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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Membership 2023 “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

2023 Membership Brochure

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

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

Garth Swanson Memorial Scholarship

The Holland Land Office Museum is proud to announce its Garth Swanson Memorial Scholarship for 2023. This scholarship was created in honor of Garth Swanson, who was the Stafford Town Historian, History professor at Genesee Community College, and a former board member and officer of the museum.

This $500 scholarship is open to any graduating senior in Genesee County planning on attending Genesee Community College, or current student attending Genesee Community College, and have an expressed interest in history, or plan on working in the history field in the future.

Completed applications should be mailed or emailed no later than May 1st. They can be emailed to Ryan Duffy at duffyhollandlandoffice@gmail.com. Or Mailed to Ryan Duffy, Executive Director, Holland Land Office Museum, 131 W. Main St., Batavia, NY 14020.

The application is available below as well as the museum’s Facebook page. You can also contact the museum for further information or if you have any questions.

Garth Swanson Memorial Scholarship

Employment Opportunity

Museum Curator

In House Position


HLOM is searching for a full-time individual:

40 hours per week


  • Creation of major exhibitions and rotating exhibits for the museum, both physically and virtually.

  • Exhibit research, design, construction, interpretation, and installation.

  • Museum collection cataloging, research, storage, and maintenance.


Education & Experience

  • Degree in History, Museum Studies or related field with at least 2-3 years experience; or equivalent experience.

  • Proficiency in PastPerfect Museum Collections Software.

  • Computer & internet skills and proficient with Microsoft Office, & Photoshop.


Email Resume & Three References To: duffyhollandlandoffice@gmail.com              


Application Deadline: Friday, April 21, 2023/  No Phone Calls Please.


View The Full Job Description At:



HLOM Is An Equal Opportunity Employer


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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