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Members-Only Events

Join us for exclusive events throughout the season!

Did you know? One perk of being a GCV&M Member is access to exclusive Members-Only Events throughout the season!

Enjoy access to the Gallery Vaults, historic buildings rarely seen by the public, exclusive tours led by our staff, and so much more. 

Reservations are required – there are a limited number of spots available per tour. Please RSVP to the Membership Office at (585) 294-8253 or 

Trolley Tour

Wednesday, June 26, at 11 a.m. or 6 p.m. (FULL) in the Historic Village

Hop aboard the Trolley Tour with GCV&M Collections Manager Amanda Wilck as we explore the Historic Village! Discover the unique history of several buildings, delve into tales from the past, and gain insights into the Museum itself. This tour is ideal for members of all ages.

Share-The-Museum Days (and Celebrating Chocolate Weekend!)

Saturday, July 13, & Sunday, July 14, 10 a.m. - 4 p.m.

Bring up to two guests to enjoy Celebrating Chocolate Weekend for FREE! If they become members, they receive a 10% discount on the cost of their new membership!
No reservations are required.

Summer Garden Tour

Wednesday, August 7, at 11 a.m. or 6 p.m. in the Historic Village

Come walk through our heirloom gardens (at their peak in the summertime!) with Historic Gardener Emily Conable. She will be talking about heirloom vegetables, harvesting, herbs, everlastings, and deadheading. 


Founder's Circle Trolley Tour

Friday, August 23 (time TBD)

Take a seat and unwind while you embark on an engaging trolley tour around the Historic Village, guided by Philip K. Wehrheim Curator of Collections, Peter Wisbey.

 This event is reserved for Founder’s Circle members only

Nature Center Hike

Sunday, September 22, at 11 a.m. in the Nature Center

Come along with Adam Henne, our Nature Center Director, on a guided walk through the trails of our Nature Center! Explore the natural beauty around the Museum and uncover all the wonders our trails hold.


Founder's Circle Oatka Creek Hike

Sunday, September 22, at 2 p.m.

Join us for the second Founder’s Circle hike of the year on a guided hike of our Oatka Creek Property with Nature Center Director Adam Henne.

This event is reserved for Founder’s Circle members only

Highlights from the Collection

Saturday, November 16, at 11 a.m. or 1 p.m. in the Meeting Center

Join Collections Manager Amanda Wilck for a behind-the-scenes talk on rarely seen items from the extensive collection of the John L. Wehle Gallery. Delight in viewing unique objects seldom seen by the public and learn about their fascinating histories.


It pays to be a Member

Museum Members receive free daily admission to GCV&M, guaranteed access to special events, discounts on classes, and so much more.