Dr. Joseph W. Ho, Assistant Professor of East Asian History at Albion College in Michigan, will present “Missionary Lenses, Windows to the Past: Visual Practices, Medical Missions, and Global Connections between Rye and Pre-1949 China” at the Jay Heritage Center in Rye, NY on Wednesday, May 3rd at 7 pm.
Ho’s scholarship concerns the visual practices of American Protestant and Catholic missionaries in modern China between 1900 and 1950, examining photographs, films, and image-making processes as vividly preserving traces of historical experience “on the ground.” Continue reading
On Saturday, April 29, 2017 at 1 pm, the South Street Seaport Museum in New York City will celebrate its 50th anniversary. The celebrations will continue for an entire year (April 2017-April 2018) with special programming and exhibitions. Continue reading
The National Museum of Racing and Hall of Fame has announced a series of Triple Crown events for the 2017 season.
On Saturday, April 29, 2017 the National Museum of Racing and Hall of Fame will host Countdown to the Triple Crown. Hosted by local author and racing historian Michael Veitch, racing experts Tom Amello and Jeff Carle will be on hand to offer analysis and predictions for the 143rd running of the Kentucky Derby and answer questions from the audience about the Triple Crown series. Guests will receive a complimentary issue of the Triple Crown preview edition of The Blood-Horse, featuring past performances, while supplies last. The program will begin at 1 pm and is open to the public and free to attend. Continue reading
McDormand and Suzzy Roche of The Wooster Group’s Early Shaker Spirituals: A Record Album Interpretation, along with the piece’s director Kate Valk, will present an excerpt from Early Shaker Spirituals, a performance based on the record album of the same name recorded by the Sisters of the Sabbathday Lake, Maine, Shaker Community in 1976 at the Shaker Museum’s annual fundraiser Gala on Saturday, August 19. Early Shaker Spirituals: A Record Album Interpretation premiered at The Performing Garage in New York City in 2014. Continue reading
The Slate Valley Museum has been awarded a Library of America Grant for programming connected to the Library’s World War I and America project commemorating the centennial of World War I and the entry of United States forces on April 6, 1917. With the funds the Museum is planning three events through 2017 that will highlight writings and discussions around issues important to those who fought and the family and friends left behind. The first talk will be Saturday, April 29 at 2 pm at the Slate Valley Museum in Granville, Washington County. Continue reading
Liz Covart, host of Ben Franklin’s World: A Podcast about Early American History, will discuss the New England migration into New York State throughout the 18th and 19th centuries in Utica on April 29th.
Covart is a historian of early America who practices scholarly history, public history, and digital humanities. Continue reading
On Saturday, May 6th, from 4 pm to 7:30 pm, celebrate two historic tracks as Goshen Historic Track hosts its Third Annual Kentucky Derby Day. Watch the Kentucky Derby races simulcast on several large screen TVs while enjoying the rest of the day’s festivities that also features family-style BBQ food, beer, wine and soda. Off Track Betting will be available. There will also be a 50/50 and more. Continue reading
The Kurpil Family Fiddlers will perform at the Time and the Valleys Museum on St. Rt. 55 in Grahamsville, Sullivan County, on Sunday, April 30 at 2 pm.
They will perform fiddle music while intermingling local fiddle music history, song history and the origins of fiddling. Continue reading
Douglas Brinkley will read from and discuss his latest book, Rightful Heritage: Franklin D. Roosevelt and the Land of America (2016), at 8 pm on Thursday, April 27 in the Clark Auditorium, New York State Museum, Cultural Education Center, in downtown Albany. Earlier that same day, at 4:15 pm in the Ballroom of the Campus Center on the UAlbany uptown campus the author will hold an informal seminar with audience discussion.
Free and open to the public, the events are sponsored by the New York State Writers Institute and cosponsored by the Friends of the New York State Library. Continue reading
One hundred years ago, New York State women won the right to vote, three years before the federal amendment. To celebrate that milestone, many local organizations have lined up to host presentations by Susan B. Anthony expert Jeanne Gehret. The 11 talks, which cover two distinct topics, will present Anthony family members in Rochester who were at the center of universal suffrage — for both women and African-Americans — for sixty years.
Penfield Public Library will host Jeanne Gehret, who will give a presentation “All for Suffrage: Susan B. Anthony’s Kin” on April 27, 2017. Her other presentation, titled “Failure is Impossible,” features a costumed presentation of Miss Anthony “in person” and will be featured twice at Votetilla, the upstate celebration of New York State Woman Suffrage to be held this July. A current list of Gehret’s talks is available here. Continue reading