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Enjoy a fall weekend—including Monday, Columbus Day—at GCV&M!

Open 10 am to 4 pm each day! Purchase tickets at the door (general admission rates apply).

At the Nature Center:

Thicket Game
Calling all Earth Campers! Come join us for a game of Thicket! Similar to hide and seek, this twist on a classic is sure to leave your kids wanting more. Children will be given the opportunity to go off trail and discover the forest like never before. Long pants and closed toe shoes are best. Find out why Thicket is an Earth Camp favorite. Meet at the Nature Center at 11am.

Fun with Fall Foliage
Are you looking for something fun to do with your family this fall? Join one of our naturalists for a fall foliage walk to see all of the beautiful autumn colors. Learn about what makes leaves change and make your very own funky fall fedora to show off your fashion sense! Meet at the Nature Center at 1:30 pm to be a part of all the fall fun!


In the Historic Village:

Saturday, Sunday and Monday with the museum farmers

Fall ploughing with Buck and Dan (Saturday)

Planting winter wheat (Saturday)

Mangel-wurzel hurling and chopping (Sunday)

Harvesting corn (Monday)


Getting homes ready for winter

Making winter clothing

Preserving foods for winter - try your hand at stocking our woodsheds!

Tasting Irish Pickles at the MacKay House


D.B. Munger Confectionery is open!

A variety of fresh baked goods, candy and treats. Featuring fresh fruit hand pies with pumpkin, pear, or peach filling.


Monday Timed Activities:

11:30 am - From Flint to Fire:  How did people in the 19th century light a fire without matches? Find out in this gathering at the Pioneer Barn! It’ll spark your curiosity and light your fire at the same time!

1 pm - Privy Tour:  Get up close and personal with our outhouses! Always wanted to know, but were too embarrassed to ask? This is a 50-minute walking tour of the village’s privies!


Monday Ongoing Activities:

Blacksmith demonstrations

Cooper demonstrations

Tin smith – option to purchase an ornament ($3)


Print shop demonstrations


John L. Wehle Gallery:

Last Weekend for Wild in the Country October 7, 8 and 9

This exhibit explores the work of the “Big Four”— Bruno Liljefors, Wilhelm Kuhnert, Carl Rungius and Bob Kuhn. These four painters changed wildlife painting, transforming the genre into an art form filled with sweeping and innovative portrayals of the natural world. We are also pleased to present works by two contemporary artists, British painter David Shepherd and Honeoye Falls, NY, sculptor Mary Taylor who bring their own styles and interpretations to wildlife art.