The patriotic and spirited festivities that turned July 4 into America’s greatest national holiday still flourish in this year’s grand celebration of Independence Day. Members FREE!
Celebrate July 4th AND Genesee Country Museum's 40th Anniversary! Join the hoopla of traditional American celebrations around the Historic Village. The online ticket has been taken down, but we are not sold out! Tickets can be purchased right at the door - we'll see you there!
Pageantry, marching bands and merrymaking are all part of the day’s July 4th festivities, highlighted by the swearing in of new American citizens on the steps of the Town Hall. You won't want to miss this memorable moment as nearly 50 people from countries all over the world swear their allegiance to the flag. Ceremony begins at 11am. Immediately following the ceremony, head down the road to see a 100-pound anvil fired into the air!
Photography Credit: Bob Howland & Ruby Foote
From the Village Square the Geneseo Cornet Band will fill the air with rousing tunes in celebration of the nation! In true 19th-century fashion be part of the revelry of the 1876 Grand Parade. (Museum staff will be looking for young volunteers from the audience to join the parade.) Join us in thanking members, volunteers and staff who supported the museum over the last forty years, immediately followed by the reading of the Declaration of Independence.