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NPSSeneca Falls, NY-- What better way to celebrate Black History Month and the Harlem-Renaissance writer Langston Hughes-affectionately known as Shakespeare in Harlem- than two, hour long, one-person-dramatic renditions of Langston Hughes’ poems and short stories at Women’s Rights National Historical Park on February 24, 2018?   Performances will be held at 11 a.m. and 2 p.m. in the Wesleyan Chapel located at 136 Fall Street in Seneca Falls, New York.  Each show will be followed by a question and answer session.   Performances are free and open to the public.  In addition, they appropriate for all ages.

Ganondagan logoCommunity invited to participate in traditional winter games, both indoors and out

Victor, N.Y.—From Iroquois social dancing to storytelling, and from snowsnake to dog sled demonstrations, Ganondagan State Historic Site in Victor, NY offers a day of traditional, participatory Native American Winter Games on Saturday, February 24 from 10 am - 4 pm. Suggested donation is $10/family; $5/person, with a separate fee and registration for “Furry Friends and Turtle Tales.” Food for purchase includes Iroquois White Corn pancakes, locally-sourced real maple syrup, and sausages.

Museum of Chinese in America logoCelebration Combines Festivities, History and Culture to Support MOCA’s Education Programs on Chinese American heritage

New York, NY- The Museum of Chinese in America (MOCA) announces the launch of MOCA FEST 2018 to welcome the Year of the Dog and the start of year 4716 on the Chinese calendar. From now until March 3, MOCA will feature special Lunar New Year programs, speakers, exhibits, children’s activities, a Family Festival, walking tours of historic Chinatown, exclusive access to MOCA’s Collections, and the return of MOCA’s popular Night Market showcasing cuisine from famed Chinese American chefs.

Hanford Mills Museum Ice Harvest FestivalAnnual festival offers hands-on history and winter fun 

East Meredith, NY – Hanford Mills Museum will hold the Ice Harvest Festival on Saturday, February 3. Adults and children can take part in a traditional ice harvest using historic tools and techniques. Before refrigeration, cutting ice from frozen ponds and rivers was an essential winter activity. The ice was stored in ice houses until it was needed in the warmer months to keep food and milk cold.

National Racing Museum and Hall of FameSaratoga Springs, N.Y. — The National Museum of Racing and Hall of Fame will be offering several days of free admission and various promotions throughout 2018.

“One of the biggest goals of the Museum is to share all of the positive aspects of the sport of thoroughbred racing and showcase the achievements of its greatest participants with as many people as possible,” said Cathy Marino, director of the National Museum of Racing and Hall of Fame. “We believe having these special free admission days and promotions will encourage both new and longtime fans to experience the Museum and learn about this great sport.”…

Fort Ticonderoga Fever Series ProgramTiconderoga, NY – Fort Ticonderoga’s “Fort Fever Series” continues on Sunday, February 11, at 2:00 p.m. with a program on “Soldiers of Color at Ticonderoga” presented by Stuart Lilie, Vice President of Public History and Operations. During this program, explore the diversity of soldiers who fought at Ticonderoga and examine how attitudes about soldiers of color varied dramatically within the numerous armies and empires that held Ticonderoga. This program is part of the National Black History Month celebration.

Washington's HeadquartersNewburgh, N.Y. – Come to Washington’s Headquarters State Historic Site, in Newburgh, and find “A Cure for Cabin Fever” on  December 27th through 30th, 11 AM until 3 PM each day. Visitors will be able to take a guided tour of the historic headquarters, seasonally decorated, and hear how the Washingtons acknowledged their holiday season during the final winter of the Revolutionary War.

Angelina GrimkesPeterboro, N.Y. – The National Abolition Hall of Fame and Museum (NAHOF) commemoration ceremonies for the 2016 inductees to the Hall of Fame will be held Saturday, October 21, 2017 at NAHOF, 5255 Pleasant Valley Road, Peterboro NY 13134. The inductees are Rev. John Gregg Fee, Beriah Green, Angelina Grimké, and James W.C. Pennington. This is the last year of the two year induction-commemoration cycle. Beginning in 2018 inductions and commemorations will be completed in one year.

Path Through History HighlightPersonalized Itineraries & New Bike Paths Now Available

July 20, 2017, Rome NY — History in the Mohawk Valley has never been more alive, and now it’s easier than ever to experience historic battlegrounds and striking monuments while traveling through scenic New York.

New bike paths are available on the Mohawk Valley Path Through History website, Cyclists can now easily navigate to culturally-significant destinations within several local counties, including Oneida, Herkimer, Otsego, Fulton, Montgomery, Schoharie, and Saratoga. More than thirty bike paths are offered, featuring turn-by-turn directions, printable cue sheets, downloadable app information and GPS tracking. Cyclists can view their current location directly from the website, and the majority of the bike paths can also be driven.