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Learning about the Stained Glass Windows at St. Mary’s

Sunday August 16

2 pm to 4 pm

St. Mary’s of the Lake Church
81 Jordan St
Skaneateles, NY
St. Mary’s of the Lake Church invites the community to join them in learning about the stained
glass windows at the Church.  The windows have a great story to tell. 

St. Mary’s of the Lake Church in Skaneateles is exploring the history of the beautiful biblical stained glass windows that adorn the church. The church is holding a public panel discussion, which will include background of the German company that created and shipped the windows in the 1920s, the families who donated them, and the spiritual meaning behind the scenes depicted in these magnificent works of art. Counterparts of these windows can be found throughout the state, the country and the world.

Join Father Thomas McGrath, Charlie Major, and Jerome Durr on Sunday, August 16th for a discussion and reception at the Church at 81 Jordan Street.  For more information call 315-685-5083.

Posted: Sunday, July 26th, 2009 @ 2:35 pm by Lynn
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Welcome to the Finger Lakes Cultural and Natural History Museum Project, a proposal to create a new museum that will showcase the 9,000-square-mile Finger Lakes Region of New York State.

Contact:                     John Adamski
Contact Info:             Phone: 585-746-6247
                                  Email: mail@fingerlakesmuseum.org

 

Exhibits are planned to include Native American culture, early colonization, and the histories of agriculture, viniculture, and commerce. Artifacts will range from antique boats and farm equipment to an immense freshwater aquarium containing the fish species that are native to the Finger Lakes. Outdoor exhibits will feature live specimens of native wildlife in natural settings like beavers, otters and the Seneca White Deer. Special focus will be given to invasive species such as lamprey eels, purple loosestrife and zebra mussels.

Each of the eleven Finger Lakes will be individually featured with geographical, geological, glacial and topographic details that depict the effects of the receding glaciers on the region 12,000 years ago.

Included in the concept is an art and photo gallery, an auditorium, a bookstore and a research library as well as flex-space for any other regional museums and historical societies within the fourteen Finger Lakes counties to present their own exhibits on a rotating basis.

How far along are we and where do we go from here?

Although the project is still in an embryonic stage, it has received the support and endorsements of the Finger Lakes Future Alliance, Finger Lakes Sierra Club, Life in the Finger Lakes magazine, Seneca White Deer, Inc., and The Nature Conservancy. Soon we will be forming an exploratory committee to study feasibility, select a site, prepare a business plan, and search for members of the Board of Trustees. Fundraising will begin as soon as a not-for-profit corporation is formed and the board is seated.

We are planning for a new facility of about 40,000 square-feet, which will feature state-of-the-art interactive indoor and outdoor exhibits.

How can you help?

Soon this website will be equipped to accept membership applications and other offers of support and announce upcoming fundraising events. Please feel free to offer your ideas and suggestions by contacting us. Thank you.

John Adamski, Project Director

 

Posted: Tuesday, December 23rd, 2008 @ 3:59 pm by Curt
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cayuga_museum_artCayuga Museum of History & Art

203 Genesee Street
Auburn, NY 13021
315-253-8051
www.cayuganet.org/cayugamuseum

Open Tuesday – Sunday: Noon – 5pm. Regular admission is free, however donations are gratefully accepted. A Child’s World will present a view of childhood stretching from colonial times to the present exploring ideas of education, family, and child labor.
 
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Posted: Tuesday, September 23rd, 2008 @ 3:41 pm by Curt
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