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Bethel Woods Center for the Arts logoIn the Kitchen on the Main Stage and in an all new Pre-show Lounge

Bethel, N.Y. –  Spring of 2017 brought a wide range of exciting programming to Bethel Woods – from Night in the Woods, a party for a cause, to Love For Sale: Commercialization of the Counterculture, The Museum’s new special exhibit set in a 1970 suburban home, to Project: Identity’s free teen programs that explored the arts and humanities. Now as summer begins to heat up, Bethel Woods has also been added to the State and National Registers of Historic Places.

CasablancaRochester, N.Y. – The George Eastman Museum presents a wide range of exhibitions, events and film series for July and August. 


Eugene Richards: The Run-On of Time

June 10, 2017–October 22, 2017 

This retrospective exhibition features the work of Eugene Richards (American, b. 1944), one of the world’s most respected photographers.  In the tradition of W. Eugene Smith and Robert Frank, Richards is devoted to socially conscious photography that focuses on the diverse, often complex lives of Americans, as well as the ongoing struggles of the world’s poor.

Original US FlagNewburgh, N.Y. – Come to Washington’s Headquarters State Historic Site on Sunday, July 2nd, and wish us a Happy 167th Birthday! Independence Day not only represents the birth of our country, but it is also when Washington’s Headquarters was opened as the first publicly owned historic site in the nation in 1850. To celebrate, make a whirligig to use in your July 4th celebrations! In the 18th Century it was a child’s toy that still excites children and adults alike. It’s a free take-home craft for all ages.

Ticonderoga - Defend the FortTiconderoga, N.Y. - This summer, enrich your Fort Ticonderoga experience with the new behind-the-scenes evening program “Defend the Fort!” During this program, explore areas of Fort Ticonderoga off-limits to daily visitation. Get a museum hack perspective with Curator Matthew Keagle and discover how the fort’s garrison prepared to tackle all of the contingencies of war from sudden attack, to bombardment, to a formal siege. Get an exclusive look at the strengths and weaknesses of the iconic fort and why and how it ultimately fell to the British while exploring it inside and out.

FLRTC-Logo-Full-color-for-TourCayuga-BannerRegion showcases rich history with events, performances

Pittsford, N.Y. - From women's rights to the underground railroad, history plays a huge part in the makeup of the Finger Lakes Region. Path Through History Weekend, June 17-18, 2017, celebrates New York's rich and fascinating history, featuring hundreds of events happening at historic and cultural destinations across the state.

In the Finger Lakes region, history comes alive with re-enactments, performances, festivals, and educational events meant to inform and educate all who attend.

Strong National Museum of Play logo - marbleRochester. N.Y. — The Strong announces the launch of its newest mobile tour America at Play in concert with New York State Path through History Weekend on June 17 and 18. The self-guided tour explores the museum’s America at Play exhibit, which opened at The Strong in December 2016, and is available in French, German, Spanish, Mandarin, and English. (An enhanced audio version is available in English and Mandarin.)…

Historic Huguenot StreetOn Display Through June 27, 2017

New Paltz, N.Y. – Historic Huguenot Street has curated a new exhibit entitled John Hasbrouck, “A Most Estimable Citizen,” now on display at the DuBois Visitor Center (81 Huguenot Street) through June 27, 2017.

John Hasbrouck was born to an enslaved woman in New Paltz in 1806 and, later, as a freeman, was able to purchase land in the town. He is commonly believed to be the first African American eligible to vote in New Paltz. The exhibit features original records; two account books in John’s own hand, listing work he did for white farmers and how he was compensated; as well as personal notes, letters, and receipts. The exhibit is accompanied by a full-length, biographical essay written by Josephine Bloodgood, Director of Curatorial and Preservation Affairs.

Friends of the Pruyn House logoLatham, N.Y. – The Concerts in the Barn will take place at the Pruyn House Complex, 207 Old Niskayuna Road, Latham, NY 12110.  They are held rain or shine on consecutive Wednesday evenings July 12th – August 9th.  Music is from 6:30 – 8:30 p.m. $5.00 for adults; children 12 and under are free. Come early and enjoy the historic buildings and gardens on the grounds.

After YorktownNewburgh, N.Y. – To many the Siege of Yorktown in October of 1781 is seen as the end of the War for American Independence. Come to Washington’s Headquarters State Historic Site’s presentation, “After Yorktown: The Path to Newburgh,” on Saturday, June 17th at 2:00 PM and listen to why this is far from the truth.  Hear about the events that occurred after Yorktown that paved the way for General Washington’s stay at the Hasbrouck House in Newburgh from 1782 to 1783.

Tour on Lake ChamplainTiconderoga, N.Y. – A boat tour aboard Fort Ticonderoga’s 60-foot Carillon not only provides visitors with breathtaking lake views of commanding mountains and the majestic fort, it also crosses some of the most archaeologically rich waters in North America. This latest attraction at Fort Ticonderoga, a major cultural destination, museum, and National Historic Landmark located in New York’s 6-million-acre Adirondack Park, offers passengers a unique travel experience. The 90-minute tour available daily Tuesday through Sunday features Ticonderoga’s epic story of one of North America’s most strategic strongholds and places the iconic fort into a larger context as part of the imperial struggle for the continent in the 18th century.