The museum will host a Celtic Faire on Saturday and Sunday, June 12nd and 13th, complete with traditional music, food, and heritage. Attendees will hear the Gates Keystone Police Pipes & Drums and Rochester Scottish Pipes & Drums, enjoy lively performances by local Irish dance troupes, sit with clan experts, and see Highland cows and sheep herding demonstrations. The Faire will feature the Highland games, featuring local groups taking the field including the Buffalo Heavies, Roc City Hurling, and Roc City Camogie.
On Saturday, June 19th, the museum will honor Juneteenth, considered to be the oldest celebration of the end of enslavement in the U.S. – and a newly-recognized official holiday in New York. The event will focus on the everyday lives of Black Americans living in Western New York at the time of emancipation – seeking to reunite with family members scattered across the country, establishing businesses, and building relationships. Guest interpreters and presenters will include Cheyney McKnight, founder of Not Your Momma’s History; David Shakes, Artistic Director for North Star Players, award winning storyteller and performance artist Almeta Whitis; and Rev. James H. Evans, Jr., PH.D, LITT.D – Professor Emeritus at Colgate Rochester Crozer Divinity School, teacher at St. John Fisher College, and President Elect of the American Theological Society.
On Father’s Day, Sunday, June 20th, the Museum will be offering free admission for fathers and children 3 years and younger, as well as a full day of hands-on activities for families. Attendees can enjoy games on the Village Square, a double-header of men’s baseball, and a fishing excursion to the Museum’s own Lake Surprise (separate registration and fee required).
Tickets for these events are currently available on the Genesee Country Village & Museum website. Pre-registration is not required, but tickets are limited and will be available online and day-of at the door, until events are sold out.
The Museum is located at 1410 Flint Hill Road, in Mumford, NY, and is open Wednesdays through Sundays from 10 am to 4 pm. General admission is $18 for adults; $15 for seniors (62+); $12 for youth (3 – 12); and free for children 2 and under. For more information, visit the museum website or call (585) 538-6822.
Photo of Celtic Faire at Genesee Country Village & Museum provided.