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Fort Ticonderoga logoWinter Quarters November 2019 – April 2020 offers unique visitor experiences

Featuring lively living history events, engaging seminars, and specialized group visits

Ticonderoga, N.Y. – Fort Ticonderoga is launching a new schedule of programs during its Winter Quarters season. From now through April, visitors will be immersed in exciting living history events, engaging seminars, specialty programs, behind-the-scenes VIP Tours, and hands-on workshops.

Iroquois Indian MuseumHowes Cave, NY— The Iroquois Indian Museum today announced that it has been awarded a $8000 grant from the New York State Council on the Arts (NYSCA) for FY2020 with the support of Governor Andrew M. Cuomo and the New York State Legislature. NYSCA grants support the transformative impact of the performing, literary, visual and media arts in New York State. The Iroquois Indian Museum is one of 462 arts organizations across New York State receiving a total of $8,383,993 million in grants through NYSCA’s Round II FY2020 funding to support arts programs that drive New York State’s economic growth and community health.

Holiday on Huguenot StreetNew Paltz, NY (November 12, 2019) – Historic Huguenot Street and the Reformed Church present the 2019 Holiday on Huguenot Street and Community Tree Lighting Friday, December 6, starting at 4:30 PM, and Saturday, December 7, at 10 AM. This event will highlight holiday and community traditions in New Paltz during the late Victorian era. Special tours feature costume interpreters portraying Huguenot Street’s past residents.

Pack Horse Librarians in AppalachiaNovember 13, 2019, beginning at 6:00 p.m.

Library Research Room and Henry A. Wallace Center at the FDR Presidential Library and Home

Hyde Park, N.Y. – The Franklin D. Roosevelt Presidential Library and Museum and the Poughkeepsie Public Library District present "Pack Horse Librarians in Appalachia" -- a BIG READ document show and presentation with historian Sandra Opdycke -- at 6:00 p.m. on Wednesday, November 13, 2019. The program will begin in the Research Room of the FDR Presidential Library with a document show of original items from the Library's collections related to Depression-era Appalachia, followed by a presentation by Opdycke in the Wallace Visitor Center.

NYSEDAlbany, N.Y. – The New York State Museum, State Library, and State Archives will celebrate New York State History Month in November with a variety of free public programs for children, families and adults.

"As we celebrate New York State History Month, we thank historians and educators help us understand our past," said Board of Regents Chancellor Betty A. Rosa. “I urge both adults and children to visit the extraordinary cultural institutions, museums, libraries, archives and historic sites across New York not only during New York State History Month, but every day.”…

Friends of the Pruyn House logoLatham, N.Y. – The Friends of Pruyn House will host a Holiday Open House weekend at 207 Old Niskayuna Road, Latham NY, on Friday December 6 and Saturday, December 7, 2019. The hours are 10am to 4pm, and the public is invited to this FREE event.  On Saturday, music will be provided by members of the Hudson Mohawk Recorder Society and refreshments will be served.  At 3:00 on Saturday, Friends of Pruyn House will host a Children’s Holiday Workshop featuring Sinterklaas, the Dutch St. Nicholas, and Norman Thibodeau of Musicians of Ma’alwyck, sharing some old-fashioned musical instruments.  Admission is free.

Rome Through Our HistoryUtica, N.Y. – Author Kathleen “Chip” Twellman Haley will discuss and sign copies of her newest book, Rome Through Our History, Volume II on Saturday, November 16, 2019 starting at 1:00 PM at the Oneida County History Center in Utica. The event is free and open to all. She’ll talk about the people and places in Rome, plus share stories from the surrounding towns. The pilot who landed the first B-52 bomber at Griffiss Air Force Base, the Underground Railroad, and the old Oneida County Home in Rome are just a few of the stories that will be told.

Fort Ticonderoga logoRare objects to be on display including documents signed by President George Washington

Ticonderoga, N.Y. – Fort Ticonderoga, a premiere historic and travel destination, will honor U.S. military veterans during a one-day event on Nov. 9 in advance of Veterans Day. Visitors will experience the American Army’s trials at Ticonderoga and can reflect on the sacrifices which led to victory and independence.

Excelsior PR logoHistoric Landscape Is Final Component of the Two Decades-Long Restoration Effort

Restoration Project Received Investment Totaling More Than $50 Million from Federal and State Partners

Governor Andrew M. Cuomo today announced the completion of the restored Frank Lloyd Wright-designed landscape on the estate of the Darwin D. Martin House, the final component of the overall restoration effort that has spanned more than two decades and received more than $50 million in investments in the National Historic Landmark and New York State Historic Site. The Martin House received $24 million in total funding from New York State beginning in 1993, and Governor Cuomo closed the gap with a $5 million commitment. Those final funds were used primarily to rehabilitate the historic landscape, preserve the Barton House (1903) - the secondary residence on the estate - and complete the restoration of the second floor of the Martin House. 

Copyright Fort Ticonderoga, Photo Credit Carl Heilman IITiconderoga, N.Y. – Fort Ticonderoga recently unveiled a new responsive and multi-lingual website, featuring stunning visuals that capture Fort Ticonderoga’s scenic beauty and many programs extending across the historic site’s 2,000-acre landscape and onto the waters of Lake Champlain. The website project was supported, in part, by a grant from New York State’s Division of Tourism/I LOVE NY through the Market New York program as part of the Regional Economic Development Council awards.