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Oxen plowing (credit: Beth Kingston)Mumford, N.Y. (April 14, 2021) — When Genesee Country Village & Museum opens its doors on Saturday, May 8, it will mark the 45th season of connecting visitors with history, art, and nature through immersive experiences that connect life in the 1800s to today’s world. Many guests don’t realize that the 68 historic buildings that comprise the picturesque Historic Village were all painstakingly moved there from locations around Western New York, in an effort begun in 1966 by Museum founder Jack Wehle. As a history-lover and conservationist, Mr. Wehle saw an opportunity to preserve examples of local architecture while also creating a place to tell the story of New York’s history. Today, GCV&M encompasses 600 acres with the Historic Village, a Nature Center, and an art gallery, all dedicated to preserving and highlighting local history for future generations.

Eastman Museum LogoArtist talk on April 22 as part of the new Future/Present series

The George Eastman Museum will continue its new series of virtual talks, Future/Present, this month with “Capturing Fiction,” featuring artist Sam Cannon. The series features early- to mid-career photographers and artists who are exploring some of the most pressing issues of our time and pushing the boundaries of image-making and visual culture today.

Eastman Museum LogoRegistration is now open; Riders of all levels can see the city
in a new way on the George Eastman Bike Tour beginning on May 15

Rochester, N.Y., April 7, 2021—The George Eastman Museum has announced that it will begin its series of family-friendly George Eastman Bike Tours on Saturday, May 15 at 10 a.m. Each tour is $25 per person, and advance registration is required at eastman.org/biketours, as space is limited to 12 participants. Registration is also open for the July 10 and September 4 bike tours.

The two-hour tour is led by Jesse Peers, archivist in the George Eastman Legacy Collection and certified bike instructor through the League of American Bicyclists.

Boldt Castle_SpringVisit Two Hotels & Get a Portable Mini-Cooler Stuffed with Goodies for the Drive

Buffalo, NY (April 6, 2021) – The Harbor Hotel Collection features the Empire State Road Trip designed to showcase three of New York State’s most popular regions and all the fun stops in between. Formerly housebound couples, families and friends, will enjoy a one-of-a-kind mini-vacation that includes outdoor recreation, cultural attractions, alfresco dining, and stays at AAA Four Diamond waterfront hotels: Chautauqua Harbor Hotel on Chautauqua Lake, Watkins Glen Harbor Hotel, located on Seneca Lake within the Finger Lakes, and 1000 Islands Harbor Hotel on the shores of the Saint Lawrence River. All hotels have adopted enhanced cleaning procedures and protocols per CDC guidelines for safety.

Eastman Museum LogoSelections from the museum’s photography collection relate to theme of play

Rochester, N.Y., March 31, 2021—The George Eastman Museum will open a new rotation in its Collection Gallery (formerly the History of Photography Gallery) on April 2. This selection of photographs from the museum’s collection demonstrates that play is as essential a theme in the medium’s history as it is in our lives. The rotation will be on view through October 3.

Springerle cookiesMumford, N.Y. – With a host of outdoor and spring-themed programs, Genesee Country Village & Museum offers a variety of ways to get out and enjoy the warming weather, learn new things, and enjoy fabulous meals.

The popular curbside Meals-to-Go also return this month with two new options. First is a delicious Easter brunch for five featuring cheddar or sausage & cheddar strata, fruit salad, garlic rosemary potato wedges, and buttermilk biscuits. Orders will be taken until March 31 for pick-up on Saturday, April 3. A second curbside Meal-to-Go on April 16 will feature a maple and ginger glazed salmon, cranberry-walnut sweet potatoes, garlic green beans, and Caesar salad.

Seneca Lake Wine TrailEnjoy a safe, enjoyable day of delicious cheese-themed food paired with great wine

Watkins Glen, NY – The Seneca Lake Wine Trail is hosting Spring Wine and Cheese on Friday, April 16, 2021. This self-guided tour will take attendees to 6 participating wineries, with each featuring a wine of their choice paired with a delicious, cheese-themed dish for event attendees to enjoy.

These mouthwatering dishes will be served with carefully selected wines, to showcase both the wine and the food. This is a great opportunity to learn about the art of pairing wine and food. The knowledgeable servers that staff member tasting rooms are eager to share their knowledge and to make wine approachable and fun!…

Eastman Museum LogoLimited capacity, face masks, and advanced tickets required

Rochester, N.Y. — The Dryden Theatre will reopen to the public with a screening of Citizen Kane (Orson Welles, US 1941) on Friday, April 2, followed by Rear Window (Alfred Hitchcock, US 1954) on Saturday, April 3. All films will begin at 7:30 p.m. (doors open at 6:45 p.m.). Advance tickets for all films are required and available at eastman.org/tickets.

The Dryden Theatre has not held film screenings for more than a year, having temporarily shut its doors in January 2020 to accommodate construction of the Thomas Tischer Visitor Center and then remaining closed because of COVID-19.

Maple-filled Fun Throughout Genesee Country Village & MuseumMumford, N.Y. -- Spend time enjoying the outdoors with family and friends, try some sweet maple treats, and explore the trails at the Nature Center. The Historic Village will have craft and cooking demonstrations by costumed interpreters, plus tales of maple lore told by Haudenosaunee storytellers. Genesee Country Village & Museum has Maple-themed activities of all kinds this March at Maple Sugar Festival and Pancake Breakfast, March 19-21 and 26-28, from 10 am-3 pm each day. Tickets are pre-sale only, and available online now at gcv.org. Support provided by Market New York through I LOVE NY/ New York State’s Division of Tourism as a part of the Regional Economic Development Council awards. …

Too Much JohnsonRecovered in 2013, the film is now available digitally through the George Eastman Museum

Rochester, N.Y. (March 11, 2021)—One of the landmark projects of the George Eastman Museum’s Moving Image Department was the preservation of Orson Welles’s 1938 comedy, Too Much Johnson. The film, once thought lost, can be viewed at eastman.org/TooMuchJohnson. The digitized version of the film includes new recorded voice-over commentary by Anthony L’Abbate, preservation manager, and Caroline Yeager, associate curator, of the George Eastman Museum. The online film also includes a new musical score provided by Philip C. Carli and inspired by Paul Bowles’s score for the original Mercury Theatre stage production.