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The Johnston House and Mike Weaver Drain Tile Museum

3523 E Lake Rd, Geneva, NY 14456-9261
+1 315-789-5151
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Worth the stop to view history of the local area.

A nice little-hidden gem with the history of field tile drainage history and history of local folks... read more

Reviewed 5 September 2017
koolbreeze3646
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Stewartstown, Pennsylvania
A hidden gem in the Finger Lakes

I had read about this museum a few years back and was intrigued to learn what Drain Tiles were all... read more

Reviewed 30 May 2017
tanders
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Rochester, NY
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Built by John and Margaret Johnston in the 1820s, the Johnston House originally sat on an important farm where John Johnston became a well-known advocate of improved farming techniques. Johnston was the first American farmer to use soil drainage tiles to increase productivity on his farm. Visitors are invited to explore the house on the self-guided tour. In addition to period rooms furnished with original and reproduction objects, three rooms in the house contain exhibits focused on the themes of Immigration, Agriculture, and Technology and Innovation, all aspects of the Johnston family’s experience. Incorporating interactive elements, books, and artifacts, the displays also connect the story of the family to contemporary issues and concerns. Visitors to the Johnston House can also see the Mike Weaver Drain Tile Museum on site. Open Saturdays and Sundays, May to October.
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5 Sep 2017
“Worth the stop to view history of the local area.”
30 May 2017
“A hidden gem in the Finger Lakes”
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3523 E Lake Rd, Geneva, NY 14456-9261
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Reviewed 5 September 2017

A nice little-hidden gem with the history of field tile drainage history and history of local folks who lived in the area. Ties to Rose Hill Mansion. Do not forget to look at the plaque on the big stone in front of the house out...More

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Reviewed 30 May 2017

I had read about this museum a few years back and was intrigued to learn what Drain Tiles were all about. Finally was at the right place, at the right time and discovered that the museum was open. Inside, we were met by an excellent...More

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Reviewed 6 July 2015

John Johnston immigrated from Scotland in the 1830's and was the first farmer to use drain tile in the US. He pioneered the use of drain tile, after his skeptical neighbors saw his amazing. The museum consists of the original house built in the 1830's,...More

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