The Holland Land Office Museum in Batavia is known as the "Birthplace of Western New York." Where the museum resides today 131 W. Main Street, was the former office location of the Holland Land Company, that virtually owned all the land in Western New York in the late 18th Century. Today, the museum houses thousands of artifacts pertaining to the history of the region and how it relates to United States' history. Throughout the year, the Holland Land Museum Office has many special events and exhibits. Looking the spring calendar, there are two exhibits going to be featured in the months of April and May.
In April 2016 - "A Family Affair: Portraits of the Ellicott and Evans Families." View the many fantastic oil paintings (including new(!) acquisitions) of the most prominent members of the Ellicott and Evans families who were instrumental in shaping the history of Western New York. Follow the Family Tree of several generations of Ellicotts and Evans and learn what portraits can tell us about a subject’s character, class, personality, and more.
In May 2016 - "Period Dress: Clothing of the 19th Century." Throughout the Holland Land Office Museum, various mannequins will display our extensive clothing and textile collection for both men and women. Work clothes, formal wear, casual wear, military uniforms, and more will be featured in every room. The museum is open Tuesday through Friday 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. and Saturday 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.