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George Eastman Museum logoThe museum will also host a free discussion at noon as part of Museum Day,

Looking for Frederick Douglass: Resources in Libraries, Museums, and Archives

Rochester, N.Y., September 4, 2018—The George Eastman Museum will be open to the public for FREE on Saturday, September 22, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. In the spirit of Smithsonian magazine’s Museum Day, the Eastman Museum is opening its doors to all visitors for the day to encourage the Rochester community to experience the photography exhibitions David Levinthal: War, Myth, Desire and Gail Albert Halaban: Out My Window, and the History of Photography Gallery, as well as hands-on activities for all ages in the Discovery Room.

Walkway Over the Hudson logoAuthor to Speak on New Book ‘Las Villas of Plattekill’ at Walkway’s Ulster Welcome Center 

Poughkeepsie, N.Y.— Author Ish Martinez will explore a time when “Las Villas” were the most popular vacation resorts for Latinos in the Northeast when he speaks about his new book, “Las Villas of Plattekill and Ulster County,” during a Walkway Lecture Series presentation scheduled for 3 p.m. on Sunday, Aug. 26th at Walkway State Park’s Ulster Welcome Center. …

Homeschool Day To Act as One United Body ProgramTiconderoga, N.Y. – Fort Ticonderoga will host Homeschool Day for homeschool students and their parents on Friday, September 7, 2018 from 9:30 am-5:00 pm. Homeschool families will participate in interactive and immersive programs, visit museum exhibitions, and explore the historic site, including the King’s Garden, Carillon Battlefield Hiking Trail, and the Heroic Corn Maze. Other special opportunities will also be available during the “To Act as One United Body” program and aboard the Carillon tour boat.

Ganondagan logoFull day of learning, foraging, harvesting, preparing and eating under the expertise of Native Chef Arlie Doxtator, Indigenous Food Advocate Angela Ferguson and many others

Victor, NY— Ganondagan’s first-ever day of culturally immersive, community culinary experience has been announced for Saturday, September 8, from 9:30 am - 7:00 pm. Participants in the “Indigenous Food Gathering and Tastings” event will experience the authentic roots, culture, and healthy traditions of the Hodinöhsö:ni’ people.

Witherill HotelPresentation by author, Susan Howell Hamlin Monday, August 20, 6:30  p.m. at the Clinton County Historical Association Museum , Plattsburgh NY

Admission is Free

Plattsburgh, N.Y. – The iconic Witherill Hotel, located in downtown Plattsburgh until 1969, was built 150 years ago this year.  Susan Howell Hamlin, daughter of the late William Howell, former owner the Hotel, has compiled images and stories for the release of her book, Welcome to the Witherill: A retrospective on Plattsburgh¹s landmark hotel and the family who owned it.

NHP logo 2Seneca Falls, N.Y. –Women’s Rights National Historical Park is proud to announce an exhibit from artist Carol Flueckiger.  Beginning on September 1, 2018, visitors to the park will be able to view “The Solitude of Selfie,” a portfolio of mixed media drawings that visually revises “Solitude of Self,” one of the most well-known speeches delivered by Elizabeth Cady Stanton. 

Working for suffrage throughout her life, Stanton believed “The Solitude of Self” to be one of her greatest achievements. …

GlassBarge Launch - Brooklyn, N.Y., Courtesy of the Corning Museum of GlassGlassBarge will make six stops across the region from August 17-September 22

Pittsford, N.Y. - The Finger Lakes Region is welcoming GlassBarge to the area on Aug. 17, 2018. The barge was created by the Corning Museum of Glass (CMoG) to celebrate the bicentennial of the historic Erie Canal and 150th anniversary of the relocation of the Brooklyn Flint Company (known today as Corning Incorporated) to Corning, N.Y. The barge will travel across the Finger Lakes, making six stops along the way, before reaching its final destination at Seneca Lake Pier in Watkins Glen, N.Y. on Sept. 16, 2018. The last leg of the trip will then be made by land, concluding with a homecoming celebration at CMoG on Sept. 22, 2018.

Historic Huguenot Street eventNew Paltz, N.Y. (August 8, 2018) – In one month, Historic Huguenot Street is hosting a special revival of Stone House Day, a formerly annual tradition, in partnership with the Town of New Paltz. On Saturday, September 8, from 11 AM to 4 PM, the National Historic Landmark District will host Old New Paltz Stone House Day to celebrate the 340th anniversary of the settling of New Paltz by twelve French Huguenots in 1678.

This Old New Paltz Stone House Day will have a stronger focus on the diversity of Hudson Valley history by highlighting the many cultures that impacted New Paltz and Ulster County including African, Dutch, English, Esopus Munsee, and French. The Reformed Church of New Paltz will once again be a partner in this event.

National Comedy Center, JamestownFOR OPENING HIGHLIGHTS IMAGE GALLERY, CLICK HERE

Jamestown, NY (August 6, 2018) – About 30 years ago, just before Lucille Ball passed away, she told her hometown of Jamestown, NY that rather than a museum celebrating her life, there should be a place that celebrates all comedy. This past weekend, that vision was realized with the grand opening of the National Comedy Center. 

The National Comedy Center is now the first non-profit cultural institution and national-scale visitor experience dedicated to the art of comedy.  This new 37,000 square foot, $50 million facility tells the story of comedy from its origins through the present, with more than 50 immersive, interactive exhibits and rare comedy artifacts.

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