STATE PARK CENTENNIAL
2006-2007 EVENTS AND FESTIVALS
20-21, 2006 "FIRE ON THE GENESEE": Civil War
Encampment, Living History and Battle Re-enactments featuring
Union, Confederate and Civilian participants. Camps open 9:30
AM to 4:30 PM, Battles at 2:00 PM, Highbanks Recreation Area.
26, 2006 "CENTENNIAL CELEBRATION OPENING CEREMONIES":
us for the rededication and Grand reopening of the William Pryor
Letchworth Museum. Be one of the first to experience some never
before exhibited artifacts. Ceremonies begin at 1:00 pm. Public
invited to tour museum beginning at 4pm.
26, 2006 "COUNCIL GROUNDS TOURS" New for the
Daily tours of the Seneca Council Grounds until October 31st
each year. Go inside and feel the history within the walls of
the Jemison Cabin as well as the Seneca Council House from the
1700's. Learn about Mary Jemison an Indian captive also known
as "The White Woman of the Genesee".
26 end of season, 2006 "GLEN IRIS INN"
for the Centennial!! New dinner menus reflecting recipes
from Mr. Letchworth's era will be offered, along with the Glen's
favorite dishes. Look for increased and special service offerings
throughout the year for veranda and dining room guests. Visit
www.glenirisinn.com, or call 585-493-2622 for details.
27, 2006 "CENTENNIAL CONCERT AND FIREWORKS DISPLAY":
patriotic and historic music from America's glorious past. Musical
performances begin at 3:00 pm. We are topping this one off with
a spectacular fireworks display at 9:00 pm. Lower Falls Area.
26-29, 2006 "RED, WHITE AND BLUE BALLOON RALLY":
massed balloon flights, Friday 6:30 PM, Saturday and Sunday 6:00
AM and 6:30 PM, Monday 6:00 AM, launching from The Archery Field
near the Castile entrance. Come see the the special
100th Birthday Cake Balloon only during this Centennial
31, 2006 "WILLIAM PRYOR LETCHWORTH BIRTHDAY CELEBRATION": School groups
are encouraged to attend this one. The General public is also
welcome. An outdoor celebration with 10 stations to visit, each
station will have a different topic of discussion. Topics include
flintknapping, civil war camp life, Wool spinning, listen and
watch a portrayal of Mr. Letchworth and Caroline Bishop. Cake
will be available. Call 585-493-3616 for more information.
Museum Area 9:00 am to 1:00 pm.
3, 2006 "FREE LEARN TO CATCH A FISH FAMILY PICNIC":
style event featuring games, activities, educational workshops,
free fishing (no license required), free lunch and door prizes.
Presented in conjunction with DEC and Cornell Cooperative Extension.
12:00 Noon to 6:00pm at Trailside Lodge.
20,2006 "ANTIQUE CAR TOUR": Come watch as 80 Pre 1916
cars tour Letchworth State Park. They will begin at Mount Morris
at 10:30 am and drive to the Glen Iris Inn. Cars will be on display
from 1-3pm at the Glen Iris. Come see how the Glen Iris might
have appeared in the 1900's.
8, 2006 "HIGHBANKS CELTIC GATHERING": Highland
Games Competition, Bagpipe Band Competition, Celtic Bands and
Dancers, Clan Displays, Crafts, Food. 10:00 AM to 5:00 PM at
the Highbanks Recreation Area.
11 AUGUST 29, 2006 "LEARN ABOUT LETCHWORTH"
Lecture programs highlighting the history and environmental heritage
of Letchworth and the Genesee Valley area. Presented on Tuesday
evenings from 7:00 PM to 8:30 PM at the Lower Falls Restaurant.
22, 2006 QUILT SHOW: display of antique, historical and
modern quilts with fabric and material vendors. 10:00 AM to 4:00
PM, Trailside Lodge
26-27, 2006 "STONE TOOL TECHNOLOGY SHOW": Flintknapping,
tool making demonstrations, Native American Crafts, 19th Century
Mountain Men encampment, Atl-Atl competition. 10:00 AM to 5:00
PM, Highbanks Recreation Area.
3, 2006 "SUMMER FAREWELL FESTIVAL": Musical performances,
comedy/variety acts, family activities, food and fireworks. 1:00
PM to 9:00 PM at Highbanks Recreation Area.
9, 2006 " 11th ANNUAL GLEN IRIS 5K RUN" Run benefiting
the Cordelia A. Greene Library in Castile New York. Prizes and
food for participants. Visit www.glenirisinn.com, or call 585-493-2622
16, 2006 "NATIVE AMERICAN HERITAGE DAYS": Come and
enjoy the return of this popular event. Watch Native American
Dancers perform traditional dances and learn about their cultural
significance. Also featuring athletic and craft demonstrations,
Native American food and other goods. Trailside Lodge Area 10:00
am to 4:00 pm.
7-9, 2006 - LETCHWORTH ARTS AND CRAFTS SHOW AND SALE: over 300
arts and crafts exhibitors, food vendors and live entertainment.
10:00 AM to 5:00 PM at the Highbanks Recreation Area.
JANUARY/FEBRUARY 2007 - SLEIGH AND CUTTER RALLY: antique,
classic and modern horse-drawn sleighs and cutters on display
and available for rides, food and refreshments. 10:00 AM to 4:00
PM, Trailside Lodge and Archery Field Area.
MAY 2007 - GLEN IRIS ARTS SHOW: displays of visual arts from
some of the area's finest includes paintings, photographs, sketches/drawings,
sculptures, etcfood and refreshments available. Glen Iris Inn
and grounds, further details to be determined.
LATE SEPT. /MID-OCT 2007 "LAST COUNCIL FIRE"
RE-ENACTMENT & 135TH ANNIVERSARY COMMEMORATION: Council Grounds,
further details to be determined.
date and/or some event details are tentative
noted, please call 585-493-3600 or visit www.nysparks.com for