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Sally Roesch Wagner: The Rest of the Suffrage Story


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bloomerSally Roesch Wagner PhD, Founder and Executive Director of the Matilda Joslyn Gage Center for Social Justice Dialogue in Fayetteville NY, will be the final speaker for the Peterboro Women’s History Weekend at 1:30 on Sunday, September 24 at the Smithfield Community Center in Peterboro NY.

Dr. Wagner’s program will culminate a weekend of activities related to women’s suffrage, dress reform, and the 19th C. “domestic sphere” in commemoration of the Centennial of NYS Women’s Suffrage.

Wagner will present The Rest of the Story of the Suffrage Movement which relates to Matilda Joslyn Gage’s and Elizabeth Cady Stanton’s position in 1880 on women’s voting. These two co-leaders of the National Woman Suffrage Association were beginning to see differently than Susan B. Anthony, the third co-leader of the organization. Anthony believed the movement should concentrate on getting women the vote. Gage contended that women already had the right to vote – that in a system based on the consent of the governed, the government just needed to protect the right to exercise citizenship, not “give” the right. Continue reading

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Fall for History in Malone: Good Old Fashioned Family Fun


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frankin county historical & museum societyThe Franklin County Historical and Museum Society will hold its Fall for History event on September 23 from noon to 4 pm.

This year’s theme is “Good Old Fashioned Family Fun.” The event will occur, rain or shine, at The House of History located at 51 Milwaukee St. in Malone.

Admission is free and there will be activities for all ages. Local Historical Societies from Saranac Lake, Ft. Covington, Chateaugay, Constable and Bellmont will be present. Continue reading

Jay Day: Ocean Sailing Revelations & Misadventures


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the sea is not full book coverThe Jay Heritage Center will host a talk and Q & A with Charlie Doane, Cruising Editor of SAIL Magazine, the largest sailing magazine in the US as he shares chapters and personal experiences from his newest book, The Sea is Not Full – Ocean Sailing Revelations & Misadventures on Friday, September 22, at 6:30 pm.

Charlie has completed seven transatlantic voyages, including most recently a voyage from France to New England aboard his new boat Lunacy. His other voyages include singlehanded passages between New England and the Caribbean; he has also competed in several distance races, including the Newport-Bermuda Race, the Fastnet Race and the Sydney-Hobart Race. He is one of many accomplished sailors and descendants of New York Yacht Club co-founder, John Clarkson Jay.

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NYC Lecture: World War One and Modern Veteran Care


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Disabled World War One veteran pan handling Unknown photographer, Um Spenden bittender Kriegsinvalide, Germany, after 1918 - source Deutsches Historisches MuseumThe New York Academy of Medicine in New York City will host a lecture by Beth Linker on The Great War and Modern Veteran Care on Thursday, September 28 from 6 to 7:30 pm.

Popularly known as “The War to End All Wars,” the First World War was also the war to end all disability. Determined to curtail the human and economic costs of military conflict, the United States and many other belligerent nations instituted programs of physical and vocational rehabilitation in order to make injured men more whole again, so that they could fit back more seamlessly into civilian society.

This talk will trace the practice and ethic of the rehabilitative model of veteran care, with an eye toward showing how it later became commodified as part of America’s ongoing commitment to pursuing a militaristic foreign policy.  Continue reading

Utica Zion Lutheran Church: 175 Years of History


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Zion Lutheran ChurchThe Oneida County History Center will host a lecture by Jack Henke on the Zion Lutheran Church’s 175 years in Greater Utica on Wednesday, September 27th at 5:30 pm.

Jack Henke has been exploring the history of Utica’s first Lutheran congregation for the past five years. In this illustrated lecture, he discusses research strategies and outlines the past of Zion Church, which directly reflects events in the histories of the Mohawk Valley and the country as a whole. Continue reading

Program on Lenape Native Americans Sun Sept 24th


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Lapowinsa, Lenape chief, 1735A historical re-enactment, The Story of the Lenape will be held at the Time and the Valleys Museum in Grahamsville, Sullivan County, on Sunday, September 24, at 2 pm.

Historical Re-Enactor Tom Riley will play the part of a Lenape warrior, painted for war. He recounts the origins of the Lenape and trace their history from the earliest times through the colonial period into the present. Riley will discuss how the land of our first inhabitants was dispossessed and their way of life destroyed by the arrival of European settlers. Continue reading

Ticonderoga Program: Birth of the Army Air Corps


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air service posterThe Ticonderoga Historical Society will host North Country Community College Library Director Brian O’Connor for a talk entitled “Birth of the American Eagle – The Army Air Service in WWI.”

The United States Army Air Service was established during World War One by President Woodrow Wilson. Under commanding General John J. Pershing, the fledgling service began service over the skies of France in the spring of 1918.

By the end of the war, the Air Service had employed 45 squadrons covering 85 miles of battle front. 7Seventy-one pursuit pilots were credited with shooting down five or more German aircraft while in American service, while the Air Service overall destroyed 756 enemy aircraft and 76 balloons in combat. Continue reading