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2018 Member and Donor Reception

December 7, 6:30 -8:30 pm  2018!

Members and donors are our guests for a holiday reception recognizing their support. Kick off the holiday season with an evening of warmth, song, and a cup of holiday spirit. Thank you to Geneseo Central School performers and their musical director Lindsey Howard, as well as all members and donors!


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Music from the WWI Era

January 13, 1:30 p.m.

“Over There,” ”Madamoiselle from Armentières” and other hits: A sing-along program of songs and stories from World War I, presented by Jim Kimball, professor of music at SUNY Geneseo and folklorist Karen Canning, director of GLOW Traditions.


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History of the Wadsworth Homestead

March 10, 1:30 p.m.

Will Wadsworth, principal of the Wadsworth Homestead business, delivers the 212-year history of a Livingston County Landmark. The Homestead was the Wadsworth family residence that has been preserved in its original state and is now open to the public as an event center. The Wadsworth family were early pioneer settlers in the region and have played a significant role in local and national history.


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Linwood Gardens

April 14, 1:30 p.m.

Come learn about Linwood Gardens, a private estate overlooking the Genesee Valley, established by the Gratwick family of Buffalo in 1901. The property was originally a summer estate and over the years has been the home of the Linwood Music School, numerous animals and artists, and a unique historic collection of tree peonies. Get excited for the annual Tree Peony Festival of Flowers.


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Big Tree Exhibit / Semi-Annual Meeting

May 19, 1:30 p.m.

With the opening of the Big Tree Exhibit, learn from exhibit designer Lauren Becker about the many layers of history embedded in the exhibit. From ancient geology to the modern-day study of the mighty oaks and their connection to the Seneca people, Becker will weave together a narrative sure to excite those who’ve resided in the realm of the famous Big Tree.


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The History of Salt Mining

June 9, 1:30 p.m.

Explore the history of Livingston County through the story of one of the world’s most important minerals. Co-founder and co-CEO of American Rock Salt, Joe Bucci, Sr. hails proudly from a long line of salt miners. As recent Italian immigrants to America, the early Bucci family, along with many other Italian families that resided in Retsof, made their living on salt, utilizing the opportunity for labor provided by the Western New York salt mines.


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Attic Treasures Sale

August 24, 10:00 am-3:00 pm

Shop for quality and vintage items on the grounds of the Livingston County Museum. LCHS accepts quality donations, including antique, vintage, and unique items, and then sells these items on the grounds of the Livingston County Museum as a fundraiser (no clothing, appliances, or plastic toys).  Please deliver your items to the museum or call 243-9147 or email lchistory@frontier.com to make alternate arrangements.   No early birds please.


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Susan B. Anthony Performance and Fundraiser

Aug. 30 / Aug. 31 / Sept. 1

Come raise money for the Historical Society while watching actor Christina Rausa perform a one-woman-show as Susan B. Anthony. Among other works, Rausa will deliver Anthony’s famous “Stump Speech” given in 1872 after Anthony was convicted of voting. Note that this performance will be held at the SUNY Geneseo campus, at the Alice Austin Theater. Ticket information will be provided as the event approaches.


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Shaw Sisters and Women’s Suffrage

September 15, 1:30 p.m.

Livingston County Historian Amie Alden will present on the Shaw Sisters who were two major agents in both the Suffrage and Temperance Movements of the 20th century. Recently, a historical marker was erected in front of their former home at 22 Main St, Geneseo. Come hear their story in the year of the hundredth anniversary of women’s right to vote.


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Seeking the Story of the Groveland Shakers

October 30, 1:30 p.m.

Come learn the history of the Groveland Shaker religious community (1826 - 1892), who resided on the land where the Groveland Correctional Facility now stands. Fran Kramer is a historian who has long been researching and teaching about the Sodus/Groveland Shakers.


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History of the Livingston County Sheriff’s Office / Semi-Annual Meeting

November 10, 1:30 p.m.

Livingston County Sheriff Dougherty is stopping by to teach about the history of the department. The Sheriff’s Office has existed since the formation of the Livingston County government in 1821, nearly 200 years ago. Dougherty, the 50th Sheriff of Livingston County, has held office since his election in 2014.


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2019 Member and Donor Reception

December 8, 6:30 -8:30 pm  2019!

Members and donors are our guests for a holiday reception recognizing their support. Kick off the holiday season with an evening of warmth, song, and a cup of holiday spirit. Thank you members and donors!