State Senator Hugh T. Farley (R,C - Schenectady) is offering a publication to constituents that are traveling locally this summer.
"This region is filled with rich history and architectural treasures, and is a perfect place to explore," Senator Farley said. "I designed the booklet Senator Farley's Guide to Historic Sites and Museums to help constituents find wonderful local resources to take advantage of during their summer vacation. The booklet was intended to supplement local tourism efforts and stimulate interest in our area's heritage."
The booklet has been updated for the 2007 tourist season and covers sites located in the 44th Senatorial District, which includes Fulton, Montgomery, Schenectady and half of Saratoga Counties. The guide tries to appeal to a variety of interests.
"Those fascinated with Native American history may want to travel along the Mohawk River and visit sites like the National Kateri Tekakwitha Shrine and Mohawk Caughnawaga Indian Museum near Fonda. Colonial and Revolutionary War-era history buffs may want to check out places like the Johnson Hall State Historic Site in Johnstown. Those knowledgeable in American Presidents will take delight in Grant Cottage in Saratoga County. At the Hall of Electrical History in Schenectady, you can learn about the technological revolution that transformed our society," Senator Farley said.
Free copies of the booklet can be obtained by calling Senator Farley's offices at 455-2181 (Albany), 843-2188 (Amsterdam) or 762-3733 (Johnstown). Constituents can also call toll-free at (800) 224-5201. In addition, the guide can be viewed at the Senator's website at www.senatorfarley.com and is located in the "Senator Reports On" section. The website includes Internet links to many of these museums and historic sites.
"I encourage people to take advantage of these resources. Please be sure to call ahead for hours and directions, as many places are seasonal and have limited hours," Senator Farley said.