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August 2018

Rose Hill After Hours: Evolution of Historic House Museums

August 29 @ 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Rose Hill Mansion, 3373 Route 96A
Geneva, NY 14456
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Free

Join the Geneva Historical Society for Rose Hill After Hours, a history Happy Hour on the final Wednesday of the month during June, July and August. During Rose Hill After Hours, we will open up the grounds and the first floor of Rose Hill Mansion to participants and have an informal program on a different topic each month. August’s program will feature a conversation with Historical Society executive director Kerry Lippincott about the evolution of historic house museums in the…

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Thursday with the Swans

August 30 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Rose Hill Mansion, 3373 Route 96A
Geneva, NY 14456
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$10

Meet Lincoln, Mary, Maggie, Robbie, Otis and Agnes, the six children of Margaret and Robert Swan, who lived at Rose Hill from the 1850s to the 1870s. Admission for the tour is $10 for adults, $8 for seniors and $6 for children 10 to 18. Children 9 and under are free. Family rate for two adults and one or more children is $25. “Thursdays with the Swans” is a special tour that is not the same as our regular tour…

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September 2018

Behind the Scenes Tour at Rose Hill Mansion

September 1 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Rose Hill Mansion, 3373 Route 96A
Geneva, NY 14456
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$10

Special monthly Behind-the-Scenes tours of Rose Hill Mansion are being offered during the 2018 season. The tours will run on the first Saturday of every month on May 5, June 2, July 7, August 4, September 1 and October 6, 2018 at 11 a.m. These tours are not the same as our regular tour. They are an opportunity for visitors to see and learn about areas of the house not usually accessible to visitors, including the basement and belvedere (the…

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Behind-the-Scenes Tour of Sage House

September 13 @ 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Sage House, 118 Sage Place
Ithaca, NY 14850 United States
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$35 – $40

Set on a terraced hillside above State Street, Sage House is a charming mix of English Revival and Stick styles. Now the home of the Cornell University Press, the mansion was built for Henry Williams Sage (1814-1897) and Susan Linn Sage (1819-1885) between 1877 and 1880. Historic Ithaca and Cornell University Press are co-hosting a behind-the-scenes tour of the William H. Miller-designed property led by City of Ithaca Historian Mary Tomlan. Join us on Thursday, September 13, at 5:30 p.m.…

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Rose Hill Food & Wine Celebration

September 15 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Rose Hill Mansion, 3373 Route 96A
Geneva, NY 14456
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$30 – $35

Join the Geneva Historical Society for its annual celebration of the region’s food and wine at Rose Hill Mansion. As the sun begins to set over Seneca Lake, guests will enjoy the tastes of autumn, with hors d’oeuvres and wine graciously provided by area restaurants and wineries. The event will also include a raffle of many items and services donated by local businesses. Tickets for the evening are $30 per person in advance and are now available at the Geneva…

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History and Science of Craft Beverages

September 26 @ 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm
sciencenter, 601 1st Street
Ithaca, NY 14850 United States
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$25 – $75

History, geology, and chemistry all converge to tell the story behind the flavors of craft beverages in the Finger Lakes. Sponsored by the Museum of the Earth, the History Center in Tompkins County, the Sciencenter, and Experience! The Finger Lakes, this four-part series will stimulate your palate and your mind. Each session begins with a reception led by Sommelier, Laura Winter Falk, of Experience! The Finger Lakes where you will enjoy tasting samples of the featured libation paired with locally-sourced…

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Tommy Plane Bus Tour

September 28 @ 1:00 pm - 4:30 pm
Hangar Theatre, 801 Taughannock Blvd
Ithaca, NY 13068 United States
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$25

For a brief time in the early 20th century, Ithaca was a thriving center of the young aviation industry. The Thomas-Morse Aircraft Corporation produced hundreds of the World War I-era “Tommy” S4 Scout planes right here in Ithaca. Explore several key sites in Ithaca related to the Tommy plane on a guided bus tour on Friday, September 28, 2018 from 1:00 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. Members of the Ithaca Aviation Heritage Foundation team who helped restore a 1918 Tommy plane…

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October 2018

Authentically Rural Weekend Opening Reception

October 5 @ 5:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Brian C. Nevin Welcome Center, 124 Comstock Knoll Drive
Ithaca, NY 14850 United States
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$25

