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Museum at Bethel Woods Interior BusFamily Activities, Site Tours, Outdoor Art Installation and a Silent Disco Planned on June 2nd 

Bethel, NY (May 17, 2018) – To celebrate the tenth birthday of The Museum at Bethel Woods, the cultural center is hosting a FREE day of family fun on Saturday, June 2 – a decade to the day since the award-winning museum opened its doors. The Museum’s 10th Anniversary Celebration & Open House kicks off at 11 a.m. and concludes at 4 p.m.

Festivities are free, family-friendly and will include guided museum tours, interpretive walks on the Woodstock festival historic site, a variety of activities and games, collaborative art projects, and live music by Little Sparrow, Clear Horizons and John Reddan.

Hanford Mills MuseumEast Meredith, N.Y. – Hanford Mills Museum is now open for its 45th anniversary season. Guided tours are offered Wednesdays through Sundays and feature demonstrations in the water-powered sawmill, gristmill, and woodworking shop. In addition to the operating the 1926 Fitz overshot waterwheel and water turbines, on select days, the Museum operates its wood-fired steam boiler and steam engines.

USS SlaterAlbany, N.Y. – The Destroyer Escort Historical Museum has received a $200,000 grant from the Department of Interior, National Park Service (NPS) through the National Maritime Heritage (NMH) grant program, for the repair of USS SLATER’s mast and hull. Thirty-four of these grants totaling $2.6 million were awarded in collaboration with the Maritime Administration (MARAD) and State Historic Preservation Offices (SHPOs). With these funds, organizations and agencies conduct education and preservation projects designed to preserve historic maritime resources and to increase public awareness and appreciation for the maritime heritage of the United States.

David Levinthal - BarbieThe exhibition will be the first museum retrospective of the photographer’s work in more than 20 years; exhibition preview and book signing event on May 31 

Rochester, N.Y., May 16, 2018—The George Eastman Museum will premiere the first museum retrospective of artist David Levinthal in more than 20 years, on June 1, 2018. To accompany the exhibition, the George Eastman Museum is publishing a deluxe collector’s box set and a single-volume monograph of Levinthal’s work. Copies of the monograph will be available for purchase and signing at the exhibition preview on May 31 at 6 p.m.

Excelsior PR logoErie Canal Open from Brewerton to Waterford; Remainder of System to Open May 18  

Governor Andrew M. Cuomo today announced the opening of the 2018 navigation season along the 524-mile New York State Canal System, as it celebrates its 100th anniversary this year. The eastern Erie Canal, stretching from Brewerton to Waterford, opens today. The remainder of the system, including the Erie Canal, from Brewerton to Lockport, and the Champlain, Oswego and Cayuga-Seneca canals, opens on May 18.

Benedict Arnold hairExtremely Rare Lock of Infamous Traitor’s Hair on Public Display for First Time in Decades for Opening Weekend’s “No Quarter” Reenactment of “America’s First Victory”

May 5-6: Two-day “No Quarter” event puts visitors in middle of famous battle

Special pop-up exhibit for opening weekend ONLY also includes rare Ethan Allen letter from May 12, 1775 announcing capture of Fort Ticonderoga and British Garrison

Ticonderoga, N.Y. – Benedict Arnold is returning to Fort Ticonderoga for Opening Weekend May 5-6 through the dramatic two-day reenactment of “America’s First Victory” and the first public display in decades of locks of his and first wife Margaret’s hair.

Saturday, May 5, 2018

Hyde HallCooperstown, N.Y. – John Bower, Hyde Hall Marketing Manager, will present an illustrated discussion of the history and preservation of Historic Hyde Hall, a fifty-room mansion designed by Albany's celebrated architect Phillip Hooker.  This National Landmark and New York State Historic Site was built between 1817 and 1834 by George T. Clarke and served as home to five generations of the Clark Family.

Nitrate Picture ShowThe annual film festival is being funded with support from the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences and Imagine Monroe (powered by COMIDA)

Rochester, N.Y., April 30, 2018—The George Eastman Museum will present the 4th Nitrate Picture Show on May 4–6, 2018, at the Dryden Theatre in Rochester, NY.  The 4th Nitrate Picture Show has been generously funded by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences and Imagine Monroe (powered by COMIDA).  The schedule for this year’s festival includes ten programs of feature-length and short films from eleven international archives and collections. The titles in this year’s lineup will be revealed at 9 a.m. on Friday, May 4.

Newburgh Volunteer FairNewburgh, N.Y, – Learn about the positive things the Newburgh community is doing, and how you can be a part of it! Come to the 8th Annual Newburgh Volunteer Fair at Washington’s Headquarters State Historic Site on Saturday, April 28th, from 11 AM until 3 PM. Find out about the many projects and organizations in your community, and how you can share in helping those efforts.

FDR portrait - colorSeneca Falls, NY –

In the future days, which we seek to make secure, we look forward to a world founded upon four essential human freedoms.                                                                                          

The first is freedom of speech and expression….                                                                               

The second is freedom of every person to worship God in his own way….                                      

The third is freedom from want…secure to every nation a healthy peacetime life for its inhabitants…

The fourth is freedom from fear…” 

The words of U.S. President Franklin D. Roosevelt delivered in his 1941 State of Union Address inspired American artist Norman Rockwell to create his famous “Four Freedoms” paintings in 1943; and these words have continued to inspire artist Louis Ebarb today, leading him to initiate The Four Freedoms Project in 2017.  In the months of May and June, Women’s Rights National Historical Park will be host to an exhibit of paintings and drawings in collaboration with the Four Freedoms Project titled, “The Four Freedoms Reinterpreted.”…

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