and Historic Sites in the Genesee
Clara Barton House, Dansville,
In August 1881, Clara Barton, Civil War heroine, formed
the first local chapter of the American Red Cross in Dansville, Livingston County.
Barton and Dansville society members spearheaded the first disaster relief undertaken
by the American Red Cross by aiding victims of a Michigan forest fire. Clara Barton
Chapter #1 of the American Red Cross. 585-335-3500.
Land Office Museum, Batavia, Genesee County
It all began at the Holland
Land Office, an 1815 building where the 3 million acres of Western New York lands
were surveyed and sold. Exhibits range from prehistoric mastodon bones and 19th
century military equipment to furniture, clothing and various household goods.
Letchworth Museums, Castile, Wyoming County
State Park is home to many sites of interest to students of colonial times.
A statute of Mary Jamison, "The White Woman of the Genesee" is located
near an Indian Council House and an authentic Seneca Long House. The park also
features an excellent collection of early artifacts at The William Pryor Letchworth
Museum , 585-493-2760.
Tired Iron Tractor Museum, Cuylerville,
Once you've visited a busy farm, you might wonder
where all the hard-working farm equipment goes when it's brought in from the pasture,
so to speak. A visit to the Tired Iron Tractor Museum in Cuylerville, Livingston
County, will answer your question. 585-382-9736.
House Museum, LeRoy, Genesee County. 585-768-7433.
Museum of Ceramic
Art at Alfred, Alfred, Allegany County. 607-871-2421.
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