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About  ORG

The Orleans Renaissance Group, Inc.– or ORG is a 501(c)(3) volunteer organization dedicated to supporting and promoting  the arts and preservation in the greater Medina, New York area and across Western New York.


Whether hosting the Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra or world-renown Anonymous 4 ; sponsoring the one of the regions best sources of locally grown, farm-fresh food- Canal Village Farmers’ Market or hosting WNY’s premier gourmet locally-sourced Farm-to Table Dinner… whether partnering with local initiatives to develop our Erie Canal Waterfront, developing and establishing a historic sign trail, or preserving local history and working with organizations like the Preservation League of New York State, the Orleans Renaissance Group is in the forefront of preserving our heritage, spotlighting culture, promoting the arts, and making our community and region a better place to live and grow.

We invite you to discover what ORG is all about- our part in the restoration of Bent’s Opera House in Historic Downtown Medina, the delicious elegance of the annual Canal Village Farmers’ Market Farm-to-Table Dinner, the experience of a world-class concert event in historic St. Mary’s Church, Blue Thursdays summer concert series in State Street Park or day-trip visit to Historic Medina and where history lives on the banks of the Erie Canal.  We are credible. We are professional. We are innovative. We are promoting the arts, culture and preservation in Medina and across Western New York.  We are the Orleans Renaissance Group, Inc.


Christopher M. Busch, President

Andrew W. Meier

Cynthia A. Robinson

Kathleen I. Blackburn

Jacob B. Hebdon


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