The Beat http://www.iloveny.com/thebeat/ Category - history Tue, 29 Jul 2014 02:37:29 GMT Melissa Sue Anderson headlines Laura Ingalls Wilder Days at GCVM http://www.iloveny.com/thebeat/post/2014/22/Melissa-Sue-Anderson-headlines-Laura-Ingalls-Wilder-Days-at-GCVM/7918/ Mumford, 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. Tue, 22 Jul 2014 07:00:00 GMT http://www.iloveny.com/thebeat/post/2014/22/Melissa-Sue-Anderson-headlines-Laura-Ingalls-Wilder-Days-at-GCVM/7918/ Hudson Valley Summer Fun at Famous Places http://www.iloveny.com/thebeat/post/2014/17/Hudson-Valley-Summer-Fun-at-Famous-Places/7911/ Top attractions and events in Orange County, NY Hudson Valley, N.Y. - Get away to internationally known destinations when you visit Orange County's 816-square miles of scenic Hudson Valley landscape, just one hour from Manhattan. Bordered by two of the country's most beautiful rivers, this historic area has major tourism sites that deliver maximum fun with great summer events. On a hot summer day, refresh yourself in the coolness of the underground cellars of Brotherhood, America's Oldest Winery as you tour this landmark before enjoying a tasting at the wine bar. Brotherhood celebrates its 175th anniversary this year with its Shawangunk Wine Trail partners at "Bounty of the Hudson" on July 26th and 27th. Thu, 17 Jul 2014 07:00:00 GMT http://www.iloveny.com/thebeat/post/2014/17/Hudson-Valley-Summer-Fun-at-Famous-Places/7911/ Celebrate America with Patriotic Music at Fort Ticonderoga’s Fife & Drum Corps Muster July 26th http://www.iloveny.com/thebeat/post/2014/14/Celebrate-America-with-Patriotic-Music-at-Fort-Ticonderoga-s-Fife-Drum-Corps-Muster-July-26th/7904/ Ticonderoga, N.Y. - Experience martial music at its best at Fort Ticonderoga - America's FortTM July 26 during the Fife and Drum Corps Muster! From the American Revolution, to the Civil War, to modern commemoration, learn about the practical purpose of fifes and drums. Enjoy the stirring rhythms and tunes of these classic marches and camp songs. Admission to the Fife & Drum Corps muster is included in a Fort Ticonderoga's general admission ticket. Mon, 14 Jul 2014 07:00:00 GMT http://www.iloveny.com/thebeat/post/2014/14/Celebrate-America-with-Patriotic-Music-at-Fort-Ticonderoga-s-Fife-Drum-Corps-Muster-July-26th/7904/ Harborfest Tall Ships Battle at Fort Ontario http://www.iloveny.com/thebeat/post/2014/14/Harborfest-Tall-Ships-Battle-at-Fort-Ontario/7902/ Oswego, N.Y. - Fort Ontario and Oswego Harbor will be the scene of a recreation of the May 5-6, 1814 Battle of Oswego during Harborfest 2014. On Saturday, July 26, at 2 p.m., tall ships, gunboats, cannon, and re-enactors will follow in the waves and footsteps of American and British forces who defended and attacked Oswego in a desperate struggle for control of Lake Ontario. Royal Navy warships and gunboats will unleash broadsides and pound outnumbered and vastly outgunned American troops and sailors determined to defend Fort Ontario. The British will be met at the shore by Americans who will be pushed back to the fort as they were on that fateful day in 1814. Mon, 14 Jul 2014 07:00:00 GMT http://www.iloveny.com/thebeat/post/2014/14/Harborfest-Tall-Ships-Battle-at-Fort-Ontario/7902/ Summer Fun at The Strong Museum Weekdays July 14 – Aug. 22 http://www.iloveny.com/thebeat/post/2014/11/Summer-Fun-at-The-Strong-Museum-Weekdays-July-14-Aug-22/7900/ Rochester, N.Y. - Summer at The Strong museum has never been more playful! Enjoy themed arts and crafts, music and dance, computer games and books, and imaginative play each weekday, Monday through Friday, from July 14 to August 22. Be on the lookout for special guests, interactive storytelling, and celebratory surprises. The summer schedule follows: July 14-18: Pirate Week. Discover an ocean of adventures as you learn to talk like a pirate, walk the plank, collect treasure, create a sea captain's hat, and more. From 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., meet a pirate and collect a coin from the treasure chest. Fri, 11 Jul 2014 07:00:00 GMT http://www.iloveny.com/thebeat/post/2014/11/Summer-Fun-at-The-Strong-Museum-Weekdays-July-14-Aug-22/7900/ Top Expert to Speak on the Battle of Oswego July 16 