On Saturday, December 9th from 5 to 8 pm the 1754 Ellison house at Knox’s Headquarters will be open and decorated for Christmas and staffed by Revolutionary War era costumed interpreters
For two Christmases, John and Catherine Ellison shared their home with the officers and soldiers of the Continental Army. Over the winter of 1780-81, General Henry Knox, his wife Lucy and their children Henry and Lucy were there, while two years later it was General Horatio Gates and his military family of aides de camp who shared in the season’s festivities. Continue reading
On Saturday, Dec. 2, from 5 to 8 pm, Hudson Hall’s annual holiday celebration will kick off with the 21st anniversary of Winter Walk, one of Hudson’s largest, liveliest and most colorful events of the year.
Hudson’s mile-long historic main street will be decorated and will host music, performance, food, holiday shopping, and family fun. Voted “Best Community Winter Event of the Year,” in 2014, 2015 and 2016, Winter Walk attracts upwards of 20,000 visitors to the City to kick off the holiday season. Continue reading
Humanities New York will host a roundtable discussion – Reflections on Liberation: American Civil Rights Past, Present, and Future – on November 28 at 6:30 pm, at Federal Hall, 26 Wall Street, New York.
This roundtable discussion will address the role of social movements in American history and today. Leading writers, thinkers, and artists will guide participants as they cross-examine Civil Rights and other social movement leading up to #BlackLivesMatter. Continue reading
The Oneida County History Center will return to Sangertown Square Mall on November 24-26 and December 9-23, 2017 to operate a satellite bookstore near the Macy’s wing.
A large selection of titles will be available for purchase. New titles in 2017 include New Hartford: Images of America, Chenango Canal: The Million Dollar Ditch, and Murder of a Herkimer County Teacher. Returning titles include Heaven’s Ditch: God Gold and Murder on the Erie Canal, Haunted Old Forge, and local history puzzles featuring colorized scenes from Utica and Oneida County. Continue reading
Nancy Solomon, Director of Long Island Traditions and Curator of the In Harm’s Way exhibition at LIM, will lead a guided tour of the exhibit at the Long Island Museum on Sunday, December 3rd, at 2 pm.
This exhibit focuses on Superstorm Sandy and other historic storms that have affected the region, exploring hurricanes and how communities prepare for natural disasters and rebuild after the storm. Continue reading
Award-winning author David C. King is set to give a lecture and sign his new book, Benedict Arnold The Traitor Within on Tuesday, November 21 at 7 pm during a free event, open to the public, at the James Vanderpoel ‘House of History’ in Kinderhook, sponsored by the Columbia County Historical Society Volunteers.
Benedict Arnold is often regarded as an infamous traitor, but he was also one of the nation’s most talented military officers during the American Revolution. Continue reading
The next North Country Civil War Round Table will be held on Sunday, November 19th, at 2 pm at the St. Lawrence County Historical Association. Rather than featuring an in-depth lecture on an aspect of the war, visitors who own items with provenance to the Civil War period are invited to bring them to the event for a “show and tell” session.
Local Civil War military expert Dixie Dave Ellis will be on hand to help identify artifacts brought by participants. Show-and-tell objects do not need to be military in nature: documents and stories are welcome. Continue reading
The Warren County Historical Society will host a program on the Glens Falls Feeder Canal on Wednesday, November 15 at 7 pm, at 50 Gurney Lane in Queensbury, NY.
This program will focus on the past, present and future of the Feeder Canal that was once the economic engine of the area.
The Glens Falls Feeder Canal is the oldest original canal still used to provide water to the Champlain Canal. Continue reading
On Saturday, November 18th at 1 pm, the Oneida County History Center and the St. David’s Society of Utica will celebrate Welsh heritage in Oneida County.
Participants can learn about the history of Welsh settlers in Oneida County and Welsh-American culture in the region today.
This interactive celebration features a presentation on Wales and Welsh settlers, a teacake cooking demonstration, and advice on researching Welsh ancestry. Continue reading
The Empire State Aerosciences Museum will host its monthly all you can eat breakfast on Saturday November 18 from 8:30 to 10:30 am.
Art Harvey will speak on ‘World War 2 Aerial Bombardment Strategy and Technology’ at 10 am. A graduate of the RPI School of Architecture, Harvey is a long time aviation enthusiast particularly military and civilian aviation. His talk will include a 15 minute survey comparing High vs Low altitude bomber aircraft technologies, and deployment strategies, with a focus on how this relates to ESAM artifacts. Continue reading