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June 23 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
One event on June 23, 2019 at 10:00 am
Even though it had been nearly thirty years since the end of the American Revolution, our newly formed nation was still struggling to identify itself and to decide upon its future. The period of 1811-1820, refered to as the Regency Era because King George III of England was deemed unfit to rule (and his son, or Regent, ruled in his place), was one of growth in the American States. This was especially true in Upstate New York, as new businesses popped up in towns all across the region. Shopkeepers, artisans, and craftsmen were busy making and selling supplies to the military and to their neighbors in villages – just like our 60+ historic structure museum at Genesee Country Village.
In 1812, New York was the center of activity in our new nation, but the center of a deadly war as well. GCV&M will bring history alive with a peek at life in this exciting time – the utterly cool age of figures such as Dolley Madison and Jane Austen! Look at both sides of the coin during this weekend that features everything from battalions to ball dresses, music to military brass.
10:00am-4:00pm each day. Tickets may be purchased at the door.