Events for August 2015
Geneva Area Chamber of Commerce
May 01 - Oct 31   Rose Hill Mansion Opens
The Rose Hill Mansion will open for the 2015 season on Friday, May 1. Administered by the Geneva Historical Society, the Greek Revival mansion and National Historical Landmark perches above Seneca Lake in the heart of the Finger Lakes.

Once a working farm, the house and surrounding grounds are now open seasonally for guided tours. Built in 1839, the elegant house was once the center of a busy and productive farm. Much of the guided tour focuses on the Swan family who lived there from 1850 to 1890. Through family letters, photographs, and diaries, visitors explore their joys and sorrows, and their interactions with neighbors and the many workers required to keep the large house and farm in working order. They discover how Robert Swan combined business methods of organization with scientific innovations like drain tile to make his farm more productive and profitable. Twenty rooms of the house are restored and furnished in the Empire style, popular from the 1820s to 1850s. The property also has a terrific view of Seneca Lake and nearby farmlands.
Date:   May 1, 2015 - October 31, 2015
Website:   http://www.genevahistoricalsociety.com
Location:   3373 Route 96A
Geneva, NY 14456
Contact:   Rose Hill Mansion 315-789-3848
Email:   office@genevahistoricalsociety.com
Date/Time Details:   5/1/15 - 10/31/15
Fees/Admission:   $7
May 02 - Oct 31   Johnston House
The Johnston House is open Saturdays, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. and Sundays, 1-5 p.m., May through October. Closed July 4. Admission is free, but donations are appreciated.

The Johnston House is located at 3523 East Lake Road at Route 96A, near Geneva, New York. The house is administered by the Geneva Historical Society, located at 543 South Main Street, Geneva. For more information about the Johnston House, call 315-789-5151 or 315-789-3848 or visit our website at www.genevahistoricalsociety.com.
Date:   May 2, 2015 - October 31, 2015
Website:   http://www.genevahistoricalsociety.com
Location:   3523 East Lake Road
Geneva, NY 14456
Contact:   315-789-3848
Email:   office@genevahistoricalsociety.com
Date/Time Details:   5/2/15 10AM-4PM
Fees/Admission:   Free
Aug 01   Thrive to Survive General Cancer Support Group
Join us for our general cancer support group.
All are welcome to attend.
No registration required.
Drinks and snacks provided.

ATTENDANCE FREE

For more information, please contact:
(315) 374-0626 or help@thrivetosurvive.org
www.thrivetosurvive.org
Date:   August 1, 2015
Time:   10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Aug 05   Trivia Night

The Grapevine Lounge at Ramada Geneva Lakefront presents Trivia Night
Every Wednesday Night
Free to Play, Free to Win

Hobart and William Smith Students get 15% off food and drinks with school I.D.

Date:   August 5, 2015
Time:   08:00 PM - 11:00 PM
Aug 08   Community Day at Rose HIll Mansion
The Geneva Historical Society will host Community Day at Rose Hill Mansion on Saturday, August 8, 2015 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. At this family-oriented event, visitors can see the house and grounds for just $5 per carload. Guides stationed throughout the building will share the story of the Swan family, especially the Swan children, and their lives at the mansion and farm. In addition, there will be a scavenger hunt in the house, old-fashioned games and activities on the lawn, and the band Fiddlesticks will be playing on the porch between 11 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. Finally, the English Country Dancers of Rochester will perform early 19th-century English dancing on the patio from 2 to 3 p.m. with live music.
Date:   August 8, 2015
Time:   10:00 AM - 04:00 PM
Website:   http://www.genevahistoricalsociety.com
Location:   Rose Hill Mansion
3373 Route 96A
Geneva, NY 14456
Contact:   Geneva Historical Society 315-789-5151
Email:   office@genevahistoricalsociety.com
Date/Time Details:   8/8/15 10AM-4PM
Fees/Admission:   $5 per carload
Aug 12   Geneva Walking Tour
Tours will run rain or shine on the second and fourth Wednesday of each month. On Wednesday, July 8 and 22 the tour will cover Washington Street from Pulteney Park to the cemetery. Tours on Wednesday, August 12 and 26 will go from Pulteney Park down South Main Street to St. Clair Street.
 
Each tour will start at 7 p.m. in Pulteney Park. The cost is $5 per person. Payment can be made in advance at the Historical Society office or at the beginning of the tour. Please bring exact change or a check if you pay the night of the tour. Reservations are preferred, but not required. Call the Geneva Historical Society at 315-789-5151 to make a reservation or for more information.
Date:   August 12, 2015
Time:   07:00 PM - 08:00 PM
Website:   http://www.genevahistoricalsociety.com
Location:   Pulteney Park
South Main Street
Geneva, NY 14456
Contact:   Geneva Historical Society 315-789-5151
Email:   office@genevahistoricalsociety.com
Date/Time Details:   8/12/15 7PM
Fees/Admission:   $5
Aug 12   Trivia Night

The Grapevine Lounge at Ramada Geneva Lakefront presents Trivia Night
Every Wednesday Night
Free to Play, Free to Win

Hobart and William Smith Students get 15% off food and drinks with school I.D.

Date:   August 12, 2015
Time:   08:00 PM - 11:00 PM
Aug 16   Rose HIll Concert - Golden Eagle String Band

This summer the Geneva Historical Society is again hosting a free concert series on the lawn at Rose Hill Mansion. For three Sundays, the grounds of Rose Hill Mansion will be alive with music and fun. Bring a picnic dinner and enjoy an evening of music to end a summer weekend in the Finger Lakes.

