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Events Happening around the Valley

Even after enduring endless amounts of snow, the Hudson Valley still finds a way to offer an escape. Numerous activities are happening across the Valley that are getting residents very excited. If you are looking for a way to stay warm and have fun without breaking the bank, you might want to try some of the following exhibits:

FDR Museum

Located: 4079 Albany Post Road, Hyde Park NY, 12538

The FDR Museum offers insight into one of the great families of American History. The Museum, as well as its connected library, offers accurate and trustworthy information on the Roosevelt Family and of American History in general. The Museum has garnered acclaim recently for its new updated exhibits and refurbished facilities. The new update has really improved the atmosphere of the museum and has allowed numerous visitors to learn while having fun. Now through June 30, 2014, the Museum is offering a special temporary exhibit that displays various artists reinterpreting the famously known “See America” message. A trip to the Museum definitely has lots to offer for history enthusiasts.

New York State Museum at Albany

Located: Cultural Education Center 222 Madison Avenue, Albany, NY 12230

The New York State Museum is a fantastic venue that all New Yorkers should take the time to visit. Admission is free, and numerous exhibits happen daily. In celebration of Black History Month, a limited time exhibition is on display of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.’s speech given in 1962. It is truly a rare exhibit and gives listeners insights into the passion and dedication Dr. King had during the Civil Rights Movement. Another great exhibit at the Museum is a comprehensive history of the involvement of New York State in the civil war and its leading role in the Union’s victory. If you aren’t a history buff, that’s okay. The museum offers numerous other exhibits including the Adirondack Wilderness, Ancient Life of New York, Metropolis Hall, and even a Carousel. This Museum is truly diverse and has plenty to offer anyone who is looking to have an enjoyable day.

Olana

Located: 5720 Route 9GHudson, NY 12534

Last but certainly not least on this list is Olana. Olana is an excellent choice for those who are looking to enjoy the great culture of New York in an outdoor setting. This 250 acre hotspot has so much to offer in terms of Art, Architecture, Landscape and tourist attractions. It has its own museum, as well as guided tours, giving all the available sights and sounds that are provided by the historic Hudson Valley. There are even lodging options, including a choice of inns and bed and breakfasts’. An incredible asset to Olana is that it also has great parks, lakes, festivals and outdoor sports to enjoy. So whether you want to see great exhibits in a museum, or explore and have a phenomenal time participating in numerous outdoor activities, Olana may be the perfect place for your weekend getaway.

-Rob Carreira


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