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Hamilton House in the dusk, Dave ValvoMumford, N.Y. (Sept. 24, 2020)— Something wicked this way comes to Genesee Country Village & Museum with the return of a popular fall event with a twist - Spirits of the Past: A Walk in the Dark. This year’s iteration of the Museum’s most haunted visitor experience is a self-guided, outdoor walking tour where guests will wind their way through the Historic Village lanes past darkened fields, eerily lit yards, and gardens that take on a spirit all their own. Along the way, villagers will emerge to recount spine-tingling tales, or more ominously, simply lurk in the shadows and say nothing at all. …

Waterloo Library & Historical SocietyWaterloo, N.Y. – If you give a human a cookie, they will probably eat it. When they eat it, they will probably feel guilty. And if they feel guilty, they will probably want to go for a run.

But if they do this fun run, they can have their cookies and eat them too. Join the Waterloo Library and Historical Society for its second annual Milk & Cookie Fun Run, which is being held virtually this year and must be completed by Saturday, Oct. 10.

Tour Cayuga 25Series will focus on local businesses and reimagined visitor experience

Auburn, N.Y. - In an imaginative concept, the Cayuga County Office of Tourism is creating a series of videos showcasing interviews with local businesses. The videos will focus on how the businesses have reimagined their business model as a result of the Covid-19 pandemic and what visitors can expect when they visit.

The video series gives a voice to businesses around the county, showcasing business owners and managers as they discuss how the current situation has encouraged them to make thoughtful and safe changes and to let their visitors know they truly care about their well-being and enjoyment.

George Eastman Museum logoThe Wolk Concourse will serve as the main thoroughfare in the museum’s new visitor center

Rochester, N.Y., September 14, 2020—The Louis S. and Molly B. Wolk Foundation has pledged $350,000 to support the George Eastman Museum’s transformative Thomas Tischer Visitor Center. The Wolk Foundation’s gift will be recognized with the dedication of the largest space in the visitor center as the Wolk Concourse. This broad thoroughfare—with educational and interpretative content that will introduce the museum and George Eastman—will lead visitors to the education and meeting hall, the museum café and store, George Eastman’s historic mansion and Terrace Garden, and the museum’s exhibition galleries.

NYS - Making Progress HappenTo Commemorate 19th Amendment Centennial 

Women's Suffrage — One of The 19th Century's Most Influential Social Reform Movements — Flourished Along New York's Canal System

Fountain to Celebrate Seneca Falls' Contribution to Suffrage Movement

Governor Andrew M. Cuomo announced today the installation of an illuminated fountain on the Cayuga-Seneca Canal in Seneca Falls as part of the state's programming commemorating the 100th anniversary of the ratification of the 19th Amendment. Placed just offshore from where the first Women's Rights Convention was held in 1848, the fountain is a joint initiative by the New York Power Authority, Canal Corporation and Seneca Falls Development Corporation offering New Yorkers a way to celebrate New York's role in the suffrage story and our state's history of bold women visionaries.

Antiques Show, Beth KingstonMumford, N.Y. (September 1, 2020) — As summer turns to autumn, Genesee Country Village & Museum has a colorful array of programs on offer now through October 12. Usually found in the spring, the Antique Show has been re-located to September this year, adding the extra perk of the Historic Village and grounds still being open and in full swing with wide-open spaces to explore and enjoy the early autumn season.

On Saturday, September 26, visitors will have the opportunity to peruse the quality collections of more than 30 of Western New York's finest dealers, and also see antiques in their natural surroundings as part of the Museum’s extensive collection throughout the historic houses and Wehle Gallery.

Ganondagan logoMore Than $14,000 in Cash Prizes Offered in Fourth Annual Show

Victor, NY— When in a global pandemic, the “art” show must go on. 

The 2020 coronavirus has not dampened Ganondagan’s desire—or ability—to promote and highlight Hodinöhsö:ni' art. With that, Friends of Ganondagan announces the call for entries for its fourth annual juried Hodinöhsö:ni’ Art Show to take place virtually beginning Friday, November 6 through December 31, 2020.

NYS - Making Progress HappenNation's Third Largest State Fair Postponed Due to COVID-19, Will Still Have Its Annual Butter Sculpture

Fair Fans Can Enjoy Virtual Contests and Activities From The Fair and Its Partners 

Drive-Thru Fair Food Events on Fairgrounds to Continue Through Labor Day 

Governor Andrew M. Cuomo today announced a full slate of virtual Great New York State Fair special events and activities allowing New Yorkers to safely enjoy the Fair until its return in 2021. Fair fans can enjoy the Fair food drive-thru on fairgrounds, virtual visits to farms to witness live dairy cow births and live stream the Fair's annual Butter Sculpture reveal. Activities include online contests and virtual celebrations to mark some of the Fair's traditions. The Great New York State Fair is the nation's first and oldest state fair and the largest state fair in the East. …

George Eastman Museum logo360 virtual tour and audio tours also available

Rochester, N.Y., August 25, 2020—The George Eastman Museum premiered Gathering Clouds: Photographs from the Nineteenth Century and Today on July 26 in the museum’s main galleries. Gathering Clouds illustrates the key role that clouds played in the development and reception of photography from around 1850 to 1920. Bringing cloud photography into the present by way of Alfred Stieglitz’s Equivalents (1923–34), the contemporary works in the exhibition forge new artistic paths while responding in various ways to the history of cloud photography. The exhibition features more than 100 photographs by 19th-century and contemporary artists. The exhibition is also available to view virtually with a 360 tour at eastman.org/clouds.

Celebration of HopsMumford, August 18, 2020 – One of New York State’s original cash crops was the hop plant, evidenced today by Western New York’s thriving craft beer industry. This Labor Day, Genesee Country Village & Museum is celebrating all things hops during the Hop Harvest Festival on Monday, September 7. The Museum will take visitors through the history of beer and hops from the field, through fermentation, and into the glass.

Visitors can learn about brewing traditions at one of the only 19th-century working breweries in the U.S. and see the hops being harvested on site, then sit a spell in the Pavilion Garden, where beer will be sold in taste-sized portions so guests can enjoy several varieties, including GCV&M's signature Fat Ox Ale and Stocking Hill Ale, and a selection of craft beer from Flying Bison Brewing Co. Wine and cider will also be on offer.