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Category - Museums

“Planting Wildness: Finding Roots in Delaware County”

Sep 11, 2014 by I Love New York Staff

An Interdisciplinary Exhibit by Bertha Rogers at Hanford Mills Museum An Interdisciplinary Exhibit by Bertha Rogers at Hanford Mills Museum East Meredith, N.Y. - The interdisciplinary exhibit, "Planting Wildness: Finding Roots in Delaware County," by Bertha Rogers is on view at Hanford Mills Museum through October 4th. The exhibit includes mixed media artworks, photographs, an accompanying video by Rogers and Jack Schluep, and logging artifacts from the Hanford Mills Museum collection. Rogers' exhibit explains, through words and images, New York's Reforestation Program, which was started in the early 20th century to ensure New York State continued to have timber and forested lands. New York's State Nursery, the first in the nation, started major planting programs as soon as it was established in 1902.

Metropolitan Museum Launches Flagship App for iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch

Sep 2, 2014 by I Love New York Staff

The Met AppNew York, N.Y. - Thomas P. Campbell, Director and CEO of The Metropolitan Museum of Art, announced that the Museum will launch today its flagship smartphone app-titled simply The Met-developed exclusively for iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch. This free digital resource is the easiest way to see what's happening at the Met every day, wherever you are.

The Met app is available on iPhone, iPad, and iPod Touch, and can be downloaded free from the App Store.

"King of Rock" New York State Yo-Yo Contest at The Strong Museum Saturday, Sept.20

Sep 2, 2014 by I Love New York Staff

Rochester, N.Y. - See which talented yo-yo competitors have the winning moves during the New York State Yo-Yo Contest at The Strong® museum on Saturday, September 20 from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. (Registration for participants starts at 9 a.m.) Nearly 75 competitors from around the world will descend on Rochester to dazzle museum guests with their slick tricks and flashy, freestyle routines all in the hopes of being crowned the "King of Rock."

The Wild Center Announces Major Property Acquisition

Sep 2, 2014 by I Love New York Staff

Tupper Lake, N.Y. - The Wild Center announced today the acquisition of 50 acres of Raquette River front property made possible by a group of supporters. The new acquisition adjoins the Center's current 31-acre site and includes significant river-frontage on the Raquette River, a seasonal building and wetland habitat.

Aug. 27 Program Will Explore History of Fort Ontario’s Storm Warning Tower

Aug 22, 2014 by I Love New York Staff

Fort Ontario Storm TowerLecture Was Inspired by Research of Curator's Late Husband 

Oswego, N.Y.  - Fort Ontario's Coastal Warning Display tower and its history will be the topic of a lecture by Fort Ontario curator Jenny Emmons Wednesday, Aug. 27, at 7 p.m. The lecture will take place in the Enlisted Men's Barracks at Fort Ontario.

The Wilderness Within: A Social Media Workshop

Aug 20, 2014 by I Love New York Staff

Tupper Lake, N.Y. - Join artist Holly Friesen on Monday, September 8th at 10:00 am at The Wild Center for The Wilderness Within. Poet and ecologist Gary Snyder said "It is in the deep mind that wilderness and the unconscious become one, and in some half-understood but very profound way, our relation to the outer ecologies seems conditioned by our inner ecologies. This is a metaphor, but it is also literal." Artist Holly Friesen will speak about this very phenomena in the making of her own contemporary landscape paintings. Holly is a working artist based out of Montreal, Canada and has painted the boreal forests and precambrian rock of Northern Quebec for decades.

Museum Association Announces All New Museum Institute at Great Camp Sagamore

Aug 19, 2014 by I Love New York Staff

New Rates and An Insider's Guide to Advocacy Theme Highlight Immersive Retreat for Museum Professionals

Troy, N.Y. - The Museum Association of New York (MANY), the only statewide organization that works as both a hub for the state's museum community and a powerful voice for the advancement of art, history, science and children's museums, as well as zoos, botanical gardens and other cultural organizations, announced today an all-new Museum Institute at Great Camp Sagamore.

Taking place September 21-24 at the Historic Great Camp, this year's Museum Institute features new reduced rates and a theme that focuses on advocacy from both sides of the issue.

GCVM Celebrates Victorian Day Aug. 23

Aug 8, 2014 by I Love New York Staff

Players engage in a lively game of croquet at Genesee Country Museum.  Photo by Kristie Braun.Mumford, N.Y. - The Victorian era (1837 until Queen Victoria's death in 1901) wasn't just bustles and mutton chop sideburns. It was a time of scientific progress, great literary works, a surge of inventions, whopping urban growth and more time for leisure activity.

On Saturday, Aug. 23, Genesee Country Village & Museum will celebrate that time with Victorian Day.

Fiddlers’ Fair, Fiber Fest at GCVM Aug. 16-17

Aug 1, 2014 by I Love New York Staff

Fiddler Phil BanaszakMumford, N.Y. - Music at its most traditional will envelope Genesee Country Village & Museum on Aug. 16-17, as the museum hosts its Old-Time Fiddlers' Fair, the largest showcase of traditional music in Western New York.

Musicians, ranging from the polished professional to the fledging beginner will fill a variety of venues with fiddlers and dulcimers.

Melissa Sue Anderson headlines Laura Ingalls Wilder Days at GCVM

Jul 22, 2014 by I Love New York Staff

Melissa Sue AndersonMumford, N.Y.  - Visit Genesee Country Village & Museum on Saturday and Sunday, Aug. 2-3 as Genesee Country Village & Museum celebrates the writings of Laura Ingalls Wilder with a first-time visit from celebrity guest Melissa Sue Anderson ("Mary" on the Little House on the Prairie television series) and two days packed with fun activities drawn from the life of the Ingalls family.

The Little House books, written in the late 1800s, chronicled Laura Ingalls' life with her family in the Midwest. The themed day at Genesee Country Village & Museum will celebrate rural life in the 19th century as seen through Laura's eyes.

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