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May 23, 2018 - 3:09pm
posted by Holland Land Office in Holland Land Office Museum.
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August 30, 2018 - 7:00pm to 9:00pm
The Holland Land Office Museum is proud to welcome Toby Jewett! He will be presenting on "War of 1812 on the Niagara Frontier." This program begins at 7pm and is $3 person, $2 for museum members. Come on out for a program that is sure to be as enjoyable as it is educational. For any questions about the event or to R.S.V.P. contact the museum at 585-343-4727 or email [email protected].
May 23, 2018 - 3:04pm
posted by Holland Land Office in Holland Land Office Museum.
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June 7, 2018 - 7:00pm to 9:00pm
The Holland Land Office Museum is proud to welcome Joyce Thompson-Hovey, who will be presenting on "Civil War Music." This program begins at 7pm and is $3 person, $2 for museum members. Come on out for a night of music and fun! For any questions or to R.S.V.P. contact the museum at 585-343-4727 or email [email protected].
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May 1, 2018 - 1:08pm
posted by Holland Land Office in Holland Land Office Museum.
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June 13, 2018 - 7:00pm to 9:00pm
On Wednesday, June 13th, Kathie Woika will be presenting on "Kitchen Gardens of the Past Flourishing in the Present." Ms. Woika is a Master Gardener from Bethany, NY. Her presentation will look at the presentation on garden designs and plants used by our ancestors. This event will begin at 7pm and is a $3 donation.
May 1, 2018 - 11:45am
posted by Holland Land Office in Holland Land Office Museum.
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June 28, 2018 - 9:00am to 10:30am
Join us at the Holland Land Office Museum the 4th Thursday of each month, 9-10:30am for coffee, pastries, and lively conversation about historical and cultural characters and events. If you are interested in early morning coffee with historical figures like Ely Parker, Emory Upton, Joseph Ellicott, and others, please contact the museum at 585-343-4727 or by emailing [email protected] and we will be happy to keep a chair and a warm cup of "Joe" waiting for you.
May 1, 2018 - 11:34am
posted by Holland Land Office in Holland Land Office Museum.
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May 17, 2018 - 7:00pm to 9:00pm
As part of our guest speaker series, the Holland Land Office Museum is proud to welcome Earl McElfresh of McElfresh Map Company in Oleans, NY. Mr. McElfresh will speak on the "Map Making Process and the use of Historical Maps." Program will begin at 7pm and is only $3 per person, $2 for museum members. Please R.S.V.P. to the museum by Tuesday, May 15th.
April 26, 2018 - 4:02pm
posted by Billie Owens in hlom, Holland Land Office Museum, batavia, news.
From the Holland Land Office Museum:
 
It's finally starting to look like April weather, so hopefully May will keep it up! In May, the Holland Land Office Museum is going to be having some great events going on!
 
Thursday, May 10th
Every second Thursday of each month, starting with May 10th, the museum will be hosting a History Trivia & Team Challenge! Starting at 7 p.m., this event is only $3 per person and $2 for museum members. Please call for team pricing. Come on over and test your seemingly trivial knowledge against your friends. Drink and snack concessions will be available (not included in price of admission).
 
Saturday, May 12th
Each month we will be hosting a children's program from 10 a.m - 12 p.m. This event is for children ages 7-12. In May, the theme will be beautification. We will start off the day reading about different plants and soil. Then we will go outside and get our hands dirty planting flowers and other plants around the museum. This is a great way for children to get outside, enjoy the sun, and get their hands dirty! Each program is $5 per child and $4 museum members. Please R.S.V.P. to the museum by May 10th.
 
Thursday, May 17th
As part of our guest speaker series, we are welcome to present Earl McElfresh of McElfresh Map Company in Olean. He is going to speak on his map making process and the use of historical maps. Program will begin at 7 p.m., $3 per person and $2 for museum members. Please R.S.V.P. to the museum by Tuesday, May 15th.
 
Thursday, May 24th
We will be having our morning "Java with Joe E." from 9-10:30 a.m. for coffee, pastries and lively conversation about historical and cultural characters and events. In April, we discussed World War I and Genesee County's part in it. Join us in May for another lively historical discussion. 
 
Feel free to email or call the museum with any questions you may have and make sure to keep an eye on our website for any updates or news.
February 17, 2018 - 9:06am
posted by Howard B. Owens in hlom, Holland Land Office Museum, history, news, batavia.

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David Fitzpatrick, the author of "Emory Upton: Misunderstood Reformer," spoke about his book and what he learned about the Civil War officer who was born and raised in Batavia while researching and writing the book.

At 10 a.m., Fitzpatrick will participate in a panel discussion with local historians at Genesee Community College in the Conable Technology Building, room T119.

Previously: New book corrects the record on Emory Upton's attitude toward the military and the Republic

