Author Eileen McGough is set to give a talk on Diarmuid Lynch: A Forgotten Irish Patriot, on Wednesday, February 28th, at 6:30 pm at the American Irish Historical Society.
Diarmuid (Jeremiah) Lynch, a native of Tracton, was at the heart of the 1916 Easter Rising.
A lecture on the history of Foley Square in New York City is set for February 27th, at 6:30 pm at the NYC Bar Association (42 W. 44th St. NYC).
“History of Foley Square: New York Legal Landmarks & Civic Reform” will feature speakers who will discuss how Foley Square came to be surrounded by State and Federal courthouses and other buildings. Continue reading
A lecture on the E.H Harriman’s incline railroad has been scheduled for February 18th, 2018 from 2 to 3 pm at the Tuxedo Historical Society. Continue reading
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Registration is now open for Fort Ticonderoga’s Twenty-Third Annual War College of the Seven Years’ War May 18-20, 2018.
With a panel of distinguished historians from across the United States, this seminar focuses on the Seven Years’ War in North America, also known as the French & Indian War. The War College takes place in the Mars Education Center and is open to the public; pre-registration is required. Continue reading
To commemorate the centennial year of the ending or World War I, Staatsburgh State Historic Site will offer a tour, “World War I and the End of the Gilded Age” on Saturday, February 24 at 1 pm.
The tour will last 90 minutes, and will include the unrestored servants’ area in the basement of the mansion, an area that is not shown on regular tours of Staatsburgh. Continue reading
Historic Saranac Lake has announced the addition of Kayt Gochenaur to its staff in the position of Oral History Coordinator.
Gochenaur is expected to plan and oversee the expansion of Historic Saranac Lake’s oral history project as well as manage the Cure Porch on Wheels project. Continue reading
The Albany Institute of History & Art will offer free admission to the galleries on Monday, February 19, 2018 from 10 am to 5 pm.
Current exhibitions include: Well-Dressed in Victorian Albany: 19th Century Fashion from the Albany Institute Collection (extended through May 20, 2018); Paintings of Addy®: Dahl Taylor’s Original Illustrations for American Girl; The Hudson River School: Landscape Paintings from the Albany Institute: Spotlight: Albany & Anti-Suffrage; The Fashionable Portrait; Ancient Egypt; and Traders & Culture: Albany and the Formation of American Identity. Continue reading
The Erie Canalway National Heritage Corridor has released results from a recently-commissioned study about current and prospective visitors to the 500-mile Canalway Corridor.
The information is intended to help tourism promoters, businesses and heritage sites better attract and serve visitors, including boaters, cyclists, sightseers and vacationers. Continue reading
The Oneida County History Center’s winter book sale is set to run Thursday, February 15th through Sunday, February 17th, in the center’s main gallery.
The center’s newly reorganized bookstore stocks over 200 book titles, one-of-kind local history puzzles and merchandise. The public will recieve 10% off all purchases, plus 50% off select titles. Members receive an additional 10% off sale prices. Continue reading