Midway State Park on the shores of Chautauqua Lake is rooted in history, first opening as a picnic area. Generations have since enjoyed classic Herschel rides made in western New York, a vintage carousel, mini golf, go-karts, and more. Marla Connelley with New York State Parks gives us a preview.
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One of the nation’s most famous lawmen came to Coudersport, Pennsylvania after nabbing gangster Al Capone and cleaning up the crime in Cleveland, Ohio. Eliot Ness Museum Director Steve Green tells us why. Festival in July Potter/Tioga
Safe Haven Refugee Museum on New York’s Lake Ontario keeps the stories of 982 refugees during World War II alive. Paul Lear details how the old Administration Building became a refugee shelter at Fort Ontario. Now the museum serves as a memorial to both suffering and triumph.
Have you ever wanted to catch a rattlesnake? Amos Osborn with the Morris Fire Company says next weekend’s event is your chance. An array of food vendors, a one-pitch softball tournament, and Saturday night fireworks are also part of the weekend event. Link
Water park and amusement park, Seabreeze is located in Irondequoit, a suburb of Rochester, NY. Park President Rob Norris says the name fits since visitors often experience a breeze off Lake Ontario. Four roller coasters, including the Jack Rabbit, will also cause a stir!
The Civil War ended 156 years ago, yet Curator Brett Kelley says you can trace the conflict causes and follow the time line of events from the first shots at Fort Sumter to the war’s conclusion at Appomattox Court House during a visit to the National Civil War Museum in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania.
Visitors to the Oil Creek and Titusville Railroad can hop aboard historic Pullman rail cars made between 1920 and 1940, then watch the scenery while transcending into the “valley that changed the world.” General Manager Cheri Porter says that’s the same hollow where Col. Edwin Drake drilled the first oil well.
Lauren Maloney Ford with Buffalo Waterfront tells Family Life about the makeover of an ice rink into the state’s largest roller rink. The attraction opens August 20th to guests and provides skate rentals. The new roller rink is another draw to Buffalo’s Canalside.
Glenn Curtiss is considered the father of U.S. naval aviation. Curator Rick Leisenring fills us in on the man and his progression of innovation. The Glenn Curtiss Museum in Hammondsport, New York contains a priceless collection relating to early aviation and regional history, including bikes, motorcycles, and planes.
Put the butter on the popcorn! Films from more than 20 countries have been submitted for this year’s Great Lakes Christian Film Festival in East Aurora, New York. Executive Director Shawn Greene says attendees will get to watch films ranging from shorts to full-length movies, including Roe V. Wade. The three-day event is slated for … Continue reading Staycation Ep.17: Great Lakes Christian Film Festival – Aug. 5-7, 2021