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Author Archive for Mrs. Mecomber

I've been traveling throughout New York State since I got the travel bug after touring the Herkimer Home on a school field trip as a youngster. We've been blogging about our travels since 2006 and have visited over half of New York's 62 counties so far.

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Madison County Tourism Passport Program

Madison County Tourism Passport Program

Madison County Tourism has one of the best tourism programs in Upstate New York (in my humble opinion). The website is incredibly user-friendly, the content is always fresh and updated, and there are lists galore so you can find events and attractions in moments. On top of it all, the county tourism department sponsors various […]

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West Point Museum, Highland Falls, NY, Part 1

West Point Museum, Highland Falls, NY, Part 1

When we first planned our trip, we intended to visit the West Point Military Academy. I’d heard that the tour was free, self-guided, and welcome to visitors. When I called to be sure, however, I was told that every visitor over the age of 16 needs a valid photo identification card to enter the premises. […]

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Civil War Weekend, Peterboro, NY

Civil War Weekend, Peterboro, NY

We made it! We have been wanting to attend Peterboro’s Civil War Weekend for years because we have always wanted to see a reenactment of battle. We are also very fond admirers of Gerrit Smith (and revivalist Charles G. Finney and the abolition movement, which started in this area). This area of Peterboro is very […]

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Peterboro Civil War Reenactment June 9 and 10

Peterboro Civil War Reenactment June 9 and 10

Oh we are SO going! We have been wanting to go for years! This year is very special, as it marks the sesquicentennial of the Civil War and the 20th anniversary of the Peterboro reenactment. This is from the website: Peterboro had a pivotal role in the ignition of the Civil War because of Gerrit […]

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