Oyster Bay, New York
History, Historic House
Raynham Hall is one of the pearls along the shores of Oyster Bay. Home to three generations of Townsends, this historic home reveals life from the American Revolution in the 1770's through the affluent Victorian period in the 1870's and the beginning of the Gold Coast era. Most notably, it is the home of Robert Townsend, alias "Culper, Jr.", one of General Washington's chief spies during the Revolution.
Saint Bonaventure, New York
Art, Culture, History
The Regina A. Quick Center for the Arts (QCA) is the home of St. Bonaventure University's world-class collection,a broad spectrum of art and historical artifacts that span the beginnings of Western civilization into the 21st Century. The collection totals over 3,000 works including paintings, sculpture, pottery and porcelain, works on paper, photographs, and a unique and diverse crèche collection. The QCA boasts 18,000 sq. ft.
Rhinebeck, New York
New York, New York
Children's, General, History, Specialized
Located in Times Square in the heart of New York City, Ripley's Believe It or Not! Odditorium brings people of all ages face-to-face with the world's most unbelievable curiosities. With 18,000 square feet of astonishing artifacts, exclusive oddities, exciting interactive exhibits and heart-stopping sideshow performers, this one-of-a-kind attraction welcomes visitors to experience the unusual and unexpected, where the entire family will rediscover wonder around every corner.
Binghamton, New York
Art, History, Historic House, Planetarium, Science
Roberson is our community's premier institution for art, science, and cultural education, with an emphasis on community and education. Roberson provides permanent facilities and changing gallery exhibitions for art, scienfce, and local history. Roberson welcomes people of all ages and backgrounds and seeks to excite and enrich through creative and interactive experiences that lead to a greater understanding of ourselves, our neighbors, our world, and our universe.
Saranac Lake, New York
Culture, History, Historic House, Historical Society
Southampton, New York
Culture, History, Historic House, Historical Society, Library
In 2012 the Rogers Mansion Museum Complex, with 12 historic buildings, was awarded a unique designation on the National Register of Historic Places. William Rogers purchased the property in 1648 which was owned by a Rogers descendent until 1880. In 1899 the dwelling was purchased by Samuel Longstreth Parrish; an attorney from New York City, summer colonist, and founder of the Parrish Art Museum.
Potsdam, New York
Cazenovia, New York
Culture, General, History, Library, Science, Specialized
The Rothschild Petersen Patent Model Museum is the largest privately-owned viewable collection of United States Patent Models in the world. Containing nearly 4,000 patent models and related documents, the collection spans America's Industrial Revolution.
Brooklyn, New York
Rye, New York
History, Historic House, Historical Society
The history of Rye is told through its people: Native Americans who lived here long ago, European settlers who arrived in 1660, Patriots and Loyalists who struggled during the Revolutionary War, slaves who worked on the farms, merchants who set up shop and suburban commuters who sought refuge from the city. The tools they used, houses and roads they built, letters they wrote and work they did all tell their stories.