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Genealogy Workshop Series Continues In Schoharie


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Old Stone Fort Library genealogy collectionThe Genealogy Workshop Series at the Old Stone Fort Museum is set to continue on Thursday, April 19 at 7 pm with “Using Records and Directories to Build a Timeline,” led by retired attorney and long time family researcher Bonnie Dailey.

This workshop will be dedicated to providing participants with strategies for using federal, state and veteran’s census information to build timelines and fill gaps in family history research. The use of city directories and other official records will also be covered during the workshop. Continue reading

Russell Shorto at Brentwood Library Sunday


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revolution song bookAuthor Russell Shorto is set to speak at the Brentwood Public Library, on Long Island, about his new book Revolution Song: A Story of American Freedom, on Sunday, April 15th.

The book explores the lives of six historical figures, including Cornplanter, the Seneca Indian warrior; Venture Smith who freed himself and his family from slavery; and Margaret Moncrieffe Coghlan, a rebellious young woman who abandoned her abusive husband.

They are all linked by their connections to George Washington. Continue reading

Adirondack Juvenile Justice Talk April 8


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Federal Correctional Institution, Ray BrookAuthor, sociologist and juvenile justice expert Alexandra Cox will speak in Lake Placid on Sunday, April 8 at 4:30 pm on the flaws in the Juvenile Justice System in New York State.

Just 22 North Country teenagers were sent to prison as adults in the last two years, but New York State is investing millions of dollars to convert a medium-security prison in Ray Brook to a juvenile facility. Continue reading

Suffrage Political Strategies: Messaging and Media


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Albany Cultural Education Center State Museum Archives and LibraryFormer White House Director of Communications Ann Lewis is set to give a free talk titled “Messaging, Media, and Motherhood: Political Strategies of the NY Suffrage Campaign”, at the New York State Museum on Sunday, April 15th at 2 pm.

This program is being offered in conjunction with the State Museum’s Votes for Women: Celebrating New York’s Suffrage Centennial exhibition. Lewis will focus on the political strategies employed by suffragists to pass both the New York State suffrage referendums in 1917 and the 19th Amendment in 1920. Following the talk, State Museum curators will lead a guided tour of the Votes for Women exhibition. Continue reading

Fort Ti History Educators Conference Planned For May


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fort ticonderoga“The Great Wars: The French & Indian War and the First World War” will be the focus of the Tenth Annual History Conference for Educators to be held on Friday, May 18, 2018 at Fort Ticonderoga.

Sessions focused on the French & Indian War (known as the Seven Years’ War in Europe) and World War I will answer the question on how global conflict affects local communities. Participants will learn about the scope and impact of “Great Wars” on society in general through the study of primary accounts. Continue reading