The Skaneateles Historical Society's Museum at the Creamery, at 28 Hannum St., is participating in the New York State Heritage Weekend May 14 and 15. This weekend was developed to showcase various aspects of New York State history, including exhibits not always on display. The Creamery will be open from 1 to 4 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday, and will be showcasing two special exhibits. One is a display of DeCost Smith paintings and other related artifacts. Smith was born in Skaneateles, studied in Paris, and had a painting hung at the International Exhibition in Paris in 1889. He was also an authority on Native American customs and traditions.
The second display includes three examples of historical samplers and other embroidery done in Skaneateles, one from 1820 and is on special loan to us for this weekend only.