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NYS Parks, Recreation, Historic Preservation Katonah, NY – John Jay Homestead State Historic Site has launched new digital content you can enjoy from home.  These fun, interactive activities allow you to experience history while historic house tours are suspended.

Learn more about the collection by exploring the Object of the Day or try to solve one of history’s mysteries by being an Object Detective.  A virtual tour and downloadable worksheets are also available.  More content will continue to be added.  All this can be found on our website: www.johnjayhomestead.org.

Dr. Christopher BrellochsSunday, April 26, 1:00 PM

Staatsburg, N.Y. — On April 26 at 1pm, Staatsburgh State Historic Site will offer "A Performance and Conversation on The Musical Life of Ruth and Ogden Mills."  Dr. Christopher Brellochs, Chair of the Academy of Music at Dutchess Community College, will present a musical program for soprano, mezzo-soprano, piano and saxophone that will feature arias from Metropolitan Opera productions like Lucia di LammermoorNorma, and I puritani, operas that were popular during the Gilded Age, paired with original 19th century compositions for saxophone based on those operatic themes.

Washington's Headquarters logoNewburgh, NY (March 6, 2020) – In honor of Women’s History Month, Washington’s Headquarters State Historic Site, in Newburgh, will hold its annual program, The General’s Lady, Sunday, March 22nd at 2:00 PM. Inspired by Martha Washington, this event pays tribute to both the impact of noteworthy historical women, and to contemporary women making a difference in the field of history and preservation in the Hudson Valley. 

National Comedy Center - Best New MuseumJamestown, NY – February 28, 2020 -- The National Comedy Center, the nation’s official cultural institution and state-of-the-art museum dedicated to comedy as an art form, was named the “Best New Museum” in the country by USA Today as part of the 2020 USA Today’s 10Best Readers’ Choice Travel Awards, it was announced today. https://www.10best.com/awards/travel/best-new-museum/

Pair of girandoles, tooled and cut lead glass; Credit: Collection of the Corning Museum of Glass, Corning, NY.Opening May 9, 2020

Corning, N.Y. – The Corning Museum of Glass (CMoG) spring exhibition, In Sparkling Company: Glass and Social Life in Britain During the 1700s, will open May 9, 2020. With exhibition design by Selldorf ArchitectsIn Sparkling Company will present the glittering costume and jewelry, elaborate tableware, polished mirrors, and dazzling lighting devices that delighted the British elite, and helped define social rituals and cultural values of the period. Through a lens of glass, this exhibition will show visitors what it meant to be ‘modern’ in the 1700s, and what it cost. …

Mrs. SewardScheduled for Saturday, March 7, 2020 at 1:00 PM

Utica, N.Y. – Although often overlooked because of the national shadow cast by Secretary of State William Henry Seward, the women of the Seward family contributed greatly to the spirit of reform that swept through mid-19th century New York State. Through the efforts of Mrs. Frances Seward in particular, women in New York gained property rights and took several important steps towards suffrage. Join Seward House Museum Director of Education Jeffrey Ludwig to learn about this largely unknown legacy and story. This program takes place in the Oneida History Center's main gallery on Saturday, March 7, 2020 starting at 1:00 PM.

Clinton County Historical AssociationWith Special Guest:  Author/Performer Sandra Weber portraying Inez Milholland

Tuesday, Feb. 18, at 6:30 p.m., Lake Forest Senior Living Community Center, 8 Lake Forest Drive, Plattsburgh, NY

Plattsburgh, N.Y. – Please join the Clinton County Historical Association (CCHA) on Tuesday, Feb. 18, at 6:30 p.m. for “The Story of Suffragist Inez Milholland”. Special guest Author/Performer Sandra Weber will portray Inez Milholland.  The presentation will be hosted by CCHA Director Helen Nerska and will take place at the Lake Forest Senior Living Center in Plattsburgh. …

Fort Ticonderoga Chocolate History GrantTiconderoga, N.Y. – Fort Ticonderoga was awarded a $10,000 Forrest E. Mars Jr. Chocolate History grant that will help develop and enhance immersive experiences for visitors by fully engaging the senses of taste and smell through new culinary programs. These programs will introduce the flavors of Ticonderoga’s layered history spanning centuries, highlighting chocolate. The grant was awarded at the Annual Heritage Chocolate Society meeting held in Philadelphia January 27-28, 2020.

Bethel Woods Center for the Arts logo 2020The Museum re-opens April 4th featuring the 2020 Special Exhibit “Lights, Color, Fashion”

Bethel, NY (February 7, 2020) – On April 4th, The Museum at Bethel Woods, located at the site of the 1969 Woodstock festival, will open for the 2020 season with the Special Exhibit Lights, Color, Fashion: Psychedelic Posters and Patterns of 1960s San Francisco. This exhibit showcases a phenomenal ensemble of San Francisco rock posters and fashion from the kaleidoscopic years of 1964 to 1972, gathered by collector Gary Westford.

Lake Placid - 40 YearsFrom Feb. 13-23, 2020, Lake Placid will roll out the welcome mat and offer up a full slate of activities to revel in its unmatched Olympic legacy

LAKE PLACID, N.Y. --- Forty years ago, Lake Placid lit the Cauldron, signifying the beginning of the XIII Olympic Winter Games. On Friday, Feb. 14, the Cauldron will be re-lit as the upstate New York community celebrates 40 years since it hosted those iconic Games.