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Albany County Historical Association Marking 75 Years


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Ten Broeck MansionThis year marks the 75th anniversary of the Albany County Historical Association (ACHA), an organization that works to preserve the county’s history, most notably in the stewardship of the Ten Broeck Mansion.

The 18th century home built by General Abraham Ten Broeck is a landmark in Arbor Hill and has been the site of numerous public events and celebrations of our local heritage. The ACHA is celebrating this semisesquicentennial of historic preservation, education, and public programming at its 3rd Annual Holiday Gala on November 16th. Continue reading

Free Admission at Albany Institute Honoring Veterans Day


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The Albany Institute of History & Art will offer free admission to the galleries on Friday, November 10, 2017 from 10 am to 5 pm.

Current exhibitions include:

· Well-Dressed in Victorian Albany: 19th Century Fashion from the Albany Institute Collection
· 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
· Traders & Culture: Albany and the Formation of American Identity. Continue reading

Superstorm Sandy: Learning from Our Neighbors Roundtable


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Photograph of  Prattsville by Sue Clark.On Sunday, November 12 at 2 pm, the Long Island Museum, in collaboration with Long Island Traditions, will host a roundtable discussion: Learning from our Neighbors, looking back on the five years since Super Storm Sandy and how communities come together following other historic storms.

Nancy Solomon, Director of Long Island Traditions will facilitate a panel discussion with storm survivors from upstate New York, North Carolina, Long Island and Staten Island on coping and rebuilding after Mother Nature’s wrath. Following the discussion, visitors may visit In Harm’s Way, on display in the Art Museum through December 31, 2017. Continue reading

Military Theaters of the American Revolution Symposium


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theatres of the american revolutionThe American Revolution Round Table: Hudson-Mohawk Valleys is hosting a free event on Saturday, November 11, 2017 from 8 am to 4:15 pm. The Military Theaters of the American Revolution Symposium is based on the book of the same name, Theaters of the American Revolution.

Five experts on the American Revolution will discuss the Northern Theater, the Western Theater, the War at Sea, the Southern Theater, and the Middle Theater. Continue reading

Civil War Word and Music at the Arkell Museum


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Wanda Burch and John KenosianArtists Wanda Burch and John Kenosian will perform concert at The Arkell Museum, Friday evening, November 10, at 7 pm.

Home Voices: the American Civil War Experience through Words and Music will feature guest artist, soprano Gisella Montanez-Case Wanda Burch, historian and writer, Glen, NY, and singer/songwriter John Kenosian, Clifton Park.

Providing perspective on the human side of the Civil War, this program explores the dreams and imaginings of those who fought the war as recorded in their letters, journals and memoirs.

Sometimes published as poems or songs or printed in newspapers, these rarely acknowledged writings reflect the personalities and experiences of their authors. Some expressions of fear, pain, loss, homesickness and disappointment are related with grim fatalism, some with glimpses of humor. Continue reading

Schoharie Crossing’s NYS History Month Series Set


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nys history month logoSchoharie Crossing State Historic Site will conduct its third annual Tuesday Talk series to recognize New York State History Month this November. Each week a speaker will present on regional or New York State history.

This year, the series starts on Tuesday the 7th with Liaisons Plaisantes performing music from the early 19th century. Music during the early part of the 19th century was not only entertainment but also connected people and communities. All along the turnpikes and canals of New York, music reflected the culture, political, social movements and a changing world view in light of new innovations. Continue reading

Rockland Co Women’s Suffrage Rally and March Nov 5th


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suffrageThe Historical Society of Rockland County, League of Women Voters, and New City Library will hold a March & Rally to commemorate the Centennial of Women’s Suffrage in New York State, on Sunday, November 5, 2017, from 12 to 4 pm, at the Rockland County Courthouse and HSRC History Center.

To honor the centennial Women’s Suffrage in New York, a historical rally will be held in New City, Rockland County’s seat, with a march to the Courthouse steps. Marchers will gather at noon in the parking lot behind the county’s Sain Building (8 New Hempstead Road). Continue reading

Horatio Gates Program at the Edmonston House


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James Edmonston House c. 1755On Saturday, November 11, from 5 to 7 pm, the Edmonston House will host a program on General Horatio Gates. This is a cooperative program of the National Temple Hill Association and the New Windsor Cantonment State Historic Site.

The home of James Edmonston has stood for over 250 years. Rescued in the 1960’s by the National Temple Hill Association, the house by that point was a junkyard showroom filled with old car parts. Now restored, the house serves as the headquarters for this local historic organization.  Continue reading