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Portrait of JennieThe June 4 webinar will break down what makes seeing this film one of the rarest cinematic experiences of all time 

Rochester, N.Y. (May 26, 2020)—The George Eastman Museum has announced it will host a virtual discussion on the film Portrait of Jennie (William Dieterle, 1948) on Thursday, June 4 at 1 p.m. with members of its Moving Image Department. The museum’s 6th Nitrate Picture Show was originally scheduled to kick off with a screening of Portrait of Jennie on June 4, 2020, but due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the museum made the decision to postpone the festival to June 3–6, 2021. In lieu of welcoming patrons to the Dryden Theatre next month, the museum is offering everyone a virtual experience to explore the film in a new way from home.

Gardeners at GCV&MMumford, N.Y. (May 22, 2020) – Based on direction for reopening from New York State, Genesee Country Village & Museum continues to be closed to visitors, and will not be open for interpretation, tours, or programs until the Finger Lakes region reaches “Phase 4,” which at the earliest will begin at the end of June. As a result, GCV&M is cancelling Celtic Faire and 1812 Weekend (scheduled for June 13 & 14 and June 20 & 21 respectively) and postponing Kids Free Days (June 27 – July 3). It's also expected that going forward, the Museum will be restricted to holding events that do not concentrate large groups of participants and audience members, and with that in mind, GCV&M has also decided to cancel the annual Civil War Reenactment and Encampment (scheduled for July 18 & 19). …

Albany Institute of History and ArtWorld Renowned Hudson River School Collection by 35 Artists, Including Thomas Cole, Frederic Church and Asher Durand, Now Available to View Online

Project sponsored by Capital Region creative economy entrepreneur Tom Nardacci

Albany, N.Y. – The Albany Institute of History & Art today announced the launch of a new 3D digital tour of their Hudson River School exhibition. The Albany Institute has one of the largest collections of Hudson River School style paintings and now, using cutting-edge technology, visitors can explore the Christine & George R. Hearst III gallery and discover the landscapes and scenes of the Hudson River School painters from anywhere in the world.

Genesee Country Village Museum GCVMMumford, N.Y. (May 15, 2020) – Genesee Country Village & Museum Keep History Alive is a matching gift campaign running now through June 15, during which time all unrestricted donations and memberships to GCV&M will be doubled to benefit the programs, staff, and collections of the Museum, in a community-based effort to offset the impact of the Coronavirus pandemic. Donations will be accepted through the Museum’s website, gcv.org.

Hand pies Berry - Gooseberry - AppleMumford, N.Y. (May 8, 2020) – GCV&M is excited to share that we have raised nearly one-fourth of our $100,000 goal as part of our Keep History Alive! matching give campaign. The fund appeal, launched by a group of our Board and Founding Circle members who have pledged to match each dollar the Museum raises up to $50,000, runs through June 15. All unrestricted donations and memberships during that time will be doubled to benefit the programs, staff, and collections of the Museum, in a community-based effort to offset the impact of the Coronavirus pandemic. Donations will be accepted through the Museum’s website, gcv.org.

Oneida County History CenterUtica, N.Y. – The Oneida County History Center seeks nominations for the 2020 Historical Hall of Fame and Living Legends Awards. This campaign strives to honor outstanding members of our community, past and present, for their service as leaders, pioneers, and advocates, and for their efforts in furthering the region's industries, culture, and educational opportunities. Inductees are honored at an annual awards banquet held each fall and through a permanent display in the History Center’s gallery.

Genesee Country Village Museum GCVMMumford, N.Y. – Genesee Country Village & Museum is continuing to enhance its online spaces for viewers to connect, learn, explore, and even take a piece of the Museum home with them. Through video lessons and peeks into their collections, the Museum is allowing for an up-close look at various historical objects, topics, and even their grounds via a virtual tour. The online store is also offering touch-free shopping for Museum-made items, plus a special take-home brunch for Mother’s Day.

Center for Digital History IconOffering a unique virtual experience with programming, lecture series, social media events, and other activities

Ticonderoga, N.Y. – Fort Ticonderoga announces a 2020 Digital Campaign - an exciting virtual campus opening. This Digital Campaign features interactive programming, engaging lectures series, and a preview of the many experiences which will be featured on-site once Fort Ticonderoga’s gates open in 2020.  The museum and cultural destination’s 2020 opening has been postponed due to COVID-19.

This unique opportunity brings to digital visitors the layers of history and natural beauty into their 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.

Fort Ticonderoga logoTiconderoga, N.Y. – Fort Ticonderoga recently awarded Ally Carvel, a freshman at Gouverneur High School, in Gouverneur, New York, the 2020 Beaty Family Scholarship at Fort Ticonderoga. Carvel received the award as part of North Country History Day held at Ticonderoga on March 7, 2020.

The award, sponsored by John T. Beaty and family, covers the tuition for Carvel to attend the National History Academy in northern Virginia this summer. She won the award for an outstanding senior division entry at North Country History Day that exemplified the spirit of the National History Day program.

Oneida County History CenterUtica, N.Y. – We are all living through a historic moment in time and the Oneida County History Center wants to preserve your story. The public is invited to submit their quarantine and COVID-19 stories. These narratives will become part of the History Center’s collections and will be available for future researchers to learn how our community was impacted by this global pandemic. Written, audio, and visual submissions are encouraged.