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Genesee Country Museum August Events

By on August 4, 2017

Genesee Country Village & Museum

1410 Flint Hill Road, Mumford, NY 14511

•After Hours Tour:  Ghost Stories

Friday, August 18, 2017
5:00, 5:20, 5:40 & 6:00 pm

Mildly theatrical, largely historical and thoroughly…unnerving

Explore eerie folktales of supernatural visits and haunted happenings from across New York State on a guided walking tour through the shadowy corners of the Historic Village. Handed down from generation to generation, these are ghostly stories that persist to the present day – and some are based on historical accounts.

•Tours depart at 5:00pm, 5:20pm, 5:40pm and 6:00pm in groups of 20 and depart from the Freight House..

•Tours are approximately 75 minutes long.

•Please be prepared to walk/stand for the tour’s entirety, and wear comfortable walking shoes.

•Please be advised that some rooms may have dim lighting or tight spaces.

•A bottle of water will be provided before your tour begins.

This tour will present tour-goers with some of the haunting tales from Western New York.

Reservations required.

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•Old-Time Fiddlers’ Fair

Saturday & Sunday, August 19-20, 2017
10 am – 5 pm

More than 100 fiddlers, young and old, gather for two days of continuous music on four stages in Western New York’s largest and oldest fiddling event–the Old-Time Fiddlers’ Fair.

Music will flow continuously with performances from dozens of groups and individuals, ranging from polished professionals to the youngest beginner.

Four official stages offer performances along with musician workshops.

Featured performers include Mitzie Collins and the Striking Strings, Rochester Strathspey & Reel Society, Emma & Carl Eddy, the Fiddlers of the Genesee, Almost Irish, the Rochester Irish Musicians’ Association & more

Fiddlers of all ages and abilities are invited to participate free of charge. Please have your instrument IN HAND at the admissions gate in order to receive your pass for the day.

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•Early New England Cooking Class

Monday, August 28, 2017
9 am-4 pm

Learn the basics of cooking on a step stove in this hands-on class.

Using a bounty of seasonal ingredients, 19th-century techniques from early original New England receipts, participants will prepare a complete dinner.

Then gather around the harvest table to enjoy the meal you have created together.

Limited to eight participants ages 16-adult. Handouts with recipes and cook stove tips will be provided.

Cost is $90/$79 member.

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