State Museum Hosts "New York State's Great Places and Spaces" on January 12

Release Date: 
Thursday, January 3, 2019
Contact Information: 
Contact: Office of Communications Phone: (518) 474-1201


Representatives from over a dozen New York State historic sites and cultural organizations will provide educational hands-on activities, unique artifacts to explore and information about upcoming events during the annual “New York State’s Great Places and Spaces” program on Saturday, January 12 from noon to 4:00 p.m. at the New York State Museum.

A guided tour of The Historic Woodstock Art Colony: The Arthur A. Anderson Collection will be held at 1:00 p.m., followed by a Hudson Valley art project inspired by the exhibition. A guided tour of Enterprising Waters: New York’s Erie Canal will be held at 3:00 p.m.

Participating organizations include: Capital District Civil War Round Table; Crailo State Historic Site; Friends of the Pine Bush Community, Inc; Hudson Mohawk Industrial Gateway; John Brown Farm State Historic Site; Johnson Hall State Historic Site; The National Museum of Racing and Hall of Fame; New Windsor Cantonment and Knox’s Headquarters State Historic Site; Roosevelt Presidential Library and Museum; Saratoga National Historic Park; Schoharie Crossing State Historic Site; Schuyler Mansion State Historic Site; Shaker Heritage Society; New York State Archives; New York State Library; and the Underground Railroad History Project of the Capital Region, Inc.

The State Museum is a program of the New York State Education Department’s Office of Cultural Education. Located at 222 Madison Avenue in Albany, the Museum is open Tuesday through Sunday from 9:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. It is closed on the Fourth of July, Thanksgiving, Christmas, and New Year's Day. Admission is free. Further information about programs and events can be obtained by calling (518) 474-5877 or visiting the Museum website.