Lilac Festival and George Eastman House: Goodies for our Troops Fundraiser

Annual Festivals
Date: Wednesday, 16th May 2018 07:00 AM - 08:00 PM

Venue: Rochester, NY

To make a reservation for this trip, please contact Dawn Pletcher at (570) 662-5601.   
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COST: $95 and includes motorcoach transportation, hostess service, admission to the George Eastman House and guided house tour, free time at the Rochester Lilac Festival, and dinner at the Cobblestone Restaurant. 
7:00 am               Depart the Terminal
Available Pickups: Mansfield CVS, Lawrenceville Exxon, Painted Post Ames, Bath McDonald's 
8:15                       Fast food breakfast stop at McDonald's in Bath, NY
10:15                    Arrive at the GEORGE EASTMAN HOUSE for a GUIDED HOUSE TOUR, followed by a self-guided
visit of the PHOTOGRAPHY EXHIBITS and GARDENS.  Designed by J. Foster Warner and built 
between 1902 and 1905, George Eastman House is a National Historic Landmark.  The estate originally
included a stable, garage, barn, five greenhouses, and many vegetable and flower gardens on eight and
one-half acres. The 35,000-square-foot Colonial Revival house contains 37 rooms, 13 baths, and nine 
fireplaces, and costs $300,000 to build. 
After his death in 1932, Eastman left his house to the University of Rochester.  In 1947, the house was
chartered as a photographic museum by the State of New York. In 1989, a building was completed on 
the property to display and house the Musem's growing collections of photographs, photographic 
equipment, books and motion pictures. 
A 14-month house restoration, completed in January 1990 at a cost of $1.7 million, was intended to
present Eastman's house as a memorial to the man who lived here. 
12:30 pm            Depart for the Lilac Festival, with SNACKS AND DRINKS provided en route
12:45-3:45        Enjoy FREE TIME at the ROCHESTER LILAC FESTIVAL.  The only 10-day free festival of its kind in 
North America is inspired by a magnificent lilac collection at Highland Park that plays host to over
500 varieties of lilacs on more than 1,200 bushes.  What was first planted in 1892 by horticultural
John Dunbar has turned into the world's largest lilac collection that even Martha Stewart enjoyed
when she visited the festival in 2007.  This event is perfect for all ages and has even been voted
a top 100 event by the American Bus Association.  
3:45 pm               Depart from Rochester
4:45                       DINNER is included at the beautiful COBBLESTONE RESTAURANT, located in Geneva.  
Entree Choices: Herb Roasted Half Chicken, Carved Sirloin with Wild Mushroom Sauce, or Rosemary
Pork Loin with Vegetable.  Served with: House Green Salad, Fresh Bread Basket, Chive Mashed Potato,
Seasonal Vegetable, Chef's Choice Dessert, and Coffee / Tea / Soda. 
8:00 pm               Approximate return



All Dates

  • Wednesday, 16th May 2018 07:00 AM - 08:00 PM