The Beat http://www.iloveny.com/thebeat/ Category - history Thu, 11 Feb 2016 00:23:05 GMT ABM Announces 2016 Event Dates http://www.iloveny.com/thebeat/post/2016/4/ABM-Announces-2016-Event-Dates/8175/ Clayton. N.Y. - The Antique Boat Museum (ABM), North America's premier freshwater nautical museum based in Clayton, NY, announced today the dates of its well-known traditional events to be held this coming season. A complete listing of Museum events, educational courses, and other special activities will be announced at a later date. Registration for select events will open on March 1, 2016. Thu, 04 Feb 2016 07:00:00 GMT http://www.iloveny.com/thebeat/post/2016/4/ABM-Announces-2016-Event-Dates/8175/ Winter Delights: Colonial Chocolate and Games http://www.iloveny.com/thebeat/post/2016/4/Winter-Delights-Colonial-Chocolate-and-Games/8174/ Rensselaer, N.Y. - On Thursday February 18, 2016 Crailo State Historic Site will be offering "Winter Delights: Colonial Chocolate and Games" for children, their parents and anyone interested in historic chocolate and entertainment. Between 10:00am and 1:00 pm everyone is welcome to drop in to learn about 18th century drinking chocolate and play indoor colonial games. Thu, 04 Feb 2016 07:00:00 GMT http://www.iloveny.com/thebeat/post/2016/4/Winter-Delights-Colonial-Chocolate-and-Games/8174/ Spring comes early to the George Eastman Museum with annual Dutch Connection floral display http://www.iloveny.com/thebeat/post/2016/4/Spring-comes-early-to-the-George-Eastman-Museum-with-annual-Dutch-Connection-floral-display/8173/ Live flowers on display February 12-28-also on view, artifacts from George Eastman's life 100 years ago Rochester, N.Y. -The George Eastman Museum presents virtual springtime, with the annual Dutch Connectionfloral display, on view Friday, February 12, through Sunday, February 28. This colorful two-week display will feature thousands of flowering bulbs, displayed throughout the historic mansion. The two-week display is a welcome treat for the eyes and nose in the midst of winter. The museum's historic Conservatory will be filled with thousands of tulips, hyacinths, daffodils, amaryllis, and freesias, in various vibrant shades-the same colors Eastman featured 100 years ago. Thu, 04 Feb 2016 07:00:00 GMT http://www.iloveny.com/thebeat/post/2016/4/Spring-comes-early-to-the-George-Eastman-Museum-with-annual-Dutch-Connection-floral-display/8173/ The Underground Railroad in the Seneca Falls and Waterloo Area http://www.iloveny.com/thebeat/post/2016/4/The-Underground-Railroad-in-the-Seneca-Falls-and-Waterloo-Area/8170/ Seneca Falls, N.Y.- Seneca Museum of Waterways and Industry and Women's Rights National Historical Park are partnering to bring Walter Gable, Seneca County Historian, to Seneca Falls to present his program titled, The Underground Railroad in the Seneca Falls-Waterloo Area. The presentation will be held on Saturday, February 13, 2016, at 1:00 pm in Women's Rights National Historical Park's Guntzel Theater. Thu, 04 Feb 2016 07:00:00 GMT http://www.iloveny.com/thebeat/post/2016/4/The-Underground-Railroad-in-the-Seneca-Falls-and-Waterloo-Area/8170/ Taryn Simon: Birds of the West Indies to open at the George Eastman Museum on February 13 http://www.iloveny.com/thebeat/post/2016/4/Taryn-Simon-Birds-of-the-West-Indies-to-open-at-the-George-Eastman-Museum-on-February-13/8169/ Photography exhibition unites ornithologist James Bond with James Bond 007 Rochester, N.Y., February 2, 2016 - The George Eastman Museum will present a fascinating two-part body of work from photographer Taryn Simon in Birds of the West Indies, on view in the museum's main galleries from February 13 through May 15. Thu, 04 Feb 2016 07:00:00 GMT http://www.iloveny.com/thebeat/post/2016/4/Taryn-Simon-Birds-of-the-West-Indies-to-open-at-the-George-Eastman-Museum-on-February-13/8169/ 300 Years of Fashion http://www.iloveny.com/thebeat/post/2016/28/300-Years-of-Fashion/8165/ Presented by Marilyn Sassi as part of the A Night on the Town in Schenectady: 1850-1950 exhibit series Schenectady, N.Y. - Join Marilyn Sassi, the celebrated local historical fashion expert, as she explores fashion from the 1600s - 1900s. During the early years of local settlement, there were major