As summer comes to a close, Genesee Country Village & Museum comes alive in autumnal splendor — with fall festivities and harvest happenings such as Neighbors Free Weekend, the annual Hop Harvest festival and more.
In addition to leaf-peeping opportunities, the museum will present programming in the Historic Village, opportunities to interact with costumed interpreters and see 19th-century trades in action, meet farm animals, enjoy a meal or historic craft beer, and more.
Summer Sunset Concert Series
The last concert in the GCV&M Summer Sunset Series is coming up Friday, Sept. 2. The SkyCats will take to the stage with tunes ranging from classic rock to swing and soul. Visitors can enjoy live music from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m.
Learn more and purchase tickets at gcv.org/events/summer-sunset-series/
Welcoming new American citizens
GCV&M will host Naturalization Ceremonies on Thursdays, Sept. 8 and 22 on the Museum grounds, welcoming approximately 100 new American citizens from 25 countries all around the world. Museum visitors are welcome to join in the celebration as new citizens and their families celebrate their naturalization.
Hop Harvest Festival
Follow the journey of hops, one of New York States original cash crops, from field, to brewery, to pint glass at this year’s Hop Harvest Festival at GCV&M. The Festival will take place from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 10.
Explore a working 19th-century brewery, sample local craft beers, see recipes featuring ale being cooked in historic kitchens, enjoy a historic meal of bratwurst and sauerkraut served out of Hosmer’s Inn (built in 1818), and more.
In the John L. Wehle Gallery, visitors have the opportunity to explore the connection between Genesee Brewing Company, Ducks Unlimited and waterfowl conservation during a gallery talked entitled “Ducks, Hunting, & Beer: Genesee Brew House & Ducks Unlimited” taking place at 2 p.m.
All 21+ visitors who intend to consume alcohol must show valid identification with proof of age and will be given a wrist band at the event’s beer garden. Learn more and purchase tickets at gcv.org/events/hop-harvest-festival/
Reduced Days in September
In September, the museum is on the following schedule:
• Open Thursdays through Sundays, from Sept. 22 through Oct. 10
• Closed from Monday, Sept. 12, through Thursday, Sept. 22
Visit www.gcv.org to learn more about special events coming up throughout the rest of the year.
The museum is located at 1410 Flint Hill Rd., Mumford.