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Festival of Trees

Celebrate the season as we fill our galleries with lighted fir trees! Decorated from classic to kooky Christmas styles, the Festival of Trees glows with the enchantment of the holidays.

Full Moon Wolf Walk

Celebrate the Wolf Moon with a short illuminated walk in the woods of the Woestyne.  Afterwards, we'll make a fire in the Inn's historic fireplace, and docents will share colorful stories and tall tales from our local area.

Free – $10.00

Archives Open House

Join us for a showcase of our new archival storage system as we toast the improvement with champagne!


Myth or Truth with Julie Johnson

Julie Johnson will discuss common myths heard in museums and historic sites. This presentation will help you learn which famous stories are fact and which ones are fiction.

Industrial Policy in Eastern New York with Carlos Balsas

Balsas will discuss urban industrial transformations occurring in NYS, and if recent major projects on former industrial sites in Upstate New York succeeded at creating long-term, well-paying and high-skilled jobs for their host cities and towns.


Colonial Ice Cream Parlor

Winter was the perfect season to make ice cream! In this family-friendly class, we’ll teach you how you can make a frozen custard the old fashioned way. And of course you’ll get a taste!

Free – $10.00