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Fort Ticonderoga - Carl Heilmann II photographer, Photo credit Fort TiconderogaFunding made possible by the New York State Council on the Arts (NYSCA)

Ticonderoga, NY - Fort Ticonderoga, a major cultural destination, museum, and National Historic Landmark, has been awarded a $10,000 Regrowth and Capacity Grant from the New York State Council on the Arts (NYSCA). The grant funds will provide support to Fort Ticonderoga to broaden visitor accessibility both digitally as well as on-site with increased and improved wayfinding. Fort Ticonderoga is partnering with New York University (NYU) and Brawn Media to develop an improved visitor experience for all.

Photo by Bethany GrantGrant comes from the Champlain Valley National Heritage Partnership for Pathway to America250

Announcing Clinton County’s Semiquincentennial Anniversary Steering Committee

Plattsburgh, N.Y. – The CCHA Board of Trustees is pleased to announce the award of a 2023 Local Heritage Grant from the Champlain Valley National Heritage Partnership totaling $8000.  The purpose of this grant is to form a team, identify a leader within that team and prepare a plan to make the America250 commemoration of our nation’s founding the most comprehensive and inclusive celebration in our County’s history, using as a guide the U.S. Semiquincentennial Commission’s mission and vision.

GCV&M’s Spring Lecture Series”Opening Our Closets: Fashion & Textile History”

Saturday, April 1, 2023

Mumford, NY (March 21, 2023) – Genesee Country Village & Museum has announced the lineup of speakers in its Spring Lecture Series (Saturday, April 1, 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.) on the topic of 19th-century fashion and textile history. This day-long program features four presenters speaking on different subjects, culminating with keynote speaker Susan W. Greene, namesake and donor of the Susan Greene Costume Collection housed in the John L. Wehle Gallery at GCV&M.

MapleSugarFestival_GCVMMumford, N.Y. - Genesee Country Village & Museum in Mumford, NY, invites visitors to celebrate maple sugaring season in NY State at the annual Maple Sugar Festival, coming up March 18, 19, 25 & 26.

Follow tap lines along the Maple History Trail to the modern-day sugarhouse in the Museum’s Nature Center, see traditional methods of sap collection and sugaring in a 19th-century sugar camp, and explore the Historic Village to see maple-inspired “receipts” cooking in historic kitchens.

NYSEDDonation Ceremony to be Held on Wednesday, March 8

New Exhibition: Women Who Lead to Open on March 11

Albany, N.Y. - The New York State Museum, in partnership with Monumental Women and in observance of Women’s History Month, will host a donation ceremony to debut the Women’s Rights Pioneers Central Park Monument model at 1:00 p.m. on Wednesday, March 8, 2023, at the Huxley Theatre in the Cultural Education Center located at 222 Madison Avenue in Albany, New York. The statue features three nationally recognized leaders of the women's rights movement, all hailing from New York State: Sojourner Truth (Ulster County), Susan B. Anthony (Rochester), and Elizabeth Cady Stanton (Johnstown, Seneca Falls, and NYC). It will also be included as part of the Museum’s new exhibition, Women Who Lead.

Saturday, March 18, 2:00 p.m. and 6:00 p.m.

Charles DickensUtica, N.Y. - Famous 19th-century English author Charles Dickens made two trips to America and had an unscheduled 18-hour layover in Utica in March 1868. His unexpected presence at Bagg’s Hotel caused a stir among the locals. Join us for Mr. Dickens Comes to Utica, a documentary created by local filmmaker Dennis Dewey, that shares this exciting story.

Anne Bell paintingPleasantville, NY (March 6, 2023) – The Art Gallery at the Rockefeller State Park Preserve presents “Bulbs to Blooming Gardens amidst Elegant Sculptures”.

Artist Anne Bell’s paintings reveal the visual language of flowers and plants, and their powerful lust for life. She interprets this using layered color, charcoal, rhythmic lines and shifting scale, while insinuating her abstraction style that pervades a mature body of artworks.

NYS Parks Recreation Historic PreservationYonkers, N.Y.  (03/06/2023) — The Friends of Philipse Manor Hall are pleased to host an Old New Year’s Eve Celebration on Friday, March 23, 2023, from 6:30 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. at Philipse Manor Hall State Historic Site, 29 Warburton Ave., Yonkers, NY.

What, you may be wondering, is Old New Year’s Eve? Today, New Year’s Day is January 1, but it wasn’t always! From the 16th century to the 18th century, European nations were transitioning from the old Julian calendar to the new Gregorian calendar.

Madonna & Child with bronze sculptures by Tom Edmonds 2023Southampton, N.Y. -  To celebrate the 125th Anniversary of the Parrish Art Museum the Southampton History Museum will exhibit some forgotten treasures from the Samuel L. Parrish collection which is now owned by the Village of Southampton. The exhibit was curated by The Reverend W. Patrick Edwards who will give a talk at 5:00 pm during the opening on Saturday, March 18, 4-6 pm.

George Eastman Museum logoInaugural exhibit to feature works from Flower City Arts Center’s Studio 678 Photo Club 

Rochester, N.Y., March 4, 2023—Gallery Obscura, George Eastman Museum’s newest exhibition space, opens today on Saturday, March 4. The inaugural exhibit will be produced in collaboration with the Flower City Arts Center, which will run through June 1.

Gallery Obscura will take on a unique role – featuring exhibitions created or presented in collaboration with community organizations and school and youth programs, projects focused on Greater Rochester, and exhibitions from the museum’s collections that are thematically related to community events or that support other museum initiatives and programming.

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