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Ghost Hunters© Ghost Tours
Saturday, October 25, 2014
Hyde Hall State Historic Site
Phone: (607) 547-5098

Last year's popular "Ghost Hunters© Tours" focused on events and places featured on the Syfy cable channel network's popular investigative series, Ghost Hunters in 2013, will return to Hyde Hall this Halloween season. These exclusive candlelit tours will be held on Oct. 24th, 25th and 30th at 5:30, 6:00, 6:30 and 7:00pm, and are limited to 15 participants each. The cost is $20 per person, and tickets must be reserved in advance.

In early 2013, The Ghost Hunters team spent over a week in Hyde Hall in the chill of March, where they set up ultra sensitive equipment in empty rooms to record continuously through the nights. What they found at Hyde Hall was revealed on their Halloween special, in one of the best Ghost Hunters episodes ever. This year's special candlelight ghost tours on will feature the areas Ghost Hunters found were most haunted.

Registration: Required
Spooky Theatrics: Folktales from the 1860s in Action
Saturday, October 25, 2014 06:00 PM
Olana State Historic Site
Phone: (518) 828-0135

Spooky Mary, also known as Bloody Mary, lived deep in the forest in a tiny cottage and sold herbal remedies for a living. Folks living in the town said she was a witch. None dared cross the old crone for fear that their cows would go dry, their food-stores rot away before winter, their children take sick of fever, or any number of terrible things that an angry witch could do to her neighbors. After walking to find Spooky Mary, participants will then meet Maggie and Kate Fox, two young sisters in a village in western New York State, who began to hear noises supposedly caused by spirit visitors in the spring of 1848. Within a few years the girls were nationally known and "spiritualism" was sweeping the nation.

All ages (rated PG). Tours start from the Wagon House Education Center at 6pm, 8pm & 10pm

$7 in advance, $10 night of the tour, $30/family of five

Haunted Garden Stroll
Sunday, October 26, 2014 06:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Sonnenberg Gardens & Mansion State Historic Park
Phone: (585) 394-4922

Join us -- if you dare! -- for a "haunted" stroll through the Sonnenberg grounds. Hear strange Sonnenberg tales from the last 126 years that will leave you in goosebumps! Be ready for spooky characters during the walk - you never know who or what might be lurking or watching! Will it be an apparition of a Civil War general who died in the mansion? Or perhaps the Lady in Black who continues to walk the grounds? What other macabre visitations or weird sights will you experience??

$5/person, under 5 FREE.

Ghost Hunters© Ghost Tours
Thursday, October 30, 2014
Hyde Hall State Historic Site
Phone: (607) 547-5098

Last year's popular "Ghost Hunters© Tours" focused on events and places featured on the Syfy cable channel network's popular investigative series, Ghost Hunters in 2013, will return to Hyde Hall this Halloween season. These exclusive candlelit tours will be held on Oct. 24th, 25th and 30th at 5:30, 6:00, 6:30 and 7:00pm, and are limited to 15 participants each. The cost is $20 per person, and tickets must be reserved in advance.

In early 2013, The Ghost Hunters team spent over a week in Hyde Hall in the chill of March, where they set up ultra sensitive equipment in empty rooms to record continuously through the nights. What they found at Hyde Hall was revealed on their Halloween special, in one of the best Ghost Hunters episodes ever. This year's special candlelight ghost tours on will feature the areas Ghost Hunters found were most haunted.

Registration: Required
Seasonal Volunteer Info Session
Sunday, November 2, 2014 01:00 PM - 03:00 PM
Staatsburgh State Historic Site
Phone: (845) 889-8851 ext 300
Holiday Helpers, we need you! As Staatsburgh prepares for its "Gilded Age Christmas" tours, the site needs help with decorating the mansion, interpreting the historic rooms and site history for visitors, delighting visitors with costumed interpretation and assisting with special programs for children. The info session will include presentations by staff on behind-the-scenes news and plans for the future. Light refreshments will be served. Please call 845-889-8851 ext. 300 to RSVP.
Veteran’s Day Program at the National Purple Heart Hall of Honor
Tuesday, November 11, 2014 02:00 PM
National Purple Heart Hall of Honor
Phone: (845) 561-1765

Veteran's Day began as Armistice Day to commemorate the ending of combat in World War I. Since 1954, it has been known as Veteran's Day to honor all those who have served in the Armed Forces. In keeping with this tradition, the Hall of Honor will conduct a brief ceremony and wreath laying in commemoration of Veteran's Day. This ceremony will take place outside, weather permitting by the flag poles at the Hall of Honor.

At 2:30 there will be a brief tribute in our program space to commemorate the 50th Anniversary of the formal beginning of War in Vietnam. Light refreshments will be served. Seating for this portion of the program is limited and reservations are strongly recommended. To make a reservation, please call 845-561-1765. Admission is free.

