Clayton, N.Y. - The Antique Boat Museum (ABM), North America’s premier freshwater nautical museum based in Clayton, New York, announced today the details of its new exhibit opening and reception.
Join the Antique Boat Museum on Friday, May 24 from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. inside the Haxall Building, located at 750 Mary Street in Clayton, for a reception to celebrate the opening of the new exhibitions on display in the Homer Dodge Gallery and the Passageways Gallery. All are welcome to attend.
“Long Journeys in Small Boats” can be found inside the Homer Dodge Gallery on the first floor of the Haxall Building. This exhibition features ten journeys totaling more than 30,000 miles traveled in small boats, many of which are on display. Read more »
Oswego, N.Y. - In 2013 Fort Ontario State Historic Site will be open to the public from Saturday, May 18 to Sunday October 13. Visiting hours will be Wednesday through Sunday, 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. The fort will be open seven days a week during the peak of tourist season from June 26 through Labor Day. Admission prices will remain the same as last year; $4 for adults, $3 for seniors and students age 13 and above; children age 12 and under will be admitted free.
A wide range of special events are planned at the fort this year including a guided tour of the Post Cemetery on opening day, May 18 at 1 p.m. Curator Jennifer Emmons has been researching the lives and deaths of the 77 soldiers, officers, and civilians buried in post cemetery, which was moved to its current location in 1903. The history and personal stories of those buried in the post cemetery reflect Fort Ontario’s significant role in world events from the French and Indian War through World War II. Read more »
Oswego, N.Y. - Commemorate Armed Forces Day, May 18, by coming to Fort Ontario State Historic Site on our seasonal opening day and attending a walking tour of the Post Cemetery. The Post Cemetery presents a cross section of those who served and died at Fort Ontario from the French and Indian War through World War II; it contains the bodies of 77 individuals, including soldiers, officers, wives, children and one soldier’s mother. Read more »
Oswego, N.Y. - Rudy’s Lakeside Drive In recently joined on as a community partner with I Heart Oswego and its mission to get locally owned and operated business the recognition they deserve.
“With Rudy’s Lakeside, we have created a marketing opportunity for local small business to take advantage of,” said Victoria Usherwood Gailinas, co-founder of I Heart Oswego and its marketing director. “We have created fliers advertising Oswego’s small businesses that Rudy’s will be inserting in the bottom of the boxes they serve their famous food in.” Read more »
Tourism Summit Generates New Ideas to Bring More Visitors to New York State
Governor: NYS Tourism Equals Business
Albany, N.Y. (May 8, 2014) - Governor Andrew M. Cuomo today announced the launch of New York’s largest tourism campaign in decades, committing nearly $60 million to grow the industry, create jobs and attract even more visitors to the Empire State.
The Governor’s announcement came at the conclusion of the New York State Tourism Summit, where hundreds of tourism experts gathered in Albany to discuss ideas and new ways to bring tourists to every corner of the state. As the fifth largest employment sector in New York, tourism supported 714,000 jobs and generated more than $29 billion in wages in 2012. One out of every 12 jobs in New York is tourism-related. The more than 202 million international and domestic visitors to the Empire State last year resulted in $57 billion in direct tourism spending, and generated $7 billion in state and local taxes.
“New York State has some of the most beautiful tourist attractions in the world. From the peaks of the Adirondacks to the beaches of Long Island, no matter what you’re looking for you can find it here,” Governor Cuomo said. “I want the world to know about these assets, too, and am committed to making the State a ‘must see’ global destination and creating new jobs and investments in New York.” Read more »
Clayton, N.Y. - The Antique Boat Museum (ABM), North America’s premier freshwater nautical museum based in Clayton, New York, welcomes world-record holding sailor Howard Rice on May 11 & 12 as part of the Museum’s Opening Weekend festivities.
Rice, who was featured in Sports Illustrated in 1990 for his hair-raising adventure in a small boat, will host a lecture about his amazing journey around the southernmost point of South America in the Cox Theater on the Clayton campus on Saturday, May 11 at 4 p.m.
The lecture is included in the price of museum admission. Read more »
Buffalo, N.Y. - New York Sea Grant is taking applications for a week-long teacher training cruise on Lake Ontario. The July 7-13 Shipboard and Shoreline Science Workshop takes place aboard the 180-foot EPA Great Lakes National Program Office research vessel the Lake Guardian, docking in Youngstown, NY. Applications will be accepted through April 30.
The unique learning opportunity for fifteen Grades 4-12 educators and non-formal youth educators teaches them techniques for including Great Lakes science and technology in their classroom curriculum. Read more »