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Visit the Historic Village, Genesee Country Nature Center, or the John L. Wehle Gallery. There is nothing like a face-to-face, in-person, hands-on experience at GCV&M. On-site Field Trips are available on select dates in March, April, October, and December and regularly from May through September.

Meet us online for a Live Virtual Field Trip. Choose from our themed programs or let us partner with you to create a special program to meet your student’s needs. Virtual Field Trips are available on select dates from January through April and in November.

Let us come to you with our Movable Museum program. Invite a costumed interpreter, curator, or naturalist – along with their trunk full of activities and learning materials – into your classroom, community center, or library. Moveable Museum Programs can be scheduled year-round based on availability.

Contact our Program Registrar to schedule your program – call (585) 294-8218 or email us at 

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Fall Nature Discoveries

September 13, 20, 27, October 4, 11, 18, 25, November 1 & 15 | 10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.  Come discover the natural world at

Life in the 19th Century

September 23, 28, 29, 30, October 5, 6, & 7 | 10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.   A self-guided experience, students will enjoy exploring the Historic

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Preparing for Winter

November 16 & 17 | 10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.  Stroll the Historic Village where preparations are underway for the cold season ahead. Students will

Transportation & Trades

October 13 | 10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.  It is said that Queen Victoria preferred flour from Rochester New York. How was this flour made

St. Nick in Historic costume

Home for the Holidays

November 30, December 1, 8, 14, & 15 Costumed interpreters will guide students on a walk through the wintery Historic Village, sharing 19th-century seasonal traditions

Costumed interpreters lit by candlelight

Victorian Yuletide

We bring the museum to you! Understand how the many cultures that migrated to Upstate New York influenced the traditions of Yuletide in the 19th

Flowers and blue skies

Language of Flowers

We bring the museum to you! Learn about one of the most enchanting customs of the 19th century — communicating through flowers instead of words.

Woman mixing food in a bowl

History in the Kitchen

We bring the museum to you! Discover how food, receipts (recipes), cooking techniques, and the kitchen itself changed in the 19th century from a one

Woman mixing a bowl of chocolate batter

History of Chocolate

We bring the museum to you! Chocolate has been a part of our culture for centuries. Far from today’s candy bars, in the 18th and

Historical interpreters in costume dancing

19th-Century Dance

We bring the museum to you! In the 19th century, dancing was a great form of physical exercise as well as a good opportunity for

Child stirring with a wooden spoon

Small Folks

We bring the museum to you! Students discover what pioneer life was like for the settlers of Western New York. Using 19th-century objects and clothing,

Kids learning to tap maple trees

Sap, Syrup, and Sugar

We bring the museum to you! Students will explore the sweet history and science behind maple sugar and syrup production from early America to present-day

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