A special Trick-or-Treating in the Village Halloween event is planned at Genesee County Village and Museum. It is scheduled for Sunday October 26 12:00 PM to 4:00 PM. Halloween activities are designed to provide a safe and comfortable atmosphere.
The event is conducted using streets of the historic village with townspeople wearing modern costumes. Many of the historic village buildings will be sharing treats for trick or treating.
Free face painting
The animated film ‘The Legend of Sleepy Hollow”
A Halloween themed scavenger hunt
Roast marshmallows on an open fire
Visit farm animals at Pioneer Farm
Listen to spooky Halloween tales
Color a Halloween picture
Play a game of miniature golf at the museum course
Visit village craftsmen, blacksmith, tinsmith or Oxen-handler
Wagon ride around village $1
Bounce house $1
Make paper jack-o-lantern adding foam stickers $1.
$6 for trick or treaters 1-16 years old
Infants are free
$5 Adults accompanying kids
1410 Flint Hill Road, Mumford
Genesee County Village and Museum has historic buildings, furnished with a collection representing the 19th century from a large area. It is located in the small hamlet of Mumford, New York, 20 miles southwest of Rochester, New York.
Their collection of 69 buildings include houses, churches, schools, farm buildings, and businesses from all across the regions. The village is organized into distinct regions on over 600 acres. The John L. Wehle Art gallery offers a large collection American art and artifacts.
One unique difference of this village is interpreters in period dress many are experts in 19th century crafts and trades staffing buildings. They provide information about the history of the building, the time period and in some instances, demonstrate a craft or trade as well.
The Genesee Country Nature Center has exhibits and five miles of interpreted hiking trails, open year round.
The hamlet of Mumford, on the west side of Wheatland is south of Oatka Creek on route 36 at the southern terminus of route 383. The hamlet traces it’s beginning to a group of Scottish Emigrants who left England in 1798.
Caledonia is a town of 4,255 population in northwest Livingston County. Seneca Indians had an early village here called Canawaugus, the first settlers were in 1750 and the first white settlement in 1797. Seth Green established the first fish hatchery in the US on route 36 in Caledonia.
Genesee County Village and Museum Is a 28 minute drive of 23 miles from Rochester NY. Drive route 383 south to route 39 and route 5 west following signs to Genesee County Village and Museum on Flint Hill Road.
Here is a review from one of many satisfied visitors.
“The Genesee Country Village and Museum is one of the best kept secrets of western New York State.”