http://www.iloveny.com/thebeat/post/2014/11/Top-Expert-to-Speak-on-the-Battle-of-Oswego-July-16/7897/ Oswego, N.Y. - Colonel Harold Youmans, U.S.A. Retired, will present an illustrated lecture entitled "Eight Days in May, the British Raid at Oswego, New York," Wednesday, July 16 at 7 p.m. in the Enlisted Men's Barracks at old Fort Ontario. Colonel Youmans will bring new information and insights into the May 5-6, 1814 British amphibious attack on Oswego intended to delay American ship construction at Sackets Harbor. The attack resulted in the destruction of Fort Ontario, military warehouses, and the capture of cannon, munitions, naval stores, and supplies. Fri, 11 Jul 2014 07:00:00 GMT http://www.iloveny.com/thebeat/post/2014/11/Top-Expert-to-Speak-on-the-Battle-of-Oswego-July-16/7897/ Fort Ticonderoga Presents “Defiance & Independence” Battle Re-enactment, July 19 & 20 http://www.iloveny.com/thebeat/post/2014/11/Fort-Ticonderoga-Presents-Defiance-Independence-Battle-Re-enactment-July-19-20/7896/ Ticonderoga, N.Y. - Join Fort Ticonderoga for a two-day battle re-enactment highlighting the climactic summer of 1777 as the Fort's American garrison was outflanked by a British invasion force descending from Canada. The event takes place Saturday and Sunday, July 19 and 20, 9:30 am to 5 pm. Admission to this reenactment event is included in a Fort Ticonderoga's general admission ticket. To learn more about the event visit http://www.fortticonderoga.org/learn/re-enactors/defiance-independence or call 518-585-2821. Fri, 11 Jul 2014 07:00:00 GMT http://www.iloveny.com/thebeat/post/2014/11/Fort-Ticonderoga-Presents-Defiance-Independence-Battle-Re-enactment-July-19-20/7896/ It’s Christmas in July at Genesee Country Village & Museum! http://www.iloveny.com/thebeat/post/2014/11/It-s-Christmas-in-July-at-Genesee-Country-Village-Museum-/7895/ Mumford, N.Y. - Visit Genesee Country Village & Museum on Saturday, July 26, for Christmas in July, an idea-inspiring day as our villagers begin to "secretly" hand-craft dolls, toys and games for the children; make warm and practical gifts for the poor and less fortunate; candy fruits for fruitcakes and sugarplums; stir up jellies and preserves for holiday meals; practice their Christmas music; and create holiday decorations for both home and church. Fri, 11 Jul 2014 07:00:00 GMT http://www.iloveny.com/thebeat/post/2014/11/It-s-Christmas-in-July-at-Genesee-Country-Village-Museum-/7895/ 22nd Annual Ticonderoga Area Car Show Taking Place Aug. 3 http://www.iloveny.com/thebeat/post/2014/10/22nd-Annual-Ticonderoga-Area-Car-Show-Taking-Place-Aug-3/7891/ Ticonderoga, N.Y. - The 22nd Annual Ticonderoga Area Car Show will be held Sunday, August 3, 2014 in Ticonderoga's Bicentennial Park from 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM. There will be a variety of awards given out including Best of Show Car, Best of Show Truck, Best of Show Motorcycle, Best of Show Display, 1 Super Wheels Prize Package, Chambers Choice, Fans Choice, Most Radical Engine, Best Color Scheme, Favorite Antique, and Best Work In Progress. In addition Top 25 and Fabulous 50 awards will be given. The show is a judged show and a "SuperWheels Showdown" Qualifier. The first 150 people registered will receive a dash plaque and there will be a variety of special giveaways for pre-registered vehicles. Thu, 10 Jul 2014 07:00:00 GMT http://www.iloveny.com/thebeat/post/2014/10/22nd-Annual-Ticonderoga-Area-Car-Show-Taking-Place-Aug-3/7891/ Reconstruction of Thomas Cole’s New Studio Begins with Ground-breaking on July 3 http://www.iloveny.com/thebeat/post/2014/9/Reconstruction-of-Thomas-Cole-s-New-Studio-Begins-with-Ground-breaking-on-July-3/7889/ Catskill, N.Y. - The earth moved at the Thomas Cole National Historic Site on Thursday, July 3rd, as New York State Parks Commissioner Rose Harvey joined Thomas Cole Executive Director Elizabeth Jacks and 100 other friends and dignitaries, to break ground on the reconstruction site for Cole's "New Studio." "This is a day that many people have been thinking about and dreaming about for a long time," said Ms. Jacks. Wed, 09 Jul 2014 07:00:00 GMT http://www.iloveny.com/thebeat/post/2014/9/Reconstruction-of-Thomas-Cole-s-New-Studio-Begins-with-Ground-breaking-on-July-3/7889/