Sep
26
6:30pm 6:30pm

The History of the Genesee Valley Hunt presented by Linda Gibbs, Hunt Historian

Please join the Springwater Webster Crossing Historical Society for a dish-to-pass dinner at 6:30 and program at 7:15 p.m. at the American Legion Post #905, 7998 School Street.  All programs are free and open to the public.  Donations for the support of the Historical Society are welcome.

Founded in 1876, the Genesee Valley Hunt is a fascinating local institution.  Its history is populated with interesting characters and reflects both the continuity and change that has taken place in Livingston County over the last 140 years.  Linda will also speak to a GVH-Springwater connection. 

If you are interested in seeing the Hunt in action, watch the parade of hounds on Main Street Geneseo on Saturday September 23 at 7:30 am. 

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Oct
24
6:30pm 6:30pm

A Modern Day Native American Experience

A Modern Day Native American Experience

presented by Jason Pragle

Jason and a friend will speak on modern Native American living and practices. Jason is the son of John Pragle and Gloria Hampson and lives on the Genesee County Seneca Indian Reservation. He is a government employee working on safety of local gorges.  

Please join the Springwater Webster Crossing Historical Society for a dish-to-pass dinner at 6:30 p.m. and the program at 7:15 p.m. at the American Legion Post #905 at 7998 School Street.  All programs are free and open to the public.  Donations for the support of the Historical Society are welcome.

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Sep
19
7:00pm 7:00pm

Sullivan Campaign of the Revolutionary War

Come to this presentation by Amie Alden, Livingston County Historian, to learn about the brutal history of the Sullivan Campaign during the American Revolution - it all happened right here in Livingston County. General Sullivan's Expedition led the way to the western-most point during the American Revolution, and what happened in 1779 would have huge impacts for the region and the nation.

Cost: $0

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Sep
9
11:00am11:00am

POSITIVELY LIMA Historical Tour

A tour of 6 mid19th century homes in Lima, including Hillcrest Mansion. The tour also includes 2 buildings on the campus of Elim Bible Institute & College; St. Rose Catholic Church; Lima Town Hall, Tennie Burton Museum, and finally, Lima Presbyterian Church where a complimentary English Tea will be served from 12-4. Included at the tea is a live performance on the church's recently restored historic organ and a harpist performance. A couple of homes will include live performances of guitar and piano for your further enjoyment.

Tickets are: $20 pre-sale at 585-733-1885; $25 day of at Lima Town Hall.

Sponsored by Lima Historical Society.  www.limahistorical.org

For More Information, contact Judien Cooper.

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Feb
26
11:30am11:30am

2nd Annual Take-Out Chicken BBQ Dinner Fundraiser

The Big Springs Museum is hosting a 2nd Annual Take-Out Chicken BBQ Dinner on Sunday, February 26th, Pick up your dinners between 11:30-1:30 (or until sold out), at 3095 Main Street, Caledonia (please use our Pioneer Street Entrance).

Dinner includes 1/2 BBQ chicken, buttered salt potatoes, cole slaw, roll, dessert.

ADVANCE sale tickets are $10, $11 at door if still available.

Limited advance sale tickets can be purchased at Caledonia's Bank of Castile, the Town of Caledonia Office, the Big Springs Museum, or from any Board Member. Get your tickets quick before they're all sold out, we thank you for your support.

For more information, contact Kathy Fairbrother.

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Jan
29
1:00pm 1:00pm

Big Springs Museum's Annual Meeting & Trivia Event

  • Big Springs Historical Society and Museum (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

The Big Springs Museum is holding its Annual Meeting at 1pm on Sunday, January 29th, 2017, to be followed at 2pm with a very interactive and interesting chat on Caledonia-Mumford Trivia. For example, in 1802, what was the name of what we now call Caledonia? Please join us for this very fun event, light refreshments will be served. As always, free and open to the public.

Contact Kathy Fairbrother for more information.

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Nov
16
6:00pm 6:00pm

History House Presentation of Kit and the Great Depression, by Teresa Wood

Teresa Wood, an enthusiastic, former elementary school teacher brings different time periods of American History to life for ALL ages using dollhouses, books, dolls, props, etc. She has the ability to teach a history lesson with a house and dolls - she will be presenting KIT and the Great Depression. For kids, teens, adults and seniors - truly a program for ALL ages!! Please note this is a week-day evening program scheduled for Wednesday, November 16, 2016 @ 6 pm, Big Springs Museum, 3095 Main Street, Caledonia. This is a FREE program (but donations are always welcomed).

