Even though it had been nearly thirty years since the end of the American Revolution, our newly formed nation was still struggling to identify itself. The period of 1811-1820 was one of growth in the American States. This was especially true in Upstate New York, as new businesses popped up in towns all across the region. Shopkeepers, artisans, and craftsmen were busy making and selling supplies to the military and to their neighbors in villages - just like our 60+ historic structure museum at Genesee Country Village.
Join us for a proper high tea at Historic Dill’s Tavern in the era of the Jazz Age — the 1920s! — on Saturday, June 8th at 2pm. Enjoy a three course menu of historically accurate made-from-scratch foods circa the early 20th century that flappers and jazz stars enjoyed! Sip on a selection of high quality teas, lemonade, and other fine drinks while enjoying live music.
Travel back in time to an authentic 18th century market fair. A whiff of campfires fills the air. Colorful entertainers are found strolling about the fair. See sutlers (historical vendors) selling 18th century wares: pottery, tin and copper ware, clothing, material and patterns, books, fireplace and cooking hardware, muskets and accoutrements, paintings and prints, lanterns and other camp gear.
Friday evening will be a night of games, dances and lively entertainment! With Evening Soiree, Friday, February 1st from 6PM to 9PM to celebrate the Glorious Peace & Amity between America and Great Britain! Diverse amusements will include Musick, Fashionable parlor games, a Fortune Teller, Card Games and more!