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Wish List

Donate to fund supplies we need

Our list is full of items that support our programs and mission every day.

To make a tax-deductible Wish List gift, write the item in the “honoree” field of your online donation or in the memo line of your personal check.

Contact Director of Development Alison MacKenzie at (585) 294-8252 or via email with any questions. We are so grateful for your help!

If you’ve visited before, see what’s marked NEW! below…

New Items!

Blue Willow Pattern Tea Set: $150
For our youth and camp program teas. A proper tea service for up to 20 kids is no mean feat!

Beekeeping Equipment: $350
For our Nature Center staff to care for our educational beehives with the correct tools and two protective suits.

Camp Costumes: $425 
For our summer campers – particularly our new Wizarding Camp to get fresh robes. (We use kindergarten and adult-size graduation robes!)

Maple Syrup Fridge: $1,600
For our Nature Center syrup-makers to store more of our delicious maple syrup products all year round! A 60 in. undercounter, two-door model.


1. Gallons of paint: $40 each
For our miles and miles of fencing! As you see us repair and replace fencing around the Village, it all needs paint.

2. Moveable Museum Cart: $50
A new dolly for our educators to carry supply totes offsite when providing programs.

3. Firewood: $90 to make each cord “stove ready”
Our Historic Village has a lot of hearths to stock! Cooking in kitchens, staying warm, and for outdoor fires at events like Spirits and Owl Moon.

4. Sensory Bags: $50 each
Five needed for visitors on tours or at events with sensory needs, who experience our spaces differently.

5. Bird seed and suet: $50
For our Nature Center staff to keep our feathered friends fed – it’s always on our list!

6. Industrial Costuming Racks: $130 each
For our Costume Shop to organize and store hundreds of costumes for our historical interpreters!

7. Fencing: $175 for 100 feet
For a new pasture in our rotational grazing plan and better sustainability on our farm.

8. Photographic Stand: $250
For our Curatorial team as they photograph our entire Museum collections.

9. Camp Scholarship: $300
For a youngster to have access to a week of fun and learning (with bus transportation and lunch)! Spring or Summer.

10. Oats & Hay: $350
Feeds our animals for two weeks. Nothing makes the sheep happier than oats!

11. Lift Table: $900
For our Curatorial team to move artifacts and change out textile study drawers in the John L. Wehle Gallery.