LHS 50th Anniversary Dinner – Celebrating Lima’s Remarkable History

Saturday, May 20th

4:30 PM
Appetizers & Beverages: The American Hotel

6:00 PM
Catered Dinner, Historic Photos, Music: The Lima Presbyterian Church
Buffet Dinner: Beef and Chicken Entrees/Vegetarian and Gluten Free Side Options
All- inclusive (tax and tip included)

 **Seating will be limited, so be sure to reserve your place early



The Music of the Civil War – by Don Dwyer

Thursday, April 20th
7 PM
Lima Town Hall
2nd floor- Fully Accessible
7329 East Main Street
Lima NY 14485

Co-sponsored by the Lima Historical Society
and the Lima Public Library

Once again, the Lima Historical Society has teamed up with the Lima Public Library to present a historical program for Lima residents and the public. Don Dwyer, musician, singer and songwriter from Buffalo, will treat us to a live musical presentation of Civil War era music and stories of the period. He will discuss interpretations of the cultural meanings of the various songs and their social impact on people of the time.

This promises to be a lively, fun-filled evening, with a side of education. Bring the kids to learn about the life and times of the Civil War era more than 150 years ago.

The program will be held on Thursday, April 20th at 7 pm at the Lima Town Hall, 7329 East Main – second floor. The auditorium is handicap accessible via the elevator located at the west side door of the Town Hall. Admission is free.

The Early Years of Genesee Country Village & Museum

By Peter Wisbey
Curator of Collections,
Genesee Country Village & Museum

Thursday, February 16th
7 PM
Lima Public Library
1872 Genesee St. Lima NY 14485

Co-sponsored by the Lima Historical Society
and the Lima Public Library


Amherst Humphrey House – from Lima

With 67 historic structures, Genesee Country Village & Museum, located in Mumford NY, is the largest living history museum in New York State and the third largest in the United States. Please join Peter Wisbey, Curator of Collections, as he presents a history of the museum and its complicated and interesting process of development, as it now approaches its 25th anniversary.

Mr. Wisbey’s talk will highlight the three Lima buildings that were acquired and moved to the Genesee Country Village & Museum: the 1797 Amherst Humphrey House from West Main Rd. in Lima; the “Town Hall,” William Hamilton’s 1822 Inn from South Lima, as adapted for public use; and the 1850 Toll House —the southernmost of Lima’s two toll houses along the 23-mile Rochester and Hemlock Lake Plank Road.

Peter Wisbey is the Wehrheim Curator of Collections at Genesee Country Village & Museum – a position he has held for over 15 years. He was also the Executive Director of the Seward House Museum in Auburn. A native of Horseheads, NY, he graduated from St. Lawrence University with a degree in history and has two Master’s Degrees – one in History Museum Studies from SUNY Oneonta/the Cooperstown Graduate Program and one in American Material Culture from the University of Delaware/the Winterthur Program.