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January 25, 2018 - 12:46pm
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April 14, 2018 - 10:00am to 12:00pm
The Holland Land Office Museum, with the help of Anne Marie Starowitz, will be having our Saturday Morning Children's Program. This month we will be having a very special program on the Erie Canal. "Glory Days on the Erie Canal, 1830" will be run by guest speaker Teresa Woods, founder of History Heros. Ms Woods works with children of all ages, bringing history to life through the use of books, dolls, American Girl or Boy dolls, and much more. This program will begin at 10am and go until 12pm. This program is only $5 per child and $4 for museum members. Please R.S.V.P.
August 27, 2009 - 2:00pm

mail-1.jpegMembers of Beta Alpha Chapter of Delta Kappa Gamma (DKG), a Genesee County society for women educators, met this summer for a personal/ professional growth activity at the historic Adams Basin Inn (between Brockport and Spencerport).

Innkeepers David and Pat Haines served lunch in the tavern dining room, then graciously allowed the ladies to tour their nearly 200-year-old home which they operate as a bed and breakfast.  David, a former teacher, gave a witty and fascinating history of the structure that was built along the Erie Canal as a bar and general store; in fact, the Adams Basin Inn has the only known original bar-room left in existence along the 363-mile-long waterway.   Meticulously restored and updated, the Adams Basin Inn is a frequent stop for bicyclists along the Canal towpath.

Blended into the charm of the old is the efficiency of the new:  the Inn is using the latest in solar technology with 18 state-of-the-art solar modules and a power inverter.  The system is capable of producing over 4,000 kilowatts of electric per year and will produce clean, solar generated power over its 30-year projected lifecycle.  This renewable energy system will offset approximately 40% of the Inn's electrical needs -- and its environmentally friendly!

In the photo, DKG members enjoy perusing artifacts during Mr. Haines' informative talk.

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