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"Bring Back Bent's" Video

Click on the image to watch a short video about the current condition of Bent's Opera House and the excitement over its revival.
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Built in 1865 and once the centerpiece of the thriving Medina, NY community, Bent's Opera House has fallen into disrepair since its heyday in the early 20th century. The Orleans Renaissance Group has taken on the mission of not only restoring the opera house to its original glory but of turning this classic Medina Sandstone structure into a vital cultural, commercial, and agritourism hub. Check back with this site to watch the progress as we renovate this unique historic building.

About the Bring Back Bent's Video

Created & produced by Michael Gaughn for the Orleans Renaissance Group. Special thanks to Andrew Meier and to Mindy Vizcarra from Becker Farms/Vizcarra Vineyards for their generous help with this production. Thanks also to the Medina merchants & residents for their cooperation.
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Latest NewsWhat's Happening at Bent's

March 20, 20143 years ago

The Landmark Society of Western New York Visits Bent's

Larry Francer (associate director of preservation) and Caitlin Meives (preservation planner) of the Landmark Society of Western New York and Roxanne Kise of the Western Erie Canal Alliance visited Medina on March 19 for a tour of Bent's Opera House.
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February 27, 20143 years ago

Hannah Scott Joins the Bent's Renovation Effort

Inspired by the plans for Bent's Opera House and seeing the tremendous potential of the Medina area, Hannah Scott has volunteered to help with the restoration effort.
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