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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Thank you to our Business Sponsors
Houseknecht Insurance Agency
Kleen-All Company


                     
The Holland Land Office Museum presents our first Fall Family Festival at Ye Olde Willow Bend Inn, 3489 West Main St. Rd., Batavia, NY on Sunday, October 20th from 1:00 pm to 5:00 pm.  Bring your families and join your friends at the historic Willow Bend Inn, the oldest building in the Town of Batavia, the original stagecoach stop between Buffalo and Rochester, for an afternoon of music, food, door prizes, silent auction, and lots of fun! All to benefit the Holland Land Office Museum. Cost is $5 per adult, children are free! A variety of food and snacks (with a full bar!) will be available, including hamburgers, hot dogs, chili, mac salad, French onion soup, chicken wings, French fries, and chicken fingers. Music by Rebel's Posse at 1:30 pm. Door prizes and silent auction results at 4:00 pm. Meet the people waiting for the stagecoach--they will give you the history of the building and tell you what it's like to travel by stagecoach in the 1800's. Everyone is Welcome! We hope to see you there!
The Holland Land Office Museum presents our first Fall Family Festival at Ye Olde Willow Bend Inn, 3489 West Main St. Rd., Batavia, NY on Sunday, October 20th from 1:00 pm to 5:00 pm.  Bring your families and join your friends at the historic Willow Bend Inn, the oldest building in the Town of Batavia, the original stagecoach stop between Buffalo and Rochester, for an afternoon of music, food, door prizes, silent auction, and lots of fun! All to benefit the Holland Land Office Museum. Cost is $5 per adult, children are free! A variety of food and snacks (with a full bar!) will be available, including hamburgers, hot dogs, chili, mac salad, French onion soup, chicken wings, French fries, and chicken fingers. Music by Rebel's Posse at 1:30 pm. Door prizes and silent auction results at 4:00 pm. Meet the people waiting for the stagecoach--they will give you the history of the building and tell you what it's like to travel by stagecoach in the 1800's. Everyone is Welcome! We hope to see you there!
The Holland Land Office Museum presents our first Fall Family Festival at Ye Olde Willow Bend Inn, 3489 West Main St. Rd., Batavia, NY on Sunday, October 20th from 1:00 pm to 5:00 pm.  Bring your families and join your friends at the historic Willow Bend Inn, the oldest building in the Town of Batavia, the original stagecoach stop between Buffalo and Rochester, for an afternoon of music, food, door prizes, silent auction, and lots of fun! All to benefit the Holland Land Office Museum. Cost is $5 per adult, children are free! A variety of food and snacks (with a full bar!) will be available, including hamburgers, hot dogs, chili, mac salad, French onion soup, chicken wings, French fries, and chicken fingers. Music by Rebel's Posse at 1:30 pm. Door prizes and silent auction results at 4:00 pm. Meet the people waiting for the stagecoach--they will give you the history of the building and tell you what it's like to travel by stagecoach in the 1800's. Everyone is Welcome! We hope to see you there!
"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

The museum is open its regular operating hours of Tuesday-Saturday, 10 am- 4 pm. All visitors are required to wear a face mask before entering the building. We are asking all visitors follow the social distancing protocol of 6 ft and follow the tour path that has been established. The museum has instituted a stringent cleaning policy aimed to keep all of safe at the HLOM.
Members: Free
Children: $1
Students/Veterans/Seniors: $3
Adults: $5
Family (4 People): $10


If you would like to support the Holland Land Office Museum, 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.

·        The efforts currently underway to rebuild and restore the two 19th century military cannons featured on the museum’s front portico.

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

The Holland Purchase Historical Society is now a member of the AmazonSmile program. Follow the link below to support the museum with your purchases through Amazon. The program contributes .5% of qualifying purchases to the museum.

NEW!!!!
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


NEWS AND UPCOMING EVENTS


Wonderland of Trees:
Friday, November 20th- Thursday, December 31st
Come and see all the wonderful decorated trees from organizations and businesses from around the community. This year's theme is "We Need A Little Christmas." There is also a basket raffle that will be available to purchase tickets for from November 20th until December 18th when the winners will be chosen. 
On the first three Fridays of December (4th, 11th, & 18th) the Genesee Symphony Orchestra will be providing music which will be available to a small audience of 12 people by pre-registration. The concerts will also be broadcast live for those who are not able to attend.
Due to the current situation surrounding the COVID-19 pandemic, the Opening Gala will not be held. The Wonderland of Trees will be open during our normal business hours with a limit of 25 visitors at any one time. All visitors are required to wear face coverings, follow social distancing protocols including the museum's one way path system. 
Thank you to our Gold Sponsor Tompkins Bank of Castile. As well as to our Bronze Sponsors: Batavia Downs Gaming and Hotel; Genesee County Sheriff's Employees Association; Stafford Historical Society; The YNGODESS Shop.

Artifact Video Series
Be sure to check out the artifact video series presented on various artifacts and subjects that are featured in the museum's collection. These will be posted on a regular basis for you to learn more about the items on display while the museum is closed. When we can reopen you'll will have a jump start on you knowledge and then come and see the artifacts in person. 
 Genesee County Gibbet
General Emory Upton
Captain Charles Rand
Rear Admiral Ralph Chandler
The Mystery of William Morgan
Joseph Ellicott
Robert Morris
Mastodon Bones
Attack on the Holland Land Office
Major Henry Glowacki
Dean & Mary Richmond
The Linden Murders
Wiard Plow Company
E.N. Rowell
Noah North
Morganville Pottery
Baker Gun Company
Ely S. Parker
Red Jacket
Theophilus Cazenove
Paolo Busti
Phelps-Gorham Purchase
Hotel Richmond
Abraham Lincoln & Genesee County
Batavia & the War of 1812
Edward York
C.L. Carr Department Store

Saturday Morning Children's Program- Native American Rain Stick
Our Saturday Morning Children's Program will be made available online through our website page and our Facebook page. You can make your own "Native American Rain Stick" from home using the list of materials and instructions provided, as well as the origin story of the Jack-O-Lantern. They will be available through the entire month of November. Just visit the Saturday Morning Children's Program tab under Events and you will find all that you need. 

Guest Speaker Series- Tim & Deb Smith, "William Morgan & Other Famous Masons"
Thursday, December 3, 7 pm
Join us via Zoom as local authors Tim & Deb Smith share the histories of not only William Morgan but other local Masons who were of historical significance.
Join Zoom Meeting
William Morgan & Other Masons
Meeting ID: 892 4052 6899
Passcode: 164969

 Buffalo History Museum Webinar Series: Holland Land Company & the Development of WNY
HLOM Director Ryan Duffy presented on the HLC's impact on the development of WNY. Check out the link below to watch it.
The Holland Land Company & the Development of WNY

Guest Speaker Series- Jay Black "Civil War Weapons"

In case you missed it check out the Facebook Live video at the link below.
Civil War Weapons

Guest Speaker Series- Eric Weatherbee "Humble Bard"
Thursday, October 15th 
Eric Weatherbee, "The Humble Bard"

Java with Joe E.- Dr. Michael Eula
"Public Presence and Secret Injustice: Women in Genesee County, New York, 1802 to the Present"
Thursday, October 22nd
Public Presence and Secret Injustice

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