Cost: FREE

For more information: Kathy Fairbrother

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Oct
18
6:30pm 6:30pm

366 Days in the Life of a Young Woman, the diary of Daisy Wetmore Conrad

366 Days in the Life of a Young Woman, Daisy’s Diary - 1908, Transcription with Commentary - the diary of Daisy Wetmore Conrad

Please note NEW day and location – Gordon Pierce from the Steuben County Historical Society will speak on his recently published 366 Days in the Life of a Young Woman, Daisy’s Diary - 1908, Transcription with Commentary - the diary of Daisy Wetmore Conrad. Daisy grew up on her family’s farm in Springwater and moved to Wayland after her marriage to Henry Conrad. She was well known for her hooked rugs. When she died in 1987 at the age of 105, she was recognized as Steuben County’s oldest resident. 

Please join the Springwater Webster Crossing Historical Society for a dish-to-pass dinner at 6:30 p.m. and the program at 7:15 p.m. at the Springwater Town Hall, 8022 South Main Street. All programs are free and open to the public. Donations for the support of the Historical Society are welcome.

Cost: FREE

For more information: contact Donna Walker

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Oct
16
2:00pm 2:00pm

The Barn-building Legacy of J.T. Wells & Sons

The Big Springs Museum presents a very interesting program on western NY's Wells barns, to be presented by Dick Thomas (Photographer), Barb Chapman (Wheatland Town Historian), and Katie Andres (Wells Barns Enthusiast) on Sunday, October 16th, 2016 at 2pm. Did you know that John T. Wells and his sons constructed over 200 barns spread across western NY, but less than 50 still remain? The magnificent trusses inside a Wells barn reminds one of being inside a cathedral. We hope you can join us for this program at 3095 Main Street, Caledonia.

Cost: Free and open to the public (donations are always welcomed).

For more information: Kathy Fairbrother

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Oct
15
6:30pm 6:30pm

Speakeasy Gala and Annual Awards Presentation

  • Valley Oak Event Center at the Quality Inn (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Livingston Arts proudly announces that Miché Fambro, international guitarist and vocalist, will headline their Speakeasy Gala.

Attendees are encouraged to dress as flappers, gangsters, movie stars or other famous characters from the 1920's and 1930's. The event will feature hors d’oeuvres, dancing, signature cocktails and a silent auction. Both members and non-members are welcome to attend.

Non-member tickets are $30.00 each; Livingston Arts member tickets are $25.00.
Ticket and memberships are available by calling 585-243-6785 at www.livingstonarts.org.

For more information, contact: John Rutigliano

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Sep
25
2:00pm 2:00pm

History of Allen-Bailey Tag & Label Talk, by Richard Phelps

Richard Phelps, Owner and Director of Marketing, will present a very educational 1-hour presentation on the History of Allen-Bailey Tag & Label of Caledonia, NY. Please join us in discovering many new and interesting facts about our very own nationally recognized tag and label company. To be held at the Big Springs Museum, 3095 Main Street Caledonia.

Cost: Free and open to the public (donations are always welcomed).
For more information: Kathy Fairbrother
Primary Contact Email: kathyjf@yahoo.com

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Sep
25
2:00pm 2:00pm

History of the Avon Inn

  • Avon Preservation and Historical Society (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

The one and only Maureen Kingston, Avon Town Historian, illuminates the history of Avon's iconic Avon Inn. From home to hostelry, this lovely building has seen lots of history. Furthermore, it's looking for its next caretaker and entrepreneur. Spread the word!

Free, open to the public, and handicap accessible. 
Light refreshments are served. Donations welcomed.
Cost: $0
For more information: Clara Mulligan

 

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Sep
20
7:00pm 7:00pm

Talk: "The Burned Over District: Spirituality in the Genesee Valley" by Peter Wisbey, Curatorr, Genesee Country Village and Museum

  • Lima Court House (next to the Town Hall) (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

During the early 19th century, western New Yorkers were gripped by waves of religious revivalism as part of the Second Great Awakening. New groups, established churches, and utopian experiments all vied for converts. Mr. Wisbey’s talk will examine these various groups – Shakers, Millerites, Mormons, Spiritualists and Evangelicals and the impact that they had on social change in our region.

Everyone is welcome and admission is free. 

