History & Culture

You can learn about history anywhere, but in Livingston County, you can reach out and touch it. No velvet ropes, no long lines, just interactive fun the whole family can enjoy. Go inside the guts of the Mount Morris Dam, as it holds back countless tons of water, or take a tour through the hanger of the 1941 Historic Aircraft Group Museum as they restore aged warplanes to their former glory. Rejuvenate at Radiance Spa, located in Geneseo's historic Sweet Briar. Only minutes away is the Genesee Country Village, one of the largest, working living history villages in the northeast.

National Warplane Museum

  • 3489 Big Tree Lane
  • Geneseo, New York 14454
  •   (585) 243-2100
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Aircraft Group

The National Warplane Museum is dedicated to restoring, preserving, and displaying old and rare aircrafts in flying condition, with an emphasis on the World War II era. Join them for their annual airshow, usually held in July (check their website for details).

Nunda Museum and Rose Shave Gallery

  • 24 Portage Street (Rt. 436), PO Box 341
  • Nunda, New York 14517-0341
  •  (585) 468-5420
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The Society's collection and displays reflect the history and culture of the Nunda area. The work of Rose M. Shave, a talented local late 19th Century painter/teacher is featured in a special gallery.

Museum and Gallery Hours: Sundays 2-4 PM, April thru November or by Appointment - Call (585) 468-3879 or (585) 476-2354.

Radiance Spa & Healing Arts Center at Sweet Briar

  • 5126 Geneseo-Mt. Morris Road (Rt. 63)
  • Geneseo, New York 14454
  •   (585) 245-9886
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Sweet Briar is a historic arts and crafts mansion built in 1896. It is located on 10 acres, just miles away from the village of Geneseo and Letchworth State Park. The spa contains: a grand porch with a spectacular sunset view, 3 different suites to stay in, a radiance spa and healing arts center, an infinity outdoor pool, complimentary use of the sauna or Swedish shower, breakfast included in your stay, as well as, the luxury of a gas fireplace in the winter or air conditioning in the summer.

Revolutionary War Ambuscade Monument and Park

The site where hundreds of Indians and Tories ambushed Lt. Thomas Boyd's scouting party. On Monday, September 13, 1779, at least 15 soldiers and an Indian guide were slain and several escaped. Lt. Boyd and Michael Parker were captured and taken to Little Beard's Town in Cuylerville. In 1901 a fourteen foot granite monument was erected to honor the soldiers.

Roemer Arboretum

  • South Side of SUNY Geneseo Campus
  • (follow signs on Route 20A)
  • Geneseo, New York 14454
  •   (585) 245-5448
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Roemer Arboretum Attractions History and Culture

Visit 20 acres of land on the South Campus of SUNY Geneseo near routes 20A and 63 that display more than 70 species of trees, shrubs and wildflowers. The Arboretum includes oak trees more than 200 years old and walnut trees over 100 years old.

Springwater-Websters Crossing Historical Society


SUNY Geneseo

  • One College Circle
  • Geneseo, New York 14454
  •   (585) 245-5516
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SUNY Geneseo Attractions History and Culture

SUNY Geneseo, a highly selective, public liberal arts college, has been consistently recognized as a center of excellence in undergraduate education in national college guides and rankings. The college is noted for its talented and motivated students, and outstanding and dedicated faculty and staff.

Tennie Burton Museum


Named for Lima's first historian, Tennie Beecher Burton, who helped establish Lima's earliest museum in 1959, the Tennie Burton museum features 19th and early 20th century furniture, china, tools, musical instuments, clothing and more.


Theatre 101


Concerts, musicals, plays, theater workshops and more right in downtown Mount Morris.


York Historical Society



Preserving the history of York for the benefit of future generations.


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