Senator Saland Announces New York State Museum Week

More than 200 Museums participating in first-ever celebration, May 31 – June 6

Senator Steve Saland (R,I,C – Poughkeepsie) today announced that New York State is celebrating the diversity and richness of its museums by inviting residents and visitors alike to discover the fascinating worlds of art, photography, history, science, pop-culture and more. From May 31 to June 6, more than 200 museums across the state will be part of the inaugural New York State Museum Week and will be offering special events, activities and promotions to give guests a sample of the exhibitions and programs available at the nearly 2,000 museums located throughout New York.

New York State Museum Week participants in Columbia and Dutchess Counties include: Audubon New York – Rheinstrom Hill in Craryville; the Columbia County Museum & Library and the Martin Van Buren National Historic Site in Kinderhook; Olana State Historic Site in Hudson; and the Trevor Zoo at Millbrook School in Millbrook.

“As the summer season kicks into gear and vacation ideas come to mind, let’s not forget the wonderful resources we have in our own ‘backyards’, especially our museums,” said Senator Saland. “One needn’t travel far for a culturally and educationally enriching experience. New York’s diverse array of museums, historic homes, zoos and botanical gardens offer something for everyone and every family. Celebrating Museum Week will be fun; I look forward to seeing this promotional effort grow in the years ahead.”

From living art exhibits in zoos and botanical gardens to art centers, historic homes and sites, and children’s and transportation museums, New York State offers enriching experiences to suit all tastes.