Current Exhibits
On display now in the John L. Wehle Gallery

"Duck, Duck Shoot! The Story of American Waterbirds"

 

Visitors to the latest exhibit in Genesee Country Village & Museum’s John L. Wehle Gallery will explore the hunting of waterbirds, moving from sustenance hunting to excessive hunting, from near destruction of waterbirds to an environmentally conscious and sustainable American pastime. Wildlife artists, public awareness of waterbirds, advancements in hunting technology, legislative efforts, and a taste (literal) for waterfowl underpin this evolution across the centuries. 

Oil, acrylic, and watercolor, colored lithograph and sculpture, stuffed waterfowl, waterfowling pieces (firearms) and hunting technologies, duck and waterbird decoys, waterfowl and duck culinary tools, duck and waterbird stamps, and hunting attire for both men and women will be featured in this multi-faceted exhibition.

"Becoming Gendered: Garment as Gender Artifact"

(OPENING MAY 2023)

 

A brand new exhibit is currently being installed in the John L. Wehle Gallery and will open to the public on our first day of the 2023 season – Saturday, May 6! “Becoming Gendered” will explore how 19th-century Americans perceived and performed gender through clothing and fashion. At what age did children’s clothing begin to gender the body? How were masculinity and femininity expressed through fashion extremes for men and women? This exhibit examines the conceptualization of gender in the American wardrobe, from underwater to outerwear, from infancy to adulthood, from male to female – and places in between.

"Tools, Treatments, and Tricks: Medicine in the 19th Century"

 

This exhibit in the lobby of the John L. Wehle Gallery explores medical practices, oddities, and remedies of the 19th century. Peruse the fascinating items in the display to learn more about local connections to 19th-century medical advancements, tonics and medicinal solutions, and fascinating tools of the trade. 

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