NYS Great Places and Spaces

Noon–4 p.m.
All Museum Galleries

Celebrate what’s great in New York State! Take a trip around the state without leaving the Museum. An array of the state’s historic sites and cultural institutions will offer families fun, hands-on activities, educational artifacts to explore, and information on regional events to visit throughout the year.

Exhibit Tour at 1:00 p.m. 
Join Exhibition Curator and Senior Historian Brad Utter for a themed exhibit tour of Enterprising Waters: New York’s Erie Canal. Brad will highlight what travel was like for tourists, travelers, and canalers. Highlighting artifacts and images in the exhibit, he will also discuss some of the popular tourist destinations in and around the canal in the 1800s.
Meet at 1pm in South Hall.


Participating Institutions

Adirondack Experience
Capital District Civil War Round Table
Crailo State Historic Site
Empire State Aerosciences Museum
Empire State Plaza Visitor Center
Johnson Hall State Historic Site
New Windsor Cantonment & Knox’s Headquarters State Historic Sites
Roosevelt Presidential Library and Museum
Schenectady County Historical Society
Schuyler Mansion State Historic Site
Shaker Heritage Society
The Friends of Schoharie Crossing
The Hyde Collection
The National Museum of Racing and Hall of Fame
The Olana Partnership
Underground Railroad History Project of the Capital Region, Inc.