Hello, Hello Everyone!
I have a quick little post for you today. Two weekends ago I went to the George Eastman Museum in Rochester, New York with my daughter. George Eastman is practically the father of film and the museum is built off of his mansion to form one massive mecca for photography. If you need some holiday cheer, George Eastman Museum is the place to be.
When you walk through the main entrance you are in the museum portion which is also built partially underground. As you walk straight through you are led up to the mansion part, walking by the giftshop and the solarium type doors to the outdoor main gardens. The first part of the museum that you walk into is the dining room, then into the main foyer that wraps around to the study, library, living room and the grand staircase. I was able to take some great Christmas shots of my daughter here. The staircase resembles something that you would see in ‘Gone With the Wind.’
During the Holidays, the museum has an exhibit called “Sweet Creations.” It runs from November 4th-December 14th of this year. There are dozens of confectionery creations to tempt the eyes with throughout the museum. The creations are then available for purchase through auction. The proceeds then are put back into the museum for restoration since it is a National Landmark. There are also many decorated wreaths and trees on display for auction as well.
The museum also has many holiday film favorites playing in its Dryden Theater. The theater seats 500 and plays over 300 movies a year. This year you can see the original ‘Miracle on 34th Street’ and ‘Home Alone’ just to name a few! I personally loved when they did a whole themed display around Elizabeth Taylor a few months ago!
The museum also has guided docent tours throughout the day. There are music recitals on Sundays at 3pm and many different exhibits throughout the year. My daughter especially loved the interactive kids area. It is also a beautiful museum to see in the summer. The gardens are absolutely breath taking!
Below I have some links to the admission fees and holiday events. I hope you all take the time to come see this great museum. We are truly blessed in Rochester to have it! This is a great spot for the family especially since kids 12 and under are free with the purchase of an adult admission!
Happy Travels Everyone! I apologize for the delay. The holidays are getting the better of me!