Registration: Required
Fort Niagara in World War One
Tuesday, November 11, 2014 02:00 PM - 03:30 PM
Old Fort Niagara State Historic Site
Phone: (716) 745-7611

Commemorate the centennial of World War One by learning about Fort Niagara's role in the conflict.

This power point presentation details Fort Niagara's role in World War One. The program begins at 2:00 pm at the Fort Niagara Officers Club then moves out into Fort Niagara State Park for a walking tour of the World War One Army base. Meet a U.S. Doughboy from the era and learn about the challenges that faced the United States when we entered the war in 1917. Free admission.

This program is being held in honor of Veterans Day. Honor veterans by attending a Veterans Day program in your community (most begin at 11:00 a.m). Then come on over to the Fort for a free 2:00 p.m. program on World War One. (1914-1918)

Rustic Tablescapes for Thanksgiving
Sunday, November 23, 2014 01:00 PM - 03:00 PM
Olana State Historic Site
Phone: (518) 828-1872 ext 109

Join Marlene Marshall, artist and author of the book Woodland Style Projects to create a delightful rustic centerpiece that will wow your dinner guests and is sure to be a conversation piece during your Thanksgiving holiday. Be inspired by Frederic Church's artist-designed landscape and collect "found" natural items to design your beautiful natural masterpiece.

Please pre-register by preceeding Thursday to 518-828-1872 x109 or shasbrook@olana.org

All ages welcome; $15/person, $10/members

Registration: Required
A Gilded Age Christmas
Friday, November 28, 2014 until Wednesday, December 31, 2014 12:00 PM - 04:00 PM
Staatsburgh State Historic Site
Phone: (845) 889-8851
Visit the lavishly decorated mansion to experience Christmas, Gilded Age style! The mansion is sumptuously decorated for the holidays and the shop is full of great gifts for your holiday shopping needs. The house will be open for tours Thursday - Sunday from November 28th - December 28th, as well as from Monday, December 29th - Wednesday, December 31st.
Holiday Home Tour
Saturday, December 6, 2014
Sonnenberg Gardens & Mansion State Historic Park
Phone: (585) 394-4922

See the beautiful and historic home of Canandaigua decorated for the holiday season.

Fee: $22/person.

A Child's Christmas
Saturday, December 6, 2014 until Sunday, December 7, 2014 10:00 AM - 02:00 PM
Clermont State Historic Site
Phone: (518) 537-4240

Drop in for stories read under the Christmas tree and treats for children ages 3-10 ($4 per person)

St. Nicholas Day
Saturday, December 6, 2014 12:00 PM - 04:00 PM
Crailo State Historic Site
Phone: (518) 463-8738

Meet Sinterklaas, the Dutch St. Nicholas, who will be stopping by to see if you’ve been good or bad this year!. Crailo’s Marketplace Museum Shop will be offering unique gifts for the holidays. There will be crafts for the kids and refreshments by a crackling fire.

The museum will be open for self-guided tours.

This event is free.

The Castle by Candlelight
Saturday, December 6, 2014 07:00 PM - 08:30 AM
Old Fort Niagara State Historic Site
Phone: (716) 745-7611

Candles twinkle in the windows of the 288-year-old French Castle. Outside the imposing stone structure, lanterns line Old Fort Niagara's walkways as soldiers prepare their muskets to perform a grand feu de joie, a firing of joy, in honor of the holiday season. Fifes and drums play traditional music and artillerists prepare their cannons to join in the salute. This is the scene that will greet visitors to Old Fort Niagara as the historic site presents its annual Castle by Candlelight program.

Cooks will prepare traditional holiday fare, while period characters entertain visitors with tales of winter in the 18th century. Visitors will witness demonstrations of woodworking, hornsmithing and the preparation of traditional hot chocolate and will have the opportunity to write with a quill pen and play a period game. The Castle will feature holiday decorations by the Youngstown Garden Club.

Visitors can arrive anytime between between 7:00 p.m. and 8:30 p.m. The grand feu de joie, featuring the rolling fire of muskets and cannons will be performed by the garrison at 7:30 and 8:30 p.m. The Fort's Log Cabin will also be open, offering hot beverages and live holiday music. Admission to the event is $8.00 per person with proceeds benefitting the Fort's educational programming. Visitors are encouraged to dress for the weather, wear walking shoes and bring a flashlight.

Holiday Whodunit
Sunday, December 7, 2014 01:00 PM - 04:00 PM
Staatsburgh State Historic Site
Phone: (845) 889-8851
Children become detectives to solve a history mystery. Costumed interpreters throughout the house provide clues to help kids find the solution. Event will be offered on Sundays in December: the 7th, 14th, 21st, and 28th. 
10th Annual Holiday Tree Lighting
Friday, December 12, 2014 05:30 PM
Planting Fields Arboretum State Historic Park
Phone: (516) 922-9200

The tree lighting will take place on Friday, December 12, 2014. Arboretum gates will open at 5:30pm and the tree lighting will take place at 6pm. As in previous years, we will light the magnificent 35-foot Japanese Umbrella Pine, which is located on the south side of the Camellia Greenhouse. Visit with Santa at the Hay Barn until 7:30pm!

