Chris Clemens

Creator + Owner + Author = Chief Exploring Officer. Chris has been traveling back and forth across New York for years studying and discovering the tucked away gems of the state and chronicling the journey

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  1. Cathy
    December 23, 2018 @ 8:56 pm

    Hi Chris,

    Thank you! I didn’t know this museum existed, and I wish I lived closer so I could go there to explore and investigate. What is the picture of the truck between the picture of SUNY Oneonta and the rocks? New York State has an interesting history.

    I agree with you about the fun of seeing the rocks and where they were found! I got hooked in a junior high school class.

    Thanks for exploring and for telling us about it. Happy holidays, and may the New Year bring you lots of good times and happiness.

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    • Chris Clemens
      December 23, 2018 @ 9:13 pm

      Hey Cathy!

      That fire truck is part of the New York State Museum’s 9/11 exhibit. That is one of the trucks from morning of the attack. The entire exhibit is really well done and very moving.

      Happy Holidays to you as well!

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      • Cathy
        December 23, 2018 @ 9:28 pm

        Hi again,

        Wow! That is powerful. Thank you for telling me about it. A good friend of mine here was one of the people who responded as a volunteer chaplain during the atrocities of 9/11. He died a couple of years ago because of an illness he contracted from that service, and he will always be missed.

        I was a student at SUNY Albany a couple of years before this museum opened. I wish I could have been there then and also now.

        Thanks for making a difference.

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  2. guy zaczek
    December 23, 2018 @ 10:22 pm

    Did you find that this museum made you want to go back to the actual sites in NYS, to feel that particular region, or to see the surrounding communities as they are today?

    And since all of New York State is fair game then I have a suggestion for you. It’s near West Point, and it is a state park called Sterling Forrest. It might also be called Bear Mountain State Park. If I can time it right this year I will also be visiting Constitution Island in the Hudson Valley. You can only get there by boat and the boats only run so many months in the year.

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    • Chris Clemens
      December 23, 2018 @ 10:27 pm

      Hey Guy…

      I was totally inspired to see the sites in NYS, but that’s already a huge interest of mine (hence this website!). I’d bet that most people would be inspired to want to experience at least a few things based on the museum.

      I’ve been to be Bear Mountain State Park, but it’s huge so didn’t hit every part. Enjoy your trip!

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