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Happiness Hour at The StrongRochester, N.Y.—Adults age 21 and older are invited to enroll in space camp and enjoy science-fiction fun during the Happiest Hour at The Strong museum on Wednesday, August 15, from 5:30 to 9:30 p.m. All proceeds from this event support The Strong’s educational mission and community outreach programs.

Enjoy a sampling of bar-style snacks courtesy of Salena’s Mexican Restaurant and cash bars featuring the local beers of Roc Brewing.

Church of ThirstOctober 20, 2018 – January 6, 2019

Saratoga Springs, N.Y. — The Frances Young Tang Teaching Museum and Art Gallery at Skidmore College will present a solo exhibition of Tim Davis’ recent work in video, sound, installation, photography, and more. Tim Davis–When We Are Dancing (I Get Ideas) features more than 30 recent works and provides an in-depth look at the creative process of an artist, musician, and writer whose visual art riffs heavily on his initial start as a poet. In all of his projects,…

Historic Huguenot Street exhibitionHistoric Huguenot Street exhibition of Dutch Fine and Decorative Arts extended through December 16

New Paltz, N.Y.Historic Huguenot Street (HHS) has extended the special exhibition Living in Style: Selections from the George Way Collection of Dutch Fine and Decorative Art until December 16, 2018. Featuring more than 100 17th- and 18th-century Dutch items from the Netherlands—including 22 oil paintings, a rich diversity of interior furnishings, and decorative and utilitarian objects—the exhibition is installed in a period room in the historic Jean Hasbrouck House (ca. 1721) and celebrates the Dutch culture that flourished in the 1600s and 1700s in New York State’s New Netherland Colony.

NYS Museum tomahawkTomahawk Was Given to Seneca Leader “Cornplanter” by George Washington

Albany, N.Y. – The New York State Museum has announced that an 18th-century Native American tomahawk gifted to Cornplanter, the respected Seneca leader, by President George Washington in 1792 has been returned to the Museum’s collections and will go on exhibit in the State Museum’s main lobby July 17 through December 30.

I LOVE NY Logo - stackedPart of a Transformative, $108 Million Project That Will Add New Hotel and Mixed-Use Development on Site of Former Inner Loop

Investment Complements "Finger Lakes Forward" - The Region's Comprehensive Strategy to Revitalize Communities and Grow the Economy

July 12, 2018 – Governor Andrew M. Cuomo today announced $20 million in funding to support the $60 million expansion project at The Strong National Museum of Play in Rochester's East End on the site of the former inner loop. The funding, provided through a Finger Lakes Forward Upstate Revitalization Initiative Grant, will help to attract new and returning visitors to one of the Finger Lakes' top tourist attractions. The expansion project, which includes the construction of a new downtown parking garage, is expected to create 40 new jobs at The Strong and be completed in 2020.

Shelby CobraSaratoga Springs, N.Y. – The Saratoga Automobile Museum is the starting point of a Shelby Cobra road tour that will take place from Sunday, June 10 to Thursday, June 14. The cars will be available for viewing at the museum from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. on Sunday. The tour will be led by Tom Cotter, author of several auto and barn find books, including his most recent "Ford Model-T Coast-to-Coast", which he will be signing at the Museum on Sunday, June 10.

Detail Family Moving - Eastman MuseumThe first museum exhibition of Out My Window will include work from all of Albert Halaban’s series locations

Rochester, N.Y., May 30, 2018Gail Albert Halaban: Out My Window will be on view at the George Eastman Museum beginning July 7. The exhibition will include artist Gail Albert Halaban’s photographs from the earliest to the most recent phases of her project, which until now has been seen only as discrete bodies of work from New York and Paris. This show features images made in cities all over the world, including Buenos Aires, Istanbul, New York, Paris, Rome, Seoul, Utrecht, and Venice, and showcases what urban neighbors see when they look across the street.

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 www.arts.gov/bluestarmuseums.

Lieutenant Jacob Schieffelin’s Uniform CoatDisplay of rare Revolutionary war objects, history-themed boat tours, and ceremony honoring America’s soldiers

Ticonderoga, NY – Fort Ticonderoga today announced a special museum exhibit and programming for Memorial Day Weekend that honors the service of the Armed Forces of the United States on the very ground where many American soldiers made the ultimate sacrifice for the cause of freedom.

The “Achieving Independence: Ticonderoga and Philadelphia” pop-up exhibit explores the relationship between the two iconic locations during the country’s founding.

Jared CaseRochester, N.Y., May 21, 2018—The George Eastman Museum has announced the appointment of Jared Case to curator of film exhibitions. Case will be responsible for curating the screenings in the museum’s Dryden Theatre, assisting with moving image-related exhibitions, and facilitating film program collaborations with community partners. Jurij Meden, who held the position for the past four years, has accepted a position as the Head of Film Programming at the Austrian Film Museum in Vienna.

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