2017 Schedule of Events

Heritage Fest Postcard 2017_Page_1Festival Kick-Off Party
Fri., Sept. 8: 7 PM-10 PM
Forrestel Farms
4536 South Gravel Rd., Medina
Featuring live music by City Fiddle, refreshments & tour of farm
Free :: Food & Beverage$ :: Restrooms

Ancestors, Legends & Lore
Sat., Sept. 9: 9 AM-2 PM
GCC Albion Campus Center
456 West Ave, Albion
Victorian Spiritualism: lecture, display, and a parlor seance.
Genealogy Workshop (See description below)
Free :: Restrooms

WWII Victory Garden
Sat., Sept. 9: 9 AM-3 PM Guided Tour (Self-guided tour throughout week)
Cornell Cooperative Ext./4H Fairgrounds
12690 Route 31, Albion
Join Master Gardeners for a WWII Victory Garden similar to those utilized by US civilians during WWII. They will grow varieties common during that era and hand out copies of authentic Cornell Cooperative Extension 1942 informational Victory Garden leaflets.
Free :: Restrooms

Cobblestone Society & Museum
Sat., Sept. 9 & 16: 11 AM-5 PM
Sun., Sept. 10 & 17: 1 PM-5 PM
Wed-Fri: 11 AM-5 PM: Tours available
14389 Ridge Rd., Albion (Childs)
Join us for a great family experience including guided museum tour, scavenger hunt and “make your own Cobblestone building model”.  Hands-on fun for all ages!
$5 admission/Free <12 y/o :: Restrooms

Medina Historical Society
Sat., Sept. 9: 11 AM-4 PM
Sat., Sept. 16: 11 AM-4 PM
406 West Ave., Medina
Unique local heritage items, WWI display featuring Company F
$2 admission :: Restrooms

Daughters of the American Revolution
Sat., Sept. 9: 1 PM-5 PM
Sat., Sept. 16: 10 AM-4 PM
249 N. Main St., Albion
Guided tours of Patriots House, exhibit of historic military memorabilia, patriots from the American Revolutionary War; Video on the DAR
Free :: Restrooms

WWI Veterans of Orleans
Sun., Sept. 10: 7 PM-8 PM
Hoag Library
134 South Main St.,  Albion
Orleans County Veterans Affairs Director, Earl Schmidt will discuss the service of Orleans County residents during WWI.
Free :: Restrooms

Hart House Hotel
Tues., Sept. 12: 7 PM-9 PM
113 West Center St., Medina
Guided Ghost Tours of Hart House Hotel and the former Newell Shirt Factory, led by Chris Busch

Maplewood Cemetery
Wed., Sept. 13: 7 PM-8 PM
Route 237, Clarendon
Guided walking tour led by GCC history professor Derek Maxfield. One of the oldest cemeteries in Orleans County, Maplewood Cemetery (AKA Robinson) is the resting place of some of the area’s earliest pioneers. Two Revolutionary War soldiers are buried here as well as Thomas McManners, an escaped slave who fought for the Continental Army and was said to be a servant to Gen. George Washington during the Revolution.
Free :: No restrooms

Hurd Orchards Luncheon & Tour
Thurs., Sept. 14
Luncheon: 12:30-2 PM
Siphon Tour: 5 PM – 6 PM
17260 Ridge Rd., Holley
Experience an Erie Canal Boat luncheon: The Canalboat Kitchen featuring early 19th century fare for lunch, sharing artifacts and story telling that brings the canal to life. They will also share the vital role that the canal plays in modern agriculture. Weather permitting, they will lead a tour to their siphon on the Erie Canal to show how the waterways supply agricultural needs.
Luncheon: $31.75 + tax :: Restrooms
Siphon Tour: 5 PM-6 PM: Free

Heartland Passage Tour
Thurs., Sept. 14: 5 PM-9 PM
Erie Canal Basin, Medina (Rain location: Medina Theatre)
Songs and stories with Gretchen Sepik as Surly Sal (a cook on the Erie Canal), The Dady Brothers, Dave Ruch, and the Erie Canal Film, “Boom and Bust”. This program is made possible from support from the National Endowment for the Arts and New York State Council on the Arts (NYSCA) through the Finger Lakes Regional Economic Development Council. (View Press Release>>>)
Free :: Food & Beverages $ :: Restrooms

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WWI Era Music Concert
Fri., Sept 15: 1 PM-2:30 PM
Stroyan Auditorium, Lyndonville High School
25 Housel Ave, Lyndonville
The Elementary Summer Honors Band (Albion, Medina & Lyndonville) and choral groups will present a concert with music from the World War I era. Exhibits will be available for review featuring clothing from the era and presentations will be shown between musical selections.
Free :: Restrooms

Epochs in Orleans Timeline Festival
Sat., Sept. 16 – Sun., Sept. 17: 9 AM-5 PM
GCC Medina Campus Center
11470 Maple Ridge Rd., Medina
Colonial Era to WWII Timeline Festival featuring re-enactors & impressionists
Free :: Restrooms

Genealogy Workshops
Sat., Sept. 9: 9 AM-5 PM @ GCC Albion, 456 West Ave, Albion
Sat., Sept. 16: 9 AM-5 PM @ GCC Medina, 11470 Maple Ridge Rd., Medina
Members of the Orleans County Genealogical Society will be on hand to help individuals with their genealogical research. Researchers at all levels are welcome. Handouts will be available for those researching the WWI service of their ancestor. Researchers need not be residents of Orleans County.
Free :: Restrooms

Sandstone Society Hall of Fame
Sat., Sept. 16: 9 AM-Noon
City Hall, 600 Main St., Medina
Guided tours of the Medina Sandstone Hall of Fame and visit inductees in Orleans County (self guided)