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GCV&M New Year'sMumford, NY (December 28, 2021) – Genesee Country Village & Museum’s Nature Center will be opening its doors and trails this winter for Nature Sunday Experiences – opportunities for visitors to enjoy the snowy Museum grounds, learn about natural wildlife, and enjoy safe outdoor family fun. The Museum will be open for Nature Sunday Experiences starting Sunday, January 9, through Sunday, March 13, from 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. for a suggested $5 donation.

Historic Huguenot StreetNew Paltz, NY (December 28, 2021) – Historic Huguenot Street (HHS) announced today a grant award totaling $10,000 from the New York State Council on the Arts (NYSCA) to support the recovery of the nonprofit arts and culture sector. Following New York State’s $105 million investment in the arts for FY2022, NYSCA has awarded more than $80 million since June 2021. NYSCA grants support the transformative impact of the performing, literary, visual, and media arts in New York State. …

Girl Puzzle MonumentThe Single Monument Features Five Women of Distinct Backgrounds to Represent Diversity and Equality

Named After Bly's Work "The Girl Puzzle", Bly's Words Engraved Behind Each Statue

Unveiling to Coincide with International Human Rights Day

Photo Available Here

Governor Kathy Hochul today announced the opening of The Girl Puzzle Monument Honoring Nellie Bly on Roosevelt Island in Manhattan. The monument was designed by Amanda Matthews of Prometheus Art to illuminate women who have endured hardship but are stronger for it. …

Olana Winter SolsticeHudson NY—The Olana Partnership and Olana State Historic Site will host the second annual Winter Solstice Celebration on Saturday, December 18 from 1-5pm. This free community event will feature a variety of programs for Olana guests to participate in as the sun sets on the shortest day of the year.

Starting at 1 PM, visitors can take an abbreviated self-guided tour of the Main House until 3:30 PM or immerse themselves in a listening experience from b e i n g - s o u n d. Artists Joro-Boro and Keena.Maya use their mobile tea house stage to incorporate a variety of sound sources to open listeners to the wonders and mysteries hidden in everyday life. For 30 minutes, registered participants will put on a set of headphones and sip tea while engaging with the ambiance of sounds and senses of Olana.

History Show and TellScheduled for Saturday, December 11, 2021 at 1:00 pm

Utica, N.Y. --  The holiday season is a great time to relive old memories. Show and Tell returns to the Oneida County History Center with host Joe Kelly and special guest Frank Tomaino.  Come share your story and the stage! Bring an old photograph, a personal artifact, or other memorabilia. Community members are invited 'show & tell' or just listen. Free and open to all ages!…

AAM WWII C-47 Skytrain - American Airpower MuseumFarmingdale, NY (November 29, 2021) – The American Airpower Museum (AAM) will hold its annual Winter Hangar Pancake Breakfast on Sunday, December 12, 2021, from 9:30 until 11:30 a.m.  Come and participate in a fun community event for the entire family.  Hangar 3 will be decked out with Christmas themed decorations plus there will be photo opportunities with Santa all day!  Parents and children will enjoy hot pancakes with butter, maple syrup, sausages and beverages.  The AAM Holiday Tram will also take adults and kids for rides around the Hangar’s ramp, weather permitting. …

thomas-cole-national-historic-siteTo Implement Master Infrastructure Plan

Catskill, NY (November 30, 2021) – As it celebrates 20 years of being open to the public, the Thomas Cole National Historic Site announced today a major grant award of $360,000 from Empire State Development. With this critical support from the State of New York, the Thomas Cole Site can now implement its Master Plan for site-wide improvements to expand further its cultural, educational, and economic impact.

Fort Ticonderoga$500,000 to support on-site and virtual accessibility and educational programs

Ticonderoga, N.Y. -- Fort Ticonderoga, a major cultural destination, museum, and National Historic Landmark located in New York’s 6-million-acre Adirondack Park has been awarded three individual prestigious grants totaling nearly $500,000.

The grants awarded by the Institute of Museum and Library Services; the National Endowment for the Humanities: Sustaining the Humanities through the American Rescue Plan; and the American Battlefield Protection Program will provide vital funding to enhance on-site and digital accessibility,” said Beth L Hill, Fort Ticonderoga President and CEO.

A Gilded Age ChristmasStaatsburg, NY (11/10/21) – Staatsburgh State Historic Site will present A Gilded Age Christmas, featuring lavish decorations in a Gilded Age mansion, from late November through New Year’s Eve. The decorations create a stunning and festive touring experience in the Beaux-Arts country home, one of the great estates of the Hudson Valley.  

Staatsburgh will open for holiday visits on Friday, November 26, by advance reservation only at www.bookeo.com/StaatsburghSHS …

American Airpower Museum - 9 Veterans at D.C. WWII MemorialFarmingdale, NY – American Airpower Museum will host an Honor Flight Long Island Reunion on December 4th, to celebrate Nine World War II era Veterans who took an early-morning flight to Washington, D.C. on October 3rd.  The Veterans visited their WWII Memorial, along with Arlington National Cemetery for the “Changing of the Guard,” plus a special Wreath Laying Ceremony.  They returned to Islip MacArthur Airport late that evening for a rousing welcome by the Long Island Bagpipe Band and their family members!…