Holland Land Office Museum

Genesee County, New York
131 West Main Street
Batavia, NY 14020


(585) 343-4727

hollandlandoffice@gmail.com

Museum, Gift Shop and
Book Store Hours:


Sunday - Monday
Closed

Tuesday - Saturday
10am - 4pm
 

Admission:
$1 Child
$3 Student/Veteran/Senior
$5 Adult
$10 Family (2 Adults & 2 Children)
Members Free

Executive Director:
Ryan Duffy

Museum Marketing Coordinator
Jodi Fisher

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Cannon Restoration Campaign

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About our Cannons:

The Holland Land Office Museum plans to restore its two 6-pdrs, pre-Civil War cannons.  Both cannons were cast by John Clark & Company in Richmond VA, later named Bellonia Foundry.  The cannons were manufactured between 1828 and 1835 and were purchased for a New York State militia group.  It is believed, after they were delivered, the guns most likely never left the State and were never used in battle.  

What Are We Doing To The Cannons:

The cannons will be collected in early November 2019 and will be transported to Seed Artillery (Altoona, PA).  Once there, a complete rebuild of the carriage structures will take place. The double trail will be replaced with a single trail field carriage. The carriage will be made of white oak and steel hardware. The cast iron barrels will be restored and everything will be covered in epoxy and Urethane to preserve. The cannons will be returned in the spring of 2020.

 Who is Seed Artillery:

Dave Seedenburg (Altoona, PA) has acquired many of the unique skill sets which allow him to perfectly restore original antique artillery having been in the business of restoring antique small arms for over 18 years. Many collectors have trusted Seedenburg over the years with priceless irreplaceable antiques that needed fine engraving, silver inlay, wood repair, and complete part replacements. The replacement of missing parts requires skills in forging, casting, heat treating, and patina matching.  Some of the their work can be found at select National Parks, Medina, NY and the US Army.  It is only through years of practice, from an early age, an inherent talent, and commitment to perfection that Seedenburg and Seed Artillery has emerged as the “go to” place for those who expect perfection.

What We Hope To Achieve:

The restoration of the cannons will cost the museum close to $20,000 from start to finish.  We are asking the public to help us cover as much of that cost as possible.  Our goal is to raise at least $10,000 to put towards the restoration.  100% of your gift will go towards supporting the restoration.  The HLOM is a 501(c)(3) so don’t forget your gift is tax deductible. 

Check out these pictures of the cannons progress during its restoration.

  

How Can You Help:


 If you are an individual and would like to donate and become part of the Battery click HERE

Gunner—Inclusion in Gratitude Statement in newsletter and social media and invitations to Exclusive Cannon Club Events

Up to $25

 

Corporal—Benefits listed above as well as Membership in the Battery with commemorative pin and updates via electronic Cannon Newsletter.

 $50
 

Sergeant—Benefits listed above as well as Name included on a plaque at the Holland Land Office Museum.

 $100
 

Lieutenant—Benefits listed above as well as a commemorative Miniature Brass Cannon.

 $200
 

Captain—Benefits listed above as well as a commemorative Cannon Club T-shirt and discounts to Cannon Club events. 

 $300+


 If you are a business and would like to donate and become part of the Foundry click HERE

Gun Maker—Inclusion in Gratitude Statement in newsletter and social media and invitations to Exclusive Cannon Club Events as well as Membership in the Foundry with commemorative pin and updates via electronic Cannon Newsletter.

 $100

Caster—Benefits listed above as well as Name included on a plaque at the Holland Land Office Museum.

 $250
 

Inspector—Benefits listed above as well as a commemorative Miniature Brass Cannon .

 $500
 

Founder—Benefits listed above as well as a commemorative Cannon Club T-shirt and discounts to Cannon Club events.

 $1,000+

To donate please call (585) 343-4727, stop in to the Holland Land Office Museum or visit our Facebook Page https://www.facebook.com/donate/454752728780299/?fundraiser_source=external_url today! Keep track of our progress below or stop by the museum!

After a long wait, the Holland Land Office Museum cannons will be making their return home to the front porch of the museum. On Monday, August 24 at 10 am please join us as we welcome home the cannons with the fan fare they deserve. A gun crew from the Genesee County Militia reenactor group will also bee there to fire off a few rounds in their honor. Feel free to stop on by and welcome the cannons home. If you do please follow social distance protocols and please wear face coverings. Thank you everyone who donated towards our Restoration Campaign to make this project into a reality. The campaign is still open if anyone would like to still donate towards the upkeep of the cannons. Take a look at what all the hard work has resulted.





Thank you to all of our gracious donors!

Anonymous, Margaret Haegele, Nancy Ellers, Alicia Primer, Diana Martino, Allan Starkweather, Jim and Patti Pacino, Don Read, Gary Harkness, Jerry and Coral Foster, Pam Meyer, Dan Dedo, Gary Maha, Jodi Fisher, James Fulmer, Mr and Mrs James Clattenburg, Norm Argulsky, Hollis and Joy Upson, Bob Bialkowski, David Nowatka, Bill and Lucine Kauffman, Sunny Ro, Bergen Historical Society and Richard and Anne Marie Starowitz, Barbara Corona, Lynn Heintz, John Ayala, Steven Frattare, Alfred McGinnis, David Metzler, Vicky Putney, Brian Daviau, Helen Batchellor, Tom Duffy, Keith and Dianne Boeheim, Genesee Community College Teacher Education, Garth P. Swanson Family, Douglas and Christine Belongia, Raymond Pray, Tony Condello, Toby & Charles Cook, Don Burkel, Marc Staley David Wakeman, Msgr. Kirby Council #25 Knights of Columbus, Robert & Susan Tafel and Barbara Spring.

Cannon Restoration Campaign

10,000.00
7,600.00
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