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Spooky Saturday

Saturday, October 12 | 10 a.m. - 4 p.m.

Get into the fall spirit!

Don your witchy season finest and join us for a spooky Saturday at Genesee Country Village & Museum! 

See the Historic Village in all of its fall splendor, attend a frighteningly fascinating talk on the history of rural cemeteries in America, visit our new exhibit Everybody’s Going to be There! The American Rural Cemetery Movement, and more. 

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"Everybody's Going to be There: The American Rural Cemetery Movement"

“Everybody’s Going to be There: The American Rural Cemetery Movement” will open to the public on Wednesday, May 8. The concept of a rural cemetery challenges the notion of burial spaces as being gloomy or frightening places. Rather, the rural cemetery acts as a social center with a living ecosystem – a place for scenic respite.

This new exhibit will explore how 19th-century Americans managed public health concerns, developed a new appreciation for green space and wildlife, and ensured their memorialization in a newly established public space: the rural cemetery. “Everybody’s Going to be There” presents a wide variety of fine wildlife art, maps, memorial art, natural animal and geological specimens, mourning jewelry and stationery, and cemetery tourism ephemera of the 19th-century.

Learn about mourning traditions in Foster House

Visit historic Foster House (built ca. 1836) to learn about how a family would have laid out a body and donned the home with mourning ephemera. 

Shop Spooky Goods in the Gallery

Find local maker RocBlock Prints in the John L. Wehle Gallery selling a wide variety of spooky-themed hand pressed prints and seasonal items. 

Shop spooky favorites in the Flint Hill Store

Visit the Flint Hill Store to find frighteningly fun products for sale: spooky season rustic decor, plushies, kids toys, heirloom variety seeds, and more.

Perhaps even bring home with you your own broom, handcrafted right here in the Historic Village.

Experience seasonal historical cooking

Make your way through our historic kitchens to see, smell, and taste the flavors of the season. Apples – pumpkins – squash – fall goodies are plentiful in the Genesee Valley Region! 

Savor an old-timey treat

Visit the D.B. Munger & Co. Confectionery located in our Historic Village (open 11 a.m. – 4 p.m.) to purchase a historical treat! Find 1-2-3-4 cakes, hot hand pies, historical cookies and sweets, fresh-baked bread, and more. 

Enjoy fall colors in the Village

Wander the Historic Village and enjoy the exuberant fall colors as you smell fires burning in historic hearths, watch the last of the summer harvest in our fields, explore in and out of historic buildings, and learn about how the change of seasons affected life in 19th-century New York. Make sure to stop by the Settlement Farm to see our historical farmers constructing a scarecrow!

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