See www.limahistorical.org for directions and information or contact Martha L Sempowski.

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Sep
17
7:00pm 7:00pm

Lima Historical Society SOCK HOP

For an evening of nostalgic music and lots of old time fun, come to the Lima Historical Society's SOCK HOP. Well known Lima DJ, Gary Reinhard will be "spinning the discs." Lima Town hall, second floor ballroom, Sat Sept 17th from 7 to 10 pm. Bring your friends and family. Come in 50's/60's attire, or not; swing dance or just sing along with all the old familiar rock and roll hits. kids are welcome. Snacks and soft drinks will be available.

Cost: $5.00
Proceeds to benefit the Tennie Burton Museum. www.limahistorical.org

For more information: Martha L Sempowski

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Jun
10
to Jun 12

Big Springs Museum's Annual Fundraising Yard Sale

  • Big Springs Historical Society (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Big Springs Museum's Annual Junk 'n Funk Yard Sale

Friday, June 10 - Sunday, June 12
8-4 pm (no early birds please)

To be held at 3075 Main Street, Caledonia. There's something for everyone!! All proceeds go directly to the up-keep of our Museum. If you wish to help us with our annual fundraiser, item donations (no clothing, tv's or out-of-date computer equipment), can be dropped off on Thurs, June 9, between 6-8 pm, or call to make other arrangements, 538-9880. All donations are tax deductible.

For more information, contact: Kathy Fairbrother

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May
22
2:00pm 2:00pm

Here Come the Brides: A Century of Glorious Gowns; Presentation by Kay Noske of Movie Star Makeover®

The Big Springs Museum solicits the honor of your presence for "Here Come the Brides: A Century of Glorious Gowns". On Sunday, May 22, at 2 pm, Kay Noske of Movie Star Makeover® presents a fun, fascinating multimedia presentation exploring the beautiful history of the bridal gown. We will have many gowns on display as well as other wedding attire and accessories. We invite you to share your own wedding items to be displayed, our exhibit will run through early September, please contact us at 538-9880.

Free and open to the public
3095 Main Street, Caledonia
Cost: $0
For more information: Kathy Fairbrother

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Mar
13
2:00pm 2:00pm

Linwood Gardens Peonies -- Illustrated talk about the amazing tree peony collection at Linwood Gardens

Richard Heye, a volunteer guide at Linwood Gardens in Pavilion, NY, will give an illustrated talk about Linwood Garden's amazing tree peony collection, which is part of the estate developed by William Gratwick in the early 1900's. Did you know in May they will be celebrating the 20th Anniversary of their Tree Peony Festival? Please join us for this very interesting chat at the Big Springs Museum!

For more information: Kathy Fairbrother

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Mar
12
12:00pm12:00pm

West Sparta Spaghetti Dinner & Pie Auction

Adults $8
Children $4 (under 12)

  • Eat In or Take out.
  • Delicious pies auctioned every fifteen minutes from 12:15 p.m. until 3:15 p.m.
  • Net proceeds to benefit West Sparta Old-Fashioned Day 2016.
  • Display of antique tools and household objects by David Palmer, Historian.
  • Tickets available from West Sparta Historical Society, West Sparta Methodist Church, Country Corner General Store, Groveland Station Mini Mart and Fender Bender Mender.

For information, call 335 5094 or email gefbooher@stny.rr.com.

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Nov
15
to Dec 20

Free Tours of the Avon Opera Block Third Floor

  • Avon Preservation and Historical Society (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Every Sunday at 2:00 PM!

Drop by on a Sunday for a free tour of the old Opera Hall on the third floor of the Avon Opera Block building. The Town Offices and Avon Preservation and Historical Society (APHS) are now located on the lower stories the building, but the third floor has yet to be renovated. Excitement in the community about the possibilities for the lovely space is gaining momentum - come see it for yourself! Tour will be given by a member of the APHS.

Handicap accessible, donations greatly appreciated.

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Apr
3
10:00am10:00am

Italian Immigration in Livingston County: A Remarkable and Inspiring Story

Amie Alden, Livingston County's Historian, will present a very intriguing program on Italian Immigration in Livingston County in the late 1800's. Why did so many Italians immigrate directly from Italy to Livingston County? Please join us on Sunday, April 26 at 2 p.m. for this very interesting program. Big Springs Museum, 3095 Main Street, Caledonia. Free and open to the public (donations always welcomed).

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