Say “Cheers!” to Preservation and the City of Batavia and explore some of the city’s most historic pubs and bars. This self-guided tour includes stops at pubs distinctive for their history, architecture, and spirits, as well as sites that represent some of Batavia’s most important history. The event is a FUNdraiser for Preservation Partners and includes a souvenir bag, booklet providing history of the community and pubs, and the satisfaction of supporting heritage education and historic preservation in the Tri-Cities.
Tickets are $20 each. Drinks are not included in the ticket price, but each pub stop will have a drink special available only to pub crawlers.
Stay tuned for more information and a link to purchase tickets.
Please join us for our annual Star Award Dinner!
Please join Preservation Partners for an exciting symposium where we learn about creative uses for our old buildings. Attendees will leave inspired to think outside-the-box when leveraging the historic places in their communities.
Take a step or two back in time this February as the Durant House Museum will host Fireside Frolic, a sure way to beat cabin fever.
The museum will provide a glimpse of what winter life was like at the 1843 homestead. Authentically costumed docents will offer guided tours, invite guest to the hearth’s warm glow, you can participate in some parlor pastimes and enjoy some pioneer hospitality.
The Durant House Museum is located in LeRoy Oakes Forest Pres
Join us at the Fabyan Villa, weather permitting, Sunday February 17th for Midwinter Mysteries.
The Villa will be open to explore. You'll get a behind-the-scenes peek at our running Inventory project, observing artifacts that haven't been on display in nearly a hundred years. Enjoy the eclectic collections of Colonel Fabyan and his wife Nelle and see their taxidermy animals, samurai suit, and resident mummy.
We will be having our Winter Walk in the Japanese Garden Sunday, February 10th, 17th and March 10th. If there is no snow, the walk will NOT happen. Please call or check the website the morning of the event.
We'll have a short introduction outside the garden and then welcome in visitors at 1:00pm, 1:45pm, and 2:30pm each day to allow as many people through the garden as possible.
It is a garden of all seasons, meaning the vistas change and adapt depending on what foliage is in season, and it is deliberately designed to look like a whole other world in the snow. Join us for the unique experience of doing a garden walk in the midst of winter.
Join us for a winter walk through the Japanese Garden.
Join Preservation Partners at the Japanese Garden as we celebrate the Winter Solstice.
Event will include:
A short presentation at 6:15
Warm tea and hot chocolate
Come make a wish and welcome in the new year!