Join the Vestal Museum in its annual celebration of the Haudenosaunee people at the 2020 Haudenosaunee Festival on October 10th 2020 from 12PM - 4PM on the Rail Trail.
Featuring traditional and authentic Native artists and community members (lineup TBA); Exhibition of Native artists work on display at the Vestal Museum October through November 2020 (hours TBA). Our theme this year is WAMPUM.
The Haudenosaunee Festival 2020 was made possible with help from Visions Federal Credit Union, Waterman's Conservation Education Center, the Vestal Historical Society, all featured Indigenous artists & community members (lineup TBA) and the Town of Vestal.
The Vestal Rail Trail is located on 204 Stage Road, Vestal NY 13850

Haudenosaunee Festival 2020

Saturday October 10th 12pm-4pm on The Vestal Rail Trail

Near to Coal House

Book Work

 Make your way to the museum for our latest art exhibition opening, Book Work | Anna Warfield, from 1PM-3PM.

Tom Besom

Join us Saturday August 3rd from 1PM-3PM for the opening of an art exhibition featuring the work of Tom Besom. The exhibition will be on display through Saturday September 21st.

“My work represents the intersection of two movements in art history: minimalism and neo-surrealism. When I started doing sculpture in the early 1980s, I caught the tail end of minimalism. Following the precepts of the movement, I tried to make pieces that were “cool” rather than “emotional.” I emphasized simple geometric shapes. And I removed any hint of myself, as the artist, from the work; for instance, in painting the sculptures, I ensured that the brushwork was invisible. I tended to use a bright palette, consisting of primary and secondary colors, or employed a color triad that is important in other cultures. The triad consists of black, white, and red. I also sought to blur the distinction between sculpture and painting. While a student at the University of Virginia, I took part in a neo-surrealist movement. I started using dream imagery in my work, often juxtaposing everyday objects in surprising ways. The point was to elevate the ordinary to the realm of the fantastic.” – an excerpt from Tom Besom’s artist statement

The Vestal Museum is located at 328 Vestal Pkwy E, Vestal, NY 13850 next to the Vestal Public Library. It is open Thursdays and Fridays from 10AM-2PM, Saturdays from 10AM-3PM, and Sundays from 1PM-3PM.

Greeting From Vestal

Join us on Saturday, June 29th from 1PM-3PM for a vast exhibition of antique postcards directly revealed from the archives of the Vestal Museum.

Tioga County Courier’s former Homegrown columnist, M.K. Thomas will be speaking from 1PM-2PM on the art of preserving oral traditions through print.

Kids craft from 2PM-3PM; decorate your own post card to send from the Vestal Museum to a friend or loved one!

The Vestal Museum is located at 328 Vestal Pkwy E, Vestal, NY 13850 next to the Vestal Public Library.

Crashed, World War II Aircraft Accidents in New York State

Binghamton University graduate student of History, Samantha Misa will curate an exhibition on the plane crashes in New York State as young soldiers prepared for war. Opening Reception Saturday March 9, 12-3pm

Clayton Ave Art Show

Come see the art of Clayton Ave Elementary School students in grades K through 5 from February 9th through March 16th. The opening reception is on February 9th from 12 to 3pm. The Vestal Museum is open on Thursdays and Fridays from 10am to 2pm, on Saturdays from 10am to 3pm, and on Sundays from 1pm to 3pm.

Our Roots Run Deep: The History of Farming In Vestal

Founded in 1823, Vestal had its humble beginnings as a lumbering and farming community. Come learn the history of farming in Vestal from the large farm on Hiawatha Island to the John S. LaGrange Farm to Drovers Inn to Cold Spring Farm to Brookdale Stock farm. The Vestal Historical Society’s extensive farming collection will be on display as well as photographs of the farms that made up the town.

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