Unknown Museums of Upstate New York

Unknown Museums of Upstate New York

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Ask Gary Moeller about an unusual display at the National Bottle Museum in Ballston Spa and he will excitedly direct you to the privy exhibit of old bottles found in outhouses. More interested in cobblestones? Therea€™s a museum for that. Cheese? Jell-O? Classic cars? These are covered as well in sometimes eccentric and always fascinating museums located throughout the state. Unknown Museums of Upstate New York is an informative and entertaining guide to the rich resources available at fifty small, often overlooked, regional museums. Even those familiar with the upstate area will likely have never visited and perhaps never heard of some of the treasures this guide unearths, such as the Catskill Fly Fishing Museum, the Kazoo Museum, and the Robert Louis Stevenson Cottage and Museum. Da€™Imperio tells each museuma€™s story, in light of its cultural and historical relevance, and he provides a wealth of information about the museums as places of interest to visit, not just to read about. In addition to information on ticket prices, hours of operation, and travel directions, Unknown Museums of Upstate New York highlights key information about the collections and offers suggestions for how visitors can make the most of their visit, listing nearby and related venues of interest to the regional explorer. Each of these museums deserves a visit, but you wona€™t find any of them in New York City. Theya€™re some of the gems of Upstate New York, and youa€™ll be hard-pressed to find them without this guide.A Guide to 50 Treasures Chuck Da#39;Imperio. Well, when I hear the phrase a€œfive families, a€ I think of the movie The Godfather. But here, the phrase refers to the famous inhabitants of Gomez House through the centuries. Wolfert Acker was the anbsp;...

Title:Unknown Museums of Upstate New York
Author:Chuck D'Imperio
Publisher:Syracuse University Press - 2013-01-01


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