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Titanic NewsboySunday, October 11, 3:00 PM

Staatsburg, N.Y. (9/24/20) — This autumn, Staatsburgh State Historic Site will offer occasional outdoor programs on the mansion’s front portico. On October 11 at 3 p.m., members of the staff will give a ½ hour presentation on Staatsburgh and the Titanic.

Staatsburgh’s owners, Ruth and Ogden Mills, planned to sail on the Titanic. First class passengers on the ship included the Millses’ friends, neighbors and Mrs. Mills’ cousin, John Jacob Astor. The Program on the Portico will explore Staatsburgh’s connections to the world’s most famous maritime disaster. The historic site staff will display some reproductions of items that would have been seen on the Titanic, including life vests (both children and adult sizes), a telegraph key, and an officer’s jacket.

Titanic at seaSaturday, October 10, 3:00 PM

Staatsburg, N.Y. (9/24/20) — On October 10 at 3 p.m., children ages 8 to 11 are invited to Staatsburgh State Historic Site to listen to selections from the book, I Survived the Sinking of the Titanic, 1912 by Lauren Tarshis. The program—presented outside on the mansion’s portico—is part of Staatsburgh’s ongoing series of readings from books about the Gilded Age. The reading will be a unique opportunity to hear a story about the Titanic at the home of a couple who planned to sail on the Titanic. Staatsburgh’s owners, Ruth and Ogden Mills, had tickets to sail on the Titanic’s second trip. But the Millses were not destined to travel on the ship – the Titanic sank on its maiden voyage.

Staatsburgh State Historic Site“What You See….and What You Don’t See”

October Thursdays & Sundays, & Columbus Day

Staatsburg, N.Y. (9/24/20) — This autumn, Staatsburgh State Historic Site will offer several opportunities to enjoy the fall foliage and a stunning landscape along the Hudson River, while learning a little of the area’s history. Free guided landscape tours on the Gilded Age estate’s beautiful grounds overlooking the river will occur on Thursdays, Sundays and on Columbus Day.

The tour, entitled “What You See… and What You Don’t See,” will show how Staatsburgh’s landscape architect designed a glorious setting that showcased the good life in the Gilded Age, while deliberately using landscape elements to hide the technology and labor that made a turn-of-the-century estate run. Using historic photos of the grounds, the tour will show what visitors would have seen more than100 years ago, but also step behind the curtain to show what was hidden from them.

Dion_Sherwood_Sketch-for-The-Pollinator_Pavillion_2020By Internationally Renowned Contemporary Artists Mark Dion and Dana Sherwood

The Pollinator Pavilion Provides a Fantastical Architectural Setting That Offers Miraculous Moments in Which Individuals Can Encounter Hummingbirds While Exploring a Nurturing Relationship with Nature

Catskill, NY (July 28, 2020) – The Thomas Cole National Historic Site announced today that it will unveil on Friday, August 7, The Pollinator Pavilion, a new outdoor architectural sculpture designed specifically for the Thomas Cole National Historic Site by internationally acclaimed artists Mark Dion and Dana Sherwood. Combining their well-known practice of making sitespecific installations and their fascination with nature, the interactive artwork is a fantastical architectural setting in which individuals can share miraculous moments with pollinators, while exploring a nurturing relationship with nature.

Fort Ticonderoga logoOffering 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 experience featuring interactive programming, engaging lectures series, and creative at-home educational activities and resources. This virtual experience is in addition to onsite visitation. Fort Ticonderoga is open to the public Tuesday-Sunday 9:30am-5pm until October 31, 2020.

Fort Ticonderoga logoOffering 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 experience featuring interactive programming, engaging lectures series, and creative at-home educational activities and resources. This virtual experience is in addition to onsite visitation that was just announced. Fort Ticonderoga will be open to the public Tuesday-Sunday 9:30am-5pm until October 31, 2020.

washington headquartersNewburgh, NY (June 25, 2020) – Washington’s Headquarters State Historic Site in Newburgh will begin an extensive Pathway Improvement Project in July, 2020.  Being the first publicly owned historic site in the Nation, the Pathway Project will be respectful of the site’s history, while enhancing public access to the grounds and the Site’s significant historic features. …

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.

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.

National Comedy Center AnywhereExclusive Museum Content Now Available for Viewing at Home

Jamestown,  NY – April 16, 2020 -- The National Comedy Center, the nation’s official cultural institution and non-profit museum dedicated to comedy as an art form, announced today that it has launched a new online content platform featuring exclusive content directly from its interactive comedy exhibits, as an extension of the museum during its temporary closure.

National Comedy Center Anywhere tells the story of comedy via commentary from the artists themselves, and rare archival material never-before-seen outside of the Comedy Center  -- just named the “Best New Museum in the Country” six weeks ago by USA Today, and named to TIME magazine’s “World’s Greatest Places” in 2019. …

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