Geneva, New York: Mike Weaver Drain Tile Museum

Perhaps you don't appreciate the important role that drain tiles play our modern, civilized world. Perhaps you need to visit the Drain Tile Museum.
3523 E. Lake Rd, Geneva, NY
The museum is east of Geneva and 1.5 miles south of US Hwy 20. For admission stop at the Rose Hill Mansion at 3373 NY-96A in Geneva and ask to see the drain tile museum.
May-Oct. Tu-Sa 10-4; Sun 1-5. (Call to verify)
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Drain Tile Museum.

Mike Weaver Drain Tile Museum

Just what its name suggests: a collection of drain tiles dating from possibly 1000 B.C.E. to the late 20th century, with tools, explanatory texts, charts, photos, and maps. It is housed in a barn at the historic home of John Johnston, "The Father of Tile Drainage in America."

Mike Weaver, who the museum is named for, literally wrote the book on drain tiles ("History of Tile Drainage"), and this museum will show you why this subject matters to you. I tried for years to get in this place, but kept arriving too late in the day. It was exciting to finally see the museum!

[Cindy Bily, 07/20/2015]

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