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Jared CaseRochester, N.Y., May 21, 2018—The George Eastman Museum has announced the appointment of Jared Case to curator of film exhibitions. Case will be responsible for curating the screenings in the museum’s Dryden Theatre, assisting with moving image-related exhibitions, and facilitating film program collaborations with community partners. Jurij Meden, who held the position for the past four years, has accepted a position as the Head of Film Programming at the Austrian Film Museum in Vienna.

Mabee Farm Dangerous Frontier Living History WeekendJune 2-3 at Mabee Farm 

Rotterdam Junction, N.Y. – On Saturday, June 2 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Sunday, June 3 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. travel back to the tumultuous year of 1759 as the Mabee Farm Historic Site is transformed into an outpost on the Mohawk frontier during the French and Indian War. Danger lurks at every corner as skilled artisans practice their crafts, boats drift up and down the Mohawk, and militiamen prepare for a climactic battle.

FDR portrait - colorHyde Park, N.Y. -- The Franklin D. Roosevelt Presidential Library and Museum has added new custom, energy efficient, visitor-activated LED lighting to help illuminate FDR's collection of over 400 ship models on display in the Museum's Behind the Scenes area. Since the Library's major renovation in 2013, one of the chief comments from visitors has been that the low level lighting in the Behind the Scenes area made it difficult to see this popular collection of FDR artifacts.

Washington's Headquarters - Selections from CollectionNewburgh, N.Y. – Memorial Day is a time to reflect upon all those who are serving, or have served, our country; living and deceased. Appropriately, Washington’s Headquarters State Historic Site, in Newburgh, will feature the presentation, “From Badge of Military Merit to Purple Heart,” on Saturday, May 26th, at 2:00 PM.

The Badge of Military Merit, created by General Washington at Headquarters Newburgh, was the first award to honor enlisted personnel in the Continental Army during the Revolutionary War.

Ganondagan logoJune 2-3 Weekend Features Fascinating Women: Historian and author Sally Roesch Wagner, Mohawk Clanmother Louise McDonald, and Botanist/Author Robin Wall Kimmerer 

Victor, N.Y.— June programming at Ganondagan jumpstarts with a full weekend June 2 and 3. An “around the table” conversation compares traditional and cultural roles of Hodinöhsö:ni’ and Euro-American women, followed by a day to realize peace through the natural world.

Hanford Mills Museum Water WheelMay 26 program offers free admission and special activities for families  

East Meredith, N.Y. – On May 26, Hanford Mills Museum will hold the first in a series of Free Family Saturdays, which offer special programming for families as well as admission discounts. Visitors can take a kid-friendly guided tour of the historic water-powered sawmill, gristmill and woodworking shop. Tours highlight how the Mill owners and workers adapted to changes in technology.  …

Oneida County History CenterGallery “Walk & Talk” scheduled for Monday, June 4, 6:00-7:30 pm

Utica, N.Y. – Utica is unique among upstate cities for its heritage of numerous intact garden residential neighborhoods designed by Olmsted Brothers Landscape Architects.  These century old garden neighborhoods today retain their aesthetic character, distinguished architecture, landscape design and vitality, significantly contributing to Utica’s urban fabric. The rich architectural and landscape tapestry of the neighborhoods are an enduring testament to the collaboration between the Olmsted firm, the neighborhood developers, and local architects.

Fireside CollectiveFood trucks, stage relocation among exciting changes this year

Rochester, N.Y., May 7, 2018—The Garden Vibes summer concert series will return to the George Eastman Museum this summer. The outdoor concerts will take place on the following Wednesday evenings: June 20, July 18, and August 15.

In an effort to preserve the gardens at the National Historic Landmark estate, the museum will host the concert series on the Vista, located on the east side of the mansion next to the Terrace Garden.

Animal HouseThe film’s director and costume designer will introduce the film at the Dryden Theatre on July 7; Tickets on sale now

Rochester, N.Y.—The George Eastman Museum will celebrate the 40th anniversary of Animal House (Landis, US 1978) with a screening of a 35mm print of the film on Saturday, July 7 at 7:30 p.m. The film’s director, John Landis, and its costume designer, Deborah Nadoolman Landis, will introduce the film and, after the screening, will share stories and insights about the making of this classic.

Putin's RussiaJune 15–July 15, 2018 at Museum of the Moving Image

Astoria, N.Y.—Museum of the Moving Image will present Putin’s Russia, a major screening series including 30 feature films and several mid-length and short films made since Vladimir Putin came to power at midnight on New Year’s Eve in 1999. Nineteen years, four American presidents, multiple wars, various economic booms and busts—and countless protests, crackdowns, and incursions later—Putin is still in charge. During this time, filmmakers within and without the country have gone beyond the headlines to capture, narrate, riff on, and comment upon life in contemporary Russia. The film series, which runs June 15 through July 15, 2018, strives to offer an appropriately broad, prismatic view of Russia in the 21st century.