Viewing: Arts and Culture

Lake Placid Winter Olympic Museum and the Olympic Center: Where Miracles Happen

In the heart of downtown Lake Placid lies the Olympic Center, home to three indoor skating rinks, the outdoor speed skating oval, and the only Olympic Museum in the United States. But to anyone who watched the 1980 Winter Olympics, it’s the place where Miracles happen. No visit to Lake Placid is complete without a […] Read more

Family Fun at the Altamont Fair 2012

The Altamont Fair is back again, running through this Sunday, 8/19. We’re expecting great weather, so if you haven’t checked it out, you should! Lots of critters to see, starting with the ones you’d expect to see on the farm: And ones you’d see on farms, or in town: To ones that you might never […] Read more

A Visit to the Hancock Shaker Village

Looking for a way to explore the outdoors, learn about a movement with a hard work ethic and interesting social structure and all while giving your kids the chance to learn through play areas and roam through a round barn? Then visit the Hancock Shaker Village – an interesting day trip located just 45 minutes […] Read more

A Visit to the National Museum of Play at The Strong in Rochester

For the last couple of years we’ve been hearing and reading about the National Museum of Play at The Strong, known to the Rochester locals as “The Strong”.  I couldn’t see how one museum would be worth the 3 plus hour drive to Rochester, hotel stay and expense?  But I was so wrong. At over […] Read more

Indian Culture On Display at National Museum Delhi

Battling a world-class case of jetlag, I wasn’t in the mood to tackle anything too ambitious on our first day in India. A late morning brunch at The Leela Palace Hotel, followed by a leisurely stroll through the National Museum in New Delhi fit the bill. Even better, the art exhibits provided much-needed context for […] Read more

A September 11 Memorial Story: The Survivor Tree

The National September 11 Memorial is not an easy place to visit. It is undoubtedly beautiful – well conceived with classic style; but even on a sunny summer’s day the waterfalls and reflecting pools mirror back more than the surrounding construction and newly planted trees. The Memorial has been designed so that two pools, an […] Read more

Rochester’s Museum Trifecta: Eastman House, Memorial Art Gallery and the Rochester Museum and Science Center

The City of Rochester was blessed with being home to the very philanthropic entrepreneur, George Eastman, the inventor of modern film and founder of Eastman Kodak.  As a result of the enormous amount of wealth Eastman personally donated to the arts, and other philanthropists that were largely connected to Eastman Kodak, Rochester, NY is home […] Read more

Historic Chills at Philadelphia’s Eastern State Penitentiary

A visit to Philadelphia often includes lots of history stops and it can be fun to get off the beaten path a bit. One unexpected treat in Philly is the historic site at the old Eastern State Penitentiary. The exhibits are really well done, and carefully curated historical information is both interesting and informative. As […] Read more

Spiders Alive! at the American Museum of Natural History in New York City

Spiders seem to inspire reactions that are extreme – you either love them, or loathe them. I find myself on the “love” end of the spectrum, with most family and friends on the “loathe” end. So, when the American Museum of Natural History in New York opened their new exhibit, Spiders Alive! I was giddy […] Read more

One Fort, Two Kids and A Lot of History: A Family Day Trip to Fort Ticonderoga

I’m a big fan of exposing kids to local history as young as possible.  They may not always fully understand it but my hope is that as my children get older they will develop an appreciation for history and cultivate a love of learning.  My family made a recent day trip up to Fort Ticonderoga, […] Read more

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