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USS SLATER 1945Albany, N.Y. – The third Saturday in June is recognized and celebrated nationwide as Destroyer Escort Day.  On Saturday, June 16th, we will pay homage to the Destroyer Escort sailors killed in World War II, Korea, Vietnam and the Cold War years and to the fifteen Destroyer Escorts lost in action. There will be a ceremony to honor and remember Destroyer Escorts and their sailors at 9:00 a.m. at USS SLATER.

Circular Letter: Washington’s LegacyNewburgh, N.Y. – Come to Washington’s Headquarters State Historic Site, during Path History weekend, Saturday, June 16th, at 2:00 PM, for a special presentation, “The Circular Letter: Washington’s Legacy.” This talk will explore the hopes General Washington had to guarantee how the government should work effectively; how the states should be united and how the protection of that new and fragile nation would be of paramount importance.

pth-logoVisit the Home of a Civil War General and U.S. President, Experience One of the Last Lighthouses of its Kind, and Join an Old Fashioned Ball Game at Path Through History Weekend Events

Special Programs Offer Immersive Opportunities to Experience New York State History and Heritage during the 2018 Path Through History Weekends, June 16-17 and October 6-8

New York, N.Y. -  Events across New York State will offer new perspectives into the state's history and heritage during this year's Path Through History Weekends. Scheduled to coincide with Father's Day on June 16-17 and Columbus Day on October 6-8, these events are ideal vacation and family opportunities. During these weekends, hundreds of museums, historic sites, parks and community groups across the state will host special tours, reenactments and other enhanced programming. Many participating sites will also offer special discounts or free admission. Visitors might find themselves playing an early form of baseball, talking to a soldier at a living history reenactment, watching a glassblowing demonstration, or sampling new foods at a festival showcasing one of the state’s diverse communities.

Historic Huguenot Street RenovationNew Paltz, N.Y. (June 1, 2018) – Starting June 4, phase one of the project to restore the original 18th-century roof framing of the Jean Hasbrouck House (ca. 1721) at Historic Huguenot Street (HHS) will begin and is expected to continue through June 15.

The Jean Hasbrouck House is a specific and rare example of traditional Dutch 18th-century architecture. The house’s high-pitched gable roof spans twice the depth of other stone houses from the period and is one of a kind in the United States.

Museum at Bethel Woods Blue Star MuseumsThe Museum at Bethel Woods is one of more than 2,000 museums across America to offer free admission to military personnel and their families this summer 

Bethel, N.Y.  For the fifth year, The Museum at Bethel Woods will again take part in Blue Star Museums, a collaboration among the National Endowment for the Arts, Blue Star Families, the Department of Defense and more than 2,000 museums across America to offer free admission to the nation’s active duty military personnel and their families from Memorial Day through Labor Day. The program provides families an opportunity to enjoy the nation's cultural heritage and learn more about their community, especially after a military move. A list of participating museums is available at

Herschell Carrousel Factory Museum$1 Admission!; Saturday July 15th and Sunday July 16th 10 a.m. - 4 p.m.

North Tonawanda, N.Y. – Enjoy $1 admission to the Herschell Carrousel Factory Museum during Carrousel Carnival Days! The Children's Gallery will be transformed into a carnival midway with games for the whole family to play. The Kiddieland Testing Park rides, Kiddie Carrousel, and 1916 Number One Special Carrousel will be open to ride. Game and ride tickets are only $.50 cents each! …

National Racing Museum and Hall of FameSaratoga Springs, N.Y. — Legendary thoroughbred racing personality Tom Durkin, who called 25 editions of the Belmont Stakes from 1990 through 2014 for the New York Racing Association, will discuss several of his favorite calls of the iconic race during a special program at the National Museum of Racing and Hall of Fame on Thursday, May 31 at 7 p.m. The program is open to the public and free to attend.

Flatiron 23rd Street PartnershipProfessional guides lead participants on 90-minute historic tours every Sunday morning, rain or shine, throughout the year

New York. N.Y. – The Flatiron/23rd Street Partnership Business Improvement District (BID) provides free, year-round historic walking tours of the district every Sunday, led by professional guides. The walking tours highlight some of the city’s most notable landmarks, including the Flatiron Building, New York Life Insurance Building, MetLife Clock Tower, and Appellate Courthouse.

Since the Flatiron Partnership began offering the tours a decade ago, more than 6,500 people - from 60 countries and more than 440 cities in the United States and Canada - have taken part in more than 560 excursions.