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CoachmenFree July Programs at Staatsburgh State Historic Site; July 4, 9 And 17, 1:00pm

Staatsburg, N.Y.  (6/23/22) – In recognition of Independence Day, Staatsburgh State Historic Site will be offering their program “Slavery, Segregation & Staatsburgh,” exploring themes of race, freedom, and citizenship, based on recent research into Staatsburgh’s history. Join Historic Interpreter Zachary Veith for a conversation about the long path from enslavement to freedom taken by Black men, women, and children within the context of the Staatsburgh estate, built by the son of a signer of the Declaration of Independence. In addition to this special program, the site will be open for mansion tours on July 4.

Indep Day Weeknd 2022Featured rare Revolutionary War Artifacts on Exhibit and a Special Event Weekend

Ticonderoga, N.Y. - Fort Ticonderoga will celebrate Independence Day with special events and programming during the holiday weekend, July 2-4, 2022. Experience the American Revolution on the very ground on which the fight for liberty occurred, with museum staff and costumed interpreters recreating and exploring the events of the year 1777. Guests will follow the footsteps of the Continental Army and see first-hand the struggle for freedom.

George Eastman Museum logoJune 21 - July 10

Rochester, N.Y., June 23, 2022—The George Eastman Museum has announced that its popular Eastman Entertains: At the Movies, will return in 2022 and be on view from Tuesday, June 21, through Sunday, July 10. For three weeks only, a spectacular array of creatively styled table settings and floral arrangements inspired by popular motion pictures—including A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood, Cats, Charlotte’s Web, Cruella, and Toy Story—will be displayed in the Multipurpose Hall and select areas of the historic mansion.

Clinton County Historical AssociationOn Valcour Island each Sunday in July, with guided Tours of the Lighthouse

Plattsburgh, N.Y. – The Clinton County Historical Association announces that the public is invited to visit the historic Bluff Point Lighthouse on Valcour Island Sundays July 3, July 17, July 24 and July 31 from 1 pm to 3 pm.  Transportation to the lighthouse is the responsibility of the individual. On July 10, the lighthouse will be open from 9 am to 2:30 pm and transportation to the lighthouse will be available between 9 am and 1:30 pm.  The cost is $30 per person. Preregister by calling 518-561-0340.

Photo1_GCVMuseumAlso - celebrating chocolate, and Civil War living history

Mumford, NY (June 22, 2022) – Along with the return of summer weather comes the sights, sounds, and flavors of 19th-century life at Genesee Country Village & Museum. In July, visitors will celebrate the nation’s birth at the Independence Day Celebration (Monday, July 4); savor bitter, sweet, and savory flavors during Celebrating Chocolate Weekend (Saturday, July 16, and Sunday, July 17); and delve into the nuanced history of how the Civil War impacted life in New York State in the 1860s during Civil War Living History Weekend (Saturday, July 23, and Sunday, July 24).

PrideLiveLogoReuniting the Historic Stonewall Inn in New York City;
As the first LGBTQ+ visitor center within the National Park Service, the site will feature exhibits, events and art installations by LGBTQ+ artists;
With support from Google, the groundbreaking ceremony will be livestreamed on YouTube at 10:30AM ET on June 24

New York, N.Y. (June 21, 2022)Pride Live, a social advocacy and community engagement organization for the LGBTQ+ community, today announced plans to open the Stonewall National Monument Visitor Center (SNMVC). Set to be the first LGBTQ+ visitor center within the National Park Service (NPS), a bureau of the U.S. Department of the Interior, the center marks a landmark achievement and leap forward in American history. The SNMVC is scheduled to open in the summer of 2024 and will occupy nearly 3,700 square feet at 51 Christopher Street, between Waverly Place and 7th Avenue South in New York City. With support from Google, the groundbreaking ceremony will be livestreamed at YouTube.com/c/pridelive at 10:30AM ET on June 24. For more information, visit www.stonewallvisitorcenter.org

Fort Ticonderoga logoJune 22 at 2pm

President And CEO Beth Hill to Also Announce Significant Projected Economic Impact and Detail Next Phase of Multi-Year Upgrades to Facilities and Visitor Experience

Fort Ticonderoga’s $70 million effort is one of the largest economic development projects in the North Country

Ticonderoga, NY – On June 22, President and CEO Beth Hill, along with New York State and regional leadership, will gather for the grand opening celebration of the 1826 Pavilion restoration and adaptive re-use project.  The completion of the $9 million project is Phase 1 of multi-year capital and facilities upgrades which will vastly expand the visitor experience and generate significantly new economic activity in the region.

Oneida County History CenterSelect Wednesdays, June- August 10:30 a.m.

Utica, N.Y. - Kids of all ages are welcome at the Oneida County History Center for a history-themed story hour on select Wednesdays this summer. Created in partnership with the Utica Public Library, each story includes stories, songs, and a make-and-take activity. Story hour takes place at 10:30 a.m. on June 29, July 27, and August 24.

Washingtons HQ - July 4Newburgh, NY (June 15, 2022) – It’s America’s birthday – and it’s our birthday, too!  Come celebrate July 4th  at  Washington’s Headquarters State Historic Site, in Newburgh, the first publicly owned historic site in the nation, opened on July 4th, 1850.  Do it in an All-American style, too – make a pinwheel! Children and those young at heart are invited to make and decorate pinwheels, and watch their creations flutter in the breezes of the nearby Hudson River.

Sunset Cruise beautyTiconderoga, N.Y. -- Fort Ticonderoga is today announcing that they will be offering a brand new Airbnb Experience for locals and visitors to the Lake Champlain region alike, inviting guests to come aboard a 1920s-style tour boat, Carillon, for a sunset cruise this Civic Season.

This new Experience will invite guests to enjoy a blend of history and natural beauty like nowhere else, taking in scenic vistas along Lake Champlain – as well as sights of shipwrecks and more that lies beneath Lake Champlain, thanks to onboard sonar while learning about Ticonderoga’s rich maritime history.

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