This week on The Historians Podcast, Leader Herald newspaper history columnist Peter Betz reports on how American General Nicholas Herkimer died after being wounded in the Battle of Oriskany. Plus a story about a discouraged author and a tale about Sunday baseball.
This week on “The Historians” podcast, the guest is Annette Libeskind Berkovits who worked three decades at the Bronx Zoo in New York City. She helped develop that institution’s worldwide science education programs. Her new book is called Confessions of an Accidental Zoo Curator.
This week on “The Historians” podcast, hear stories of seven American heavyweight champions from John L Sullivan to Mike Tyson with Paul Beston, author of The Boxing Kings: When American Heavyweights Ruled the Ring.
Also covered in the book are the careers of Jack Johnson, Jack Dempsey, Joe Louis, Rocky Marciano and Muhammad Ali.
This week on The Historians Podcast, Bob Cudmore and Dave Greene discuss heavyweight champion boxer Gene Tunney who trained for his 1920s fights in Speculator in the Adirondacks. They also discuss memories of Amsterdam, NY, provided by city native Fred Wojcicki.
This week on The Historians Podcast, Bob Cudmore and Dave Greene discuss an exclusive hunting and fishing club that existed for most of the twentieth century in western Quebec province in Canada. Many of the club members were from New York State and Amsterdam, NY, native Tom Pikul contributed anecdotes for the story.
This week on The Historians Podcast, curator and village historian Dennis Malcolm talks about the eclectic collections at the Village of Ames Museum. Ames, between Canajoharie and Sharon Springs, is one of the smallest incorporated villages in New York State. Author E.B. White’s talking mouse, Stuart Little, visited Ames in the 1940s and liked it very much.