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NYS Parks, Recreation, Historic Preservation Katonah, NY – John Jay Homestead State Historic Site has launched new digital content you can enjoy from home.  These fun, interactive activities allow you to experience history while historic house tours are suspended.

Learn more about the collection by exploring the Object of the Day or try to solve one of history’s mysteries by being an Object Detective.  A virtual tour and downloadable worksheets are also available.  More content will continue to be added.  All this can be found on our website: www.johnjayhomestead.org.

Washington's HeadquartersNewburgh, NY (March 18, 2020) – Want to get some fresh air?  Washington’s Headquarters State Historic Site’s grounds will be open Monday through Saturday, 9:00 AM until 3:00 PM. 

Due to health and safety concerns, our Museum, Hasbrouck House and Tower of Victory tours are temporarily suspended.  The grounds, with its almost 7 acres of green space and magnificent vistas of the Hudson River and Highlands, is open for all to enjoy.

Katonah, N.Y. (March 19, 2020) – John Jay Homestead State Historic Site has launched new digital content you can enjoy from home. These fun, interactive activities allow you to experience history while historic house tours are suspended.

Learn more about the collection by exploring the Object of the Day or try to solve one of history’s mysteries by being an Object Detective. A virtual tour and downloadable worksheets are also available. More content will continue to be added. All this can be found on our website: www.johnjayhomestead.org.

GCV&M - Summer Sampler CampersMumford, N.Y. (March 11, 2020) — Genesee Country Village & Museum is hosting a variety of summer camp programs to engage kids in history, nature, animals, fantasy, and much more.  Children who wish to become fully immersed in history can attend 19th-Century Summer Sampler, where they get to dress up in period clothes and participate in hands-on activities in the Historic Village. The Museum will also have Earth Camp in the Nature Center for children who want to explore the outdoors and learn more about the natural world. A camp bus with convenient stops in Rochester, healthy lunch options, and before and after care are all available for these weeklong day camps.

NYS Historical Marker (NPS)Scheduled for Saturday, March 21, 2020 At 1:00 PM

Utica, N.Y. – John Carmody and Wayne Schaller, president and vice president of the Fort Bull Research Group, will discuss the importance of the Great Oneida Carrying Place including site's geographic location, the fortification of the Carry by the British during the French and Indian War, the French attack on the Carry on March 27, 1756, and the role that the Fort Bull Research Group played in the maintenance of the remains of Fort Wood Creek. These remains date from 1756 and are the oldest structural remains in what is now Rome, N.Y. …

Dr. Christopher BrellochsSunday, April 26, 1:00 PM

Staatsburg, N.Y. — On April 26 at 1pm, Staatsburgh State Historic Site will offer "A Performance and Conversation on The Musical Life of Ruth and Ogden Mills."  Dr. Christopher Brellochs, Chair of the Academy of Music at Dutchess Community College, will present a musical program for soprano, mezzo-soprano, piano and saxophone that will feature arias from Metropolitan Opera productions like Lucia di LammermoorNorma, and I puritani, operas that were popular during the Gilded Age, paired with original 19th century compositions for saxophone based on those operatic themes.

Washington's Headquarters logoNewburgh, NY (March 6, 2020) – In honor of Women’s History Month, Washington’s Headquarters State Historic Site, in Newburgh, will hold its annual program, The General’s Lady, Sunday, March 22nd at 2:00 PM. Inspired by Martha Washington, this event pays tribute to both the impact of noteworthy historical women, and to contemporary women making a difference in the field of history and preservation in the Hudson Valley. 

Planting Fields Estate_West LawnOyster Bay, NY (March 5. 2020) - Planting Fields Foundation (“the Foundation” or “Planting Fields”) has been selected to participate in the Museum Assessment Program (MAP), which is administered by the American Alliance of Museums.  Through guided self-study and on-site consultation with a museum professional, participation in MAP will empower the Foundation, as the steward of the historic Planting Fields estate and the landscape designed by the Olmsted Brothers, to better serve the citizens of Oyster Bay by facilitating its meeting and exceeding the highest professional standards of the museum field.

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