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Herschell Carrouisel Factory Museum logoHerschell Carrousel Factory Museum to offer free admission to military personnel and their families this summer

North Tonawanda, NY (5/9/2024) – Herschell Carrousel Factory Museum announces it will join museums nationwide in the Blue Star Museums initiative, a program that provides free admission to currently serving U.S. military personnel and their families this summer. The 2024 program will begin on Armed Forces Day, Saturday, May 18, 2024, and end on Labor Day, Monday, September 2, 2024. Learn more and find the list of participating museums at arts.gov/BlueStarMuseums.

Hudson River MuseumYonkers, NY (May 7, 2024) —The Hudson River Museum is proud to announce it was awarded a prestigious grant from the Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS) Museums for America. Museums for America supports projects that strengthen the ability of individual museums to benefit the public by providing high-quality, inclusive learning experiences, by addressing community needs through partnerships and collaborations, and by preserving and providing access to the collections entrusted to their care. The Hudson River Museum is one of 122 projects nationwide that were funded through this year’s Museums for America program.

FDR Library and MuseumHyde Park, N.Y. -- The Home of Franklin D. Roosevelt National Historic Site and the FDR Presidential Library and Museum will host a series of free, public events over Memorial Day Weekend, from Saturday, May 25 through Monday, May 27, 2024.


On Saturday, May 25 and Sunday, May 26, the The Duffle Bag of Patterson, New York, will present a weekend of historic military displays and a World War II encampment on the Roosevelt Library's front lawn.

Marc Hom’s New ExhibitionMarc Hom’s retrospective exhibition at Fenimore Art Museum in Cooperstown includes a trove of masterfully achieved portraits featuring Anne Hathaway, Miley Cyrus, Angelina Jolie, Taylor Swift, and many others

An outdoor portion of the exhibition features 28 eleven-foot-high studio portraits mounted on frames that rotate in the wind—overlooking Otsego Lake

Cooperstown, NY — Danish photographer Marc Hom is recognized for his iconic portraits of some of the most recognized faces in the world. Over his decades-long career, he has artistically captured the likeness of Hollywood and cultural elites such as Anne Hathaway, Miley Cyrus, Angelina Jolie, Taylor Swift, King Frederik X of Denmark, and a seemingly endless list of notable names.

Whitney MuseumNew York, NY (May 1, 2024) — Steps away from the High Line and Chelsea Market in New York City’s vibrant Meatpacking District, the Whitney Museum of American Art is the perfect destination for visitors of all ages to immerse themselves in art, culture, and all that NYC has to offer. The Whitney presents soaring views of the famous city skyline via four stories of outdoor balcony terraces and awe-inspiring architecture amid its collection of masterworks by leading American artists like Edward Hopper, Jacob Lawrence, and Georgia O'Keeffe, along with cutting-edge exhibitions featuring today's most celebrated contemporary artists.

Hallockville Museum FarmOne of Long Island’s Largest Celebrations of Fiber Arts and Crafts

Riverhead, NY (April 29) – Historic Hallockville Museum Farm on Long Island’s North Fork will host its annual Fleece and Fiber Festival on Saturday, May 18 from 10 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. (Rain date: Sunday, May 19).  The Hallockville Fleece & Fiber Festival is one of the largest celebrations of the fiber arts in the region and will feature dozens of fiber artisans showcasing their talents, demonstrating their traditional crafts, and selling their creations.

Herschell Carrousel Factory Museum New Engine ExhibitNorth Tonawanda, N.Y. — The Herschell Carrousel Factory Museum has unveiled its new exhibit Phantom of the Brass Era: The Herschell-Spillman Motor Company. During a grand opening for the exhibit on April 18th, the museum also announced the acquisition of a 1923 Standard Sedanette automobile with an intact H-S V-8.

Gun Runner (NYRA photo)Saratoga Springs, N.Y. — Nine new members have been elected to the National Museum of Racing and Hall of Fame. The class of 2024 is comprised of jockey Joel Rosario and racehorses Gun Runner (KY) and Justify (KY) in the contemporary category; jockey Abe Hawkins and racehorses Aristides (KY) and Lecomte (KY) have been selected by the Pre-1900 Historic Review Committee; and Harry F. Guggenheim, Clement L. Hirsch, and Joe Hirsch were chosen by the Pillars of the Turf Committee. Rosario, Gun Runner, and Justify were all elected in their first year of eligibility.

Rural Cemetery MovementWednesday, May 8

Mumford, April 26, 2024 – Opening on Wednesday, May 8, a new multi-media exhibit in Genesee Country Village & Museum’s John L. Wehle Gallery will explore the concept of the American rural cemetery. Rather than gloomy or frightening space, exhibit posits the institution of the rural cemetery as a social center with a living ecosystem – a place for scenic respite.

Opus 40Saugerties, N.Y. – Opus 40 Sculpture Park in Saugerties, NY, has opened for its 2024 season of visits, events, guided tours, and educational and environmental programs.

Visiting hours are weekends only in April, Friday—Monday in May and Thursday—Monday from Memorial Day through Labor Day. All visits include access to the in-earth bluestone sculpture created over nearly 40 years by artist Harvey Fite

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