ellicott Book Store & Gift Shop
Business listing on website
Business listing in newsletter

Please consider donating by using the link below. Your support is vital for us to carry on our mission of preserving the living history of Genesee County for future generations.

This support will go towards many different areas:

·        The continued operation of the museum and maintaining of our staff.

·        The continuance of our programming both virtual and in public once it is safe to do so. These programs include: History Heroes Kids Summer Camp, Saturday Morning Children’s Program, Guest Speaker & Concert Series, Java with Joe E., and Trivia Nights.

·        The development of exhibits and exhibitions.

·        The preservation and conservation of the museum’s collection of over 20,000 artifacts.

You can also support our organization in these ways:

·        Follow. Please follow us on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter and invite your friends to do the same.

Click the button below to pay by credit card through our Square Page.

You can also send any donations to the museum at:
Holland Land Office Museum
131 W. Main St.
Batavia, NY 14020

For more information about the Holland Land Office Museum, call (585) 343-4727 or email at hollandlandoffice@gmail.com

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Be sure to check out our new online store. Now you can still get your hands on your favorite book or gift without ever leaving your home. Follow the link to enter the store.
Holland Land Office Museum Online Store

If you have an interest in local history be sure to check out these other local museums and historically based institutions.
You can check them out by following the links below.

Brockport Community Museum
The Cobblestone Museum
Genesee Country Village & Museum

Genesee Symphony Orchestra
The museum is proud to be a ticket location for the GSO.

Jell-O Gallery
LeRoy Historical Society
Oakfield Historical Society
Western Monroe Historical Society-Morgan Manning House

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Kleen-All Company
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