Category Archives: Events

Niagara County ‘Tuscarora Heroes’ Commemoration Dec 19th


By on

0 Comments

Tuscarora HeroesDecember 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: NYC Art Deco Lecture Thursday


By on

0 Comments

new york art deco bookRoosevelt 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

Schoharie Crossing Call for Art 2018


By on

0 Comments

Deb Angilletta Painting Empire Lock at Schoharie Crossing 2016The 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

Susan B. Anthony Museum Birthday Luncheon Announced


By on

0 Comments

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

Columbia Co: Gallery of Wreaths Exhibit, Auction


By on

0 Comments

christmas wreathHoliday 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