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Plattsburgh State Art Museum Hosts Path Through History Weekends

10:40am EDT, 23 May 2014

ALBANY, N.Y. (May 23, 2014) — More than 100 special events are planned for New York state’s Path Through History Weekends, June 7-8 and 14-15, at venues throughout the state, and more events are being added daily. These weekends are designed to make it easy to experience the Empire State’s rich heritage and diverse attractions.

In the Adirondack region, enthusiasts are invited to visit the Plattsburgh State Art Museum. The museum is located on the SUNY Plattsburgh campus and open from 12-4 p.m. daily. Visitors can find themselves viewing art by famous artists like Degas, Warhol, Picasso or Mary Cassatt; touring the sculpture park; or learning about local artist Rockwell Kent.

The first weekend of Path Through History Weekends, June 7-8, will run in conjunction with the seventh-annual Museum Days, sponsored by the Press-Republican and the Adirondack Coast Cultural Alliance. Participating museums, galleries and cultural centers will be open and free of charge from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Throughout the weekend participants will be able to present their “passport” for a stamp at each participating heritage attraction. Passports are good for the following year. Participants who visit and receive a stamp for each attraction and fill their passport in the next year will be eligible to win selected prizes donated by local businesses. For a list of participating venues and planned activities, visit www.adkcoastcultural.org. This event is free and open to the public.

Whether you’re a sports enthusiast, a nature lover, curious about history or simply want to have fun, there is something for everyone in the 13 Path Through History Themes: Arts and Culture; Natural History; U.S. Presidents; Women’s Rights; Canals and Transportation; Civil Rights; Colonial History; Immigration;, Innovation and Commerce; the Revolution; Native Americans; Sports History; and the War of 1812. For the latest listings, check http://www.paththroughhistoryweekends.com/Home.aspx.

In conjunction with Path Through History Weekends, I LOVE NEW YORK’s social media channels will be highlighting various themes with photos, videos, event itineraries and more. Follow I LOVE NEW YORK on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram or use #ISPYNY to join us on the journey down New York's Path Through History.

About Path Through History

Path Through History highlights historically and culturally significant sites and events throughout New York state. The program, introduced by Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo, builds on New York’s already robust heritage tourism attractions. The initiative is currently focused on 13 Arts and Culture; Natural History; U.S. Presidents; Women’s Rights; Canals and Transportation; Civil Rights; Colonial History; Immigration;, Innovation and Commerce; the Revolution; Native Americans; Sports History; and the War of 1812. Important heritage sites and events across the state were selected with input from leading historians. For more information, visit http://www.iloveny.com/Summer/Themes/Path-Through-History.aspx.

About New York State

New York state features 11 beautiful vacation regions. New York’s attractions span from landmarks such as Niagara Falls, to the wine trails of Hudson Valley and treasures like the Baseball Hall of Fame in Cooperstown. Whether it’s wide-ranging outdoor activities for the whole family like fishing, hiking and boating, culinary wonders and farm-to-table fresh foods or the rich history and culture of one of the 13 original colonies, New York state offers diverse activities for all travelers. For more information, visit http://www.iloveny.com. Media can find press releases and more at www.iloveny.com/thebeat.

About the Plattsburgh State Art Museum

Plattsburgh State Art Museum is located on the SUNY Plattsburgh campus. It exists to collect, study, preserve, exhibit, interpret and publish original works of art. The museum is committed to advance the academic goals of the college and contribute to the cultural education of northern New York and southern Canada. The museum is open daily, noon to 4 p.m.and closed legal holidays. For more information, contact the museum office at 518-564-2474 or artmuseum@plattsburgh.edu. Or visit us at plattsburgh.edu/museum and Facebook.com/PlattsburghStateArtMuseum.

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Michelle Ouellette, Associate Director, Public Relations and Publications
SUNY Plattsburgh
Phone: (518) 564-2090
E-mail: news@plattsburgh.edu