ALBANY - Museum Week is next week in New York.
From Monday to Sunday, June 10 to 16, museums throughout the state will offer special discounts, events, exhibits and promotions to encourage people to visit.
The I Love NY website, www.iloveny.com, features complete lists of participating museums and their discounts and events.
State Sen. Betty Little, whose district includes the eastern part of the North Country, talks with Gavin Landry, the state’s executive director of tourism, after a committee meeting in Albany on Wednesday. Little chairs the Senate Cultural Affairs, Tourism, Parks and Recreation Committee, and topics discussed Wednesday included Museum Week, which runs from June 10 to 16.
(Photo provided by Sen. Betty Little’s office)
That includes an "Adirondacks" section with 16 museums in and around the Adirondack Park. Among those are four in the Tri-Lakes area: the Lake Placid Olympic Museum, the Lake Placid-North Elba Historical Society, the Saranac Laboratory Museum in Saranac Lake and The Wild Center in Tupper Lake.
Below are listed the 16 "Adirondacks" museums, along with their discounts and special events for Museum Week.
Adirondack History Center, Elizabethtown - $1 off admission - June 10-16: New Civil War exhibition
American Maple Museum, Croghan - 15 percent off all items in gift shop June 15
Fort Ticonderoga, Ticonderoga - June 10-16: Experience 1755 living history programs, daily tours; June 15: Scots Day
Goodsell Museum, Old Forge - Mention Museum Week and receive entry for drawing for a book from gift shop (winner's choice)
Historical Society of the Town of Bolton, Bolton Landing
Kent-Delord House Museum, Plattsburgh - Free admission - June 10-16: Battle of Salem Heights sesquicentennial celebration
Lake Placid Olympic Museum, Lake Placid - Buy one admission, get one free; discounts on museum store merchandise
Lake Placid-North Elba Historical Society, Lake Placid - Free admission - June 10-16: Exhibit opening, "Developing our History, Finding our Family: The Stedman-Moses Collection of Historic Photographs"
North Star Underground Railroad Museum, AuSable Chasm - Free admission - June 14: "A Dream Deferred" presentation by independent scholar Amy Godine, 7 p.m., Peru Free Library, Peru; June 15: Mini bus tour of Underground Railroad sites in Keeseville and Peru, 9:30 a.m. at museum, $10, reservations required, 518-834-5180, firstname.lastname@example.org
Northern New York American-Canadian Genealogical Society, Dannemora - Free researching for non-members, usually $5 a day
Penfield Homestead Museum, Crown Point - Free admission - June 8: Annual Pancake Breakfast
Saranac Laboratory Museum, Saranac Lake - Free admission (open Tuesday to Friday) - June 12: Walking tour of historic downtown starts 10:30 a.m., Riverside Park
The Hyde Collection, Glens Falls - Free poster from museum store - June 14: Exhibition opening, "Modern Nature: Georgia O'Keeffe and Lake George"
The Wild Center, Tupper Lake - Bring kids free (14 and under, not applicable to school or youth groups)
Warrensburgh Museum of Local History, Warrensburg - Free admission, $1 discount coupon for Book Corner - June 10-16: Warrensburgh Bicentennial Exhibition from International Order of Odd Fellows Lodge 488; June 16: Burial of ceremonial skeletal bones from the former lodge, complementary lunch served
World Awareness Children's Museum, Glens Falls - $1 off admission June 12 to June 16 (not open June 10 and 11)