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Genesee Country Village - Museum Opens to Visitors and Summer CampersMumford, N.Y. (June 22) – Genesee Country Village & Museum will open to the general public beginning Friday, July 3, in time for the Independence Day Celebration on Saturday, July 4. This family-friendly event will feature music, a reading of the Declaration of Independence, and a black powder shoot, with a focus on outdoor activities to allow for physical distancing and free movement of guests. In addition, many of the Museum’s historic buildings will be open for the first time this season. Food will also be available at the Museum’s Depot restaurant, and the newly-renovated Flint Hill Store will be open for business.

Fort Ticonderoga logoHighlighted special tours, exciting demonstrations, & outdoor activities 

Ticonderoga, N.Y. – Fort Ticonderoga will celebrate Independence Day with special events and programming during an exciting holiday weekend, July 4-5, 2020. Experience the American Revolution on the very ground on which the fight for liberty occurred, with museum staff and costumed interpreters recreating and exploring the events of the year 1777. Guests will follow the footsteps of the Continental Army and see first-hand the struggle for freedom.

George Eastman readingYelp events, new webinars, and streaming movie recommendations available this month from the museum 

Rochester, N.Y., June 16, 2020—The George Eastman Museum is continuing to expand its online offerings through Eastman Museum at Home. The museum is working with Yelp Rochester to offer new virtual programs from baking to crafting, the events will be held on June 18 and June 30 through Yelp Rochester online. The museum has also rescheduled its Portrait of Jennie: The Rarest Cinematic Experience of All Time webinar to June 25, and the Curator’s Gallery Talk with Bea Nettles to June 26. All virtual events and webinars are free but registration is required.

Fort Ticonderoga logoOffers 2000 acres of historic landscape, gardens, battlefield hiking trail and many new programs

Must-see destination offers guests of all ages endless adventure

Ticonderoga, N.Y.  -- Every day is an event at Fort Ticonderoga and every year is a new experience. The historic site, museum, and family destination that encourages visitors to build their perfect adventure in America’s most historic landscape, opens for the season beginning on June 30th.

This year, until otherwise announced, general admission capacity will be capped at 400 visitors and advance on-line ticketing is required by visiting www.fortticonderoga.org. During the initial open phase beginning June 30th, only exterior spaces will be open to visitors Tuesday-Sunday from 9:30 am until 5:00 pm (last ticket sold at 4:30 pm).

Lyndhurst in Tarrytown (credit: Historic Hudson Valley)New Tour of Historic Hudson River Towns can Be Enjoyed at Home, on Scenic Drives or While Socially Distanced 

Tarrytown, NY (June 10, 2020) --- A new mobile audio tour of the Historic Hudson River Towns (HHRT) area just north of New York City will be launched on June 24.  Geo-located, the tour will be accessible on mobile devices free of charge, either on the TravelStorys app, or online at hudsonriver.com or travelstorysGPS.com.

NYS Parks, Recreation, Historic Preservation New Interpretive Content, Family Activities and Fun Stuff Online from Staatsburgh State Historic Site & The Friends of Mills at Staatsburgh

Staatsburg, N.Y. (6/8/20) — Although the mansion is currently closed for safety, Staatsburgh State Historic Site, and the Friends of Mills at Staatsburgh, are offering many ways to “peek” into the Gilded Age country home, to experience its history and beauty. “Virtually Staatsburgh,” a new page on the Friends’ website, offers a menu of different ways to experience the site from home. To enjoy “Virtually Staatsburgh,” visit https://millsfriends.org/virtual/

Iroquois Indian MuseumIn response to COVID-19 and in the interest of public health

Howes Cave, N.Y. – We hope you are all staying healthy during this difficult time. The COVID-19 pandemic has certainly changed our world in ways we could never imagine! Due to concerns for the safety of our visitors, artists, performers, and staff we have made the very difficult decision to cancel all special events for 2020. This includes social dance Saturdays, artist demonstrations, and the annual Iroquois Festival on Labor Day weekend. The Museum itself will remain closed until we feel confident that we can navigate the necessary health protocols. Our Nature Trails are always open.

Oneida County History CenterScheduled for Wednesday, June 17 At 12:30 Pm

Utica, N.Y. – Dive into Oneida Lake and Sylvan Beach history with author and local expert, Jack Henke.  Henke will talk about "The Beach" during its heyday, ~1900, sharing fun facts and photos from the past.  Henke is the author of four books about Oneida Lake history including From “The Beach” to Brewerton: Stories of Oneida Lake, and Oneida Lake: “The Only Happiness” Place Names and History.

This free online presentation takes place on Wednesday, June 17, 2020 from 12:30- 1:30 pm. To view the stream or for more information, please visit the event Facebook Page The Coney Island of Central NY or visit the Oneida County History Center website.

Fort TiconderogaOffering 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 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, anticipating the gates will once again open to visitors when the North Country enters Phase 4 of the "NY Forward" plan in early July.

Mrs. Peter A. Salm & Brian Hetrich by Anne-MarieLive Zoom Cooking Show; Thursday, June 4, 11:00 am; To RSVP go to southamptonhistory.org/calendar; free admission

Southampton, N.Y. – A monthly Live Zoom cooking show will take place in the kitchen of one of the last, private Gilded Age estate in Southampton. The program takes place on the first Thursday of every month beginning Thursday, June 4 at 11:00 am. The first Zoom program will feature how to make a rhubarb pie using organic, home grown produce and is hosted by the Southampton History Museum.

The program features Mrs. Peter A. Salm, also known as The Countess von Salm-Hoogstraeten, and her private chef, Brian Hetrich. The vast kitchen is located inside the Port of Missing Men which was built by H.H. Rogers, Jr., whose father was the richest man in 1910.