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Task Difficulty: 1.5 Out of 5.0
Terrain Difficulty: 1.5 Out of 5.0
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Birchfield Nature and Art Center - OU046F

 Where nature and art come together.

Hidden by  GOF

N 42° 51.240' W 78° 45.076' (WGS84)

 Coordinates in Other Systems
 Location: United States > New York
 Cache Type: BIT Cache
 Size: No container
 Status: Ready for Search
 Date Hidden: 25 April 2012
 Date Created: 25 April 2012
 Last Modified: 27 April 2012
 Waypoint: OU046F

 


{{found}} 4 x Found
{{not_found}} 0 x Did Not Find
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2 x Rated
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Kid Friendly Historic Site Limited Hours Listed on OCNA Only 

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Description   EN   

 The following is a paragraph taken from the history of the area on the Burchfield Nature & Art Center's website at www.burchfieldnac.org. It is a long read starting with million year old glaciers and bring you up to today's use of the land. I's a lot of reading. But if you are into local history you'll love it.

 

In 1996, the West Seneca Town Board wanted to honor Charles E. Burchfield (1893-1967), an internationally recognized American artist who had lived in the Gardenville community of West Seneca. Charles Burchfield was generally " . . . recognized as one of the finest watercolorists of the 20th century." 25 Mr. Burchfield's residence was located across from Lot 94, and the beauty of the Lot was the inspiration for his painting, "Rain and Wind Through the Tree." In 1998, Lots 94 and 95 was selected as the site to honor the memory of Mr. Burchfield, and the Town of West Seneca purchased the property from the Kasprzyk Family. What had originated as a simple idea for a commemorative monument or plaque to honor the artist eventually was to become an art and nature center. Groundbreaking ceremonies were held late in 1999 and a 5,500 square foot building and a 29-acre passive park honoring Burchfield were opened in June of 2000. The Charles E. Burchfield Nature and Art Center includes an Interpretive Center, gallery and an outdoor amphitheater for concerts, classes and plays. Walking trails wind throughout Lots 94 and 95, past the old Ebenezer dam and the old millraces, even passing by the Middle Ebenezer cemetery. Picnic benches dot the park, gardens are plentiful, and children have their own play area, as the Center serves as a living educational facility.

25 Jodi Sokolowski, "Burchfield Center holds open house today", West Seneca Bee, 27 October 1999.

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1 04 August 2014 Borst68 Found it

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1 02 August 2012 Mr.Yuck Found it

Got the mass email from the OCNA team today about how they would like to get 1,000 active caches and 2,000 finds by the anniversary in 16 days. I figured yeah, it's Mrs. Yuck's weekly late night at work, I'm sure I can find one or two on the way home. This here park fit the bill, with the multitude of Munzees too. Except the GPS is at home. So I fire up the Czech Republic Opencaching App on Union Road, and it doesn't seem to want to update my distance. I get to the park, and it says 1,300 yards to the cache. Yes, in imperial units, it reads yards, not feet. If you think about it, that is more equivalent to Meters anyways, which our Canadian and European friends use. So the arrow works, but it says 1,300 yards the whole time. I just followed the arrow to a logical spot, and viola, BIT cache. And how about that, voila, Munzee very close by too. A twofer, as they say. Very nice park for Munzees and BIT's, which of course I've been to many times for Geocaching. Will try the Terracache someday, and I missed one Munzee. Thanks for the cache. Oh, and good thing I took a picture of that logging password, eh? That's not one you're going to memorize. Tongue out

1 14 July 2012 DudleyGrunt Found it

3422.  Second cache of the day.  Decided to attempt the TC and take the full tour, but I did not end up location the TC's final stage.  Did log a bunch of Munzees, though.

Overall, really enjoyed this park.

Thanks and Happy Trails!

1 28 April 2012 Cayuga Crew Found it