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Education Programs
Bring your curriculum to life!

Plan your visit today!

On-site Field Trips: Visit the Historic Village, Nature Center, or the John L. Wehle Gallery. Keep scrolling to view our program options! 

Moveable Museum Programs: Invite a costumed interpreter or naturalist – along with their trunk full of activities and learning materials – into your classroom, community center, or library. 

Homeschool Days: Explore the Historic Village on a day geared for families or homeschool groups! 

Registration opens August 15 for all 2024/25 programs.

 

Questions? Contact education@gcv.org or (585) 294-8216

Program Type
Grade Level / Age
Month / Season
A man in historic costume showing a group of kids what he is working on.

Self-Guided Tours (on-site)

Wednesdays, Thursdays, & Fridays May – October Grades PreK – 12. Self-guide through our 68 historic buildings staffed with costumed interpreters excited to speak with

Kids looking through binoculars

Spring Nature Discoveries (on-site)

Various weekdays April-June 2024. Grades K – 12. During this guided field trip, your class will rotate through hands-on activities, a nature walk, a live

Honoring Juneteenth (on-site)

Thursday, June 13 & Friday, June 14, 2024  This program is for all ages. Programming concepts directly relate to the New York State curriculum for

Child stirring with a wooden spoon

Small Folks (in-classroom)

We bring the museum to you! Geared for grades Preschool-Grade 3. Students discover what pioneer life was like for the settlers of Western New York.

Assortment of agricultural tools

The Ox-Cart Man (in-classroom)

We bring the museum to you! Geared for grades Preschool-Grade 3. The story of a 19th-century family comes alive as our Museum educator brings a

Kids playing historic games

19th-Century Games (in-classroom)

We bring the museum to you! Geared for grades 1 – 12 and adults. Guided by a costumed museum educator, students play with jackstraws, cup-and-ball,

Man hammering a piece of tin

The Tinsmith (in-classroom)

We bring the museum to you! Geared for grades 3-12 and adult groups.  In this inquiry-based program, our Genesee Country tinsmith brings some of his

Kids learning to tap maple trees

Sap, Syrup, and Sugar (on-site)

March 2025 – dates coming soon! Grades 2-8   Guided through a series of 6 stations at the Nature Center only, groups will explore the history

A man speaking to a group of people dressed for winter weather.

Maple Madness (on-site)

March 2025 – dates coming soon! Grades 2 – 12.  Brings history, chemistry, math, and ecology to life! Reverse osmosis? Sap to syrup ratios? The