Holland Land Office Museum

Genesee County, New York
131 West Main Street
Batavia, NY 14020


(585) 343-4727

info@hollandlandoffice.com



Hours:

Sunday - Closed

Monday - Closed

Tuesday - Friday
10am - 4pm

Saturday
10am - 2pm



Admission:
Suggested donation
$5 Family
$2 Adult
$1 Child/Student



Museum Director:
Jeffrey Donahue

Museum Assistant:
Jeffrey Fischer




                       
The Holland Land Office Museum presents our first Fall Family Festival at Ye Olde Willow Bend Inn, 3489 West Main St. Rd., Batavia, NY on Sunday, October 20th from 1:00 pm to 5:00 pm. 

Bring your families and join your friends at the historic Willow Bend Inn, the oldest building in the Town of Batavia, the original stagecoach stop between Buffalo and Rochester, for an afternoon of music, food, door prizes, silent auction, and lots of fun! All to benefit the Holland Land Office Museum.

Cost is $5 per adult, children are free! A variety of food and snacks (with a full bar!) will be available, including hamburgers, hot dogs, chili, mac salad, French onion soup, chicken wings, French fries, and chicken fingers.

Music by Rebel's Posse at 1:30 pm.

Door prizes and silent auction results at 4:00 pm.

Meet the people waiting for the stagecoach--they will give you the history of the building and tell you what it's like to travel by stagecoach in the 1800's.

Everyone is Welcome! We hope to see you there!
The Holland Land Office Museum presents our first Fall Family Festival at Ye Olde Willow Bend Inn, 3489 West Main St. Rd., Batavia, NY on Sunday, October 20th from 1:00 pm to 5:00 pm. 

Bring your families and join your friends at the historic Willow Bend Inn, the oldest building in the Town of Batavia, the original stagecoach stop between Buffalo and Rochester, for an afternoon of music, food, door prizes, silent auction, and lots of fun! All to benefit the Holland Land Office Museum.

Cost is $5 per adult, children are free! A variety of food and snacks (with a full bar!) will be available, including hamburgers, hot dogs, chili, mac salad, French onion soup, chicken wings, French fries, and chicken fingers.

Music by Rebel's Posse at 1:30 pm.

Door prizes and silent auction results at 4:00 pm.

Meet the people waiting for the stagecoach--they will give you the history of the building and tell you what it's like to travel by stagecoach in the 1800's.

Everyone is Welcome! We hope to see you there!
The Holland Land Office Museum presents our first Fall Family Festival at Ye Olde Willow Bend Inn, 3489 West Main St. Rd., Batavia, NY on Sunday, October 20th from 1:00 pm to 5:00 pm. 

Bring your families and join your friends at the historic Willow Bend Inn, the oldest building in the Town of Batavia, the original stagecoach stop between Buffalo and Rochester, for an afternoon of music, food, door prizes, silent auction, and lots of fun! All to benefit the Holland Land Office Museum.

Cost is $5 per adult, children are free! A variety of food and snacks (with a full bar!) will be available, including hamburgers, hot dogs, chili, mac salad, French onion soup, chicken wings, French fries, and chicken fingers.

Music by Rebel's Posse at 1:30 pm.

Door prizes and silent auction results at 4:00 pm.

Meet the people waiting for the stagecoach--they will give you the history of the building and tell you what it's like to travel by stagecoach in the 1800's.

Everyone is Welcome! We hope to see you there!
"The old Land Office is a common reminder of all the grandfathers and great grandfathers of Western New York. Their frequent pilgrimages to the Land office was a feature of their lives, They viewed again and again it's sturdy walls; they stepped in and out again overs it's threshold that they found in the center of all of their interests, the topic of much of their discourse. It was to them a social, religious and political headquarters, while they felled the trees and let the sunlight down through the woods to invite production in the fertile soil." --John Kennedy, 19th century scholar

Learn more about the Holland Land Office Museum

Holland Land Office Museum, Building
Welcome to the
Birthplace of
Western New York!
Holland Land Office Museum, Circa 2001


We welcome you to explore the new web-site for the Holland Land Office Museum. Our site will be a continuing work in progress as we add more historical content, articles & photos for your enjoyment. Your input is greatly appreciated. Feel free to call (585) 343-4727 during museum hours.




