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Historic Huguenot Street RenovationNew Paltz, N.Y. (June 1, 2018) – Starting June 4, phase one of the project to restore the original 18th-century roof framing of the Jean Hasbrouck House (ca. 1721) at Historic Huguenot Street (HHS) will begin and is expected to continue through June 15.

The Jean Hasbrouck House is a specific and rare example of traditional Dutch 18th-century architecture. The house’s high-pitched gable roof spans twice the depth of other stone houses from the period and is one of a kind in the United States.

Museum at Bethel Woods Blue Star MuseumsThe Museum at Bethel Woods is one of more than 2,000 museums across America to offer free admission to military personnel and their families this summer 

Bethel, N.Y.  For the fifth year, The Museum at Bethel Woods will again take part in Blue Star Museums, a collaboration among the National Endowment for the Arts, Blue Star Families, the Department of Defense and more than 2,000 museums across America to offer free admission to the nation’s active duty military personnel and their families from Memorial Day through Labor Day. The program provides families an opportunity to enjoy the nation's cultural heritage and learn more about their community, especially after a military move. A list of participating museums is available at www.arts.gov/bluestarmuseums.

Lieutenant Jacob Schieffelin’s Uniform CoatDisplay of rare Revolutionary war objects, history-themed boat tours, and ceremony honoring America’s soldiers

Ticonderoga, NY – Fort Ticonderoga today announced a special museum exhibit and programming for Memorial Day Weekend that honors the service of the Armed Forces of the United States on the very ground where many American soldiers made the ultimate sacrifice for the cause of freedom.

The “Achieving Independence: Ticonderoga and Philadelphia” pop-up exhibit explores the relationship between the two iconic locations during the country’s founding.

Clinton County Historical AssociationEach Sunday in July and August, as well as September 2nd , from 1 to 3 pm

Guided Tours of the Lighthouse will be provided

Clinton County, N.Y. – The public is invited to visit the historic Bluff Point Lighthouse on Valcour Island each Sunday in July and August as well as September 2nd.  Transportation to the Lighthouse is the responsibility of the individual. Guided tours will be provided.  The Lighthouse will close at 3 pm each day. 

Visitors to the Lighthouse will view displays depicting the history of Lake Champlain Lighthouses, Lake Champlain’s Military History, the 20th Century Camps on Valcour Island and the Life of a Lighthouse Keeper. Visitors may climb to the Lantern Room to see the functioning light and the outstanding view it offers.

NYS Parks, Recreation, Historic Preservation The Children of Dahomey, Ensemble Congeros, TMI-Black Stories Matter, Melody Africa, Lavada Nahon

Rensselaer, N.Y. –On May 26, 2018, Crailo State Historic Site will host a Pinkster celebration featuring musical performances and educational experiences. Once a Dutch holiday commemorating Pentecost, Pinkster became a distinctly African American holiday in the Hudson River Valley during the colonial era.  During the 17th and 18th centuries, enslaved and free African Americans transformed Pinkster from a Dutch religious observance into a spring festival and a celebration of African cultural traditions.

Jared CaseRochester, N.Y., May 21, 2018—The George Eastman Museum has announced the appointment of Jared Case to curator of film exhibitions. Case will be responsible for curating the screenings in the museum’s Dryden Theatre, assisting with moving image-related exhibitions, and facilitating film program collaborations with community partners. Jurij Meden, who held the position for the past four years, has accepted a position as the Head of Film Programming at the Austrian Film Museum in Vienna.

Mabee Farm Dangerous Frontier Living History WeekendJune 2-3 at Mabee Farm 

Rotterdam Junction, N.Y. – On Saturday, June 2 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Sunday, June 3 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. travel back to the tumultuous year of 1759 as the Mabee Farm Historic Site is transformed into an outpost on the Mohawk frontier during the French and Indian War. Danger lurks at every corner as skilled artisans practice their crafts, boats drift up and down the Mohawk, and militiamen prepare for a climactic battle.

FDR portrait - colorHyde Park, N.Y. -- The Franklin D. Roosevelt Presidential Library and Museum has added new custom, energy efficient, visitor-activated LED lighting to help illuminate FDR's collection of over 400 ship models on display in the Museum's Behind the Scenes area. Since the Library's major renovation in 2013, one of the chief comments from visitors has been that the low level lighting in the Behind the Scenes area made it difficult to see this popular collection of FDR artifacts.

Washington's Headquarters - Selections from CollectionNewburgh, N.Y. – Memorial Day is a time to reflect upon all those who are serving, or have served, our country; living and deceased. Appropriately, Washington’s Headquarters State Historic Site, in Newburgh, will feature the presentation, “From Badge of Military Merit to Purple Heart,” on Saturday, May 26th, at 2:00 PM.

The Badge of Military Merit, created by General Washington at Headquarters Newburgh, was the first award to honor enlisted personnel in the Continental Army during the Revolutionary War.

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