The event will feature special guests Santa Claus and madrigal singers. Guests will have the opportunity to view the fabulous holiday decorations and the first floor of Coe Hall from 5:30pm-8pm. In addition, guests will be able to view the spectacular poinsettia display featuring hundreds of poinsettias of various forms and seven varieties in the Main Greenhouse. Don't forget to visit Periwinkles Cafe in the Visitor Center and enjoy egg nog, hot chocolate and cider, gingerbread men and other assorted holiday sweets.

Don't miss this unique opportunity to see Planting Fields in all its winter splendor. Both the grounds and the building will be open until 8pm. Admission is free. For more information, please call Planting Fields Arboretum at 516-922-9200 or 516-922-8678 or visit our website at www.plantingfields.org

A Gilded Age Christmas: Special Evening Hours
Friday, December 12, 2014 06:00 PM - 08:00 PM
Staatsburgh State Historic Site
Phone: (845) 889-8851
Spend a festive evening in the lavishly-decorated mansion, with costumed guides, music, and gift shopping. 
I'll Be Home By Christmas: Keeping in Touch with the Ones Back Home
Saturday, December 13, 2014 02:00 PM
National Purple Heart Hall of Honor
Phone: (845) 561-1765

Come experience three centuries of our military personnel coping with being away from home during the holidays. From the Civil War through Afghanistan, hear the letters they wrote, and join in singing some of the songs they sang. Light refreshments will be served.

Seating is limited and reservations are strongly encouraged. To make a reservation, please call 845-561-1765

Registration: Required
Christmas with the Ellisons
Saturday, December 13, 2014 04:00 PM - 07:00 PM
Knox's Headquarters State Historic Site
Phone: (845) 561-5498
Tour by candlelight the elegant 1754 Ellison mansion ornamented with costumed staff and 18th century holiday decorations.
Friends of Clermont Holiday Party
Saturday, December 13, 2014 05:00 PM - 07:00 PM
Clermont State Historic Site
Phone: (518) 537-4240

Friends of Clermont Holiday Party: Free for members; guests $10

The Castle by Candlelight
Saturday, December 13, 2014 07:00 PM - 08:30 PM
Old Fort Niagara State Historic Site
Phone: (716) 745-7611

Candles twinkle in the windows of the 288-year-old French Castle. Outside the imposing stone structure, lanterns line Old Fort Niagara's walkways as soldiers prepare their muskets to perform a grand feu de joie, a firing of joy, in honor of the holiday season. Fifes and drums play traditional music and artillerists prepare their cannons to join in the salute. This is the scene that will greet visitors to Old Fort Niagara as the historic site presents its annual Castle by Candlelight program.

Cooks will prepare traditional holiday fare, while period characters entertain visitors with tales of winter in the 18th century. Visitors will witness demonstrations of woodworking, hornsmithing and the preparation of traditional hot chocolate and will have the opportunity to write with a quill pen and play a period game. The Castle will feature holiday decorations by the Youngstown Garden Club.

Visitors can arrive anytime between between 7:00 p.m. and 8:30 p.m. The grand feu de joie, featuring the rolling fire of muskets and cannons will be performed by the garrison at 7:30 and 8:30 p.m. The Fort's Log Cabin will also be open, offering hot beverages and live holiday music. Admission to the event is $8.00 per person with proceeds benefitting the Fort's educational programming. Visitors are encouraged to dress for the weather, wear walking shoes and bring a flashlight.

Warm Up At the Washingtons'
Sunday, December 14, 2014 12:00 PM - 04:00 PM
Washington's Headquarters State Historic Site
Phone: (845) 562-1195
Visit the Hasbrouck House, decorated for the yuletide, with live music, hot cider and cookies! Historic interpreters will be available in every room to answer questions.
Holiday Whodunit
Sunday, December 14, 2014 01:00 PM - 04:00 PM
Staatsburgh State Historic Site
Phone: (845) 889-8851
Children become detectives to solve a history mystery. Costumed interpreters throughout the house provide clues to help kids find the solution. Event will be offered on Sundays in December: the 7th, 14th, 21st, and 28th. 
Candlelight Tours of Clermont
Sunday, December 14, 2014 03:00 PM - 06:00 PM
Clermont State Historic Site
Phone: (518) 537-4240

Tableaux Vivant of Christmas traditions through the ages, glittering decorations, and wassail and traditional holiday goodies served in the historic kitchen ($10 person; children under 12 free)

