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Selfie scavenger huntUtica, N.Y. – Join the Oneida County History Center for our second annual historical selfie scavenger hunt. Explore Mohawk Valley history through this interactive, county-wide scavenger hunt.  Grab your camera to learn about the people, places, and events that shaped your community.  Clue sheets will be available at the history center or on our website www.oneidacountyhistory.org starting August 1st.  This program is free and open to all ages.

Choose an Oneida County or Utica-based hunt and follow your clue sheet to historical sites, buildings, and markers around the greater Mohawk Valley.  Take a selfie at each location on either a camera or smartphone after learning about the location's history.  Post your photos and tag the history center on Facebook, Instagram, or Twitter to share your adventure. 

The MoonCornwall, NY- On Friday, July 27 at 7:30pm, join the Hudson Highlands Nature Museum for a Full Moon Hike at the Museum’s Outdoor Discovery Center on Muser Drive, across from 174 Angola Road, Cornwall.  Enjoy the moonlit fields and forests with a guided full moon trek on a hike like no other.

The Museum’s expert staff will ensure safe night hiking habits are utilized by the group and guide you along the enchanting scenery of the fields in the evening.

Skaneateles Antique Boat ShowSkaneateles, N.Y. – Rare boats from the Antique Boat Museum and the Finger Lakes Boating Museum will be among those featured at the 40th annual Antique and Classic Boat Show July 27-29. Hours are 3 p.m. to dusk Friday, 9 a.m. to dusk Saturday and 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sunday in Clift Park. Admission is free. More than 10,000 people are expected to attend the show, one of the most popular in the Northeast.

NYS Museum tomahawkTomahawk Was Given to Seneca Leader “Cornplanter” by George Washington

Albany, N.Y. – The New York State Museum has announced that an 18th-century Native American tomahawk gifted to Cornplanter, the respected Seneca leader, by President George Washington in 1792 has been returned to the Museum’s collections and will go on exhibit in the State Museum’s main lobby July 17 through December 30.

Fort Montgomery State Historic SiteUnfold America’s story at historic Hudson Valley landmarks.

Orange County, N.Y. –  Summer is the perfect time to explore the many Hudson Valley sites that played prominent roles in our nation’s history. Discover how Orange County’s location between the Hudson and Delaware rivers made it so strategically important during the Revolutionary War. Travel back through time to the 1700s. George Washington spent more time at his Newburgh headquarters than anywhere else during the war. Trace his steps to the New Windsor Cantonment where his famous “farewell address” was made. Visits to the homes occupied by his generals and tours of the forts where the continental army defended our freedom tell America’s story better than any history book.

I LOVE NY Logo - stackedPart of a Transformative, $108 Million Project That Will Add New Hotel and Mixed-Use Development on Site of Former Inner Loop

Investment Complements "Finger Lakes Forward" - The Region's Comprehensive Strategy to Revitalize Communities and Grow the Economy

July 12, 2018 – Governor Andrew M. Cuomo today announced $20 million in funding to support the $60 million expansion project at The Strong National Museum of Play in Rochester's East End on the site of the former inner loop. The funding, provided through a Finger Lakes Forward Upstate Revitalization Initiative Grant, will help to attract new and returning visitors to one of the Finger Lakes' top tourist attractions. The expansion project, which includes the construction of a new downtown parking garage, is expected to create 40 new jobs at The Strong and be completed in 2020.

Adirondack Theatre FestivalGlens Falls, N.Y.  - The 24th season of the Adirondack Theatre Festival will feature the concert reading of the hilarious romantic comedy Calling All Kates. The show will open at the Charles R. Wood Theater, located at 207 Glen Street in downtown Glens Falls, and run July 22nd and 23rd.Performances will start at 7:30pm. Tickets are $28 and can be purchased at the Wood Theater Box Office, online at ATFestival.org, or by calling (518) 480-4878.

The Trip SistersPittsford, N.Y. – The New York State Tourism Industry Association (NYSTIA) is seeking proposals from destinations and facilities interested in hosting the "I Love New York" Empire State Tourism Conference (ESTC), to be held in 2019, 2020, and 2021.

The ESTC is a three-day event held in New York State for upwards of 300 professionals in the tourism industry. The conference includes educational sessions, networking activities, and a trade show.

Ontario County FairCanandaigua, NY – The 175th Ontario County Fair to be held Tuesday, July 24 through Saturday, July28, is preparing for another successful year at the Ontario County Fairgrounds. Fair organizers have produced a dynamic schedule staying true to the Fair’s agricultural roots, while at the same time offering audiences a creative entertainment schedule.

A special emphasis will be placed on the history of the fair, as it enters its 175th year. Special exhibits will be onsite to show the history of the fair, and its evolution from then to now.

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