December 19, 2017 marks the 204th Anniversary of the “Tuscarora Heroes.” Near Niagara Falls, in retaliation for the American forces burning the British held Canadian town of Newark (now Niagara-on-the-Lake) and Fort George ) during the War of 1812, British-Canadian forces and their First Nations allies captured Fort Niagara and attacked the poorly defended Town of Lewiston.
Though a number of civilians were killed during the burning of Lewiston, many more were saved by the actions of warriors from the nearby Tuscarora village who rushed to their aid. Creating a diversion long enough for many civilians to escape, the actions of the “Tuscarora Heroes” has become an important part of Lewiston’s history and shared memory. Continue reading
Roosevelt Island Library has announced they will host an art deco lecture on Thursday, December 14 at 6:30 pm.
“Art Deco Metropolis: Magnificent Buildings of Modern New York City” will be led by noted architectural historian and author Anthony W. Robins.
Mr. Robins is the author of three books on New York City architecture, including New York Art Deco: A Guide to Gotham’s Jazz Age Architecture. A Q & A and a book signing will follow the lecture. Continue reading
The Oneida County History Center (OCHC) will host a lecture by Brent Rodriguez-Plate on the birth of religion on the Erie Canal, in the center’s main gallery on Saturday, December 16 starting at 1 pm.
Brent Rodriguez-Plate explores the religious life established by the Erie Canal, and the ways it influenced religiosity across the continent, and across the globe. Continue reading
The Friends of Schoharie Crossing are inviting painters residing in New York State to showcase their work in a competitive, juried exhibition. The theme of the exhibition is Lock in the Fun: Recreation at Schoharie Crossing.
To recognize the centennial of the NYS Barge Canal, Schoharie Crossing will be hosting this second annual exhibition of talented artists in the newly renovated Visitor Center. This year the focus will be on paintings only. Jurors have accepted the task of reviewing the artwork and prizes will be awarded to those honored by the jurors. Continue reading
The Susan B. Anthony Museum will host the Annual Susan B. Anthony Birthday Luncheon on February 14, 2018.
This February 14th is the bicentennial of the date that Frederick Douglass chose as his birthday and is a day before Susan B. Anthony’s 198th birthday on the 15th.
This year’s luncheon will be a celebration of both of these icons with local roots and their accomplishments. Continue reading
Fort Ticonderoga’s “Fort Fever Series” will begin in January and run through April 2018. The lecture series will be held on Sunday afternoons at 2 pm in the Mars Education Center. Tickets are $12 per person and can be purchased at the door; Fort Ticonderoga Members and Ambassador Pass holders are admitted free of cost. Continue reading
The Waterford Historical Museum and Cultural Center has announced the continuation of its lecture series, held at the Van Schaick Island Country Club, 201 Continental Ave, Cohoes.
Lectures scheduled are as follows: Continue reading
Clermont State Historic Site’s holiday season continues on Saturday, December 16 with a free Open House from 11 am to 4 pm.
Visitors will be able to enjoy the mansion’s rooms lavishly decorated for the holidays, warm up with hot mulled cider in the Visitor Center or toasted marshmallows by a roaring bon fire. Continue reading
Two Path Through History Weekends have been announced for 2018.
Path Through History Weekends will be held in the spring on Father’s Day weekend, June 16-17, and in fall on Columbus Day weekend, October 6-8. Continue reading
Holiday Wreaths created by community members, organizations, local businesses and artists will be on display at the James Vanderpoel ‘House of History’ in Kinderhook Friday to Sunday, December 1-3 from noon to 4 pm, marking the 32nd Annual Gallery of Wreaths and Silent Auction to benefit the Columbia County Historical Society (CCHS), hosted by the CCHS Volunteers.
The Silent Auction helps support exhibitions and programs for county children and adults. In addition to participating in a Holiday Raffle, the public is invited to bid on live, dried, artificial and mixed-media wreaths all weekend. Continue reading