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.
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.
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.
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.
"In 1876 Maria Spelterini travelled from Italy to Niagara Falls where she became the first (and only) woman to tightrope walk across the Niagara Gorge" shares Actor Jamie Nablo-Lama, who portrays the fiesty funambulist.
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