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Frederic Remington, New York Artist of the West

If you feel geographically ambitious, ready to head almost to Canada, The Frederic Remington Art Museum in Ogdensburg is an upstate treat for fans of the Old West. Remington (1861-1909) may be best remembered for his vivid paintings, drawings, and sculptures, of which he produced more than 3,000, but he was also the author of approximately 70 books. You can see the list and readers’ reviews at http://www.goodreads.com/author/list/386081.Frederic_Remington.

The House Museum

The main building of the museum was briefly the home of Frederic Remington’s widow, Eva Remington. An adjacent education center is named after her. It is also known as “Kids’ Place” and hosts many interactive and artistic activities for kids.

Visitors are welcome year-round, though hours vary seasonally so be sure to check the website before going. The gift shop has an array of Remington-related treasures that will suit just about any budget.

We are thankful to the late Arnold Baron for informing us of this excellent idea for the authoradventures.org New York trail. 

This is the final stop on our New York Author Adventures Trail.

Patricia Smart