discrepancies in people's clothing choices. The wealthiest families imported stylish ready-made clothing, or purchased expensive fabrics of lavish materials and trim. In contrast, the majority of Americans bought inferior, imported textiles or depended on their own spinning and weaving for clothes. Using illustrations, Sassi will guide participants through centuries of men's and women's fashion, discussing style choices of different classes and time frames, with an emphasis on the Mohawk and Hudson Valleys. Thu, 28 Jan 2016 07:00:00 GMT http://www.iloveny.com/thebeat/post/2016/28/300-Years-of-Fashion/8165/ Talk of Love & Marriage in the Air at Staatsburgh State Historic Site This Valentine’s Day Weekend http://www.iloveny.com/thebeat/post/2016/28/Talk-of-Love-Marriage-in-the-Air-at-Staatsburgh-State-Historic-Site-This-Valentine-s-Day-Weekend/8163/ Staatsburg, N.Y. (1/27/15) - Are you looking for a unique Valentine's Day gift? Consider treating your beloved to gourmet tea, scones and tea sandwiches in the former dining room of a Gilded Age tycoon overlooking the Hudson River, while learning about love and marriage as they transpired in the Gilded Age. Staatsburgh State Historic Site still has openings in its Valentine's Day weekend tea programs, a highly-acclaimed program. Thu, 28 Jan 2016 07:00:00 GMT http://www.iloveny.com/thebeat/post/2016/28/Talk-of-Love-Marriage-in-the-Air-at-Staatsburgh-State-Historic-Site-This-Valentine-s-Day-Weekend/8163/ FDR Presidential Library and Museum presents an afternoon of Presidents Day Weekend Events http://www.iloveny.com/thebeat/post/2016/28/FDR-Presidential-Library-and-Museum-presents-an-afternoon-of-Presidents-Day-Weekend-Events/8160/ Illustrated Presentation and Book Signing with Sue Reich, author of QUILTS PRESIDENTIAL AND PATRIOTIC followed by Documents On Display: Presidential Autographs, Saturday, February 13, 2016, beginning at 2:00 p.m. in the Henry A. Wallace Center at the FDR Presidential Library and Home Hyde Park, N.Y. -- The Franklin D. Roosevelt Presidential Library and Museum will host an afternoon of Presidents Day Weekend events on Saturday, February 13, 2016. The program will begin at 2:00 p.m. in the Henry A. Wallace Center at the FDR Presidential Library and Home with an illustrated presentation and book signing with Sue Reich author of QUILTS PRESIDENTIAL AND PATRIOTIC. Reich will sign copies of her book after the talk. From 3:00 to 5:00 p.m. in the Research Room of the FDR Presidential Library, visitors can view a selection of presidential autographs from the Roosevelt Library archives -- many of which are from FDR's personal collection -- on display only once a year. These events are free and open to the general public. Thu, 28 Jan 2016 07:00:00 GMT http://www.iloveny.com/thebeat/post/2016/28/FDR-Presidential-Library-and-Museum-presents-an-afternoon-of-Presidents-Day-Weekend-Events/8160/ Don’t Miss the Annual George Washington Birthday Celebration http://www.iloveny.com/thebeat/post/2016/28/Don-t-Miss-the-Annual-George-Washington-Birthday-Celebration/8159/ Newburgh, NY, (Jan. 27, 2016) - You are cordially invited to our George Washington Birthday Celebration at Washington's Headquarters State Historic Site on Saturday, February 13th, Sunday, February 14th and Monday, February 15th, from 12:00 PM until 4:00 PM. Thu, 28 Jan 2016 07:00:00 GMT http://www.iloveny.com/thebeat/post/2016/28/Don-t-Miss-the-Annual-George-Washington-Birthday-Celebration/8159/ National Endowment for the Arts Awards $20,000 to the George Eastman Museum http://www.iloveny.com/thebeat/post/2015/9/National-Endowment-for-the-Arts-Awards-20-000-to-the-George-Eastman-Museum/8149/ Rochester, N.Y., December 8, 2015 - The George Eastman Museum has received a grant award of $20,000 from the National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) for the museum's preservation of Highlights and Shadows (US 1937), afilm by James Sibley Watson Jr. Today, the NEA announced awards totaling more than $27.6 million in its first funding round of fiscal year 2016, including this Art Works award to the Eastman Museum. Wed, 09 Dec 2015 07:00:00 GMT http://www.iloveny.com/thebeat/post/2015/9/National-Endowment-for-the-Arts-Awards-20-000-to-the-George-Eastman-Museum/8149/