2019 Events

The following events are scheduled to date. Please check back often as the schedule evolves.

Friday, Sept. 6

1 PM • Albion NY Rocks at the Gazebo, Albion: Paint rocks with an Orleans County theme. Free

Saturday, Sept. 7

11 AM • Company F Statue Dedication: The Company F Statue on the grounds of the Medina Armory/YMCA will be dedicated with several guest speakers, honor guard and sculptor Brian Porter. Refreshments will be served following the ceremony. Located on the corner of Pearl & Prospect Ave., Medina.

1 PM & 3 PM • Medina Railroad Museum, Medina: Scene/skit set in 1920’s depicting actions of railroad freight agents and customers. (Two performances)

1 PM • Rudely Stamp’d Performance at GCC, Medina: “Now We Stand by Each Other Always”; an engaging conversation between Civil War Union generals Ulysses S. Grant and William T. Sherman portrayed by Tracy Ford as Sherman and Derek Maxfield as Grant.

Sunday, Sept. 8

6 PM • Tour of Hillside Cemetery, Holley: County Historian Matthew Ballard and Clarendon Historian Melissa Ierlan will lead guests on a tour of Hillside Cemetery.

Wednesday, Sept. 11

12:30 PM • The Heritage Fruit Farm Luncheon & Tour at Hurd Orchards: Our luncheon will feature recipes taken from historic Orleans County recipe books from 1895 through the mid 20th century. Our short talk after the luncheon will share the colorful history and development of our fruit farm properties – from Mattison’s Tavern to the Ridge Barn foundation, to our plank pioneer tenant house. We will tour our newly restored Greek Revival farmhouse, the oldest house in the Town of Murray, and our 1910 family home built from wood sawn from our own woodland. $$

Thursday, Sept. 12

7 PM • Author Melissa Ostrom at the Yates Community Library: Melissa Ostrom, author, will discuss her novel, THE BELOVED WILD, with its setting of Orleans County in the early 19th century

Friday, Sept. 13

8 PM • Murder & Mayhem Tour – Torch-lit Tour of Downtown Albion: Matthew Ballard, Orleans County Historian, will lead guests on a nighttime tour of downtown Albion. Come hear the stories of the disappearance of William Morgan, Nehemiah Ingersoll’s crafty plan to secure the county seat, the murder of Pierpont Dyer, Albert Warner’s theft of thousands from the First National Bank of Albion, the murder of Alice Wilson, and many more! Guests are encouraged to bring a flashlight, wear comfortable shoes, and pack an umbrella (just in case!).

Saturday, Sept. 14

9 AM • The YMCA’s Heritage 5K Mud Run & OCR:  Participants will participate in 5K obstacle course run and have to overcome 15+ obstacles starting at the Sacred Heart Club in Medina and surrounding fields and Erie Canalway Trail. A kids Mini Mudder will also be happening during the event.

11 AM – 5 PM • Old Timers Fair at the Cobblestone Museum: The Cobblestone Museum will come alive with artisans and re-enactors as we recreate the feel of Orleans County life in the 19th century. A chicken BBQ is available for dining al-fresco or take-out.

Sunday, Sept. 15

1 PM • St. John’s Episcopal Church Tour, Medina:  Georgette Stockman will lead a tour of the Church built in the middle of the street as stated in Ripley’s Believe it or Not. St. John’s church is built of Medina Sandstone and home of the oldest church congregation in the county.