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NYS Museum Week:
JUNE 10 - 16, 2013

The New York State Museum, in partnership with I LOVE NEW YORK, is excited to participate in the promotion and celebration of the 2nd Annual New York State Museum Week as part of Path Through History.

Launched by Governor Cuomo in 2012, the Path Through History initiative highlights New York's rich heritage and aims to not only showcase New York State's history and cultural significance but also promotes tourism and economic development in communities in every region of the state. Over 200 new informational and directional signs highlighting key moments in New York and American History have been placed along the New York State Thruway and other major arteries to direct travelers to historic sites in the area. "From Mark Twain writing Huckleberry Finn in Elmira to John Coltrane's one of a kind jazz being played on Long Island," remarks Governor Cuomo, "we have done and see it all in New York and now we are putting our state's heritage on display for the world to enjoy."

Throughout Museum Week, the New York State Museum will be promoting its current exhibitions, "Russel Wright: The Nature of Design," "I Shall Think of You Often: The Civil War Story of Doctor and Mary Tarbell," and "An Irrepressible Conflict: The Empire State in the Civil War." All three exhibitions feature individuals whose life stories have directly influenced and shaped New York State history and culture.

During this special celebration week, whether you are traveling from afar or locally, we invite you to visit one of many "Paths Through History" on your way to the New York State Museum.

A complete list of New York State's Path Through History "Tours by Theme," visit:

Current Path Through History events throughout New York State can be found here:

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