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Copyright Fort Ticonderoga, Photo Credit Carl Heilman IIOffering 2000 acres of Historic Landscape, Gardens, Battlefield Hiking Trail and Many New Programs

Must-see destination offers guests of all ages endless adventure starting May 1, 2021.

Ticonderoga, N.Y. – Every day is an event at Fort Ticonderoga and every year is a new experience. The historic site, museum, and family destination that encourages visitors to build their perfect adventure in America’s most historic landscape, opens for the daily visitation season beginning on May 1st.

Fort Ticonderoga and Mount Defiance will be open for visitation Tuesday-Sunday from 9:30 am until 5:00 pm (last ticket sold at 4:30 pm). Tickets are encouraged to be purchased online in advance by visiting www.fortticonderoga.org.

Shaker SeedsGrant Will Support the Inaugural Permanent Collection Installation, Shaker Belief, Shaker Life, Shaker Community, in the Museum’s New Facility in Chatham, NY

Chatham, New York (April 06, 2021) – Shaker Museum, which stewards the most comprehensive collection of Shaker material culture and archives, announced today that it has been awarded a two-year grant of $230,000 from the Henry Luce Foundation. The grant is for the inaugural permanent collection installation, Shaker Belief, Shaker Life, Shaker Community, which will be presented at the launch of the museum’s new facility in downtown Chatham, NY, currently in development.

Militia Exhibit_April Digital CampaignOffering a unique virtual experience with programming, lecture series, social media events, and other activities

Ticonderoga, N.Y. – Fort Ticonderoga continues its Digital Campaign - an exciting virtual experience featuring interactive programming, engaging lectures series, and creative at-home educational activities and resources.  

The unique virtual opportunity brings the layers of history and natural beauty into homes across the globe. 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.

Eastman Museum LogoSelections from the museum’s photography collection relate to theme of play

Rochester, N.Y., March 31, 2021—The George Eastman Museum will open a new rotation in its Collection Gallery (formerly the History of Photography Gallery) on April 2. This selection of photographs from the museum’s collection demonstrates that play is as essential a theme in the medium’s history as it is in our lives. The rotation will be on view through October 3.

Springerle cookiesMumford, N.Y. – With a host of outdoor and spring-themed programs, Genesee Country Village & Museum offers a variety of ways to get out and enjoy the warming weather, learn new things, and enjoy fabulous meals.

The popular curbside Meals-to-Go also return this month with two new options. First is a delicious Easter brunch for five featuring cheddar or sausage & cheddar strata, fruit salad, garlic rosemary potato wedges, and buttermilk biscuits. Orders will be taken until March 31 for pick-up on Saturday, April 3. A second curbside Meal-to-Go on April 16 will feature a maple and ginger glazed salmon, cranberry-walnut sweet potatoes, garlic green beans, and Caesar salad.

Martin House logoBuffalo, NY - Frank Lloyd Wright’s Martin House is pleased to announce plans to reopen for public tours on Thursday, April 1. The Martin House will offer self-guided tours Thursday through Sunday from 12 – 4pm, with more tour offerings planned later in the month.

“We are excited to welcome visitors once again to the interior spaces of the Martin House,” said Executive Director Mary Roberts. “The same health protocols are in place that we followed during 2020 which provided a safe experience for our guests, staff, and volunteers.”…

Fraunces Tavern MuseumNew York, N.Y. – On Friday, April 2, 2021, Fraunces Tavern Museum will debut two new exhibitions: An American Emblem of Magnanimity and To the Beat of Their Own Drums: Regimental Flags of the American Revolution.

On display in the Adeline Moses Loeb Gallery, An American Emblem of Magnanimity examines the history of the Gadsden Flag and the role it continues to play in shaping the American identity.

Eastman Museum LogoLimited capacity, face masks, and advanced tickets required

Rochester, N.Y. — The Dryden Theatre will reopen to the public with a screening of Citizen Kane (Orson Welles, US 1941) on Friday, April 2, followed by Rear Window (Alfred Hitchcock, US 1954) on Saturday, April 3. All films will begin at 7:30 p.m. (doors open at 6:45 p.m.). Advance tickets for all films are required and available at eastman.org/tickets.

The Dryden Theatre has not held film screenings for more than a year, having temporarily shut its doors in January 2020 to accommodate construction of the Thomas Tischer Visitor Center and then remaining closed because of COVID-19.

Fort Ticonderoga - NDL_SAT GrantPublic meeting to be held virtually on March 16, 2021 at 1pm

Ticonderoga, N.Y. – Fort Ticonderoga, a premiere historic and travel destination, was recently awarded a Save America’s Treasures Grant, funded by the Historic Preservation Fund and administered by the National Park Service, Department of Interior, through a competitive process.

The property was awarded $465,000 to be utilized in the restoration of the north demi-lune, a stone defensive structure connected to the fort. Originally constructed in the 18th century, the north demi-lune was used to defend Fort Ticonderoga against invaders and was part of the fort’s outer defenses that Ethan Allen and Benedict Arnold saw as they crossed Lake Champlain on their journey to capture the fort in May of 1775 securing America’s first victory in the Revolution.

Shining a Light on Harriet TubmanAuburn, NY – The third annual city-wide celebration of Harriet Tubman, the famous abolitionist and former Auburn resident, will return this year in a virtual format during the week of March 7-14, 2021. Celebrations of Tubman's life and legacy will be honored through social media channels for the NYS Equal Rights Heritage Center and others, and visitation to the historic and cultural sites currently open is encouraged, as we invite the public to safely experience Harriet’s Auburn.

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