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Friday, March 20, 2015 at 9:59 pm

Photos: 10th Annual HLOM Batavia Antique Show & Sale

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Holland Land Office Museum is hosting its 10th Annual Batavia Antique Show & Sale at Batavia Downs.

The event continues Saturday from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m..

Tuesday, March 17, 2015 at 3:23 pm

10th Annual Batavia Antique Show & Sale!

10th Annual Batavia Antique Show & Sale
 to benefit the Holland Land Office Museum.
Friday March 20th 5 pm – 8pm & Saturday March 21st 9 am – 3 pm at the Batavia Downs Gaming & Raceway, 8315 Park Rd Batavia, NY Adults: $5.00 per day Children; under 12 free Free Parking 

Event Date and Time

March 21, 2015 - 9:00am - 3:00pm
Saturday, March 14, 2015 at 2:56 pm

Photos: No Blarney at St. James benefits HLOM

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Local musicians Rich Conroy and Don Bouchard, as "No Blarney," performed a show of new and traditional Irish music Friday evening at St. James as a fundraiser for the Holland Land Office Museum.

Friday, January 30, 2015 at 11:30 pm

Holland Land Office Museum celebrating 200 years of its historic building

post by Howard B. Owens in batavia, history, hlom

The Holland Land Office Museum opens a new exhibit at 1:30 p.m., Saturday, to commemorate 200th anniversary of the building it calls home.

The building was the third location built by Joseph Ellicott for the Holland Land Office, where Ellicott and his agents sold property to Western New York's first settlers.

That's why they call it the "Birthplace of Western New York."

Some of those first deeds, called indentures, will be on display in the new exhibit, along with surveying material as well as other items that made the land office a land office.

The exhibit will cover the entire period of land office history, including the War of 1812 and the impact of the Erie Canel on WNY trade.

Some of the exhibits will be affixed to panels covered with carpet (the better to hold Velcro) donated by Max Pies Furniture.

There's also information on how John Kennedy, the local educator and education reformer, saved the building for Batavia when Henry Ford tried to buy it and move it to his property in Michigan.

The exhibit kicks off a series of bicentennial events, including in May the burying of a time capsule. 

Fifth-graders from throughout Genesee County are being invited to write letters to their future selves to be buried in the time capsule.  

Any local resident can include a letter or other small item in the time capsule. Call the museum at (585) 343-4727 for more information.

The museum was first dedicated Oct. 13, 1894, and it will be rededicated Oct. 13 of this year.

Photo: Jeff Donahue, museum director, Jim Owen, museum board member, Phil Pies and Steve Pies of Max Pies Furniture.

Saturday, November 22, 2014 at 3:36 pm

Photos: Wonderland of Trees gala at HLOM

post by The Batavian in batavia, hlom

Photos and write-up by Steve Ognibene.

The 13th annual Wonderland of Trees Gala of 2014 was tonight at the Holland Land Office Museum in Batavia. This year there were 38 trees from different area businesses including nonprofits.  Director Jeff Donahue, entering his fifth year at the helm, spoke about how they have had as many as 40 trees in previous years but it became to crowded so they like to keep it under 40. Jeff also spoke a little bit on the history. It originally was held at McCaully Hall (St. Jerome's building) on Main Street and started out small with only a few trees. After a few years, the event shifted locations to the HLOM. Friday's dinner was catered by D&R Depot. This year featured a choir, a local entertainer Don Bouchard on acoustic guitar, a silent auction, and a greater number of donated raffle baskets. The display will continue through Christmas and end just after New Year.

Julie Marino and Brianna Rindall of Batavia.

Amy Worthington of Amy's Fluffy Friends with her tree.

There was a silent auction and basket raffle.

Musical accompaniment by Don Bouchard.

Jim Owen and Marilyn Donahue

The Quaker Muller tree

The Girl Scout tree

Ben Landers

Thursday, November 6, 2014 at 8:06 am

Wonderland of Trees Gala at HLOM

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The Holland Land Office Museum
131 W. Main St., Batavia, NY
Wonderland of Trees Gala
Friday Nov. 21st from 7 – 10 p.m.
Gift Basket Raffle Now Open
for more information & tickets call the museum
General Admission $20
Museum Members $15

Event Date and Time

November 21, 2014 - 7:00pm - 10:00pm
Monday, September 22, 2014 at 9:58 am

The p.w. minor story told in new display opening at HLOM

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Jane Read and Anne Marie Starowitz were at Holland Land Office Museum on Saturday morning setting up a new exhibition about the history of local shoemaker p.w. minor. 

The grand opening of the display is Oct. 2.

Employees and retirees of p.w. minor are invited to a preview at 3 p.m. The public is invited to a ribbon cutting at 6:30 p.m.

Many of the items in the display were provided on loan from The new p.w. minor.


Tuesday, September 16, 2014 at 1:10 pm

HLOM's annual Chicken & Biscuit Luncheon at the GC Office of the Aging

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The Holland Land Office Museum will host its annual Chicken & Biscuit Luncheon from 12 to 2 p.m. on Tuesday, Sept. 23, at the Genesee County Office for the Aging, located at 2 Bank St. in the city.

Cost is $10 per person. Call the HLOM at 343-4727.

The event is catered by D&R Depot.

The speaker will be the new Genesee County Historian, Michael J. Eula. His topic will be "Genesee County, the Holland Land Company, and the Fabric of Amercian History."


Event Date and Time

September 23, 2014 - 12:00pm - 2:00pm
Wednesday, September 3, 2014 at 11:32 am

Meet the county's new historian at HLOM's annual Chicken-n-Biscuit Luncheon

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The annual Chicken-n-Biscuit Luncheon will be presented by the Holland Land Office Museum on Tuesday, Sept. 23rd at noon at the Genesee County Office for the Aging, 2 Bank St., Batavia.

Meet the new Genesee County Historian, Michael Eula, who will speak on “Genesee County, the Holland Land Company, and the fabric of American History."

Tickets are $10 per person for lunch catered by the D&R Depot Restaurant & Catering. Please call the Holland Land Office Museum for tickets and more information at 585-343-472. Everyone is welcome.

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