Epsilon Sigma Phi
The Extension Professionals' Organization

2020 National Conference
Rochester, New York, October 5-8, 2020

ESP Conference Tours
Monday, October 5, 2020

Tour registration is available on conference registration form. If you need to purchase your tour ticket separately from your conference registration see the conference registration page for split invocing instructions.

Strong Museum of Play
Cost: $65.00 (includes $10 lunch voucher)

One of the largest history museums in the United States, The Strong Museum of Play, is a highly interactive, collections-based museum devoted to the history and exploration of play. It is the home of the National Toy Hall of Fame, the World Video Game Hall of Fame, and the International Center for the History of Electronic Games, and one of the leading museums serving families. The Strong's multifaceted array of research, exhibits, and other interpretive and educational activities serve a diverse audience of adults, families, children, students, teachers, scholars, collectors, and others around the globe.

The tour price includes a 45-minute group tour, followed by self-exploration, admission into the Dancing Wings Butterfly Garden, 5 game tokes for each person, 20% discount in the museum gift shop and a carousel ride. Registration fee includes a $10 voucher for lunch at the museum’s food court and round-trip transportation from the hotel.

Departs from the hotel at 9:45 am.  Shuttles back to the hotel beginning at 2:00 pm.
Monday, October 5, 2020

(Minimum of 15 people)

Ganondagan State Historic Site
Cost: $45.00

Ganondagan in Victor, NY stands at the location of what was one of the largest, most vital 17th-century Seneca towns until its destruction in 1687. Today, visitors can explore five centuries of art, culture, and history through interactive and multi-media exhibits as well as tour a full-sized replica of a 17th-century bark longhouse.

Tour includes the award winning Creation Story Film based off the Iroquois Creation Story as told by Chief John Arthur; a formal tour of the Seneca Art & Culture Center Gallery by Native American Interpreters showcasing important artifacts and reproductions which tell the trade story, the attack of the French, a large town model of 17th century Ganondagan, lifestyles then and now, the importance of Wampum and the Hodinöhsö:ni’ women's contributions to American society; and a formal presentation in the Longhouse. Also included is a Storytelling session with an interpreter in traditional costume. The group will stop at Eastview Mall for lunch on their own (and shopping as time permits). 

Registration includes admissions, water, snack, gratuity, and transportation: $45 (does not include lunch).

Departs from the hotel at 9:00 am and returns at 3:00 pm.
Monday, October 5, 2020

(Minimum of 15 people)

Finger Lakes Grape Program Teaching Vineyard
and Wine Tastings
Cost: $80.00 (includes lunch)

Enjoy a tour of Cornell Cooperative Extension’s Teaching Vineyard on Seneca Lake, lunch, and tastings at three different Seneca wineries including Anthony Road Winery, Fox Run Vineyard, and Billsboro Winery (wineries may be subject to change). The tour will conclude with a stop at the Finger Lakes Welcome Center in Geneva featuring a beautiful view of Seneca Lake and interactive displays on the history of the Finger Lakes.

Registration includes tastings, water, snack, gratuity, lunch and transportation:

Departs hotel at 8:00 am and returns at 3:30 pm.
Monday, October 5, 2020

(Maximum of 20 people)

Rose Hill Mansion & Three Brothers Wineries and War Horse Brewery
Cost: $95.00 (includes lunch)

Located on Seneca Lake, Rose Hill is a Greek Revival Mansion built in 1839 and was the center of a busy and productive farm that pioneered the use of drainage tile in the US. The tour will continue to the Finger Lakes’ “Destination Winery”, Three Brothers Wineries and Estates  for lunch and tastings at its three unique wineries and microbrewery, all on one estate. With an expansive selection of hand-crafted Wines, Beers, Hard Ciders, Spiked Seltzers and Craft Sodas there's bound to be something for everyone who visits.

Also included will be a stop at the Finger Lakes Welcome Center in Geneva featuring a beautiful view of Seneca Lake and interactive displays on the history of the Finger Lakes.

Registration includes admissions tastings, water, snack, gratuity, lunch and motor coach transportation: 

Departs hotel at 8:00 am and returns at 3:30 pm.
Monday, October 5, 2020

(Maximum of 50 people)

Life Member Tour
Tuesday, October 6, 2020
(Departs immediately after the Ruby Luncheon)

Life members, join us as we tour popular Monroe County, NY sites. Our first stop will be the National Susan B. Anthony Museum & House in Rochester, home of the legendary American civil rights leader, and the site of her famous arrest for voting in 1872. This home was the headquarters of the National American Woman Suffrage. The Susan B. Anthony Museum & Home interprets the great reformer’s vision and story, preserves and shares her National Historic Landmark Home and Headquarters, with collections and exhibits artifacts related to her life and work.

Then on to Highland Park a beautiful 150 acre park designed by Frederick Law Olmsted (popularly considered the Father of Landscape Architecture 1822-1903) to seem like a natural occurrence of trees, shrubs and flowers. Highland Park is actually a completely planned—and planted—arboretum or “tree garden”. We’ll stroll through the Lamberton Conservatory, which boasts a beautiful collection of plants. Many memorials and gardens are located in the park, including The Vietnam Veterans Memorial, Workers' Memorial, Victims' Rights Memorial, and the AIDS Remembrance Garden and Lily Pond.

A quick stop at a local bakery if you need a sweet treat – then back to the ESP Auction Night!


Limited to Life Members and Guests
Tour for life member and guest is included in registration fee of Life Member


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