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June 13, 2016

Oswego County Sites will Celebrate Path Through History Weekend June 18-19


OSWEGO COUNTY - Three Oswego County heritage sites have signed up to participate in the I Love New York Path Through History Weekend June 18 and 19.

"Oswego County has a rich and colorful heritage and we are indebted to our local historians and historic sites for keeping that heritage alive," said Janet Clerkin, Oswego County Tourism and Public Information Coordinator. "Path Through History Weekend showcases events taking place June18 and 19 at historic and cultural destinations across New York State. More than 300 events will take place across the state, including three events in Oswego County."

Local sites that are participating in Path Through History Weekend, June 18 and 19, include:

- Salmon River (Selkirk) Lighthouse Open House, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. The 1838 Selkirk Lighthouse is located at the newly-branded Salmon River Lighthouse & Marina at the convergence of the Salmon River and Lake Ontario. This location along the eastern shore of Lake Ontario offers beautiful vistas of both the Lake and the Salmon River. It is one of only three lighthouses along the Great Lakes Seaway Trail that visitors can rent for overnight stays, and it is only one of four remaining U.S. lighthouses still boasting the original "birdcage" design. Admission is free. Gift shop, apparel and snacks available in marina store on-site. 5 Lake Road Extension, Pulaski. For more information, call 315-509-4208 or visit: www.SalmonRiverLighthouseMarina.com

- French and Indian War Living History Event, Fort Ontario: Re-enactors portray colonial powers competing for control of North America at this living history event at Fort Ontario, which was erected during the French and Indian War. Period music, re-enactors, children's games. Admission $4 for adults; $3 for senior citizens age 62 and older, and students age 13 through college. Free admission to children 12 and under, and Friends of Fort Ontario. 1 E. Fourth St., Oswego. Call 315-343-4711 or visit www.fortontario.com.

- Safe Haven Holocaust Refugee Shelter Museum, 2 E. Seventh St., Oswego. Free admission during Path Through History Weekend. The museum is dedicated to keeping alive the stories of the 982 refugees from World War II who were allowed into the United States as guests of President Franklin D. Roosevelt and housed at Fort Ontario. Open house 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Call 315-342-3003 or visit www.safehavenmuseum.com.

For visitor information and more Oswego County history, go to www.visitoswegocounty.com. For more information on the I Love NY Path Through History Weekend events, visit www.iloveny.com/

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The Salmon River (Selkirk) Lighthouse & Marina will host an open house Saturday and Sunday, June 18 and 19, during New York State's Path Through History Weekend. Admission is free. The Lighthouse is located at 5 Lake Road Extension, Pulaski. (Photo courtesy of Salmon River Lighthouse & Marina).


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