Wednesday, June 17, 2015

New York State’s Path Through History Weekend

Albany, N.Y. (June 17, 2015) – Over 250 special events are planned for New York State’s Path Through History Weekend, June 20-21, at venues throughout the state. This weekend’s events are designed to make it easy to experience the Empire State’s rich heritage and diverse attractions.

In Albany County, don’t miss:
at the New York State Museum, 260 Madison Ave, Albany, NY 12230
Saturday from 1-4 PM for Free!
·         Postcards of Albany
at the Albany Public Library, 161 Washington Ave, Albany, NY 12210
Explore 100 historic postcards for views of Albany looked like at the turn of the 20th century
Saturday from 12-4 PM for Free! 
·         Destroyer Escort Day
at the USS Slater, Broadway & Quay Street, Albany, NY 12202
Commemorating the service and sacrifice of Destroyer Escort Sailors and their ships with a ceremony
Saturday at 9 AM, ceremony is Free, ship tours $8 for adults, $7 for seniors, $6 for children. 

·         Helderberg History Hike
at John Boyd Thacher State Park, 1 Hales Cave Rd, Voorheesville, NY 12186
Hike through time with historian Tim Albright from the  early settle of the Dutch from the 18th Century through the creation of the park in the 20th century
Saturday at 10 AM for Free! 
from the Albany Heritage Area Visitors Center, 25 Quackenbush Sq. (Corner of Broadway & Clinton), Albany, NY 12207
Highlighting historic places of interest, magnificent architecture and fascinating historical events
Saturday at 11 AM for Free! 
·         The History of Chess for Kids
at the Ten Broeck Mansion, 9 Ten Broeck Pl, Albany, NY 12210
Learn about chess around the world from its origins in India to the game changer of chess computers and everything in between.
Saturday at 1 PM, Suggested donation of $5.

Plan your visit to Albany and discover where to stay, eat and play and find offers and discounts by visiting or calling 518-434-1217. For the latest listings, check

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 & Culture, Natural History, U.S. Presidents, Women’s Rights, Canals & Transportation, Civil Rights, Colonial History, Immigration, Innovation & Commerce, The Revolution, Native Americans, Sports History, and the War of 1812.

In conjunction with Path Through History Weekend, 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 #PathThroughHistory 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 Governor Andrew M. Cuomo, builds on New York’s already robust heritage tourism attractions. The initiative is currently focused on 13 themes including: Arts & Culture, Natural History, U.S. Presidents, Women’s Rights, Canals & Transportation, Civil Rights, Colonial History, Immigration, Innovation & 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
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 Media can find press releases and more at

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