The 2017 Greater Hudson Heritage Network’s Awards for Excellence winners have been announced. The program seeks to recognize and commend exceptional efforts among GHHN members. Awards are made to projects that exemplify creativity and professional vision resulting in a contribution to the preservation and interpretation of the historic scene, material culture and diversity of the region.
The awards will be presented at the GHHN The Art of History Annual Conference on October 10, 2017 at Bard College, Annandale-On-Hudson, New York. Continue reading
Lakes to Locks Passage is hosting a roundtable – Cultivating Volunteers and Staff into Ambassadors – on Friday, October 6, from 10 am to 3 pm in the Community Room at City Hall in Plattsburgh.
This workshop is intended for staff, volunteers, and board members from museums, historical societies, libraries, and other community organizations. Topics include volunteer recruitment, training and management, customer service, and collaboration. Get step-by-step instructions for structuring a successful volunteer program for organizations. The morning session presents an overview of the new Lakes to Locks Passage guidebook, Cultivating Volunteers and Staff into Ambassadors. The afternoon session is a working session inviting staff and volunteers to share storytelling experiences and tips about items in their collection, which guides visitors to a greater understanding of a community’s heritage. Continue reading
The Oneida Community Mansion House, in collaboration with Sherrill Manufacturing’s Liberty Tabletop, will host the presentation Welcome to Silver City: Industry, Then and Now on Saturday, October 7, from 10 am to 1 pm. The presentation looks at industry in the 1800s and today.
The program starts at the Mansion House, where participants will discover the industrial history of the Utopian Oneida Community by viewing objects from the Mansion House collection that were used and produced in the Community’s factory (built 1863). Then participants will tour the historic factory to see Sherrill Manufacturing’s Liberty Tabletop, the only domestic manufacturer of silverware. Note this is a two-location program which begins at the Mansion House and continues at Sherrill Manufacturing’s Liberty Tabletop. Continue reading
The New York State Covered Bridge Society is hosting an open house at the Van Tran Covered Bridge on Covered Bridge Road, in Livingston Manor, Sullivan County, NY, on Saturday, October 7th, from 9 am to 3 pm.
The New York State Covered Bridge Society’s mission is to educate the public on the preservation of the State’s authentic and historic covered bridges. The Society has over 200 members from all over the nation and is always open to new members. Continue reading
On Saturday, October 7th, from noon to 3 pm, the Friends of Hathorn House will honor the legacy of General John Hathorn and his militia on the lawn at his historic home, located at 21 Hathorn Road, in Warwick, Orange County, NY.
Owners Sylwia Kubasiak and Arek Kwapinski will host the Friends’ living history group and members of the Navasing Long Rifles to show aspects of life in the Warwick Valley during the Revolutionary War. Visitors will also be able see the transformation of the exterior of the house from its state of near ruin to restored. Continue reading
The first Fall Path Through History Weekend will begin on October 7, 2017. Event registration is underway. Events across New York State will celebrate the Women’s Suffrage Centennial.
The Broome-Tioga Suffrage Anniversary Parade will be held in Binghamton on October 7.
A reenactment of the 1913 parade that was held in Binghamton in conjunction with the NYS Woman Suffrage Association Convention. The parade will mimic the 1913 parade and then feature modern groups celebrating the 100th anniversary of NYS Suffrage. The parade starts at 1pm at the American Legion on Main Street and processes down to Court Street. Continue reading
The Friends of the State Historic Sites of the Hudson Highlands will host their second Tavern Talk, focusing on Cold War Intelligence, on Tuesday, October 3rd, at 7 pm, at the Newburgh Brewing Company.
This year, Assistant Professor of History at the United States Military Academy at West Point and former U.S. Intelligence professional, Dr. David Gioe, will speak on data breaches before the internet and the case of Oleg Penkovsky, and the Cuban Missile Crisis. Continue reading
The New Windsor Cantonment will host the presentation Dogs, Candles & Brass Doorknobs: Nighttime in the 18th Century, on Saturday, September 30th at 7 pm.
More than two hundred years ago, sunset was a time of foreboding darkness in which the most insidious creatures came out to do their worst. The tamed retreated to their abodes to wait the liberating first morning light. Attendees can learn what role ghosts, specters, apparitions, criminals and other denizens of the night played in the lives of these people. Continue reading
On October 7, Target First Saturday at the Brooklyn Museum celebrates Latinx and Hispanic culture across the Americas in honor of Hispanic Heritage Month.
Highlights include performances by Locos por Juana and Batalá; a curator tour of Proof: Francisco Goya, Sergei Eisenstein, Robert Longo; a salsa party hosted by Balmir Latin Dance Company; and a celebration of tropical music with Geko Jones and La Chiquita Brujita.
Some Target First Saturday programs have limited space and are ticketed on a first come, first-served basis. Continue reading
Sagamore Hill National Historic Site will join National Parks across the country, and will waive their entrance fees for visitors on Saturday, September 30th.
Sagamore Hill will be giving free walkthroughs of the first floor of Theodore Roosevelt’s Home from 10 am to 4 pm. Guides will be posted in the first floor hall to interpret the artifacts and the history of the summer White House for visitors. Additional activities will include an introduction to Geocaching (a treasure-hunting game using GPS) with a volunteer naturalist beginning at 1 pm, a beekeeping demonstration, and a children’s crafts table. Continue reading