The Batavia Depot Museum offers a variety of programming for all ages throughout the year. Check out fun ways to learn more about the history of Batavia!
Spring Exhibit - Community, Culture and Conversations: African American Heritage in Batavia
March 2 - June 2
The new spring exhibit will shine a light on the long history of African Americans in Batavia. Learn more about citizens such as John Ozier, Civil War veteran and respected mason, and Charles Hall, who became the lead specialist of African American statistics in the United States Census Bureau, as well as many more in this informative exhibit.
Spring Exhibit Opening Reception
Thursday, March 5, 5:00 - 7:00 pm
Join Depot staff in a special viewing of "Community, Culture and Conversations: African American Heritage in Batavia."
Volunteer Open House
Friday, March 20, 2:00 - 4:00 pm
Are you interested in volunteering at the Batavia Depot Museum but want more information? Stop by the Depot Museum to talk with staff about upcoming volunteer opportunities.
Elizabeth Keckley: Seamstress
Sunday, March 27, 1:00 pm at the Civic Center
Elizabeth Keckley was an accomplished seamstress before the Civil War and with her talents was able to buy her own freedom from slavery in 1855. Her skills were in high demand, and even Mary Todd Lincoln used her services while she was in the White House. It was unheard of in those days for any woman, much less a Black woman, to create and own a business. Keckley did just hat, eventually employing over twenty women.