Tinker Homestead Tours
 To schedule a tour please call 585-359-7044.
Tours available Tues. - Sat. from 10am to 2pm.

Saturday Seminars at the Hansen Nature Center
All programs run from 10am until noon unless otherwise stated. Programs are free, space is limited. Please call 359-7044 to reserve a seat.
July 25th – Irises, Cara Hutchings.
August 22nd - Herb Garden Tour, Rosita Caridi-Miller.


Summer Programs at Tinker Nature Park

July 11th: Ice Cream Social. Noon-3pm. Music and ice cream at the Tinker Homestead!
July 23rd: Field Days. 10am – 2pm. Sponsored by Broccolo Tree and Landscape. Wetland studies, field studies, nature walks and nature puppet show throughout the day.
July 31st, Aug. 1st- 2nd: 12th Annual Civil War Encampment: Hosted by: The 28th New York Volunteer Infantry Regiment Company E and the 1st Tennessee Dismounted Cavalry.

Friday evening: Concert on the lawn (6:30pm) by the Excelsior Brigade Fife and Drum.
Saturday & Sunday: Living history encampment 10am – 4pm with battles both days at 2:00pm.
Programs to include: Medical demonstrations in the Tinker Horse Barn, Ladies Dress Show and Tea, Uniform Review, and Women Spies in the Civil War.

Also scheduled:
School of the Soldier – Saturday, August 1st, 10:00am: Learn what it was like to be a soldier in the Civil War. Boys and Girls ages 9 – 16 can enlist and learn about the Civil War from real Civil War Reenactors. Volunteers will participate in drill as a raw recruit. Dress comfortably in blue jeans, button down shirts, sneakers (no shorts, t-shirts or sandals). Please call 359-7044 to enlist.

Hosted by the 34th North Carolina.

Sisterhood of Spies, Saturday August 1st 11:00am
Learn about the role of female spies and the impact they had in shaping events during the civil war.  Each "Spy" story is brought to life, full of in-depth knowledge based on research and first person accounts, along with artifacts and props to support their stories. Presentation to be held during the 12th Annual Tinker Homestead Civil War Days  in the Hansen Nature Center.

Sunday, August 2nd - 1:00pm

Dr David Anderson Speaking as Frederick Douglass on his role in the war effort. (Amphitheater)


e-mail: naturecenter@henrietta.org