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Magical History TourThe Magical History Tour: A Beatles Memorabilia Exhibition will be the first limited engagement showing at Destiny USA’s latest third-level attraction, The Muzium, featuring high-quality traveling exhibitions of art, science, and history

Syracuse, NY – For the first time, travelers and tourists alike will experience the lives of the Fab Four through the eyes of John, Paul, George and Ringo at Destiny USA’s latest third-level attraction, The Muzium, located across from Margaritaville. The Muzium’s first limited engagement showing, The Magical History Tour: A Beatles Memorabilia Exhibition will be opening early November and take visitors on a journey not to miss. Almost everyone knows their story, from the formative years of the Beatles in Liverpool and Hamburg, to the screaming fans across the world, and into the studio for the creation of some of the most groundbreaking music in history. But now everyone has the chance to experience this saga in person. The Magical History Tour offers guests the opportunity to retrace the steps of the Beatles with the best private collection ever assembled.

Ticonderoga Material MattersNovember 4-5, 2017

Ticonderoga, N.Y. – Fort Ticonderoga will host its Seventh Annual “Material Matters: It’s in the Details” seminar on November 4 & 5, 2017. This weekend event focuses on the material culture of the 18th and early 19th centuries and is intended for collectors and people with a general interest in learning more about objects and what they can tell us about history. “Material Matters” takes place in the Mars Education Center at Fort Ticonderoga.

A panel of material culture experts comes to Fort Ticonderoga for the weekend to share their knowledge of 18th- and early 19th-century material culture in a series of presentations.

Angelina GrimkesPeterboro, N.Y. – The National Abolition Hall of Fame and Museum (NAHOF) commemoration ceremonies for the 2016 inductees to the Hall of Fame will be held Saturday, October 21, 2017 at NAHOF, 5255 Pleasant Valley Road, Peterboro NY 13134. The inductees are Rev. John Gregg Fee, Beriah Green, Angelina Grimké, and James W.C. Pennington. This is the last year of the two year induction-commemoration cycle. Beginning in 2018 inductions and commemorations will be completed in one year.

USS Philadelphia replicaSyracuse, N.Y. – 2017 New York State Fair opening day visitors will be able to see a replica of the gunboat USS Philadelphia that carried General Benedict Arnold and his Continental Army troops in 1776 during the Revolutionary War rebuilt in just one day, Wednesday, August 23.

The shipbuilding demonstration is part of the new Path through Our Maritime History: Waterways of War exhibit coordinated by New York Sea Grant as part of the new NY Experience: Maritime History showcase, located next to the new retention pond, at the New York State Fairgrounds in Syracuse, NY. The exhibit opens daily at 10 am.

Fort Ontario Lincoln EventSpecial Program on Lincoln’s Private Secretary, John G. Nicolay -

Oswego, N.Y.  – History buffs have a rare opportunity to learn about President Abraham Lincoln’s private secretary John George Nicolay Wednesday, Aug. 23, when Civil War historian and Oswego native Tom Ebert presents a free lecture at Fort Ontario State Historic Site. The program begins at 7 p.m. in the Enlisted Men’s Barracks at old Fort Ontario and is open to the public.

Excelsior PR logoRestored Marine Dining Room, New Recreational Offerings and Bold Entrance Signs Are Latest in Park Revitalization

Governor Andrew M. Cuomo today announced the latest round of improvements at Jones Beach State Park to transform and reinvigorate the public space as part of a $65 million overall revitalization initiative. Park improvements totaling $8.8 million, include reopening the historic Marine Dining Room, opening a new East Games Area, and creating the new "Welcome to Jones Beach" monuments to attract more visitors and support the growing Long Island economy. The revitalization of Jones Beach State Park is part of the Governor's NY Parks 2020 Plan a multi-year commitment to leverage $900 million in private and public funding for State Parks from 2011 to 2020.

NPS Senior PassThe frenzy for buying a $10 senior pass before the price increases on August 28 has created a shortage of passes available in the Albany Capital District. In order to meet requirements set by legislation passed by Congress in December 2016, the price of the America the Beautiful-National Parks and Federal Recreational Lands Senior Pass will increase from $10 to $80. Parks are encouraging people to call ahead to make sure passes are in stock.

NYS Parks, Recreation, Historic Preservation Rensselaer, N.Y. – On August 12 from 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm, discover how colonists in the Hudson River Valley prepared ice cream on hot summer days, long before electricity made it easy to keep things cold.  Watch as interpreters in period costume use colonial era recipes, ice cream molds, and a reproduction 18th century ice cream maker called a sabotiere to prepare this summer treat the old fashioned way.  A scavenger hunt will highlight items in the museum related to Dutch colonial dairy production, the sugar trade, and more.  Visitors of all ages will also learn how to make their own ice cream at home, using basic ingredients and simple techniques.

Path Through History HighlightPersonalized Itineraries & New Bike Paths Now Available

July 20, 2017, Rome NY — History in the Mohawk Valley has never been more alive, and now it’s easier than ever to experience historic battlegrounds and striking monuments while traveling through scenic New York.

New bike paths are available on the Mohawk Valley Path Through History website, www.BikeThruHistory.com. Cyclists can now easily navigate to culturally-significant destinations within several local counties, including Oneida, Herkimer, Otsego, Fulton, Montgomery, Schoharie, and Saratoga. More than thirty bike paths are offered, featuring turn-by-turn directions, printable cue sheets, downloadable app information and GPS tracking. Cyclists can view their current location directly from the website, and the majority of the bike paths can also be driven.

Shaker Heritage SocietyAlbany, N.Y. – Classes in chair taping, basket weaving, and woven holiday ornaments will be taught on Saturdays at the Shaker Heritage Society.

On Saturday, August 19, (10:00-1:00), local artist, Elizabeth Lee, will lead a workshop in constructing Shaker chair seats using cotton tape. Participants will need to bring their own chair with all old chair tape/seat removed as well as fresh chair tape. (To determine how much chair tape needed, please visit www.shakerworkshops.com.) $25 per participant. Pre-registration with payment is required by August 15th. Space is limited.