On October 6th, the Rome Historical Society’s newest exhibit “Dig! Study! Share!” is set to officially open. Designed just for kids, this interactive exhibit features a dig pit full of strange objects ready to be examined and cataloged by young aspiring archaeologists. Screens, shovels, brushes, and more can all be used while searching for artifacts, just like at a real archaeological dig. [Read more…] about New Hands-On Archaeology Exhibit in Rome, NY
The New York State Museum will open the second and final phase of it’s exhibition Enterprising Waters: New York’s Erie Canal on Saturday, September 22.
The first phase of the exhibition opened in September 2017 and focused on the circumstances leading up to building the canal and the canal’s construction. The second phase of the exhibition focuses on the Erie Canal’s growth, politics, industries and legacy.
The East Hampton Historical Society has announced a new exhibit, “150 Years of Parties & Picnics in East Hampton.”
This exhibit explores the celebratory exploits of the East End hamlet, from Main Street Promenades, simple date nights at the cinema, to family weekends at the beach. The fabled summer happenings of East Hampton are brought to life through a rare collection of fashionably curated vignettes of costumes, and rare objects, including textiles and photos. [Read more…] about East Hampton Exhibition: 150 Years of Parties and Picnics
The Boscobel House and Gardens has announced its 2018 exhibition, Campaign Furniture: The March of Portable Design, featuring two dozen 18th and 19th century examples that are as functional as they are elegant. Collapsible chairs, tables, beds, and more were once considered essential equipment for military officers, Hudson River School artists, and well-heeled tourists. These ingeniously designed objects document the desire for the comforts of home, even when out on the road. [Read more…] about Campaign Furniture: The March of Portable Design
The Albany Institute of History & Art has extended the run of the Thomas Cole’s Paper Trail exhibition to November 28th, 2018. The exhibit was originally scheduled to close on October 28.
In 1818, the youthful Thomas Cole emigrated from his native England to begin a new life in the United States. After several years struggling as an engraver and designer for his parents’ short-lived floor cloth and wallpaper manufactories, he embarked on a career as painter of landscapes and settled in the thriving port city of New York. There he found patrons and a welcoming audience for his works that were exhibited at the National Academy of Design and other venues. Now, during the bicentennial year of Cole’s arrival in the United States, this naturalized American artist is being publicly recognized once again at museums and historic sites on both sides of the Atlantic. [Read more…] about Albany Institute Extends Thomas Cole Exhibition
Two new exhibits are set to open at the Oneida County History Center on August 9, 2018.
World War I Centennial: Oneida County and New York in the Great War commemorates the 100th anniversary of the United States’ entry into the first World War by focusing on the American experience and local history of the war. The exhibit uses original documents, artifacts, and posters to explore topics such as New York’s efforts to fund the war and conserve resources, technological innovation and its impacts, women in the war, and individual Utican’s experiences during the conflict.
The National Museum of Racing and Hall of Fame has announced they will unveil a juried photography exhibition in 2019 called Photo Finish, and are now accepting submissions of photography work by both amateur and professional photographers in relation to thoroughbred racing in America. [Read more…] about Horse Racing Museum Seeks Photo Exhibit Submissions
The Warren County Historical Society is opening a new exhibit, Logging at the Bend of the River, curated by Faith Bouchard. A debut reception will be held on Thursday, August 2 from 4 to 7 pm at the Society’s headquarters, 50 Gurney Lane, in Queensbury.
The exhibit showcases the important history of logging and papermaking in Warren County and the southern Adirondacks and features the role of some the region’s oldest companies, Finch in Glens Falls and International Paper in Ticonderoga (and formerly South Glens Falls).
Two new exhibitions featuring women’s art are set to open on Sunday, August 5th, 2018 at the Hyde Collection, 161 Warren St., in Glens Falls, NY.
“Jane Peterson: At Home and Abroad” will run through October 12 in Wood and Feibes & Schmitt Galleries, and “Changing the Landscape: Women Impressionists from the Thomas Clark Collection” will run through October 21 in Whitney-Renz and Hoopes Galleries. [Read more…] about Hyde Features Jane Peterson, Female Impressionists
A new exhibit, “100 Years of Photographs from Morris Studio: 1892-1992” is set open on Saturday, August 18th at Rogers Mansion, 17 Meeting House Lane, Southampton, NY. A free opening reception will be held from 4 to 6 pm, refreshments will be served.
This exhibit presents the rich history of the South Fork on Long Island through the historic archives from The Morris Studio. The photographs date as far back as 1892. Tough The Morris Studio closed its doors in 2017 the photographs show a long lost era of time to be presented over 100 years later. Among the photographs are local historic landmarks and portraits of local families. [Read more…] about Unseen Collection: Photographs of Southampton 1892-1940