January 25, 2018 - 3:23pm
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May 12, 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. The theme of this month is beautification! Children are able to learn about plants through books and then we will be going outside to plant flowers around the museum to help make it beautiful! This dirt filled day will begin at 10am and go until 12pm. It is only $5 per child to join and $4 for musuem members. 
January 25, 2018 - 1:07pm
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April 7, 2018 - 9:00am to 3:00pm
The Holland Land Office Museum is proud to present the 12th annual Batavia Antique Show and Sale. The antique show and sale first began in 2006 and has since been established as one of the major events in Genesee County, featuring dealers from Western New York, the Southern Tier, Central New York, and out-of-state dealers! 
January 25, 2018 - 12:56pm
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April 6, 2018 - 5:00pm to 8:00pm
The Holland Land Office Museum is proud to present the 12th Annual Batavia Antique Show and Sale. The antique show and sale first began in 2006 and has since been established as one of the major events in Genesee County featuring dealers from all of Western New York, the Southern Tier, Central New York, and even out-of-state dealers!  This year the show and sale will be at the Batavia Downs Gaming and Hotel, located at 8315 Park Rd. Batavia, NY 14020. Admission into this event is only $5 and is running from 5pm until 8pm. We hope to see eveyone there!
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.
January 25, 2018 - 12:04pm
posted by Holland Land Office in A Night of Irish Music, Holland Land Office Museum, No Blarney!.
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March 16, 2018 - 7:00pm
Get in the St. Patrick's Day Spirit with a night full of fun and Irish music with special guest No Blarney! is going to be getting us off our feet and dancing to the beat. Tickets are only $5 and you can get them by calling the Holland Land Office Museum at 585-343-4727 or by email at [email protected]. The program will begin at 7pm. Any questions, don't hesitate to contact the museum or visit our website at www.hollandlandoffice.com
January 24, 2018 - 3:51pm
posted by Holland Land Office in children's programs, easter egg hunt, Holland Land Office Museum.
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March 10, 2018 - 10:00am to 12:00pm
The Holland Land Office Museum, with the help of Anne Marie Starowitz, will be having our Saturday Morning Program. The theme of this month is Easter Egg Museum Scavenger Hunt. Children will be creating different varieties of slime and placing them in eggs. Then they will be able to explore the museum through a scavenger hunt trying to find the eggs. This exciting day will begin at 10am and go until 12pm. This program is $5 per child and $4 for museum members. 
January 24, 2018 - 2:41pm
posted by Holland Land Office in Holland Land Office Museum, children's programs, Valentine's Day.
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February 10, 2018 - 10:00am to 12:00pm
The Holland Land Office Museum, with the help of Anne Marie Starowitz, will be having a Saturday Morning Children's Program. The theme of this month is Valentine's Day. Join us for a morning of fun making Valentine's for friends and family while drinking warm hot chocolate and enjoying a Valentine's day treat! This exciting day will begin at 10am and go until 12pm. The program is $5 per child and $4 for museum members. 
January 24, 2018 - 2:23pm
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February 17, 2018 - 10:00am
The Holland Land Office Museum and the Genesee Community College's History Club are proud to present a free panel discussion with Dr. David Fitzpatrick and other local historians. Dr. Fitzpatrick is the author of a newly published work on Batavia's own Emory Upton, entitled "Emory Upton: Misunderstood Reformer." The panel will discuss the life and career of Emory Upton and his importance to the Civil War and American Military History. The panel discussion is free to the public and will take place at 10am on Saturday, February 17th.
January 24, 2018 - 2:06pm
posted by Holland Land Office in Emory Upton, civil war, Holland Land Office Museum, local history.
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February 16, 2018 - 7:00pm
The Holland Land Office is proud to present "An Evening with Dr. David Fitzpatrick." Fitzpatrick is the author of a newly published book on Batavia's own Emory Upton. He is also a professor of history at Washtenaw Community College in Ann Arbor, Mich. and he is the leading authority on Emory Upton's Career. The book, entitiled "Emory Upton: Misunderstood Reformer," seeks to revise the current view of General Upton and his importance in American military history. A meet and greet with Dr.
December 27, 2017 - 11:15am
posted by Holland Land Office in Holland Land Office Museum, Emory Upton, local history, civil war.
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January 12, 2018 - 7:00pm to 9:00pm
NOTE this event has been rescheduled: Fitzpatrick's presentation at the Holland Land Office Museum is rescheduled to 7 p.m., February 16th.  He will also participate in a panel discussion the following day at GCC. More details on the discussion will be announced later.   The Holland Land Office Museum is proud to present "An Evening with Dr. David Fitzpatrick." Fitzpatrick is the author of a newly published work on Batavia's own Emory Upton. He is also professor of History at Washtenaw Community College in Ann Arbor, Mich., and the leading authority on Emory Upton's career.
December 27, 2017 - 11:11am
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January 13, 2018 - 10:00am to 12:00pm
NOTE: This event has been rescheduled: Fitzpatrick's presentation at the Holland Land Office Museum is rescheduled to 7 p.m., February 16th.  He will also participate in a panel discussion the following day at GCC. More details on the discussion will be announced later.
July 28, 2017 - 9:13am

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The History Heroes program at the Holland Land Office Museum held its annual penny carnival on Thursday. Children participating in the summer program were able to set up their own carnival attractions and then play the games together.

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May 23, 2017 - 3:35pm
posted by Maria Pericozzi in batavia, news, Holland Land Office Museum.

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The Holland Land Office Museum, located on 131 W. Main St. in Batavia, will have its collection, “Over there to over here: 100 years later,” on display only for a couple more weeks.

The artifacts in the collection all pertain to World War I with a connection to Genesee County, said Ryan Duffy, the museum’s executive director.

“I decided to put [the artifacts] on display to commemorate the 100th anniversary of the U.S. entry in the war,” Duffy said.

The collection includes military and personal items, Duffy said, noting that the collection also has items used to support the war, and each piece is labeled with what it is, who it belonged to and the year it was from.

“For the most part, all of the items were used by Genesee County residents,” Duffy said. "For instance, all the uniforms we have were worn by someone from the area that was donated to the collection.”

Duffy said there are around 60 items on display. The collection was put together with items already donated to the museum.

“It’s good to show off some of the things in our collection that pertain to the time period,” Duffy said.

Also in the collection is a list of the World War I veterans in Genesee County.

Duffy said it is as complete as it is going to get, but sometimes visitors look at the book and tell him another name that should be included.

The collection was on display starting on April 11 and will remain open until June 10.

The museum is open Tuesday through Saturday from 10 a.m. until 4 p.m. There is a suggested donation of $1 for a child or student, $2 for an adult and $5 for a family.

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