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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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November 16, 2016 - 6:39pm

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The 15th Annual Wonderland of Trees Gala opens this Friday Nov. 18th at 7 p.m. at the Holland Land Office Museum at 131 W. Main St., Batavia.

Featuring decorated trees by local area businesses, food, music, a basket raffle and silent auction with proceeds to benefit the museum. The trees will be on display until Jan. 4.

The costs are $25 per ticket or $40 per couple. R.S.V.P. is required to attend. Tickets are available in person at the museum, by phone 585-343-4727 or online at www.dailynewstickets.com

Pictured above is the Batavia Business Professional Women's Club tree.

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Batavia Girl Scouts Tree

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Robin Weinstein is pictured with a menorah, "The Festival of Lights."

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The ARC of Genesee Orleans tree

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October 4, 2016 - 9:16am
posted by Howard B. Owens in hlom, Holland Land Office Museum, news.

More than 6,000 people from out of the state, and even out of the country, visit the Holland Land Office Museum every year, Don Burkel, chairman of the HLOM's board of directors, told the County's Human Services Committee yesterday during a department review.

That's one of the many contributions HLOM makes to the local economy and cultural life of Genesee County, Burkel said during a lengthy presentation that outlined the many programs and exhibits hosted and promoted by the museum each year.

While not a specific budget request, department reviews to help inform legislators about what is going on in all facets of county government heading into budget talks.

Each year, HLOM receives about $37,000 from the county, after a cut in financial support of about $6,000 a year in 2010.

"The museum costs less than $1 per resident in the county," Burkel said.

Patrick Weissend, a former HLOM director who recently joined the board as vice president, said not much has changed for the HLOM budget since he ran the facility seven years ago.

"The budget remains really lean," Weissend said.

The museum is also supported by memberships and donations, but Weissend said the museum is able to tap into a fund created years ago by donations from the late Congressman Barber Conable. Conable made it a practice to donate any speaking fees he received to nonprofits in Genesee County. Those donations are preserved in an investment account.

The mission of HLOM is to preserve the museum's collection of artifacts and provide educational opportunities to the local community and visitors based on that collection.

August 6, 2015 - 4:04pm
posted by Traci Turner in batavia, Holland Land Office Museum, history heroes.

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As part of the History Heroes summer program, the Holland Land Office Musuem held its first penny carnival this afternoon. The kids were responsible for creating their own games. Some of the activities included a ping-pong toss, bowling, obstacle course and duck pond.

The museum has been hosting the summer history education program for five years. Museum Director Jeffrey Donahue decided to have an outdoor carnival this year to celebrate the bicentennial of the Holland Land Office building. Over the past two weeks, the kids have been learning about the history of landmarks in Batavia, firefighting and aviation.

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July 7, 2015 - 1:10pm
posted by Holland Land Office in history, Holland Land Office Museum, free.
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July 7, 2015 - 6:30pm to 8:00pm
TONIGHT at the Holland Land Office Museum, former Museum Director Patrick Weissend will be speaking on the Life and Times of Joseph Ellicott. This even is FREE to the public, as are all lectures presented by the Holland Land Office Museum.  Light coffee and refreshments will be available. 
June 13, 2015 - 9:55am
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June 19, 2015 - 7:00pm to 9:00pm
Friday, June 19th, 7:00 pm - $5.00 donation CLASSIC COUNTRY NIGHT: The music of Loretta Lynn, Patsy Cline, & Johnny Cash
May 14, 2015 - 10:54am
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May 16, 2015 - 11:00am to 2:00pm
This Saturday, May 16th, the Holland Land Office Museum and the Batavia International Peace Garden are celebrating a joint event! The Peace Garden's annual flag raising will take place at 11:00 am with speaker State Assemblyman Steve Hawley and the St. Joseph's Brass Ensemble providing patriotic music. At 1:00 pm, the Holland Land Office Museum will be burying its Bicentennial Time Capsule and keynote speakers include Genesee County historian Michael J. Eula and City of Batavia historian Larry Barnes.

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