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Living History Lecture Series

Exploring the Hull's Kitchen Garden Sunday June 5 1:00-3:00 PM


Explore Polly Hull's Kitchen Garden with the Hull House Foundation's own Master Gardener - Cheri Vogle


Admission $12 Members $10 Pre-paid Reservations Strongly Recommended - Tickets at the door may be limited


Please Call 716 837-0893 to make your reservation.

Meet Our Past Tour - A Walk Through History

Sunday, June 12th

Meet characters from our past. Some you know, while others are little known, but all had a story – Hear compelling tales of people who had an impact on the development of Western New York and who shaped our history. Warren Hull - Veteran of the Revolutionary War. Sophia Hull – social activist & staunch abolitionist. Erastus Granger – appointed by President Jefferson as Indian Agent, he defended Black Rock along with Red Jacket & the Seneca's in the War of 1812 – Joseph Ellicott, agent for Holland Land Co. Investors – Cyrenius Chapin, defender of Buffalo that fateful day in December 1813 - Jessie Hawley, with his vision of a grand canal across New York State.

By Reservation only. Reservations Open May 1 First tour at 2:00PM Admission $16 Members $14

Call 716 579-2666 for reservations


Hands-on Heritage ! 'Summer's Bounty'

Time to plant that garden, churn some butter, tend to the animals and learn about strawberries.

Admission $8 Members $6 5 and under Free


Sunday, June 26th

11:00-4:00PM

History Camp for Kids - for Kids grade 4-7

Monday - Friday July 18-22

10:00 - 4:00PM

Fifth through seventh graders experience five full days of life in the early 1800's on a historic Western New York homestead. Help with daily chores; participate in an archaeological dig; play historic games; learn local Native American culture; interact with re-enactors from the Revolutionary War & the War of 1812; take a nature walk; learn historic trades; prepare and enjoy a meal cooked over an open fire & much more. $200 per child

Call Suzanne Jacobs at 716 681-5494 or email sjacobs@hullfamilyhome.com


Hands-on Heritage! 'Star Spangled Celebration' Sunday - July 24th

11:00-4:00 PM

So just how many stars did we have on our flag in 1820? Discover the answer to this question and more as you mingle with soldiers from the past. Try your hand at stencil art, taste some hand made ice cream and enjoy some delightful music of the era.

Admission $8 Members $6 5 and under Free



Petpalooza Sunday July 31

Noon- 4 PM

Animal adoption event with vendors, huge basket raffle, Krolicks Chicken BBQ. All proceeds to benefit Saving Mill Animals Resource Team (SMART) and the Hull Family Home & Farmstead. For information contact Jeanette at 716 681-3966 or jcdickinson66@yahoo.com



Hands-on Heritage! 'Lazy Days of Summer' Sunday - August 14

11:00- 4:00PM

Roll some dough, prepare peaches for a cobbler, weave a Lucette, spin a bit of yarn, and maybe create a charade or two.

Admission $8 Members $6 5 and under Free


Annual Hull Family Home & Farmstead Fundraiser Saturday, August 20th


New Location ! – This year guests will be invited to the historic Hull House for our biggest fundraiser of the year - to participate in period games, explore the home of Warren & Polly Hull - inside and out - at your leisure and then retire to Joseph's Banquet Center for fine fare, drinks & desserts a-plenty. As well as our basket raffle, music, dancing and live auction! Plenty of food and fun for all - and a few surprises!

Ticket price $65 Members $55 Call 716 837-0893 for reservations


Living History Lecture Series - Civil War Medicine Sunday August 28 1:00 PM

Presented By Civil War Enthusiast and Reenactor John Potera

Admission $12 Members $10 Please Call 716 837-0893 to make your reservation.


Living History Lecture Series - People of the War of 1812 - With a Focus on Western New York

Sunday - Sept. 4th 1 PM

Presented by Noted Author Richard Barbuto

Admission $12 Members $10 Please Call 716 837-0893 to make your reservation.


Pig 'n Pint Fundraiser

Friday - September 16

5 PM - 9 PM





This unique event is a major fundraiser, with sumptuous beer BBQ & local brewery beer tasting. Basket raffles & rousing music. A wonderful way to spend a late Summer evening in our backyard with friends and family & support the historic home of a Revolution War Soldier – the Hull Family Home & Farmstead. Reservations open August 1. Call 716 579-2666


Hands-on Heritage! 'Back to School'


Talk to the tune of the hickory stick, get those numbers correct on the slate board, try your hand at writing with a quill, and help stock the root cellar – winter is coming!

Admission $8 Members $6 5 and under Free



Sunday, September 18th

11:00-4:00 PM





Living History Lecture Series - Historical Society of Early American Decoration

A Presentation of the Art and Skills of the Era That Produced the Works We Appreciated Today

Sunday, September 25 1 PM

Admission $12 Members $10

Meet Our Past - A Focus on Black History Sunday October 9

Hear the compelling stories of Sojourner Truth - Harriet Tubman - Hull's Daughter & Abolitionist Sophia Hull - Joseph Hodge - Frederick Douglass - Mary Talbot

By Reservation only. Reservations open September 1st First tour at 2:00 PM

Admission $16 Members $14 Call 716 579-2666 for reservations

Hands-on Heritage! "Happy Harvest" Sunday, October 16

11:00-4:00 PM

Cook over the open fire, get photographed in our vintage carriage, try your hand at tin-punching, and celebrate the harvesting season with some a-maize-ingly corny games.

Admission $8 Members $6 5 and under Free




Christmas Tea -

Sunday, December 5th

Begin the Christmas Season with a delightful afternoon with family and friends. Enjoy tasty holiday treats with festive decor and warm hospitality. After tea, tour the historic house right next door. Two seatings - 11:00 AM and 2:00 PM

By Reservation Only Call (716) 579-2666 $30 per person. Note: Reservations Open November 1st