Thursday, June 18, 2015

Genesee Country Village & Museum 1812 Weekend

I think I can safely say that this is one of my favorite events.  Every time I've been, it's been a simply wonderful time at a great historic site.  GCV&M is located in upstate New York and many of the reconstructed buildings on-site are from around the area.  The exhibits and galleries are always top-notch and it's really special to be able to get a taste of what it would be like to live in a charming rural village for the weekend!

While there, Rich and I celebrated our first anniversary.  Our friend Julie made us a cake, which was amazing!  It was such a wonderful way to celebrate, spending time with great friends in a beautiful setting.

We actually left Michigan the Thursday before the event and gave ourselves a whole day to go to the museum and village as tourists, which was fantastic!  I've been there four times now, and Julie has been three...but we had never had a chance to go into all the buildings because the reenactors are always so busy during the actual event weekend.  Not that that's bad--there's tons of chatting with friends, catching up, talking to visitors, and it's all great--but we wanted to see all the cool stuff!

Walking around as visitors was really a blast and we had a fantastic visit.  The interpreters were all VERY knowledgeable about their various stations and activities, even when I asked weird questions.  They were so welcoming and approachable, and I learned a LOT!  Even without trying to! ;)

This little guy caught my eye in the village's brewery--the only working
19th century brewery in the US!
These cows were not impressed with us.
The Susan Greene collection was, as always, flawless.
We also took some time to photograph Julie's new outfit.  She made a fantastic bonnet and dress with multitudes of hand-sewn tucks.  It was lovely!

If you haven't been to Genesee Country Village & Museum and ever find yourself up in that neck of the woods, it is definitely worth a look!  It did take us a whole day to see the museum and village, and we still didn't hit everything, but even a few hours there would be wonderful.

For more pictures, check out my Flickr album.  I already can't wait for next year!


  1. Thanks for sharing! Wish we could have made it this year.

  2. That looks like a lovely event and a wonderful place/museum!Thank you for sharing the impressions with us.


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