Tuesday, July 4, 2017 at 10:00am - 4:00pm
The patriotic and spirited festivities that turned July 4th into America’s greatest national holiday still flourish in this year’s grand celebration of Independence Day. Members FREE!
Join the hoopla of traditional American celebrations around the Historic Village.
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!
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), immediately followed by the reading of the Declaration of Independence.
Don't forget to sign up for the pie-eating contest — an annual tradition at the museum — or cheer on the contestants as they eat their way through warm cherry pie!
Join us for our Opening Day or bring mom for a special Mother's Day!
Join us for GCV&M's inaugural race through the Historic Village and Nature Center on Saturday, May 20!
It's happy hour in the Historic Village! Beer tastings, cider, & wine. Live music.
Music, dance, authentic food and drink--celebrate the traditions of the Scots and Irish!
Re-enactors portraying shopkeepers, housewives, merchants and soldiers amidst the sounds of fifes and drums; cannons and muskets; and Austen-era music and dancing. Fathers FREE!
Pageantry, marching bands and merrymaking are all part of the day’s July 4th festivities, highlighted by the swearing in of new American citizens.
Experience the shots, the cannons and the horses as reenactors bring the Civil War to life!
19th-century frontier life with Laura Ingalls Wilder Days, Saturday & Sunday, Aug. 5 & 6, and learn more about Laura's ties to Western New York.
A melodious weekend featuring hundred of musicians on four stages!