Christmas at Clermont Open House
Saturday, December 20, 2014 11:00 AM - 04:00 PM
Clermont State Historic Site
Phone: (518) 537-4240

A great day for families. Free admission

Christmas with the Ellisons
Saturday, December 20, 2014 04:00 PM - 07:00 PM
Knox's Headquarters State Historic Site
Phone: (845) 561-5498
Tour by candlelight the elegant 1754 Ellison mansion ornamented with costumed staff and 18th century holiday decorations.
Holiday Whodunit
Sunday, December 21, 2014 01:00 PM - 04:00 PM
Staatsburgh State Historic Site
Phone: (845) 889-8851
Children become detectives to solve a history mystery. Costumed interpreters throughout the house provide clues to help kids find the solution. Event will be offered on Sundays in December: the 7th, 14th, 21st, and 28th. 
Open House at Knox’s Headquarters
Friday, December 26, 2014 10:00 AM - 03:00 PM
Knox's Headquarters State Historic Site
Phone: (845) 561-5498
The Ellison mansion is open for tours at 10:00 AM, 11:00 AM, 12:00, 1:00 PM, 2:00 PM & 3:00 PM each day. Tour the elegant 1754 historic house decorated for the season in 18th century fashion.
Open House at Knox’s Headquarters
Saturday, December 27, 2014 10:00 AM - 03:00 PM
Knox's Headquarters State Historic Site
Phone: (845) 561-5498
The Ellison mansion is open for tours at 10:00 AM, 11:00 AM, 12:00, 1:00 PM, 2:00 PM & 3:00 PM each day. Tour the elegant 1754 historic house decorated for the season in 18th century fashion.
Holiday Craft Workshop for Kids: Make a Mouse House
Saturday, December 27, 2014 02:00 PM - 03:30 PM
Staatsburgh State Historic Site
Phone: (845) 889-8851
Mistletoe Mouse has inhabited the mansion at Christmastime for many years. Children enjoy searching for mouse houses in the historic rooms while on tour in the holiday season. For these workshops, kids ages 6-10 can tour the house briefly to see the mouse houses on display, and then use craft materials to build their own mouse house to take home. An adult must accompany child. Reservations required, so please call to make a reservation and inquire about admission fee.
Registration: Required
Open House at Knox’s Headquarters
Sunday, December 28, 2014 10:00 AM - 03:00 PM
Knox's Headquarters State Historic Site
Phone: (845) 561-5498
The Ellison mansion is open for tours at 10:00 AM, 11:00 AM, 12:00, 1:00 PM, 2:00 PM & 3:00 PM each day. Tour the elegant 1754 historic house decorated for the season in 18th century fashion.
Holiday Whodunit
Sunday, December 28, 2014 01:00 PM - 04:00 PM
Staatsburgh State Historic Site
Phone: (845) 889-8851
Children become detectives to solve a history mystery. Costumed interpreters throughout the house provide clues to help kids find the solution. Event will be offered on Sundays in December: the 7th, 14th, 21st, and 28th. 
Holiday Craft Workshop for Kids: Make a Mouse House
Tuesday, December 30, 2014 02:00 PM - 03:30 PM
Staatsburgh State Historic Site
Phone: (845) 889-8851
Mistletoe Mouse has inhabited the mansion at Christmastime for many years. Children enjoy searching for mouse houses in the historic rooms while on tour in the holiday season. For these workshops, kids ages 6-10 can tour the house briefly to see the mouse houses on display, and then use craft materials to build their own mouse house to take home. An adult must accompany child. Reservations required, so please call to make a reservation and inquire about admission fee.
Registration: Required
Twelfth Night
Saturday, January 10, 2015 04:00 PM - 07:00 PM
Crailo State Historic Site
Phone: (518) 463-8738
Museum open house with costumed interpreters and open hearth cooking demonstrations in the cellar kitchen. Combo tickets with Schuyler Mansion’s Twelfth Night festivities will be available.
"Salutations of the Season!"
Saturday, January 10, 2015 04:00 PM - 07:00 PM
Schuyler Mansion State Historic Site
Phone: (518) 434-0834

An evening of merriment for everyone! Special Twelfth Night festivities will highlight the holiday season as it may have been celebrated by the Schuyler family in the 18th century. Come and revel in the holiday traditions of Albany's past with live music, bonfires, traditional fare and wassail toasts! Then cross the river where the celebration continues at Crailo!

Combo Admission: $7.00 Adults / $6.00 Seniors & Students / $2.00 Children (12 and under) / $5.00 Friends Members

Single -Site Admission: $6.00 Adults / $5.00 Seniors & Students / $1.00 Children (12 and under) / $4.00 Friends Members

Snow date: Sunday Jan 11th, 4:00 to 7:00 p.m.

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