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Our goal: $5,000

Built around 1870 in Campbell, New York and relocated to GCV&M in 1981, this beautiful Victorian Italianate mansion was the home of shoemaker John Hamilton, his wife Harriet and their two children, Willis and Sarah. The house boasted central heating and a bathroom, plus newfangled linoleum flooring in the kitchen.

This is the last building to complete our restoration of the entire Gas Light District. The exterior restoration of Hamilton, the carriage house and the ice house includes carpentry repairs, window re-glazing and a new, more historically accurate paint color.

The cost of this restoration is more than $70,000. 

Please help us pay for a portion of this important project. We are seeking donations from you, our friends and guests; the remainder will be raised through grants and other contributions. Every dollar helps us achieve our goal to maintain and restore this beloved and iconic building. 


Please help us by donating now – any amount is helpful!



We truly appreciate your participation – you are making a lasting impact on the landscape of Genesee Country Village & Museum for the next generation of visitors. Follow Hamilton’s #transformationtuesday progress on our social media.


If you wish to donate an alternate amount, please call the Development Office at 585-294-8253. Thank you!