The Genesee County Museum building, The Holland Land Office, is preparing to celebrate its Bicentennial in 2015.

As part of the 200th anniversary celebration the creation of a time capsule has been planned with help from Board Member James R. Owen who was involved in the Redfield Parkway Time Capsule that took place in 2012.

Suggestions from the community about the items to be included in the time capsule are being sought. Items that will be considered for encapsulation are photos, newspapers, and event programs, as well as small objects such as campaign buttons, award ribbons and medals that pertain to Genesee County and its people.

The county time capsule will be opened in the year 2065 to coincide with the 150th Anniversary of the City of Batavia, the Genesee County seat.

For more information please contact The Holland Land Office Museum at 585-343-4727 or
info@hollandlandoffice.com

People interested in volunteering with the Bicentennial events or at the county museum are welcome to contact Museum Director Jeff Donahue.



Left to Right: Kathy Owen and Board Member James R. Owen

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13th Annual Wonderland Of Trees
Friday November 21, 2014

Interested in becoming a sponsor or decorating a tree?
CLICK HERE for our Registration Form!

2014 Sponsors

D&R Depot Restaurant

Former B&O Train Depot
63 Lake Street LeRoy, NY 14482
585-768-6270
www.DandRdepot.com

Double L Rentals
A full service tent and party rental company owned by D&R Depot
585-344-0023
www.doublelrental.com

Wanted Good Quality Antiques
Gary Harkness
16 Verona Avenue Batavia, NY 14020
585-813-2581


Edward Jones Investments
Michael R. Marsh
7 Jackson Street Batavia, NY 14020
585-345-1773
www.facebook.com/EJAdvisorMichaelMarsh

Stan's Harley Davidson, Inc.
Harley Davidson Motorcycles
4425 West Saile Drive Batavia, NY 14020
585-343-9598
www.stanshd.com

Galaxy 3 Inc
Lisa A. Massara & Andrea Vogler
10984 Alleghany Road Darien Center, NY 14040
716-868-6733
www.galaxie3inc.com

Amy's Fluffy Friends
For All Your Furry Friends Grooming Needs
238 Ellicott Street Batavia, NY 14020
585-343-0052
amys-fluffy-friends.com

T-Shirts Etc
Custom Screen Printing and Embroidery
111 Main Street Batavia, NY 14020
585-345-1993
www.mytshirtsetc.com

Batavia Lions Club
President: Paul Bisig
P.O.Box 456 Batavia, NY 14020
585-507-9389
www.BataviaLions.com

For more information check out the Wonderland Of Trees 2014
under the Events Tab

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!! Museum Gift Shop UPDATE !!

Stop in and check out the NEW Holland Land Office Museum Gift Shop with our C.L. Carr Company Theme.
View products in C.L. Carr Company displays and even check out at an original C.L. Carr Company counter. 

Genesee County's source for historical books about the County and surrounding areas
from some of our local authors.

Adding new timeless childhood favorite toys such as:
Classic Marbles, Jumbo Jacks, Hardwood Tops and Pick-Up Sticks

Great Deals on Wooden Replicas of Historic Batavia Landmarks including:
Holland Land Office Museum
Genesee County Building
Richmond Mansion
City Hall
$10.00 each or buy the set for $30.00






For more information about the Holland Land Office Museum, call (585) 343-4727 or email at info@hollandlandoffice.com

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The Speculator,  Journal of the Holland Purchase Historical Society


The Speculator is published quarterly and is sent complimentary to the members of the Holland Purchase Historical Society & Holland Land Office Museum.  Keep in the know of what is happening at the Holland Land Office Museum and at the same time, discover the rich history of Genesee County and Western New York by becoming a member today.  As always, we welcome everyone's input.  If you have photos, a story on local history or just an idea you would like to share for future editions, please call (585) 343-4727 or email at info@hollandlandoffice.com


   Speculator Journal: September 2009  
Meet Joseph Ellicott
New look for the HLOM Newsletter
Visitors Appreciate W.N.Y.
Wonderland of Trees 2009
Zielinski Collection
Franklin Muffins Recipe
Joseph Ellicott Book & Gift Shop                      





  
Speculator Journal: 4th Quarter 2009   
Museum Quilt Guild at the HLOM
A Mesage from the Chair
Local Entertainment
Wonderland of Trees 2009
HLOM Volunteers
Junior Member's Page
Zielinski Collection and more...                           





