Cuomo Creates "Path Through History"

March 9, 2012 Updated Mar 9, 2012 at 9:27 AM EDT

By WKBW News

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March 9, 2012 Updated Mar 9, 2012 at 9:27 AM EDT

ALBANY, N.Y. (WKBW) – Governor Cuomo proposed a plan to install signs and informational kiosks along the 570-mile stretch of the New York State thruway system. These signs will detail historical and tourism sights along the way. He dubbed the project the ‘Path Through History’.

Cuomo’s administration said leading people to these attractions, including museums and art galleries, would bring money to the state and to historic towns that may not be getting the tourism it deserves. Cuomo said it’s important for people to see what role the Empire State had in events such as the Civil War and the Women’s Rights Movement.

They hope to have historians from colleges across the state help with the planning process. Some of those people are coming from SUNY schools, other from colleges including Cornell University.

Cuomo said that the signs won’t be limited to just the thruway. There will be a marketing plan developed to accompany this project involving businesses within the historic towns. This will include the town’s restaurants, hotels and entertainment districts.

He said the main goal is to bring people and money to the state, while also education visitors about the state’s rich history. At this point, there is no timeline as to when this project will be implemented but Cuomo said a plan is in the works.