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Posts from April 2024

We Are NYInteractive, Multimedia Exhibits at the Longshed Building will be the Starting Point for Visitors During 2025 Erie Canal Bicentennial Commemoration

Buffalo to Host World Canals Conference in 2025

 See Renderings of the Visitors Experience Here  

Governor Kathy Hochul today announced plans for “Waterway of Change: A Complex Legacy of the Erie Canal,” a new Erie Canal bicentennial visitors experience at Canalside in Buffalo. On May 7, after four years of construction in the Longshed, the replica Erie Canal Boat Seneca Chief will move out to make way for interior construction and installation of the new experience in the building.  Work will be completed in time for next year’s Erie Canal Bicentennial. Renderings are available here. …

Vietnam MedalFarmingdale, NY, - Long Island’s Vietnam War veterans will receive the Vietnam 50th Anniversary Commemorative Medal in a solemn ceremony signifying the official end of United States involvement in the Vietnam War.  Conducted by the Long Island Air and Space Forces Association and hosted by the American Airpower Museum, the ceremony takes place on Saturday, May 11, 2024, starting at 11:30 a.m., and honors 30 local veterans who served in all branches of the U.S. Military during the Vietnam War period.

Herschell Carrousel Factory Museum New Engine ExhibitNorth Tonawanda, N.Y. — The Herschell Carrousel Factory Museum has unveiled its new exhibit Phantom of the Brass Era: The Herschell-Spillman Motor Company. During a grand opening for the exhibit on April 18th, the museum also announced the acquisition of a 1923 Standard Sedanette automobile with an intact H-S V-8.

Gun Runner (NYRA photo)Saratoga Springs, N.Y. — Nine new members have been elected to the National Museum of Racing and Hall of Fame. The class of 2024 is comprised of jockey Joel Rosario and racehorses Gun Runner (KY) and Justify (KY) in the contemporary category; jockey Abe Hawkins and racehorses Aristides (KY) and Lecomte (KY) have been selected by the Pre-1900 Historic Review Committee; and Harry F. Guggenheim, Clement L. Hirsch, and Joe Hirsch were chosen by the Pillars of the Turf Committee. Rosario, Gun Runner, and Justify were all elected in their first year of eligibility.

1774 musket demoLaunching multi-year initiative, REAL TIME REVOLUTION™

1774 For the Good of the King’s Service, May 4-5, 2024

Ticonderoga, N.Y. --Join Fort Ticonderoga as we introduce the 2024 daily visitation season with a lively two-day living history event For the Good of the King’s Service on Saturday and Sunday, May 4 & 5. Fort Ticonderoga kicks off REAL TIME REVOLUTION™ with a full-scale recreation of its British Garrison, 250 years to the day back in 1774. Discover daily life for British soldiers and their families in 1774, with activities including gardening, shoemaking, tailoring, and boatbuilding.

2024_NEH_Grant_photoNew Paltz, NY – Just as Historic Huguenot Street (HHS) wraps up a major three-year project funded by the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) to conserve and digitize over 24,000 pages of New Paltz’s earliest documents, they received notification of a second grant of $349,956 from the federal agency to expand and complete the ambitious project. 

Curator TourStaatsburgh, N.Y.  (4/24/24) — On Saturday, May 18 at 2 p.m. and Saturday, May 25 at 11 a.m., Staatsburgh’s curator, Dr. Maria Reynolds, will offer a special tour called “A Closer Look: A Curator-Guided Exploration of the Hidden & Hard-to-See.” The tour will showcase all things French, including French styles, objects, furniture, and architecture in the house. Visitors will see some of the most interesting items in Staatsburgh’s remarkable collection. …

Jaime Lozano and Florencia CuencaNew York, N.Y. - (April 25, 2024) - Musical Theatre Factory (MTF), a vibrant organization dedicated to developing new musicals for collective liberation, centering artists who love to party in the margins in a community free from commercial pressures, is thrilled to announce the Community Honorees and artist line-up for its upcoming 10th Anniversary event, The Factory Function. The event will take place on May 20th at THC NYC: The House of Cannabis, bringing together artists, industry professionals, and arts enthusiasts to celebrate creativity, inclusivity, and community over the past decade of development.

Clinton County Historical AssociationPlattsburgh, N.Y. - As spring blossoms across Clinton County, the Clinton County Historical Association (CCHA) invites you to embark on a captivating journey through time. From trains to cigars, early tourists to town histories, our May lineup promises an enriching blend of heritage and discovery.

Rural Cemetery MovementWednesday, May 8

Mumford, April 26, 2024 – Opening on Wednesday, May 8, a new multi-media exhibit in Genesee Country Village & Museum’s John L. Wehle Gallery will explore the concept of the American rural cemetery. Rather than gloomy or frightening space, exhibit posits the institution of the rural cemetery as a social center with a living ecosystem – a place for scenic respite.

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