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December 12 Riot Virtual ProgramOffering a unique virtual experience with programming, lecture series, social media events, and other activities

Ticonderoga, N.Y. -- Fort Ticonderoga continues its 2020 Digital Campaign - an exciting virtual experience featuring interactive programming, engaging lectures series, and creative at-home educational activities and resources.  

The unique virtual opportunity brings the layers of history and natural beauty into homes across the globe. Fort Ticonderoga staff continue to press forward with their commitment to providing resources and entertaining programs to engage, inspire, and give context to the world around us. …

George Eastman Museum logoFrances Smyth-Ravenel Prize for Design presented by the American Alliance of Museums

Rochester, N.Y., November 16, 2020—The George Eastman Museum was recently awarded the Frances Smyth-Ravenel Prize in the 29th annual Museum Publications Design Competition, presented by the American Alliance of Museums (AAM). This “Best in Show” honor was given to the museum for its David Levinthal: War, Myth, Desire (2019) publication. This four-volume box set accompanied an exhibition of the same title at the museum in 2018 and features essays by well‑known art critic Dave Hickey, contemporary art specialist Joanna Marsh, and exhibition curator Lisa Hostetler, Curator in Charge, Department of Photography, George Eastman Museum.

Genesee Country Village Museum GCVMMumford, N.Y. (Nov. 5, 2020)– This holiday season, Genesee Country Village & Museum is taking advantage of its 600-acre campus to create a welcoming respite from the pressures of the past year. From craft markets to Yuletide celebrations, the slower pace of life in the Historic Village and Nature Center lends a feeling of peace and comfort to the festive -but often hectic - season. Watching a cook tend her warm hearth fire or catching the blacksmith working at the forge will calm even the most frazzled holiday-prepper's nerves. This year, the line-up of events at the Museum includes some visitor favorites as well as some new experiences.

National Museum of Racing and Hall of FameSaratoga Springs, N.Y. — Coinciding with the 2020 Breeders’ Cup World Championships at Keeneland Race Course, a new interactive exhibit will debut at the National Museum of Racing and Hall of Fame to showcase the history of the Breeders’ Cup and the Eclipse Awards — two annual thoroughbred racing events that celebrate the best competitors of the sport.

Museum visitors can explore a searchable race footage archive containing replays of every Breeders’ Cup race since the inaugural championship weekend was held at Hollywood Park in 1984 and view a historical listing of Eclipse Award winners by category on two interactive touchscreens in the Museum lobby.

NYS - Making Progress HappenBuffalo Billion-funded Museum Celebrates Key Events and Movement Milestones in African-American History in Buffalo and the United States 

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Governor Andrew M. Cuomo today announced the ribbon cutting for the Buffalo Black Achievers Museum. Located on Jefferson Avenue on the city's East Side, the museum will provide a permanent home for exhibitions and archival resources designed to enlighten, educate, motivate and inspire visitors with its focus on notable African Americans —both past and present—who built Buffalo and are planning the city's future. The museum was granted $200,000 as part of Governor Cuomo's $50 million East Side Corridor Economic Development Fund, a Buffalo Billion initiative.

Fort Ticonderoga Veterans Day“Continue in the Service…and Save their Country”

Ticonderoga, NY – Fort Ticonderoga will honor veterans during a one-day living history event on Saturday, November 14th. Visitors will experience the American Army at Ticonderoga as its soldiers looked to an uncertain future after successfully halting the British on October 28, 1776.

Through dramatic living history vignettes, visitors will see army officers thank the soldiers for their service and persuade them to reenlist. Soldiers’ life and historic trades programs will highlight the preparations for soldiers marching to General Washington’s aid and the defense of Ticonderoga in the new year.

sweet_creations_2019 (89)New health and safety measures in place, including timed ticketing and online auctions, to bring the holidays back to the museum 

Rochester, N.Y. — The George Eastman Museum plans to bring its annual Sweet Creations gingerbread display back for 2020. The exquisite show of more than 40 cleverly designed and deliciously decorated gingerbread creations­ will open to the public on November 6 and will remain on view through December 13. The museum is making a few changes to its holiday traditions this year to ensure the health and safety of its guests, including timed ticketing, extended hours, and a virtual silent auction.

Nov 25 Collections Speed DatingOffering a unique virtual experience with programming, lecture series, social media events, and other activities

Ticonderoga, N.Y. – Fort Ticonderoga continues its 2020 Digital Campaign - an exciting virtual experience featuring interactive programming, engaging lectures series, and creative at-home educational activities and resources.  

The unique virtual opportunity brings the layers of history and natural beauty into homes across the globe. Featuring the museum’s annual interpretation (2020 is 1774), Fort Ticonderoga staff continue to press forward with their commitment to providing resources and entertaining programs to engage, inspire, and give context to the world around us. …

A Patriotic Service_Sarah Pell’s Enduring LegacyA Patriotic Service: Sarah Pell’s Enduring Legacy

Ticonderoga, N.Y. – Fort Ticonderoga recently launched a new online digital exhibition entitled “A Patriotic Service: Sarah Pell’s Enduring Legacy.”  The digital exhibition is an exciting and important addition to the museum’s  Center for Digital History. The exhibit focuses on museum co-founder Sarah Gibbs Thompson Pell. Using recently cataloged museum artifacts, integrated with our Online Collections Database, visitors can explore Sarah's life and her work connecting Ticonderoga's historic legacy to the struggle to achieve equality.

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