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History Sandwiched In: I Love Historic Houses and You Should Too

December 1, 2021, 12:30 pm - 1:30 pm

Geneva History Museum
543 South Main Street
Geneva, NY 14456

A group of people standing in a large hallway listening to a tour guide.Where did historic house museums come from and why do we have them? What is there to love about them? At our December History Sandwiched In program, Mel Oles, Visitor Services and Programs Manager at Rose Hill Mansion & Johnston House, will share her love for historic houses. Mel will talk about why she loves historic houses and why they matter. She will give a quick history of the origin of historic houses as museums and tourist attractions, talk about historic homes in other countries and how they are similar to and different from those in the U.S., and discuss how historic homes are changed over time and with different uses.

History Sandwiched In is a lunchtime series of short presentations conducted on the first Wednesday of the month during the workday lunch hour, from 12:30–1:30 p.m. The program will be presented virtually through Zoom. Advance registration is required. To register, participants should click here. The necessary login information will be sent to registrants via email 24 hours prior to the program. For any problems with registration or to register by phone, call the Historic Geneva office at 315-789-5151. Registrations must be complete before 5:00 p.m. on November 30, the day before the program.

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