Holland Land Office Museum

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Located in a stone building built in 1810, the Holland Land Office Museum offers thousands of artifacts pertaining to the history of Western New York. Batavia is known as the “birthplace of Western New York” because out of the Holland Land Office came the sales and disbursement of over 3.3 million acres of land. One of the items on display in the museum is the Medal of Honor received by Batavian Charles F. Rand, who was the first soldier in the nation to volunteer to the Civil War. A dark piece of history, the museum houses an original gibbet that was used to perform hangings, the last being 1881.The Holland Land Office Museum host many educational and social events throughout the year. The museum is also located right next to the Batavia International Peace Garden.

Hours of Operation

Tues - Fri: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Sat: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Contact Us

131 W. Main Street (Rt. 5)
Batavia, NY 14020
P: 585-343-4727

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Upcoming Events

Saturday Morning Children's Program - Tin Can Lanterns

Aug 8, 2020
Sign your child(ren) or grandchild(ren) for the August, Saturday Morning Children's Program. Children will be making their own Tin Can Lanterns!
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History Trivia Night

Aug 13, 2020
Join the Holland Land Office Museum for their monthly History Trivia Night! This month they are going to be testing your knowledge of "Women's Rights".
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Guest Speaker Series: Hellmira

Aug 20, 2020
Please join us and Derrick Maxfield as he talks about the Elmira, NY fort that would come to be known as "Helmira".
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Java with Joe E. - Ryan Duffy

Aug 27, 2020
This month Ryan Duffy will talk about the water of the Tonawanda Creek.
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History Trivia Night

Sep 10, 2020
Join the Holland Land Office Museum for their monthly History Trivia Night! This month they are going to be testing your knowledge of "Assassinations".
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Saturday Morning Children's Program - Paper Plate Apples

Sep 12, 2020
Sign your child(ren) or grandchild(ren) for the September, Saturday Morning Children's Program. Children will be making their own Paper Plate Apples!
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History Trivia Night

Oct 8, 2020
Join the Holland Land Office Museum for their monthly History Trivia Night! This month they are going to be testing your knowledge of "Explorers".
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Saturday Morning Children's Program - Decorate Pumpkins

Oct 10, 2020
Sign your child(ren) or grandchild(ren) for the October, Saturday Morning Children's Program. Children will be decorating pumpkins!
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Guest Speaker Series: Author Eric Weatherbee

Oct 15, 2020
Please join us and Author Eric Weatherbee as he reads some of his historically based Short Stories and Poems.
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Guest Speaker Series: William Morgan

Nov 5, 2020
Please join us with Tim and Deb Smith as they discuss the story of William Morgan as well as some of the other famous Masons of the region.
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History Trivia Night

Nov 12, 2020
Join the Holland Land Office Museum for their monthly History Trivia Night! This month they are going to be testing your knowledge of the "Marine Corps".
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Saturday Morning Children's Program - Rainstick

Nov 14, 2020
Sign your child(ren) or grandchild(ren) for the November, Saturday Morning Children's Program. Children will be Rainsticks!
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Guest Speaker Series: Lorna Czarnota

Dec 8, 2020
We welcome back Lorna Czarnota to talk about another of her books "Wicked Niagara".
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History Trivia Night

Dec 10, 2020
Join the Holland Land Office Museum for their monthly History Trivia Night! This month they are going to be testing your knowledge of "Disney".
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Saturday Morning Children's Program - Dried Fruit Garland

Dec 12, 2020
Sign your child(ren) or grandchild(ren) for the December, Saturday Morning Children's Program. Children will be Dried Fruit Garland!
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