July 4th to July 9th 2006
Members of the Monroe County Parks Department guided our Thursday visit to Highland Park, expertly designed by Frederick Law Olmsted and the Lamberton Conservatory.
After our visit to Highland Park, our local docents then guided us on tours through the George Eastman
House, a National Historic Landmark. Our visit at the George Eastman House included the International Museum of Photography and Film, his magnificent mansion, and his beautiful gardens.
The convention closed on Saturday with a visit back to the roots of the Genesee area at the Genesee Country Village and Museum. After a short ride from the hotel, we entered this nineteenth century living history museum and saw more magnificent gardens and authentic pioneer structures, as well as demonstrations of crafts and trades commonly practiced in the 1800s in America.
We then had an opportunity to explore one of the finest collections of wildlife and sporting art at the museum's John L. Wehle Art Gallery. This historic collection features works by such distinguished artists as John James Audubon, Robert Bateman, Frederic Remington, Carl Rungius, Maud Earl, Bob Kuhn, Allan Houser and Bruno Liljefors.
To end our visit, we got to try the famous Genesee Brewery beer and enjoyed a great barbeque.
Convention Photos - People