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

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…

A Dozen Reasons for a Family Getaway to Rochester, New York
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A Dozen Reasons for a Family Getaway to Rochester, New York

Rochester provides a mix of big city cultural activities with small town friendliness alongside beautiful quaint villages meandering alongside the Erie Canal.  For a city this size, Rochester is fortunate to have an amazing amount of cultural institutions.  Much of this is a result of the very philanthropic George Eastman, founder of modern film and…

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

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

Chills at the Witch Dungeon Museum, Salem Massachusetts
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Chills at the Witch Dungeon Museum, Salem Massachusetts

The Salem Witch Dungeon Museum offers “a unique educational experience with a chill or two” – and they deliver! Salem, Massachusetts is a fun city. Not too big, so walking is the best way to get around. There are interesting shops, quaint inns, great public parks and statues, and historic buildings. You can visit the…

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