On this Labor Day, we recap a few of our “Staycation” destinations for the summer of 2022.
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Step aboard an Erie Canal Cruise in Lockport, New York. Just as the water fills up a lock, Mike Wrona with Lockport Locks fills us in on the history of the town that grew up due to the Erie Canal.
The catastrophic Johnstown Flood occurred on Friday, May 31, 1889. Park Ranger Elizabeth Shope relays background of the club that owned the earthen dam that gave way and tells about Clara Barton’s rescue efforts following the torrent of destruction on the Conemaugh Valley. The Johnstown Flood National Memorial’s visitor center is located at the site … Continue reading 22-0819_Staycation_Johnstown Flood Memorial
Maybe you’ve heard about Kodak film. Well, visitors to the George Eastman Museum get to learn about the pioneer of popular photography and motion picture film. Eliza Kozlowski also underscores more on Eastman’s love of music and appreciation for nature.
Who was Milton S. Hershey, the man known for creating a chocolate empire? Curt Sisco with Hershey Trolley Works unfolds details of his life, chocolate-making, and school. Join us we learn more about what Hershey, Pennsylvania has to offer.
What were the original four flavors of Jell-O flavors? Sydney Harvey with the Jell-O Gallery Museum in LeRoy, New York gives us the scoop, along with what’s “not” found in Jell-O gelatin. Learn about the history of the dessert, the factory, and what museum visitors can experience today.
Do you like the sight and sound of cascading water? Environmental education specialist Rhiannon Summers says 94-foot Ganoga Falls is the highest of 22 named waterfalls at Ricketts Glen State Park. Some folks come to camp for a few days, while others enjoy a day trip to check out the wildlife and beauty.
Jimmy Stewart made more than 80 films and is most known for his role as George Bailey in It’s a Wonderful Life. Indiana, Pennsylvania is home to the Jimmy Stewart Museum. Executive Director Janie McKirgan says visitors get to learn more about the actor, family man and World War II pilot while exploring the spot … Continue reading 22-0715_Staycation_Jimmy Stewart Museum
Heritage Village of the Southern Finger Lakes lets visitors glimpse what life was like as an inn keeper or traveler in the late 1700s. Sean Lukasic says a blacksmith shop, one-room school house and log cabin are also set up on the property. This summer, a special exhibit highlights the devastation and cleanup efforts 50 … Continue reading 22-0708_Staycation_Heritage Village of the Southern Finger Lakes
On the north side of Pittsburgh, Carnegie Science Center offers guests a wide variety of exhibits ranging from a WWII submarine, a guitar exhibition, miniature railroad village showcasing the region before 1945, and a Robot Hall of Fame. Connie George walks us through a few of the displays.