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Frank-Lloyd-Wright-s-Darwin-DBuffalo, NY - Frank Lloyd Wright’s Martin House is pleased to announce plans to reopen for public tours on Thursday, July 16. The site has been closed since mid-March due to the Covid-19 pandemic but is prepared and eager to begin public tours of both the interior and the grounds of the estate.

“We are excited to welcome guests once again to the fully-restored Wright masterpiece,” said Executive Director Mary Roberts. “The health and safety of our guests, staff, and volunteers will remain our number one priority, and we will continue to closely adhere to the guidelines and recommendations released by experts.”…

Historic Huguenot StreetNew Paltz, NY (July 14, 2020) – Historic Huguenot Street is pleased to present a five-week virtual Lunaape language workshop hosted by Lunaape language teacher Karen Mosko. The general public still has the opportunity to participate in three of the five opportunities, which began on July 1 and are scheduled to occur every Wednesday evening from 7:00 – 8:30 PM throughout the month of July.

Karen Mosko is from Nalahii (Munsee-Delaware Nation), Ontario, Canada. She has been learning Lunaape since 2004 and teaching predominantly unfunded Lunaape language classes in various locations since 2005. Her goal is to revitalize what the government considers a dead language.

washington headquartersNewburgh, NY (July 14, 2020) – Washington’s Headquarters State Historic Site will be opening its buildings to the public again.  

Since the onset of Covid-19 guidelines that restrict access to public interior spaces, the magnificent grounds, and “Around the Grounds,” a self-guided outdoor tour of the Site, have been the only offerings.  

Starting July 8th, both the Museum, which features over 1,300 objects from the collection, and the historic Hasbrouck House, where the General made his headquarters for 16 ½ months at the end of the Revolutionary War, will be open for visitors on a limited basis:…

Hudson River Museum - Best WestchesterYonkers, NY (July 10) — For the third year in a row, the Hudson River Museum proudly announces that it has been selected as a top Readers’ Pick in Westchester Magazine’s Best of Westchester 2020. For the second year in a row, our Gilded Age home Glenview was again voted Best Historic Site. And for the first time, the Museum’s HRM After Dark has been named Best Nonprofit Event in the Fun & Leisure category. The 20th annual Best of Westchester celebrates 111 Editors’ and 261 Readers’ Picks, the latter resulting from more than 38,000 ballots submitted from December to January.

Ganondagan logoBringing the Natural World to the Virtual World

Iroquois Social Dancers, Artisan Demonstrators, and Storyteller Filmed Against Ganondagan’s Natural World for Virtual Ganondagan Summer Experience”

Victor, NY— Not to be daunted by the coronavirus-necessitated cancelation of its Indigenous Music & Arts Festival, Friends of Ganondagan has announced its first “Virtual Ganondagan Summer Experience,” July 23-25, the dates of originally scheduled festival, filmed outdoors at Ganondagan State Historic Site’s natural world.

Staatsburgh State Historic Site“What You See….and What You Don’t See”

Staatsburg, N.Y. (7/6/20) — This summer, Staatsburgh State Historic Site will give free guided landscape tours on the Gilded Age estate’s beautiful grounds overlooking the Hudson River.  The tour, entitled “What You See… and What You Don’t See,” will be offered Thursday, Saturdays, and Sundays. Reservations are required. To make reservations, visit www.Staatsburgh.Eventbrite.com  

In 1895, Staatsburgh’s landscape architect designed a glorious setting that showcased the good life in the Gilded Age, while deliberately using landscape elements to hide the technology and labor that made a turn-of-the-century estate run. Using historic photos of the grounds, the tour will show what visitors would have seen 100+ years ago, but also “step behind the curtain” to reveal what was hidden from them.

Bethel Woods Center for the Arts logo 2020Main Exhibit, Grounds, and Additional Programming to Adhere to Socially-Distant Guidelines

Bethel, N.Y. (July 7, 2020) – As New York’s Mid-Hudson region entered Phase 4 of reopening today, Bethel Woods Center for the Arts, a nonprofit cultural center located at the historic site of the 1969 Woodstock Festival, announced that The Museum at Bethel Woods will reopen on Monday, July 13th. The Museum, which had delayed opening due to the COVID-19 pandemic, will be open 10AM-5PM, seven days a week.

NPSSeneca Falls, NY— Women’s Rights National Historical Park (NHP) is pleased to announce Virtual Convention Days 2020, a series of online programs being held July 17-19.

Convention Days has been a signature event in Seneca Falls for many years. This annual event allows visitors to engage with women’s history, focusing on the revolutionary 1848 Seneca Falls Women’s Rights Convention through art, storytelling, speakers, and special programming. The park will continue this tradition in a new format this year due to the COVID-19 pandemic and host programs via the park’s social media platforms, all of which can be accessed through the park website at http://www.nps.gov/wori.

Fort Ticonderoga logoOffering 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. This virtual experience is in addition to onsite visitation that was just announced. Fort Ticonderoga will be open to the public Tuesday-Sunday 9:30am-5pm until October 31, 2020.