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AAM C-47B boarding the airplaneD-Day Living History Flight Experiences September 2nd!

Farmingdale, NY - American Airpower Museum proudly announces another Douglas C-47 “Skytrain” D-Day Living History Flight Experiences event on Saturday, September 2, 2023 (Sep. 3 rain date).  In a one-of-a-kind immersive educational program, AAM’s C-47 troop transport will conduct four flights where Living Historians show passengers what 101st and 82nd Airborne Division Paratroopers experienced on their incredible 1,200-plane D-Day assault.

African American Veterans MonumentCAF Red Tail Squadron and Rise Above WASP
August 30, 2023 to September 23, 2023

Buffalo, N.Y. – The African American Veterans Monument Inc.’s Board of Directors, in collaboration with the Buffalo Board of Education, is bringing a groundbreaking educational experience to Western New York.

African American Veterans MonumentBuffalo, NY (August 14, 2023) – The African American Veterans Monument Inc. is offering a 'bucket list' opportunity for five fortunate individuals to relive history by taking flight in a P-51C 'Red Tail' Mustang – the iconic aircraft flown by the Tuskegee Airmen during World War II.

The auction is the first of the activities happening in Buffalo! The CAF RISE ABOVE Red Tail Squadron Traveling Exhibit and the P-51C Mustang will be in Buffalo and Cheektowaga from August 30, 2023 to September 23, 2023…

Lessons from the LandSeries Offered Free for Columbia and Greene County Residents

Hudson, NY - The Olana Partnership has launched a new program series titled, “Lessons from the Land” at Olana State Historic Site. The series explores how humanity shapes the landscape and how the land shapes us. This program is offered for free for all Columbia and Greene County residents as part of a Humanities NY grant award which will also support Spanish-language translators during each offering to broaden access to this program and to Olana.

Fraunces Tavern Museum ExteriorNew York dignitaries in attendance 

Permanent exhibition highlights the role of Fraunces Tavern in the culminating event in one of the largest emancipations of Black people prior to the American Civil War

New York, NY – Fraunces Tavern Museum in Lower Manhattan opened their new permanent exhibition, “The Birch Trials at Fraunces Tavern,” with a gala event on June 26th, attended by several notable government officials and representatives from local organizations, during which the Museum was presented with a Citation from Eric Adams, Mayor of the City of New York.

19th Century GamesKinderhook, NY – MVB Unplugged: No electricity needed for these charming 19th century games and crafts for the whole family. Take a break from your devices and enjoy a weekend Victorian-style! Visit Martin Van Buren NHS on July 22-23 and August 5-6 from 10a.m. to 3p.m. for some Victorian-style fun! There will be crafts for all ages, including supplies to make friendship bracelets, thaumatropes, and more.

Defiance and Independence Battle Reenactment July 22 and 23Ticonderoga, NY - Experience one of Fort Ticonderoga’s signature events Defiance & Independence a two-day battle re-enactment on Saturday July 22 and Sunday July 23.

Featuring more than 300 historical reenactors, this is the largest battle reenactment of the year at Fort Ticonderoga. The battle will highlight the 1777 siege of Ticonderoga, when the British Army attempted to capture the entire American force guarding this strategic position on Lake Champlain.

Arming the RedcoatsEnjoy exclusive, premium experiences this Summer only at Fort Ticonderoga

Ticonderoga, N.Y. - Fort Ticonderoga recently announced a new schedule of premium programs and tours this summer. Visitors will have the opportunity to go behind-the-scenes, tour the fort before and after hours, and delve deep into Ticonderoga’s epic history and natural beauty.

Depiction of Martha ChurchThe Legacy of Slavery & Free Black Americans at Staatsburgh State Historic Site

Free Program on Saturday July 8

Staatsburg, N.Y. – In recognition of Independence Day, Staatsburgh State Historic Site will be offering their free program “Slavery, Segregation & Staatsburgh,” exploring themes of race, freedom, and citizenship, based on recent research into Staatsburgh’s history. Join site staff at 2:00pm on Saturday July 8, for a conversation about the long path from enslavement to freedom taken by Black men, women, and children within the context of the Staatsburgh estate, built by the son of a signer of the Declaration of Independence. The program is free, but reservations are required at www.Bookeo.com/StaatsburghSHS

Chenango County - PTH June 2023Norwich, N.Y. – The Chenango County Historical Society (CCHS) will again participate in the semi-annual state-wide festivities known as Path Through History weekend on June 18. As part of the celebration, the museum is hosting special open hours from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. that day.

The 11th issue of the Journal of the Chenango County Historical Society will make its debut in the museum shop during this time. The publication, a CCHS tradition since the summer of 2012, features a wide variety of scholarly articles highlighting the unique history of Chenango County. Topics in this year’s issue include “Roy Rogers, King of the Cowboys and the Norwich Knitting Mill” and “Every Bride Needs to Carry a Handkerchief,” among many others.

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