Historical Museums

New York State is a magnet for history buffs. The rich heritage of the nation and state are celebrated end explored at history museums along the Path Through History. 

Be introduced to some of New York’s earliest people, the Iroquois Indians, at the Iroquois Indian Museum in Howe Cave. The museum is dedicated to fostering understanding of the Iroquois using Iroquois art as a window to their culture. 

The New York State Museum in Albany is the nation's largest and oldest state museum, welcoming more than 600,000 visitors annually.  Exhibits include vintage firefighting vehicles, antique subway cars and dioramas that bring New York's past to life.Lake Placid Winter Olympic Museum6

Explore the legacy of the 1932 and 1980 Winter Olympic Games at the Lake Placid Winter Olympic Museum in Lake Placid. The museum’s extensive collection of Olympic material includes never-released historical footage of the 1980 Miracle on Ice hockey game.  

Since 1862, the Buffalo History Museum has been one of Western New York’s premier historical organizations, collecting, researching, interpreting and sharing the region’s rich history, with collections including more than 100,000 artifacts, 200,000 photographs and 20,000 books. At the Corning Museum of Glass, tavel through 35 centuries of glass artistry, get hands-on with the science and technology of glass, watch live glassblowing, and even make your own glass.

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