The final concert in the series will be the Golden Eagle String Band, who will perform Songs and Stories of the Civil War on Sunday, August 16 at 5 p.m. The concerts are free and open to the public.

Date:   August 16, 2015
Time:   05:00 PM - 07:00 PM
Website:   http://www.genevahistoricalsociety.com
Location:   Rose Hill Mansion
3373 Route 96A
Geneva, NY 14456
Contact:   Geneva Historical Society 315-789-5151
Email:   office@genevahistoricalsociety.com
Date/Time Details:   8/16/15 5-7PM
Fees/Admission:   Free
Aug 19   Trivia Night

The Grapevine Lounge at Ramada Geneva Lakefront presents Trivia Night
Every Wednesday Night
Free to Play, Free to Win

Hobart and William Smith Students get 15% off food and drinks with school I.D.

Date:   August 19, 2015
Time:   08:00 PM - 11:00 PM
Aug 20   Up and Doin - The Women of Rose Hill and Johnston House
This July and August the Geneva Historical Society will offer a new tour of the historic Rose Hill Mansion and Johnston Farm. "Up and Doin'": The Women of Rose Hill and Johnston Farms will focus on the three generations of women who lived at these farmhouses from 1822 to 1891. The tours will be 90 minutes long and will be held twice in July and August. "Up and Doin'" will be held on Thursday, July 16 and August 20 at 2 p.m. and on Saturday, July 18 and August 22 at 11 a.m. This special tour is not the same as our regular tour.
Date:   August 20, 2015
Time:   02:00 PM - 03:30 PM
Website:   http://www.genevahistoricalsociety.com
Location:   Rose Hill Mansion
3373 Route 96A
Geneva, NY 14456
Contact:   Rose Hill Mansion 315-789-3848
Email:   office@genevahistoricalsociety.com
Date/Time Details:   8/20/15 2PM
Fees/Admission:   $10 adults - $7 members
Aug 22   Up and Doin- The Women of Rose Hill & Johnston House
This July and August the Geneva Historical Society will offer a new tour of the historic Rose Hill Mansion and Johnston Farm. "Up and Doin'": The Women of Rose Hill and Johnston Farms will focus on the three generations of women who lived at these farmhouses from 1822 to 1891. The tours will be 90 minutes long and will be held twice in July and August. "Up and Doin'" will be held on Thursday, July 16 and August 20 at 2 p.m. and on Saturday, July 18 and August 22 at 11 a.m. This special tour is not the same as our regular tour.
Date:   August 22, 2015
Time:   11:00 AM - 12:30 PM
Website:   http://www.genevahistoricalsociety.com
Location:   Rose Hill Mansion
3373 Route 96A
Geneva, NY 14456
Contact:   Rose Hill Mansion 315-789-3848
Email:   office@genevahistoricalsociety.com
Date/Time Details:   8/22/15 11AM
Fees/Admission:   $10 adults - $7 members
Aug 26   Rose Hill After Hours - Music in the Mansion

Join the Geneva Historical Society and Billsboro Winery for Rose Hill After Hours, a history Happy Hour on the final Wednesday of the month during June, July and August. At Rose Hill After Hours, we will open up the grounds and the first floor of Rose Hill Mansion to participants and have an informal program on a different topic each month. Our final program on August 26 will feature a conversation with Historical Society curator John Marks about the music of the 19th century. Admission is $15 per person and is limited to adults 21 and over. Offered in partnership with Billsboro Winery, admission includes one glass of Billsboro wine, unlimited lemonade, and light snacks. Wine will also be sold by the glass.

Reservations are not required, but appreciated. For more information about this events, call the Geneva Historical Society at 315-789-5151.

Date:   August 26, 2015
Time:   05:30 PM - 07:30 PM
Website:   http://www.genevahistoricalsociety.com
Location:   Rose Hill Mansion
3373 Route 96A
Geneva, NY 14456
Contact:   Geneva Historical Society 315-789-5151
Email:   office@genevahistoricalsociety.com
Date/Time Details:   8/26/15 5:30PM - 7:30PM
Fees/Admission:   $15
Aug 26   Geneva Walking Tour
Tours will run rain or shine on the second and fourth Wednesday of each month. On Wednesday, July 8 and 22 the tour will cover Washington Street from Pulteney Park to the cemetery. Tours on Wednesday, August 12 and 26 will go from Pulteney Park down South Main Street to St. Clair Street.
 
Each tour will start at 7 p.m. in Pulteney Park. The cost is $5 per person. Payment can be made in advance at the Historical Society office or at the beginning of the tour. Please bring exact change or a check if you pay the night of the tour. Reservations are preferred, but not required. Call the Geneva Historical Society at 315-789-5151 to make a reservation or for more information.
Date:   August 26, 2015
Time:   07:00 PM - 08:00 PM
Website:   http://www.genevahistoricalsociety.com
Location:   Pulteney Park
South Main Street
Geneva, NY 14456
Contact:   Geneva Historical Society 315-789-5151
Email:   office@genevahistoricalsociety.com
Date/Time Details:   8/26/15 7Pm
Fees/Admission:   $5
Aug 26   Trivia Night

The Grapevine Lounge at Ramada Geneva Lakefront presents Trivia Night
Every Wednesday Night
Free to Play, Free to Win

Hobart and William Smith Students get 15% off food and drinks with school I.D.

Date:   August 26, 2015
Time:   08:00 PM - 11:00 PM