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Utica Zion Lutheran Church: 175 Years of History


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Zion Lutheran ChurchThe Oneida County History Center will host a lecture by Jack Henke on the Zion Lutheran Church’s 175 years in Greater Utica on Wednesday, September 27th at 5:30 pm.

Jack Henke has been exploring the history of Utica’s first Lutheran congregation for the past five years. In this illustrated lecture, he discusses research strategies and outlines the past of Zion Church, which directly reflects events in the histories of the Mohawk Valley and the country as a whole. Continue reading

Program on Lenape Native Americans Sun Sept 24th


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Lapowinsa, Lenape chief, 1735A historical re-enactment, The Story of the Lenape will be held at the Time and the Valleys Museum in Grahamsville, Sullivan County, on Sunday, September 24, at 2 pm.

Historical Re-Enactor Tom Riley will play the part of a Lenape warrior, painted for war. He recounts the origins of the Lenape and trace their history from the earliest times through the colonial period into the present. Riley will discuss how the land of our first inhabitants was dispossessed and their way of life destroyed by the arrival of European settlers. Continue reading

Ticonderoga Program: Birth of the Army Air Corps


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air service posterThe Ticonderoga Historical Society will host North Country Community College Library Director Brian O’Connor for a talk entitled “Birth of the American Eagle – The Army Air Service in WWI.”

The United States Army Air Service was established during World War One by President Woodrow Wilson. Under commanding General John J. Pershing, the fledgling service began service over the skies of France in the spring of 1918.

By the end of the war, the Air Service had employed 45 squadrons covering 85 miles of battle front. 7Seventy-one pursuit pilots were credited with shooting down five or more German aircraft while in American service, while the Air Service overall destroyed 756 enemy aircraft and 76 balloons in combat. Continue reading

Fall Programs and Activities at Sagamore Hill


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sagamore hillSagamore Hill National Historic Site has announced its Fall list of programs and activities.

Sagamore Hill National Historic Site, home of Theodore Roosevelt is open Wednesday-Sunday. Operating hours for the Visitor Center & Bookstore, Old Orchard Museum, and the Roosevelt Home are 9 am to 5 pm. The grounds and nature trail at Sagamore Hill are open 7 days a week year round from sunrise to sunset. Continue reading

Bloomers and Baseball at Peterboro Women’s History Weekend Sept 22-24


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Bloomers for 80s Seneca Falls 1981The Peterboro Women’s History Weekend will be held September 22-24, 2017. The name for this years weekend is taken from a 2016 biography of Elizabeth Smith Miller Ballots, Bloomers, and Marmalade written by Norman K. Dann PhD, biographer of Elizabeth’s father Gerrit Smith.

Miller is most famous for the trouser outfit that she wore to Seneca Falls to visit her cousin Elizabeth Cady Stanton. Stanton introduced Miller to Amelia Bloomer who wrote about the healthy costume in her newspaper The Lily. Women’s rights activists began wearing the reform dress against much negative press and scathing public protest. Continue reading

Schenectady’s Stockade Walkabout September 23rd


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Schenectady Stockade WalkaboutThe Schenectady County Historical Society will host a Stockade Walkabout on Saturday, September 23, from 11 am to 5 pm.

The walk will begin at the Schenectady County Historical Society, 32 Washington Ave, Schenectady, and will focus on transformation, and the many changes the neighborhood has witnessed since the 1600s.

Schenectady’s Stockade is the oldest registered historic district in New York State. The Stockade Walkabout grants visitors the chance to step inside privately-owned homes in the neighborhood. Continue reading

Chenango Canal Program Set For Oneida County


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Chenango Canal Book CoverThe Oneida County History Center will host author Wade Allen Lallier for a signing of his new book Chenango Canal: The Million Dollar Ditch on Wednesday, September 20th, starting at 5:30 pm.

Chenango Canal: The Million Dollar Ditch chronicles the story of a central New York canal and how it changed the region. Touted as “the best built canal in New York State,” the canal was never profitable for the state, but did bring prosperity to the communities along its length. Lallier will discuss the canal’s history and impact on Oneida County. Copies of the book will be available for purchase and for the author to sign.  Continue reading

Peekskill Lecture: Presidential Visits at Gettysburg


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Presidential Visits at gettysburgThe Lincoln Depot Museum in Peekskill, NY, will continue their Fall Lecture Series on Saturday, September 30th with noted scholar and author Jay Jorgensen.

The talk, “Presidential Visits at Gettysburg” begins with an in-depth look at Lincoln’s visit and the newspaper coverage around the nation. Jay will conclude with a discussion on a number of the more interesting visits to GB by various post-Civil War presidents. Mr. Jorgensen will also have copies of his books for sale at the event. Continue reading

Friends of Historic Kingston Noontime Conversation Series


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Sharpe Family PortraitsThe Friends of Historic Kingston (FHK) has announced their upcoming Noontime Conversation Series will begin on Friday, September 15th, 2017.

The half-hour talks begin at noon in the Friends of Historic Kingston Gallery. The focus of these informal conversations is FHK’s acquisition of noteworthy portraits – one pair by John Vanderlyn, and one pair by his nephew, John Vanderlyn, Jr. Continue reading