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Saunders Finger Lakes Museum receives $2M in federal grant and welcomes new trustees

Saunders Finger Lakes Museum receives M in federal grant and welcomes new trustees
The Saunders Finger Lakes Museum (SFLM) has received a significant boost with a $2 million federal grant and the addition of two new board members, signaling a period of robust growth for the institution. The ... more
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Wine exhibit opens at Seneca Falls museum

Greentopia to celebrate 10 years of Green Visions during Annual Dinner on the Bridge Event, early bird tickets now on sale
The Seneca Museum of Waterways and Industry introduced its latest exhibit, "A History of Wine in the Finger Lakes," celebrating the region's ascent as a premier wine-producing area in the U.S. The exhibit opened on ... more
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Savannah to host Native American artifact show

Savannah to host Native American artifact show
In Savannah, New York, history enthusiasts are poised for a unique exhibition on Sunday, April 21, 2024. Hosted by Christopher Cramer and Cathy Cramer Zimdahl, natives of Red Creek, the event will showcase a stunning ... more
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Celebrating art this month at the Phelps Community Historical Society

Celebrating art this month at the Phelps Community Historical Society
This month, the Phelps Community Historical Society is hosting a vibrant series of art exhibitions and cultural events, offering the community an array of experiences that celebrate diversity, history, and the creative spirit. The month ... more
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FLCC to feature Holocaust survivor Carl Wetzstein in upcoming interview

FLCC to feature Holocaust survivor Carl Wetzstein in upcoming interview
Finger Lakes Community College in Canandaigua will host a special event featuring Holocaust survivor Carl Wetzstein of Rochester on April 9, from 2 to 3 p.m., at the main campus auditorium. The interview, which is ... more
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Canandaigua Town Board considers tree heritage program to honor historic trees

Cayuga County Conservation District Spring Tree Seedling and Groundcover Overstock Sale
The Canandaigua Town Board is considering the launch of a tree heritage recognition program aimed at honoring the town's oldest and most significant trees, as discussed in their recent meeting. Supervisor Jared Simpson emphasized the ... more
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National Women’s Hall of Fame gets $500K in federal funds: Watch induction ceremony here

National Women's Hall of Fame gets $500K in federal funds: Watch induction ceremony here
The National Women’s Hall of Fame has received a significant financial boost for the renovation of the former Seneca Knitting Mill, which is set to become the Hall's new residence. A recent announcement revealed that ... more
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Mission to bring back historic pumper truck takes shape in Avon

Mission to bring back historic pumper truck takes shape in Avon
In Geneseo the Avon Fire Department and local supporters are on a mission to bring back a piece of their history: a 1926 Ahrens-Fox Combination Pumper fire truck. Known for its advanced firefighting capabilities at ... more
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Canandaigua’s Gorham House nominated to state, national historic registers

Canandaigua’s Gorham House nominated to state, national historic registers
Governor Kathy Hochul announced the nomination of 15 historic sites across New York State to the State and National Registers of Historic Places. The diverse nominations, recommended by the New York State Board for Historic ... more
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Celebrating 75 years of road racing: Grand opening at Brick Tavern Museum

Celebrating 75 years of road racing: Grand opening at Brick Tavern Museum
The Brick Tavern Museum in Montour Falls, hosted by the Schuyler County Historical Society and the International Motor Racing Research Center, has launched a special exhibit celebrating 75 years of road racing in Watkins Glen ... more
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Geneva History Museum will temporarily close

Geneva History Museum will temporarily close
The Geneva History Museum announced it will temporarily close its doors starting April 16 to undergo significant renovations. The project, managed by Chrisanntha Construction, aims to enhance accessibility and improve facilities, including a new front ... more
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Brave Women FLX celebrates achievements across the region

Brave Women FLX celebrates achievements across the region
Brave Women FLX, a tourism initiative in the Finger Lakes region, is commemorating International Women's Day and Women's History Month with a week dedicated to celebrating influential women through various events, exhibits, and business showcases ... more
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Auburn celebrates Harriet Tubman Day with ceremony

Harriet Tubman National Historical Park gearing up for busy season
Auburn commemorated Harriet Tubman Day on Sunday, March 10, with two significant events that paid homage to the life and legacy of the renowned abolitionist. The city, which Tubman called home for the latter half ... more
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Seneca Falls gears up for 2024 Convention Days

Seneca Falls gears up for 2024 Convention Days
Seneca Falls is gearing up for its annual Convention Days, scheduled for July 19-21, centered around the theme "Revolutionary Families." This year's theme highlights the profound changes in family roles throughout American history, taking inspiration ... more
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Ontario County to launch virtual history museum with augmented reality

Ontario County to launch virtual history museum with augmented reality
Ontario County, in partnership with the Finger Lakes Visitors Connection and the Rochester firm STQRY, is set to revolutionize the way its historical narratives are experienced by creating a virtual museum. This innovative project, designed ... more
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Watkins Glen celebrates 75 years of road racing with exhibit

Watkins Glen celebrates 75 years of road racing with exhibit
A new exhibit celebrating the 75-year history of road racing in Watkins Glen has opened at the Schuyler County Historical Society. This exhibit, created in partnership with the International Motor Racing Research Center, showcases the ... more
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Canandaigua Classic Antique Show supports community and arts

Canandaigua Classic Antique Show supports community and arts
The Canandaigua Classic Antique Show and Sale celebrated its 25th anniversary this Sunday at Hotel Canandaigua, showcasing a wide range of antiques from numerous dealers. This event not only provided a platform for antique enthusiasts ... more
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South Farmington Friends Cemetery achieves historic recognition

South Farmington Friends Cemetery achieves historic recognition
The South Farmington Friends Cemetery, along with its chapel and Meetinghouse Park, has been recognized for its historical significance both at the state and national levels. This designation follows a concerted effort by the community ... more
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Ontario County Historical Society seeks new leadership

Ontario County Historical Society seeks new leadership
The Ontario County Historical Society is on the hunt for a new executive director following Cody Grabhorn's announcement of his departure. Grabhorn, who has led the society since June 2021, expressed his tenure as "fulfilling ... more
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