Calendar of Events

Geneseo provides residents and visitors with a wide variety of activities that appeal to all ages and interests. Please browse through our many events, which we attempt to keep as current as possible. Our sister website, www.geneseony.org, contains schedules of governmental organizations and meetings.

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Apr
24
Wed
Presentation on Protecting Our Water Quality @ Watershed Education Center at Vitale Park
Apr 24 @ 6:30 pm
Apr
25
Thu
16th Annual American Rock Salt Lecture – The Origin of Modern Birds: New Cretaceous Fossil Discoveries from China and Antarctica @ Newton Hall Room 202 at SUNY Geneseo
Apr 25 @ 7:30 pm

Paleontologist Matthew Lamanna, Ph.D., the principal dinosaur researcher at Carnegie Museum of Natural History, will deliver the sixteenth Annual American Rock Salt lecture in Geology on Thursday, April 25 at 7:30 p.m. in Newton Hall Room 202, on the SUNY Geneseo Campus. Lamanna’s talk, “The Origin of Modern Birds: New Cretaceous Fossil Discoveries from China and Antarctica,” is free and open to the public.

Expeditions led by Lamanna and his colleagues have uncovered dozens of exquisitely-preserved avian fossils, many of them including soft-tissues such as feathers and skin from 120 million-year-old lake sediments in the Changma Basin of northwestern Gansu Province, China. More recently, Lamanna and a group of collaborators have conducted expeditions to latest Cretaceous exposures in the James Ross Basin of the Antarctic Peninsula in search of what may be the world’s most ancient neornithines. For his talk, Lamanna will chronicle his teams’ discoveries of Chinese and Antarctic Cretaceous fossils and their implications for the rise of modern birds.

“Matt Lamanna is living the dream of every child — finding and studying dinosaurs, living and dead,” said Jeffrey Over, professor of geological sciences at SUNY Geneseo. “We are delighted to have him visit Geneseo and share his findings that are relevant to classes and faculty in Geology and Biology.”

As the associate curator of vertebrate paleontology at Carnegie Museum of Natural history, Lamanna helps to oversee one of the world’s largest dinosaur collections. Lamanna served as lead scientific advisor for the museum’s $36 million Dinosaurs in Their Time exhibition, in which the museum’s historic Dinosaur Hall was expanded and updated based on current scientific understanding of dinosaur biology and Mesozoic biodiversity. The exhibition is home to the nation’s third largest display of mounted original dinosaur skeletons.

“Matt’s work in Antarctica has been very important for helping us understand the role this enigmatic continent played in the evolution and migration of vertebrate animals at the end of the Age of Dinosaurs,” said Sara Burch, assistant professor of biology.

Lamanna received an M.S. and his Ph.D. from the University of Pennsylvania’s Department of Earth and Environmental Science. His research focuses on dinosaurs, birds, and crocodilians that lived during the Cretaceous Period, the third and final period of the Mesozoic Era, or Age of Dinosaurs.

The SUNY Geneseo Department of Geological Sciences has been partners with the American Rock Salt Company LLC since 2003, as the first American Rock Salt Lecture on geology was held in 2004. Through the partnership, the company offers its support to Geneseo not only through the annual lecture, but also through undergraduate research and an undergraduate internship, where Geneseo students can intern at American Rock Salt and tour the extensive mine.

SUNY Geneseo Media Contact:
Monique Patenaude, PhD
Director of Media Relations
(585) 245-5056
patenaude@geneseo.edu

May
1
Wed
Watershed Education Center: iMapInvasives Training @ Watershed Education Center at Vitale Park
May 1 @ 6:00 pm
May
2
Thu
Ecumenical Book Review @ Wadsworth Library
May 2 @ 11:30 am – 1:00 pm

ebrScheduled Review
May 2 – Friends Divided: John Adams and Thomas Jefferson by Gordon S. Wood; reviewer: Myra Herlihy.

Reviews are scheduled on the first Thursday of each month and are presented in the Community Room of Wadsworth Library (lower level).

• The program begins at Noon preceded by a brown bag lunch at 11:30.
• Host church provides cookies and coffee.

May
9
Thu
Creative Container Gardens with Recycled Materials @ Wadsworth Library
May 9 @ 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm


Participants will make colorful creative container gardens with recycled materials. Master Gardener Julie Brocklehurst-Woods will conduct this special program. Registration required. Space is limited!

May
19
Sun
LCHS Program: Big Tree Exhibit / Semi-Annual Meeting @ Livingston County Historical Society and Museum
May 19 @ 1:30 pm

With the opening of the Big Tree Exhibit, learn from exhibit designer Lauren Becker about the many layers of history embedded in the exhibit. From ancient geology to the modern-day study of the mighty oaks and their connection to the Seneca people, Becker will weave together a narrative sure to excite those who’ve resided in the realm of the famous Big Tree.
• Additional parking available in church lot next door.
• Free and open to the public.

2019 Program of the Livingston County Historical Society and Museum

Jun
9
Sun
LCHS Program: The History of Salt Mining @ Livingston County Historical Society and Museum
Jun 9 @ 1:30 pm

Explore the history of Livingston County through the story of one of the world’s most important minerals. Co-founder and co-CEO of American Rock Salt, Joe Bucci, Sr. hails proudly from a long line of salt miners. As recent Italian immigrants to America, the early Bucci family, along with many other Italian families that resided in Retsof, made their living on salt, utilizing the opportunity for labor provided by the Western New York salt mines.
• Additional parking available in church lot next door.
• Free and open to the public.

2019 Program of the Livingston County Historical Society and Museum

Sep
15
Sun
LCHS Program: Shaw Sisters and Women’s Suffrage @ Livingston County Historical Society and Museum
Sep 15 @ 1:30 pm

Livingston County Historian Amie Alden will present on the Shaw Sisters who were two major agents in both the Suffrage and Temperance Movements of the 20th century. Recently, a historical marker was erected in front of their former home at 22 Main St, Geneseo. Come hear their story in the year of the hundredth anniversary of women’s right to vote.
• Additional parking available in church lot next door.
• Free and open to the public.

2019 Program of the Livingston County Historical Society and Museum

Oct
20
Sun
LCHS Program: Seeking the Story of the Groveland Shakers @ Livingston County Historical Society and Museum
Oct 20 @ 1:30 pm

Come learn the history of the Groveland Shaker religious community (1826 – 1892), who resided on the land where the Groveland Correctional Facility now stands. Fran Kramer is a historian who has long been researching and teaching about the Sodus/Groveland Shakers.
• Additional parking available in church lot next door.
• Free and open to the public.

2019 Program of the Livingston County Historical Society and Museum

Nov
10
Sun
LCHS Program: History of the Livingston County Sheriff’s Office / Semi-Annual Meeting @ Livingston County Historical Society and Museum
Nov 10 @ 1:30 pm

Livingston County Sheriff Dougherty is stopping by to teach about the history of the department. The Sheriff’s Office has existed since the formation of the Livingston County government in 1821, nearly 200 years ago. Dougherty, the 50th Sheriff of Livingston County, has held office since his election in 2014.
• Additional parking available in church lot next door.
• Free and open to the public.

2019 Program of the Livingston County Historical Society and Museum