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Characters of History at Niagara Falls adds another Famous Face

Jul 8, 2014 by I Love New York Staff

Maria SpelteriniNiagara Falls, N.Y. - The "Characters of History" program at Niagara Falls State Park is in its 5th Season and the response from visitors has never been more positive. Annie Edson Taylor (first person to go over the Falls in a barrel, in 1901) leads a team the includes Frederick Law Olmsted, Father Louis Hennepin, Nikola Tesla, Angeline Whitney, Augustus Porter and this year's sensation, Maria Spelterini.

"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.

Marine Museum Hosts Kids’ Pirate Day Events July 10 and July 24

Jul 8, 2014 by I Love New York Staff

H Lee White Marine MuseumBe there or walk the plank!

Oswego, N.Y. - Ahoy maties! The H. Lee White Marine Museum is swabbing the decks for a hearty morning of pirate carousing. Brush off your eye patch, grab your parrot and sign up for Kids' Pirate Day to be held Thursday, July 10 or Thursday July 24 from 10 a.m. to noon each day.

Cradle of Aviation Museum Celebration Features Astronauts, Woodstock Organizers and ’69 Mets Players

Jul 3, 2014 by I Love New York Staff

Buzz AldrinIt's the Summer of '69 on Long Island!

Garden City, N.Y. - For the first-time ever, key figures who made the summer of 1969 the most momentous summer in U.S. history will be coming together at New York's Cradle of Aviation Museum in Garden City to jointly celebrate the 45th anniversaries of the Apollo 11 Moon Landing, the Woodstock Festival and the amazing '69 MetsWorld Series win with a new ...

North Country Native Turned Hollywood Actor to Appear at 50th Annual Antique Boat Show

Jul 2, 2014 by I Love New York Staff

Mark ValleyClayton, N.Y. - The Antique Boat Museum (ABM), North America's premier freshwater nautical museum based in Clayton, New York, announced today that Hollywood actor and North Country native Mark Valley will appear at the upcoming 50th annual Antique Boat Show and Auction presented by RBC Wealth Management.

Valley, a native of Ogdensburg, NY is expected to appear on Friday, August 1 from 2 - 4 p.m.

Trolley Into Mark Twain Country Start Date Delayed

Jul 1, 2014 by I Love New York Staff

Elmira, N.Y. - The Chemung County Chamber of Commerce has delayed the start of the 2014 Trolley into Twain Country season. The venerable trolley was in need of replacement after many years of service, and the replacement trolley will not be immediately available to begin tours on July 1. Tours are now expected to begin in mid-July.

George Eastman House Schedule for July and August 2014

Jun 27, 2014 by I Love New York Staff

Klaatu barada nikto!Rochester, N.Y. - The Thing from Another World, Batman, The Lord of the Rings, The Birds and even Howard the Duck and a robot named Gort are heading toward Rochester and the George Eastman House International Museum of Photography and Film this summer. Eastman House is also featuring the first part of a two-part film tribute to the late Philip Seymour Hoffman. 

Fort Ticonderoga Specialty Tours Offered this Summer

Jun 27, 2014 by I Love New York Staff

Guns by NightTiconderoga, N.Y. - Immerse yourself in the epic history and incredible natural beauty at Fort Ticonderoga with richly informative and entertaining guided specialty tours this summer. Thrill at the power of artillery during Guns by Night tour; discover the History Within the Walls in the 1826 Historic Pavilion house tour; walk in the steps of great generals during the Armchair General tour; and discover the legends of the past while taking part in the Garrison Ghost Tour. All prices are in addition to Fort Ticonderoga admission and advanced purchase is required. Space is limited for tours. To learn more about our specialty tours visit www.fortticonderoga.org or call 518-585-2821.

Fort Ticonderoga to Announce Economic Impact

Jun 27, 2014 by I Love New York Staff

Fort TiconderogaImportant Announcement to Take Place July 1 at Mars Education Center

Ticonderoga, N.Y. - Fort Ticonderoga will make a major announcement regarding the cultural destination's economic impact on the region and New York State on July 1 at 1pm at the Deborah Clarke Mars Education Center located at Fort Ticonderoga. The meeting will take place at 1pm. Call (518) 585-2821 or (518) 472-0060 for press pass or more details.

Featured speakers at the major announcement will include New York State Senator Betty Little; Garry Douglas, President and CEO of the North Country Chamber of Commerce; James McKenna, President and CEO of the Regional Office of Sustainable Tourism; and Bill Grinnell, Ticonderoga Town Supervisor.

Buffalo Tours Introduces New Tours for Students

Jun 27, 2014 by I Love New York Staff

Docent Wanda Chomickis Turning the experience from factual to fun - without losing the facts

Buffalo, N.Y. - Recognizing the need for curricular-relevant programming in their Educational Tour Experiences, Buffalo Tours has introduced a series of Tours that engage students on multiple-levels and (according to one educator) "turn the experience from factual to fun - without losing the facts!".

In the Spring of 2014 Buffalo Tours began modifying its traditional Buffalo City Hall and Queen City Downtown Tours in order to provide more opportunities for Student Groups to interact with the history, the structures and with the Docents who lead the Tours.

Trolley into Mark Twain Country tours to begin July 1 at The Chemung Valley History Museum

Jun 26, 2014 by I Love New York Staff

Elmira, N.Y. - The Chemung County Chamber of Commerce's Trolley into Mark Twain Country begins its 2014 summer tours on Tuesday, July 1. The trolley is operated as a joint effort between the Chemung County Historical Society and the Chemung County Chamber of Commerce, providing tours each summer to promote tourism in the area. 

Guided tours aboard "The Elmiran" depart on the hour from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Tuesdays through Saturdays from July 1 through August 30, and will be operating on July 4. Riders may board from the lobby of the Chemung Valley History Museum, located at 415 East Water Street in Elmira.

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