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:
Suggested donation
$1 Child/Student
$2 Adult
$5 Family



Executive Director:
Ryan Duffy

Museum Marketing Coordinator
Jodi Fisher




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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

Dear Valued Supporter:

In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, on May 5, 2020, people around the world are coming together for #GivingTuesdayNow to give back to their communities and valued organizations in many different ways. The Holland Land Office Museum will be one of those participating cultural organizations and we need your help!

By joining the #GivingTuesdayNow movement, you’re proving that in times of uncertainty, generosity can bring the whole world together. As regular sources of funding become less reliable, we must look to other avenues to make our way through these difficult times. We are joining this movement to ask for support from our friends and community in order to continue our mission to educate and preserve the local history of Genesee County and the development of Western New York through the history of the Holland Land Company.

Here is how you can help:

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.

·        Spread the word. Encourage your friends and family to join you in creating a real impact on May 5th by sharing what our mission means to you and why you support our organization. Make sure to use the hashtag #GivingTuesdayNow.

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


Thank you to everyone who donated during #GivingTuesdayNow. In total over $1,900 were donated.
 
If you would like to pay by check please send by mail to the following address:
Holland Land Office Museum
131 W. Main St.
Batavia, NY 14020

Continue to learn more on our social media platforms.

Thank you for your support during this challenging time.

Ryan Duffy, Director, Holland Land Office Museum


Friends of the Holland Land Office Museum,  We are currently running a survey to help better your museum experience. If you can share a few minutes of your time, it would be extremely helpful and greatly appreciated!
https://goo.gl/forms/gyj6CcFgW0QgomYI3

Fall 2019 Newsletter "Speculator "

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.
NEWS AND UPCOMING EVENTS


As we have been monitoring the situation surrounding the COVID-19 outbreak, we have decided to have the museum remain close to the public until further notice. We will also be cancelling our public events as well. We are continuing to look into possibilities of rescheduling any events that we have had to cancel, which we can hopefully bring to you in the future. Please visit our website and Facebook page for activities and other fun materials about our local history that we have put together, including our Exhibit Me Program and our own version of Jeopardy. Also, we have updated our bookstore inventory to our website. Any purchases can be made by contacting the museum or through our Facebook Shop. Any updates to our situation will be communicated through our website, Facebook page, and email. Should you have any questions please feel free to contact the museum by phone at 585-343-4727 or by email at hollandlandoffice@gmail.com. 

Check out our Free Digital Programs we are offering during this COVID -19 mandatory quarantine period. 

These programs can be done from the comfort of home and they will be added to our website and social media pages to share with others!
These programs can be found under the Quarantine Program Tab.
We also have added our book store to the website under the Book Store tab.  Reading is always a great activity when you are stuck at home so grab a new book from our book store and we will ship it right to your door!

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. The first video in the series tells the stories behind a darker side to Genesee County's history, the County Gibbet. Follow the link below to watch the video.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pCcsrYU21ik&t=31s


History Trivia Night
This month's History Trivia Night on the "Famous Disasters" will be posted online
so we can all participate from the safety of our homes. Once the questions are posted you will have the entire month of May to turn in your answers. Be sure to checkout the Facebook event page for the bonus answer.
Check out the trivia page under the event tab for more details.

Saturday Morning Children's Program
This month's program "Fairy Gardens" will be posted online with a list of supplies, examples, and the history of this traditional decorative craft. Check out the Saturday Morning Children's Program event tab for more details.


 Special Events



14th Annual Antique Show and Sale
Cancelled (new date TBD)

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