Celebrate Tompkins County's rural heritage on the Authentically Rural Weekend, October 5-7, 2018. The opening wine-and-appetizer reception at the Brian C. Nevin Welcome Center at the Cornell Botanic Gardens on Friday, October 5, kicks off the weekend. Sachem Sam George, condoled a Bear Clan Sachem (chief) in 2005, gives the Haudenosaunee Thanksgiving Address to lead off the weekend celebrating Tompkins County’s rural heritage. Martha Robertson, Chairperson, Tompkins County Legislature, welcomes visitors to the county. Professor Scott Peters of Cornell’s Development…

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Authentically Rural Weekend Rural Heritage Morning Tour

October 6 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
George Street Municipal Parking Lot, 12 South Street
Dryden, NY 13053 United States
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$35

Celebrate Tompkins County's rural heritage on the Authentically Rural Weekend, October 5-7, 2018. Take a guided bus tour to explore two farms and a village in Dryden. We’ll stop for a behind-the-scenes tour of Jerry Dell Farm, the Northeast’s largest organic dairy farm. We’ll visit Rocky Acres Farm, a small-scale producer tapping into previously underserved markets. We’ll take a stroll to enjoy the historic architecture of the village of Freeville. Meet the bus and depart from the George Street parking…

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Behind the Scenes Tour at Rose Hill Mansion

October 6 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
rose hill mansion, 3373 Route 96A
Geneva, NY 14456
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$10

Special monthly Behind-the-Scenes tours of Rose Hill Mansion are being offered during the 2018 season. The tours will run on the first Saturday of every month on May 5, June 2, July 7, August 4, September 1 and October 6, 2018 at 11 a.m. These tours are not the same as our regular tour. They are an opportunity for visitors to see and learn about areas of the house not usually accessible to visitors, including the basement and belvedere (the…

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Authentically Rural Weekend Rural Heritage Afternoon Tour

October 6 @ 1:00 pm - 4:15 pm
George Street Municipal Parking Lot, 12 South Street
Dryden, NY 13053 United States
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$35

Celebrate Tompkins County's rural heritage on the Authentically Rural Weekend, October 5-7, 2018. Take a guided bus tour to explore a heritage farm, a barn, and a rural schoolhouse in Dryden. We’ll visit a 19th-century Snyder family homestead on Snyder Hill that’s being preserved for a living history museum project. We’ll stop at a 19th-century octagonal barn that’s been restored to its former glory. We’ll experience what school days were like in a restored octagonal schoolhouse built in 1827. Meet…

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Authentically Rural Weekend Harvest Dinner

October 6 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Coltivare, 235 S. Cayuga St.
Ithaca, NY 14850 United States
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$65

Celebrate Tompkins County's rural heritage on the Authentically Rural Weekend, October 5-7, 2018. Enjoy the fall harvest with a farm-to-bistro dinner at Coltivare, whose innovative Tompkins Cortland Community College’s culinary program includes a working farm in Dryden and a training kitchen for hospitality staff. Firelight Camps CEO Bobby Frisch joins us to share how his rural-based “glamping” business takes camping to the next level. Old-time music from the West Hillbillies rounds out the evening. (Dinner includes choice of vegetarian option.)…

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Authentically Rural Weekend Farmhouse Brunch

October 7 @ 10:00 am - 1:00 pm
Maryhill Farm, 85 Ferguson Road
Dryden, NY 13053
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$35

Celebrate Tompkins County's rural heritage on the Authentically Rural Weekend, October 5-7, 2018. The Schickel family’s Maryhill Farm has been a vital part of the Dryden landscape since 1946, when Norbert and Marion Schickel bought the homestead and began raising their large family there. Explore the farm and learn how the Schickel descendants continue to maintain the enterprise as a family-run business, while enjoying a tasty brunch provided by Serendipity Catering (Cobb salad, frittata, pastries, fruit, and beverages). Bruno Schickel,…

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March 2019

Freedom Bound

March 1, 2019 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
Clemens Center, 207 Clemens Center Parkway,
Elmira, NY 14901 United States
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$5

A Clemens Center Mary Tripp Marks School-Time Series production performed by Baylin Artists/Mad River Theater Works Freedom Bound is an original play with music that tells the tale of the most important incident in the history of the Underground Railroad in Ohio. The show follows the story of Addison White, a slave who escaped from Kentucky and traveled the Railroad north to the small town of Mechanicsburg, OH. There, he was befriended by a farmer named Udney Hyde. He lived…

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