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Friends of the Batavia Peace Garden
Visit the Beautiful Batavia Peace Garden that is 11,000 sq ft 350' long by 25' X 30' . Tours will be available by appt. and interpretive panels, in English, will be placed thoughout the garden. Here you will also see a memory/celebration walk, a monument of Paulo Busti who was responsible for the settlement of the area, a military monument with a globe of the world, a design of a mill stone to honor the placement of the early setlement as it is along side a creek, several benches for a peaceful safe place to relax right at the crossroads of western New York. There will be 23 flags flying that will respresent each country that has a garden and a three sided information kioas to announce community events. The garden is adjacent to a county owned historical museum and nearby famous Olivers Chocolate Candies. Come and enjoy all the beautiful flowers from tulips, daffadils, intermixed w/catmint, coral bells, black eyed susan's, autumn joy'sedum,red-twig dogwood, little pricess spirles, lilac and many many more.
The Cobblestone Museum
The Cobblestone Museum is a collection of three historic cobblestone buildings on their original locations and five additional historic buildings all representing life and culture from Western New York's past. Cobblestone structures are native to within about 75 miles of Rochester NY. They were primarily built between 1825 - 1860. Each structure is unique and each has a story to tell. Visit us to see the oldest Cobblestone Church in North America. Also tour inside the cobblestone house used as a parsonage located next to the church. Experience what it was like to be a student by visiting the one room cobblestone school. There is also a blacksmith shop, print shop, harness shop and farmer's hall. The museum provides a wonderful snapshot of what life was like in the late 1800's and early 1900's in this area of western NY.
Medina Railroad Museum
Come and see the ongoing progress of one of the largest prototypical HO scale layouts in the nation. When finished, it will be an immense 204ft. long by 14ft. wide display. The east end bench work was started Thanksgiving week, 2001. A two-foot walkway in the center allows operator access for servicing the trains and layout. Two six-track hidden yards are installed next to the center walkway and store twelve (12) sets of one-hundred-car trains, featuring engines from various railroad lines as New York Central, Erie, Lackawanna, Pennsylvania, Lehigh Valley, Nickel Plate, Santa Fe, Erie Lackawanna, and others.
Oakfield Historical Society
The Oakfield Historical Society meets the first Tuesday of the month at 7:00 P.M. at the Oakfield Community & Government Center. (We do not meet in January or February) The public is always invited. A limited number of historical calendars are still available at Warner's Flower Shop and at the Village Office. The calendars contain historical information and early pictures of businesses in Oakfield from 1858 to approximately 1950. There are interesting historical facts throughout the calendar taken from old newspaper and Village minutes, making it a keepsake of Oakfield history
Stafford Historical Society
The Stafford Village Four Corners Historic District is the heart of a nineteenth-century village in a good state of preservation. Stafford is the site of the first settlement on the Holland Purchase Tract. The Stafford Village Four Corners Historic District, containing one of the oldest homes in Genesee County, has no modern intrusions. The town has been continuously occupied since its founding in 1798. Structures in the Stafford Village Four Corners Historic District date from 1809-1890, and represent a variety of architectural styles and functions
Historical Society of Elba
County and the Kaiser
Former Genesee County resident Terry Krautwurst has spent many years compiling data on those from Genesee County that served and gave their lives during World War I. The website at the link above has an honor roll of Genesee County's war dead from World War I, a blog written by Krautwurst on Genesee County's roll during the war, and a "My Relative" section where people can honor any relatives who participated during The Great War.