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NPSStillwater, NY Saratoga National Historical Park is excited to announce a series 245th Anniversary Commemoration Events scheduled for October 2022.

  • October 8 - 9: Path Through History Siege of Saratoga historical encampment event at the Schuyler House Estate. The Encampment will be open to the public from 10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. each day.
  • October 10: “So great a carnage”: The Battle of Bemus Heights at the Visitor Center

NYS Parks Recreation Historic PreservationKatonah, N.Y. (September 15, 2022) – John Jay Homestead’s most popular Discovery Center is available for private experiences! Learn about what produce was grown here seasonally, try your hand at daily farm chores, look at historic photos of the farm, milk our mechanical cow, and ride our tractor. The barn also has a fascinating exhibit describing the history of farming on the property.

Fort TiconderogaTiconderoga, N.Y. -- Fort Ticonderoga has achieved reaccreditation by the American Alliance of Museums (AAM), the highest national recognition awarded to national museums. Accreditation signifies excellence to the museum community, to governments, funders, outside agencies, and to the museum-going public. Fort Ticonderoga was one of the first accredited museums in America dating to 1971. Accredited museums must undergo a reaccreditation review at least every 10 years to maintain accredited status.

George Eastman Museum logoMuseum participating in Smithsonian's Museum Day and opens new exhibition exploring war and conflict

Rochester, N.Y., September 7, 2022—The George Eastman Museum will be open to the public for FREE on Saturday, September 17, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. In the spirit of Smithsonian magazine’s Museum Day, the Eastman Museum is opening its doors to all visitors for the day to encourage the Rochester community to experience the exhibitions Anastasia Samoylova: FloodZone and Perspectives: Recent Gifts of Contemporary Art, and opening day of the newest exhibition in the museum's Collection Gallery, exploring war and conflict. …

Copyright Fort Ticonderoga Photo Credit Mark MorelloTiconderoga, NY -- Fort Ticonderoga will present an exciting two-day battle reenactment highlighting the epic 1777 Brown’s Raid. Now 245 years later, guests will witness this real-life action adventure unfold, as patriot Colonel John Brown leads a surprise attack against British troops garrisoning Fort Ticonderoga all weekend, September 17- 18. This battle reenactment weekend will recreate what has become known as Brown’s Raid, an action adventure story pulled straight from the pages of Fort Ticonderoga’s history. Each day is different, as visitors experience the whole story of Brown’s Raid, with battle reenactments at 1:15 pm.

September Hut Building LHE 2022Ticonderoga, NY -- Join Fort Ticonderoga for a lively living history event September 3-4 that explores 1759 at Ticonderoga when Connecticut and Massachusetts Provincial Soldiers served as carpenters and craftsmen, building towards British victory on Lake Champlain. Highlighted programming throughout the weekend features staccato rhythms of mallets and axes as soldiers assemble timber framing. Discover the vital tools needed to build customized wooden hut structures. Visitors are encouraged to try their hand at these simple techniques, helping Fort Ticonderoga living history staff transform rafters into functional structures.

George Eastman Museum logoAward from Museums for America grant program supports the Eastman Museum’s project to create galleries related to George Eastman and to the history of photographic technology

Rochester, N.Y., August 9, 2022—The George Eastman Museum has received a grant award of $249,935 from the Institute for Museum and Library Services (IMLS) through its Museums for America grant program. The Eastman Museum’s project was one of 199 proposals that received part of the more than $29 million in grants awarded.

The project goal is to create, in unrestored spaces, interrelated permanent exhibitions dedicated to George Eastman and to the evolution of photographic technology. Each will engage visitors holistically, serving multiple learning styles, by integrating historic collection objects, hands-on analog activities, and digital interactives.

Sound of 1776 Aug 6 and 7Featuring Dramatic Reading of the Declaration of Independence

Ticonderoga, N.Y. – Fort Ticonderoga invites you to experience the sights and sounds of the American Army at Ticonderoga during the Sound of 1776 Living History Event August 6-7. From historic trades and weapons demonstrations to living history vignettes and music performances, discover how the beats of drums and the sounds of fifes translated orders to nearly 10,000 soldiers that lived and fought for liberty at Ticonderoga.

1904 Hercules courtesy Glenn H. Curtiss MuseumHammondsport, NY — If you have never heard of Glenn Curtiss, don’t feel bad. Most people haven’t. If you have, you probably know him as an aviation pioneer. If you’re a motorcycle enthusiast, however, you might know him for his place in the annals of motorcycle manufacturing (tucked between Indian and Harley Davidson), and maybe even for that legendary ride on a beach in Florida in 1907 earning him the title “Fastest Man on Earth.” This August is a special time at the Glenn H. Curtiss Museum thanks to a new world-class exhibit called “Dawn of a Legacy” commemorating the 120th anniversary of Glenn Curtiss establishing his motorcycle and engine manufacturing business.

Fort Ticonderoga - French Evening CannonJoin Fort Ticonderoga July 23-24 for this NEW epic event, including a thrilling nighttime battle

Ticonderoga, NY -- Fort Ticonderoga presents “1759 Siege of Carillon,” a NEW exciting two-day battle reenactment July 23-24. Through a combination of demonstrations, vignettes, narrated boat cruises, and battle reenactments, visitors will experience the British advance for Lake George. Become immersed in this 18th-century siege; featuring the constant roar of cannon, thrilling battle reenactments, and even a nighttime program where visitors are immersed in the battle for Carillon, named Ticonderoga by the British once they capture the fort from the French.

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