Genesee Country Village & Museum Upcoming Events

By on February 5, 2018
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•Kohlfahrt: A German Winter Cabbage Walk

February 10, 2018 to February 11, 2018

kohlfahrt-group_57f6205b-9193-4c2f-b238288e3f5e6aac_a06def37-007b-466a-82daa3544f99abb5Gather your most adventurous friends! Play games and sample beer and wine at Kohlfahrt, a traditional German cabbage walk. End the journey through the snowy trails of the Nature Center and Historic Village streets with a hearty, Grünkohlessen German meal in the heated Banquet Center.

A typical Kohlfahrt experience starts with a walk (fahrt) through winter landscapes, with frequent stops for silly games — including a Brussels sprout shooting competition! New games have been added this year, such as a cabbage relay! You’ll compete to gain the title of “Kale King” or “Kale Queen!” And laughter is a prime ingredient!

In this off-season tribute to cabbage (kohl), each participant is provided with his/her own tasting necklace sporting a miniature beer mug that can be engaged at every opportunity. A group “booze wagen” provides sips of German beer, wine, cider, and non-alcoholic drinks along the way.

After all that outdoor exercise, the Kohlfahrt culminates with a hearty sit-down, German-style meal of sausages, brats, smoked ham, bacon-simmered kale, sauerkraut, dampfkartoffeln (German-style potatoes), and apple strudel for dessert.

This event is adults only, 21+. Please bring ID. Reservations are required and non-refundable. Adventures depart every 15 minutes from 1:30pm-4:00pm on Saturday and 1:30pm-3:00pm on Sunday, in groups of 12 people. Tours are approximately 2 hrs in duration with dinner served afterwards. Check-in begins in the Banquet Center at 1:00pm. Please arrive 15 minutes prior to your scheduled tour time. A stocked “booze wagen” is included for each tour group, as is a beverage tasting necklace for each person. Beer, wine, cider, schnapps, and non-alcoholic beverages are available. Tickets are $70/$63 museum members. Group discount for a full tour of 12 people: $63/person. Call (585) 294-8218 to book a full group.

•Carve a Sugar Mold Class

Saturday, February 17, 2018 • 9AM-4PM

sugar-moldMolding maple sugar in fancy wooden molds has a long history. Join woodcarver Chris Kieber for a beginner’s class and discover why these traditional decorative shapes were so popular. Participants will create their own beautiful weeping heart design while learning basic carving skills and safety. No previous experience is required. Material costs are included in class fee. Participants will be able to keep the set of tools provided to them for the class. Limited to eight people, ages 14 to adult. Participants should bring a lunch with them.

Location: GCV&M Nature Center

Cost: $115/$101 museum member

•Baking with Kids Class

Tuesday, February 20, 2018 • 10AM to 2PM

baking-with-kidsBring that special little baker in your life and join instructor Peggy Roll to mix up some tasty treats. Participants will make Chelsea buns (called cinnamon buns today) and graham crackers using 19th-century techniques. A light lunch will be provided for the class to enjoy. Space is limited. Ages 8-adult.

Fee for group of 1 child & 1 adult: $112/$100 member.

Location: Livingston-Backus House. Check-in will be at the front Admissions area. Please arrive 15-20 minutes prior to the start of class.

• Owl Moon

Saturday, February 24, 2018 • 5PM to 8PM

snowy-owlA night full of fun activities – all about owls!

Reservations are non-refundable and required to take the guided hike.

The moon will be almost full on Saturday, Feb. 24 – perfect for an Owl Moon nighttime walk!

Reserve your spot for a moonlit guided walk through the wintry woods, get up close and personal with real owls during a live owl presentation by Wild Wings, Inc. of Honeoye Falls, enjoy a reading of the Caldecott Medal-winning Owl Moon by Jane Yolen, and relax by the campfire roasting marshmallows and sipping complimentary hot chocolate.

Schedule of activities:

Guided hikes depart every 20 minutes, beginning at 5:00pm with the last departing at 8:00pm Owl Moon will be read every half-hour from 5:30pm-8:00pm Wild Wings presentation begins at 5:30pm, and you will be able to meet-and-greet with the owls afterwards throughout the evening. Campfire, roasting marshmallows, and hot chocolate will be available throughout the evening Flint Hill Gift Shop will be open, featuring specialty owl items!Check-in for the program is in the Banquet Center (front building next to Admissions). We recommend you check-in 15 minutes prior to the start of your guided hike. You are welcome to enjoy the activities before or after your guided hike (time permitting).

Admission is $14/$10 members. There are no youth or senior discounts.

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