George Eastman House is two museums in one! It's a 12-acre
estate with landmark Colonial Revival mansion and gardens and the world's leading
museum of photograph and film. The Eastman House features a hands-on learning
center for children and an evening film program in the Dryden Theatre, highlighting
the museum's motion picture collection. www.eastmanhouse.org
Eastman House, Rochester, Monroe County. 585-271-3361.
H. Curtiss Museum
Aircraft and engines, that's what you'll find at the
Glenn H. Curtiss Museum in Hammondsport. Curtiss, pioneer aviator and inventor
of the small engine, loved motorcycles. The museum also shows turn-of-the-century
Steuben County life. www.glennhcurtissmuseum.org
H. Curtiss Museum, Hammondsport, Steuben County. 607-569-2160.
Wireless Radio Museum
One of only three radio museums in the United States,
the AWA Wireless Radio Museum is devoted to wireless communication history. Exhibits
include a 1925 radio department featuring complete receivers and original parts
still in their boxes. The evolution of the television set is explained in a display
of early sets.
AWA Wireless Radio Museum, Bloomfield, Ontario County. 585-657-6260.
Salamanca's Rail Museum, housed in a restored 1912 passenger
depot, recognizes an era when trains reigned as the country's main means of transportation
and Salamanca was an important railroad center. The period is brought to life
through artifacts, photographs and video presentations.
Salamanca Rail Museum,
Salamanca, Cattaraugus County. 716-945-3133.
Once home to the largest steel plant in the world, Lackawanna
now pays tribute to western New York's steelworkers at the Steel Plant Museum.
Photos, exhibits and memorabilia depicting the region's industrial past are housed
in the beautiful Carnegie Library.
Steel Plant Museum, Lackawanna, Erie
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