WNYAHA Annual Meeting — GRAVE MATTERS

There is still time to register for Grave Matters, the cemetery preservation workshop presented by the Western New York Association of Historical Agencies (WNYAHA).

The workshop is being held on Thursday, August 7 at the Holland Land Office Museum, Batavia, NY and the Historic Batavia Cemetery.

The workshop begins at 9 AM and features presentations about cemetery issues by Joan Schumaker of the Nunda Historical Society; documenting your cemetery by Judy Stiles of the Genesee County History Department; and “Looking for the Second Great Awakening in the Cemetery Art of WNY by Derek Maxfield, History professor at Genesee Community College.

The afternoon portion of the workshop is a hands-on demonstration of proper cleaning and repair techniques taught by representatives from the Friends of Mt. Hope Cemetery, and WNYAHA.

Registration is fifty dollars for non-members of WNYAHA, and forty or forty-five dollars for members, depending on membership level. Lunch is included in registration.

Please note, the deadline has been extended to August 5.

WNYAHA serves and provides resources to individuals and organizations engaged in the preservation and interpretation of WNY’s historical, ethnic, and cultural heritages.

For more information, or to register, go to http://www.wnyaha.org, or contact the WNYAHA office at 716-439-6293, or wnyaha@yahoo.com.

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HLOM History to Go

The Holland Land Office Museum
Have History will Travel
If your school or organization,
is in need of a History Presentation
contact The Holland Land Office Museum.
At 585.343.4727

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HLOM History Heroes Summer Program

The Holland Land Office Museum
2014 History Heroes Summer Program

“Railroads and Immigration”
July 8th – 18th.
10 am – 4 pm
$25.00 per day
$22.00 per day for members
For more information call The Holland Land Office
585.343.4727

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HLOM Senior Cit. Bus Trip

The Holland Land Office Museum
Senior Bus Trip Weds. August 27th.
To The Lockport Locks & Erie Canal Cruise and
Black Bird Cider Works
$45.00 per person Erie Canal Cruise & lunch included
$3.00 per person for hard cider tasting
For reservations & information call the
Holland Land Office Museum
585.343.4727
Bus provided by the Muriel Marshall Fund
for the Aging in Genesee County

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HLOM History Will Travel

The Holland Land Office Museum

Have History will Travel

If your school or organization,

is in need of a History Presentation

contact The Holland Land Office Museum.

At 585.343.4727

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HLOM Seeks Former Residents of Childrens’ Home in Batavia

The Holland Land Office Museum

is seeking individuals who were residents of the Children’s Home in Batavia,

to come to the museum and record their remembrances. Also if anyone

has any pictures of the Children’s that we could make copies of,

Please contact the Director Jeff Donahue at the Holland Land Office Museum

For more information at 585.343.4727

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Maxfield to Speak on Madison and the War of 1812

BATAVIA – On Thursday, April 10th at 6:00 PM, GCC Asst. Professor Derek Maxfield will deliver a lecture on the War of 1812. Often associated with Civil War topics, Prof. Maxfield has done extensive research on the founding fathers, including Madison. According to Maxfield, although we know Madison as the “Father of the Constitution,” we don’t often remember him as a war president. The general trend in the history books is to judge Madison as inept and weak as a commander in chief – a portrayal that is unfair. Madison was at the helm with a ship of state that was hampered by divisive Congressional politics and outright treason. Join us as we paint a new portrait of the diminutive Virginian

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