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 the Membership Office at (585) 294-8253 or 


Share-The-Museum Days and Celebrating Chocolate Weekend (Saturday, July 15, & Sunday, July 16, 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.)
Bring a friend, or two, 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 required.

Highlights from the Collection (Sunday, July 23, at 11 a.m. or 1 p.m. in Davis Hall)
Join Collections Manager Amanda Wilck, to explore some of the most intriguing, unique, and incredible artifacts from the Museum’s extensive collection. Reservations open on Monday, July 3.

Summer Garden Tour (Wednesday, August 9, at 11 a.m. or 6:30 p.m. in the Historic Village) 
Come walk through our heirloom gardens (at their peak in the summertime!) with Historic Gardener Emily Conable. We will be talking about heirloom vegetables, harvesting, herbs, everlastings, and deadheading. Reservations open on Monday, July 3.

FOUNDER’S CIRCLE MEMBERS ONLY: Historic Village Trolley Tour (Friday, August 11, at 10 a.m. or 11:30 a.m.)
Sit back and relax as you enjoy a fascinating trolley tour around the Historic Village led by the Museum’s Philip K. Wehrheim Curator of Collections, Peter Wisbey.

Pioneer Farm Tour (Sunday, August 27, at 1 p.m. on the Pioneer Settlement)
Join our Historic Farmer for a behind-the-scenes tour of the Pioneer Farm! Meet our heirloom farm animals and get a peek into some historic farm operations not generally seen by the public. Reservations open on Monday, August 7.

Kitchen Tour (Thursday, September 21, at 11 a.m. in the Historic Village)
Your visits to GCV&M may have included seeing several of our kitchens in good use, but what about all the other kitchens on site? Take a tour with a knowledgeable Historic Cook Amy Hanley-Dykstra and learn about all the kitchens you don’t see every day. Click here to learn more about our historic kitchens. Reservations open on Monday, August 7.

Mystery Building Tour (Sunday, September 24, at 11 a.m. or 1 p.m. in the Historic Village)
Be one of the few who will get a full top-to-bottom house tour with behind-the-scenes access to typically off-limits areas, plus have your questions answered by our Collections Manager, Amanda Wilck! Reservations open on Monday, August 7.

John L. Wehle Gallery Tour (Saturday, October 14, at 11 a.m. in the Gallery)
Have a final opportunity to take a look at our current exhibits in the John L. Wehle Gallery with Curator Brandon Brooks as well as a behind-the-scenes tour of the Gallery Vaults. On view: Duck, Duck, Shoot! The Story of American Waterbirds (ending its run in the 2023 season), and Becoming Gendered: Garment as Gender Artifact, NEW for the 2023 season. Reservations open on Monday, September 11.


Reservations are required – there are a limited number of spots available per tour. Please include your name, contact information, and number of attendees. RSVP to the Membership Office at (585) 294-8253 or

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.