Event registration for Path Through History Weekends now underway. Events will be held around the state to celebrate the theme of Canals & Transportation.
All Aboard the Piermont Express! at the Piermont Historical Museum at the Station, 50 Ash Street, on June 17, 2017 from noon to 4 pm. Attendees will take a step back in time and meet Stationmaster Belle Kelly. Tap out a message on the telegraph in Morse code and hop on board the Piermont Express train car for a photo. Complete a history challenge inside the restored train station to learn about Piermont’s rich history and become a junior stationmaster. Enjoy a walk along the Erie Path overlooking the majestic Hudson River. Admission is free.
Rochester Subway Heritage Weekend will be held at 282 Rush Scottsville Rd Rush, on June 17-18, 2017 from 10 am to 5 pm. Celebrate the heritage of the Rochester Subway, which shut down in June 1956. Enjoy a real train ride on restored cabooses to the Upper Yard. Tour the largest collection of historic trains, including Rochester Subway Car 60 (currently under restoration). Train rides depart every half hour. Admission: $10.00 Adults, $8.00 Youth/Seniors.
A Sunset Boat Cruise Aboard the Carillon in Ticonderoga will be held on June 17, 2017. Space is limited to 30 participants per tour, advanced reservations are recommended or tickets, as available, can be purchased on the day of the tour at the Guest Services Desk in the Log House Welcome Center. Tours begin at 6:30 pm near the Carillon boat dock, 100 Fort Ti Road.
A free guided tour of National Historic Landmark D&H Canal Five Locks Walk will take place in High Falls on June 18, 2017 starting at 1 pm at 23 Mohonk Road. The D&H Canal Historical Society’s National Historic Landmark Five Locks Walk; five restored locks from the 1850 final enlargement of the canal that carried coal as well as many other goods from Honesdale PA to Rondout on the Hudson from 1828 until 1898. It was America’s first million dollar private enterprise. It helped to fuel the Industrial Revolution as well as contributing to the rise of New York City as the largest city in the world. Admission is free
To register an event for Path Through History Weekends, click here.
Photos from above: Piermont Historical Museum at the Station, and Carillon on Lake Champlain, provided.