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More than 180 events in store statewide Waterford, N.Y. - The 2012 New York Heritage Weekend is almost here! On May 19 th and 20th, more than 180 events will be held from New York City, north to the Canadian border, to Buffalo and all points near and far. Heritage Weekend features special programs, lectures, tours, re-enactments, and discounted admission at heritage and cultural destinations throughout New York State. Heritage Weekend celebrates national, state and local heritage. Historic sites, museums, architecturally significant buildings, battlefields, and historic districts are just some of the venues where you can expect to find Heritage Weekend events. Heritage Weekend showcases the diverse heritage of New York State including: military history, arts and culture, historic waterways, innovation, architecture, freedom and dignity, traditions and cultures, and community heritage. With more than 180 events being offered this year, there is something for everyone! To find events near you visit http://www.heritageweekend.org/. New York Heritage Weekend is presented by the Hudson River Valley National Heritage Area, in partnership with Erie Canalway National Heritage Corridor , NYS Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation, the National Park Service, I Love New York and sponsored by more than 150 organizations hosting Heritage Weekend events throughout New York State. Visit our media page for downloadable logos, posters, and customizable press releases and the news page for the latest on Heritage Weekend 2012.