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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.

Wofford - The Journey to FreedomAuburn, NY - The New York State Equal Rights Heritage Center and the City of Auburn are excited to announce the arrival of “Harriet Tubman - The Journey to Freedom“ traveling exhibition. 

The sculpture has traveled across the country, striking a meaningful conversation about the life of Harriet Tubman. The exhibition will display on the property of the historic Harriet Tubman Home (180 South Street, Auburn, NY), where she lived as a free woman for more than 50 years, from July 1 through August 31, 2022.

CoachmenFree July Programs at Staatsburgh State Historic Site; July 4, 9 And 17, 1:00pm

Staatsburg, N.Y.  (6/23/22) – In recognition of Independence Day, Staatsburgh State Historic Site will be offering their program “Slavery, Segregation & Staatsburgh,” exploring themes of race, freedom, and citizenship, based on recent research into Staatsburgh’s history. Join Historic Interpreter Zachary Veith 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. In addition to this special program, the site will be open for mansion tours on July 4.

Indep Day Weeknd 2022Featured rare Revolutionary War Artifacts on Exhibit and a Special Event Weekend

Ticonderoga, N.Y. - Fort Ticonderoga will celebrate Independence Day with special events and programming during the holiday weekend, July 2-4, 2022. Experience the American Revolution on the very ground on which the fight for liberty occurred, with museum staff and costumed interpreters recreating and exploring the events of the year 1777. Guests will follow the footsteps of the Continental Army and see first-hand the struggle for freedom.

PrideLiveLogoReuniting the Historic Stonewall Inn in New York City;
As the first LGBTQ+ visitor center within the National Park Service, the site will feature exhibits, events and art installations by LGBTQ+ artists;
With support from Google, the groundbreaking ceremony will be livestreamed on YouTube at 10:30AM ET on June 24

New York, N.Y. (June 21, 2022)Pride Live, a social advocacy and community engagement organization for the LGBTQ+ community, today announced plans to open the Stonewall National Monument Visitor Center (SNMVC). Set to be the first LGBTQ+ visitor center within the National Park Service (NPS), a bureau of the U.S. Department of the Interior, the center marks a landmark achievement and leap forward in American history. The SNMVC is scheduled to open in the summer of 2024 and will occupy nearly 3,700 square feet at 51 Christopher Street, between Waverly Place and 7th Avenue South in New York City. With support from Google, the groundbreaking ceremony will be livestreamed at YouTube.com/c/pridelive at 10:30AM ET on June 24. For more information, visit www.stonewallvisitorcenter.org

Fort Ticonderoga logoJune 22 at 2pm

President And CEO Beth Hill to Also Announce Significant Projected Economic Impact and Detail Next Phase of Multi-Year Upgrades to Facilities and Visitor Experience

Fort Ticonderoga’s $70 million effort is one of the largest economic development projects in the North Country

Ticonderoga, NY – On June 22, President and CEO Beth Hill, along with New York State and regional leadership, will gather for the grand opening celebration of the 1826 Pavilion restoration and adaptive re-use project.  The completion of the $9 million project is Phase 1 of multi-year capital and facilities upgrades which will vastly expand the visitor experience and generate significantly new economic activity in the region.

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