 
Speculator Journal: Spring 2010
Emory Upton
A tribute to a true Lady: Alice Judkins
A Special Dedication
Joseph Ellicott Monument Beautification Project
C.L. Carr's Department Store
Christmas in the City 2009
Red Ribbon Week
2010 Batavia Antique Show & Sale
Museum Quit Guild News
"My Favorite thing in Genesee County Contest"
Junior Member's Page and more...

   Speculator Journal: Summer 2010         
Museum News
Edna Gruber
2010 Batavia Antique Show & Sale
Ethic Diversity in Genesee County
Yesterday's Look: Genesee County Airport
International Peace garden
Kid's Summer Program
A new Buffalo Museum
Longhouse Coloring Contest Winners
and more...

    Speculator Journal: Fall 2010
Charles Rand: First Batavian Civil War Volunteer
The Museum Gibbet
A letter between Friends
Zielinski Collection
Do you Remember?
and more...






 
Speculator Journal: Winter 2010
Famous Batavian: Dean Richmond
Engine 999 in the News
2010 Wonderland of Trees
Museum Lecture Series: Tom Talbot, The Craft
HPHS By-Law Amendments
Zielinski Collection
New to the Museum Collection
Kid's Page Insert
New Members Insert




 
Speculator Journal: Spring 2011
E.N. Rowell: Paper Box Manufacturer, Murderer
New Members
HLOM New Board Members
Museum Lecture Series
2010 Wonderland of Trees
Membership Dinner, April
Spring 2010 Batavia Antique Show & Sale
Zielinski Collection
New to the Museum

  Speculator Journal: Summer 2011       
Baker Gun Company
New Members
A tribute to Lynn Browne
Antique Show Recap
Museum Lecture Series
Calendar
Zielinski Collection
New to the Museum: Chimney Cap
Friend's of the International Peace Garden
...and more
      

 

Speculator Journal: Fall 2011             
Henry Ford Eyed Batavia Museum
New Members
www.hollandlandoffice.com news
Wonderland of Trees
History Heroes Summer Program
Calender
Zielinski Collection
New to the museum collection
...and more




         
                 
Speculator Journal: Winter 2011
Christmas in the Civil War                                                         
New Members
Santa's Red Suit?
Thomas Nast
Tidbits of a Civil War Christmas at Home
Zielinski Collection
New to the museum collection                                             
Wonderland of Trees
Junior Page
American Girl gift card Raffle insert
...and more


   
                  
Speculator Journal:Spring 2012  
Oakfield Murder Mystery: William C. Dunlap Jr.       
              
New Members
A Short History of Batavia's Firehouses,
Something Old, Something New...
Golumpki Dinner & Reception: Father Baker
Batavia Antique Show & Sale
Zielinski Collection
New to the Museum Collection
Junior Page
and more...

                  
Speculator Journal: Summer 2012
Ely Parker: Sachem, Soldier and Indian Commissioner              
New Members
When Bonnets were Top Choice
Gene Baker: Baseball Pioneer
Something Old, Something New... Wedding Display
What's it mean?
New to the Collection
Something from the Attic
Junior Page
and more...


                  Speculator Journal: Fall 2012
New Members
2012 History Heroes Summer Program
The New York Central Terminal
Brief look at the the Historical Society of Elba                            
Urban Renewal: Was it Necessary? Part 1
11th Annual Wonderland of Trees
What's it Mean?
From the HLOM Attic
New to the Collection
Junior page
and more...



   


For more information on the Holland Land Office Museum or how to contribute a story for the Speculator Journal, call (585) 343-4727 or email at info@hollandlandoffice.com
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