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Rose Hill Mansion Opens for the Season

The Rose Hill Mansion and the Mike Weaver Drain Tile Museum at the Johnston Farm will open for the 2003 season on May 1. Administered by the Geneva Historical Society, these properties help to tell the story of the social and agricultural development of Geneva and the Finger Lakes Region in the early 19thcentury. A National Historic Landmark, Rose Hill Mansion and its Empire furnishings exemplify the Greek Revival style and illustrate the lifestyle of the well-to-do families who settled the area.

The Mike Weaver Drain Tile Museum opened in 1994 when the Geneva Historical Society completed restoration of the Johnston Farm House, located just south of Rose Hill on 96A. The museum houses some of the Johnston family furnishings and the drain tile collection of Mike Weaver.

Rose Hill is open for tours Monday through Saturday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., and Sunday, 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. Admission is $3 for adults, $2 for seniors and children 10 to 18. Children 9 and under are free. The Mike Weaver Drain Tile Museum is open by request. For further information call 315-789-3848.