and Historic Sites (A-K)
Art Gallery, Buffalo, Erie County
Albright-Knox Art Gallery, one of the
country's finest modern art museums, features magnificent works by Van Gogh, Matisse,
Picasso, Monet, Derain, Renoir and Warhol. Buffalo. 716-882-8700.
Anderson Gallery, Buffalo, Erie County
An award winning renovated building,
the UB Anderson Gallery is located in University Heights, less than one mile from
the University at Buffalo's South Campus. Featuring a collection of modern and
contemporary art, temporary exhibitions are presented year round in the spacious
galleries and soaring glass sculpture atrium. Admission is free, handicapped accessible.
Hours: Wed.-Sat. 11 am to 5 pm, Sun. 1-5 pm. Martha Jackson Place, Buffalo, NY
14214. 716-829-3754. www.ubartgalleries.buffalo.edu
Art Museum, Elmira, Chemung County
The Arnot Art Museum in Elmira, Chemung
County has a permanent collection of 17th, 18th & 19th century paintings and
sculpture. The museum also hosts a wide variety of traveling exhibits. 607-734-3697.
Race Historic District, Rochester, Monroe County
In 1818, Francis and Matthew
Brown cut a quarter mile channel through solid bedrock and harnessed the power
of the Genesee River's 96-foot High Falls to bring water power to Rochesterville.
Today, Brown's Race Historic District pays tribute to these early 19th century
entrepreneurs and their fledgling technology. Visitors can see the original, rebuilt
25-foot, 12-ton waterwheel ensconced in its original chamber. Another tribute
to early Rochester technology, the Center at High Falls is a commercial center
set in a restored factory. State and Platt Streets, Rochester. 585-325-2030.
Science Museum, Buffalo, Erie County
At the Buffalo Museum of Science,
visitors travel back to the land of the dinosaurs, inspect larger-than-life insects,
marvel at endangered species and take quantum leaps through space. The museum's
Tifft Nature Preserve includes over 264 acres of undisturbed natural habitat within
the City of Buffalo. 716-896-5200.
, East Aurora, Erie County
Explore & more...A Children's Museum.
Please touch! Experiment. Discover. Play. Learn. East Aurora, Erie County. 716-655-5131.
And while you're there, relive your childhood at Toy Town Museum. Highlights
include a Fisher-Price Toy Collection from 1930-70 and ToyWorks, a kids' interactive
learning center. East Aurora. 716-687-5151.
Clara Barton House,
Dansville, Livingston County
In August 1881, Clara Barton, Civil War heroine,
formed the first local chapter of the American Red Cross in Dansville, Livingston
County. Barton and Dansville society members spearheaded the first disaster relief
undertaken by the American Red Cross by aiding victims of a Michigan forest fire.
Clara Barton Chapter #1 of the American Red Cross. 585-335-3500.
Judaic Museum , Buffalo, Erie County
The internationally renowned Cofeld
Judaic Museum of Temple Beth Zion displays over 1,000 Judaic artifacts dating
from the 10th century in a landmark temple. 716-886-7150.
Museum of Glass, Corning, Steuben County
The Corning Museum of Glass, home
to the world's most celebrated collection of glass, presents live glassblowing
demonstrations all day, everyday. The Museum features stunning new galleries,
interactive exhibits, a Walk-In Workshop where visitors can make their
own glass creations, and the GlassMarket where you can shop for glass treasures
from around the world. An independent, nonprofit, educational institution, the
Museum is dedicated to the art, history, science, and exhibition of glassmaking
and includes The Rakow Research Library, the world's most comprehensive
library on the history and art of glass, and The Studio, an internationally
renowned school for glassmaking. 800-732-6845. Please visit www.cmog.org
for more information.
Erie Canal Museum, Lockport, Niagara
Approaching Locks 34 and 35 in Lockport, the vertical rock walls
rise abruptly on either side, revealing the jagged bone and torn sinew of the
canal's final challenge-the Niagara Escarpment. The "Famous Five" stair
locks, regarded as an engineering marvel when built, are now used only for overflow.
The old hydraulic power house that once operated the city's locks and two lift
bridges, is now a canal museum. Today, dual locks lift boats 50 feet on their
way to Lake Erie and points west.
Site, Victor, Ontario County
Once the site of a vibrant 17th century Seneca
settlement, Ganondagan was attacked and destroyed
by the French in 1687. After the battle, Ganondagan went into a 300-year decline.
Today, the state historic site is a vital link to early Native American culture
and history. Its 277 acres include three walking trails: Our Mother Trail, the
Trail of Peace and the Granary Trail, which detail Seneca history, medicine and
oral tradition. 585-924-5848.
George Eastman House, Rochester,
George Eastman House is two museums in one! It's a 12-acre
estate with landmark Colonial Revival mansion and gardens and the world's leading
museum of photograph and film. The Eastman House features a hands-on learning
center for children and an evening film program in the Dryden Theatre, highlighting
the museum's motion picture collection. 585-271-3361. www.eastmanhouse.org
Aircraft and engines, that's what you'll find at the Glenn
H. Curtiss Museum in Hammondsport. Curtiss, pioneer aviator and inventor of the
small engine, loved motorcycles. The museum also shows turn-of-the-century Steuben
County life. 607-569-2160 or visitwww.glennhcurtissmuseum.org
Granger Homestead, Canandaigua, Ontario County
Granger Homestead & Carriage Museum is a grand, yellow Jeffersonian mansion
built by Gideon Granger, postmaster general for Presidents Jefferson and Madison.
Built in 1816, it is filled with authentic period furnishings belonging to the
Granger family. The nearby carriage barn houses WNY's largest carriage collection,
dating from 1800 to the mid-1930s. 585-394-1472. www.grangerhomestead.org
Land Office Museum, Batavia, Genesee County
It all began at the Holland
Land Office, an 1815 building where the 3 million acres of Western New York lands
were surveyed and sold. Exhibits range from prehistoric mastodon bones and 19th
century military equipment to furniture, clothing and various household goods.
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