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100 Years of Sound FilmEvents celebrate Auburn’s historical impact on the film industry

Auburn, NY – Cayuga Museum of History and Art and Case Research Laboratory, located in Auburn, NY, is hosting two December events to celebrate the 100th anniversary of sound film, which revolutionized mass media and the film industry. The first event is a film screening on Wed., Dec. 7 from local filmmaker, Terry Cuddy, of his conceptual documentary on the Case Research Laboratory’s contributions to the modern film world. The second is an anniversary celebration of 100 Years of Sound Film, taking place on Wed., Dec. 14.

NYS Parks Recreation Historic PreservationSundays in December, 1:00-3:00PM

Staatsburg, N.Y. (11/22/22) — Staatsburgh State Historic Site will host the Holiday Whodunit, a mystery for children, every Sunday afternoon this December. Children ages 6 to 11 and their family members can come anytime between the hours of 1 p.m. and 2:30 p.m. to attend the program. The children become detectives and solve a mystery by interviewing costumed interpreters, who portray Gilded Age houseguests and servants.

Mohawk AirlinesScheduled for Saturday, December 3, 2022, at 2:00 PM

Utica, N.Y. -- On December 3 at 2:00 p.m., the Oneida County History Center will host Jim Coulthart, a local amateur military aviation historian, who will share his research on Mohawk Airlines. This hour-long presentation covers the history of central New York’s regional airline, from the early years as Robinson Airline through to its demise in the early 1970s. This program is free and open to the public.

GCV&M - Yuletide in the Country ToursMumford, N.Y. – Visit Genesee Country Village & Museum on select Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays in December for Yuletide in the Country Theatrical Tours and Buffets! Visitors will explore the wintry Historic Village by candlelight and be invited into scenes that highlight celebrations and gatherings as they would have looked throughout the 1800s.

NYS Parks Recreation Historic PreservationYonkers, N.Y.  (11/18/22) – After being closed for 18 months, Philipse Manor Hall State Historic Site in downtown Yonkers has re-opened to the public. The site is open Wednesday-Sunday, 10:00 am to 5:00 pm. It will be closed for Thanksgiving Day, Thursday, November 24, but will be open Friday, Saturday, and Sunday November 25, 26, and 27, 2022 for Thanksgiving weekend.

We Are NYFollowing $20 Million Restoration and Exhibit Update 

New Exhibits Expand on the Known Story of the Hall and Incorporate the Histories of the Region's Indigenous Peoples and Enslaved Africans  

Improvements Significantly Expand Accessibility - Including New Elevator, Redesigned Exhibits, and Virtual Wing — and Expected to Double Annual Visitors

Photos of Improvements Available Here 

Governor Kathy Hochul today announced the reopening of Philipse Manor Hall State Historic Site in Yonkers after a $20 million renovation of the building and grounds, as well as the design of new exhibits. These new exhibits advance the Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation's Our Whole History initiative, which is an effort to ensure that the state's historic sites embrace stories that reflect the diversity of our state and nation's history. 

Thomas Cole National Historic Site groundbreakingProject at National Historic Site in Greene County will Support Regional Tourism Economy

Rendering Available Here

Empire State Development (ESD) today celebrated the groundbreaking of the $1.8 million Master Plan, with a new visitor center as its centerpiece, at the Thomas Cole National Historic Site, located in the village of Catskill, Greene County. The new 1,800 square foot visitor center, to be named The Cole Center, will serve as a multi-purpose open concept space designed to improve visitor experience.

Navy Cadets deliver roses to a vintage AT-6 Texan Warbird at AAMConducted by the Long Island Air Force Association

Farmingdale, N.Y. -- On Wednesday, December 7, 2022, American Airpower Museum hosts the annual “Dropping of the Roses” Pearl Harbor Memorial Ceremony conducted by the Long Island Air Force Association (LIAFA).  The American Airpower Museum (AAM) has provided space for this event each year ever since the Museum opened its doors in 2000.  December 7, 2022 is the 81st Anniversary of the Japanese attack on the U.S. Navy Fleet based at Pearl Harbor. …

Vendor Market at Genesee Country Village & MuseumMumford, N.Y. – Get into the holiday spirit this weekend at GCV&M’s Holiday Market & Preparing for Winter event. This combination of two festive favorites includes a vendor market where visitors can shop hand-crafted, locally produced goods from 35+ Western NY artisans.

Visitors can also peruse unique gift items and village-made goods in the Flint Hill Store, including salt-glazed pottery, maple syrup, Museum apparel, historic toys, and more.

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