Thursday, December 11, 2014

Merry Christmas from Tinker Nature Park

On December 6th and 7th, Tinker Nature Park held its annual Christmas Celebration. The Tinker Homestead was decorated in the Victorian Tradition, while the Hansen Nature Center hosted Santa Clause. Visitors to the nature center enjoyed making ornaments with Santa and having cookies & cocoa while listening to sounds of the season by Dean Santos. At the homestead, visitors toured the museum while enjoying the Christmas music of Jessica and Warren. We would like to thank all the volunteers who helped make this event possible, which included the Tinker Homestead Docents and the Henrietta Youth Asset Team. Also, thank you to those who brought food donations for the R-H Area Food Terminal!

Saturday, November 15, 2014




Saturday & Sunday

December 6th & 7th, 2014

Noon - 3:00 pm

 Hansen Nature Center

Kids meet Santa and make an ornament!

Refreshments & Holiday Music by Dean Santos

Tinker Homestead and Farm Museum

Victorian Christmas Display

Holiday Music by Jessica & Warren

 1525 Calkins Rd.

Henrietta, NY


Free and open to the Public 
Sponsored by the Town of Henrietta and Friends of Tinker Nature Park

Saturday, October 04, 2014

Halloween at Tinker Nature Park

Saturday, October 18th
Family Halloween Event at Tinker Park,
7:00-9:00pm families welcome!
Friendly Woodland Wander; walk through the woods
to meet costumed animals. Don’t miss the
haunted barn, Victorian funeral at the homestead, music, cider & donuts,
face tattoos and trick or treat street!
Outdoor event – dress for the weather! 
Please bring a non-perishable food donation to the barn - for the Rush-Henrietta Area Food Terminal.
To register call 359-2540.
Funeral setting in the Homestead

Wednesday, September 10, 2014

Harvest Festival

 Harvest Festival - September 20th, noon - 3pm

Watch as we extract honey from our hives, honey for sale, sample  food made with honey, music, horse drawn wagon rides, museum tours, apple cider pressing, Dairy exhibit in Henrietta Museum. Also, Henrietta Garden Club will be having a Fall plant sale from 11am - 3pm.

As we prepare for the upcoming Harvest Festival we thought we would share a few photos from Summer 2014 at Tinker Nature Park.

Baby Raccoons Starting to Explore the Woodlot.

Eagle Scout Project

RH Middle School Field Camp

Spot the Snapping Turtle!

Jessica & Warren perform at the Ice Cream Social.

Nature Camp - Rain Forest Day

Summer Concert Series

Union Artillery at Tinker Farm

Explaining Camp Life

Dr. Annabel demonstrating Civil War Surgery

Thanks to all the volunteers who have helped with events, giving garden presentations and keeping the grounds and gardens looking sharp!

Tuesday, July 01, 2014

Ice Cream Social

Annual Ice Cream Social

Ice Cream &Music in the Barn
The Tinker Homestead
& Farm Museum
Henrietta History Museum

Saturday, July 12, 2014
12 pm — 3 pm 

1525 Calkins Rd
Sponsored by the Town of Henrietta

RH Middle School FIeld Camp

Rush Henrietta 7th grade students from Roth and Burger Middle Schools participated in an Environmental Field Camp at Tinker Nature Park. Field stations were run by AP Environmental Science students from the Senior High School and consisted of 7 topics: Population Size, Water Quality, Predator - Prey Cycles, Soil Testing, Geo-caching & Maps, Adaptations and Microscopic Aquatic Life.The field camp ran for a week and we were really impressed with the students, not only with their behavior and respectfulness of the park  but also with their interest in the activities at each field station. Welook forward to having them again next year.

Eagle Scout Project Completed

Cody Ernst, BSA Troop 7, recently completed his Eagle Scout Project with a landscape restoration project at the Hansen Nature Center. The overgrowth, and weeds were removed, rock wall repaired and the area planted with native shrubs and mulched.


Saturday, May 31, 2014

The " Garden Tinkerers"

The garden volunteer group " The Garden Tinkerers" recently completed the spring plantings of the gardens around the Tinker Homestead as well as the Display Garden at Tinker Nature Park. This volunteer group is made up of members of the Henrietta Garden Club, Cornell Master Gardeners and volunteers who have a love of gardening. Their time and effort is greatly appreciated! Anyone interested in gardening is welcome to participate.
 For more information please call the Hansen Nature Center at 359-7044.