On Sunday at 2 pm Stephen J. Tyson will give a lecture on the Albany Institute of History & Art’s landmark 1945 exhibition The Negro Artist Comes of Age. The lecture is open to the public and is included with museum admission.
The Negro Artist Comes of Age was organized in 1945 under the leadership of the Albany Institute of History & Art’s John Davis Hatch Jr., with assistance from artist and professor Hale Woodruff.
The March 4th slide-lecture presentation will examine selected artists and works, aspects of the broader historical context that informed the development of these works, and the overall cultural significance and legacy of the exhibition. Continue reading
A hands-on local redware and stoneware pottery workshop, led by pottery expert Anthony Butera Jr. and Preservation Long Island curator Lauren Brincat, has been set for Saturday, March 10th in Cold Spring Harbor, NY.
This workshop will focus on the history of an industry that flourished on Long Island during the 1800s, and will give attendees an opportunity to closely examine ceramics in the collection of Preservation Long Island. Continue reading
A Children’s Maple Day is set for Saturday, March 10th from 2 to 4 pm at the Silas Wright House, 3 East Main St., Canton.
Children will have the opportunity to tap a maple tree the old-fashioned way, make “wax-on-snow,” and learn about syrup-making.
There will be a new exhibit on maple tapping and syrup-making, and samples of maple cream and maple coffee. A basket from Finen Maple Products will also be raffled off at the event. Continue reading
New York State is celebrating the bicentennial of the Erie Canal’s creation this year with a campaign to “Reimagine the Canal.”
A series of conversations focused on economic and environmental sustainability of the historical Mohawk river towns will be held in Schenectady County beginning March 8th. Continue reading
Historian Tom Riley is set to give a power point presentation on the return of the American Eagle and other raptors on Sunday, March 4th at 2 pm, at the Time and Valleys Museum in Grahamsville.
“Return of the Eagle” traces the history of the American Eagle and other raptors from their near extinction in the 1960s as a result of the devastating effects of DDT and other chemicals, to today when eagles can be found in almost every state. Continue reading
The Oneida’s County History Center’s 3rd Annual Irish Tea Fundraiser is set for March 17th, from 1 to 3 pm.
The Irish Tea features a three course tea with finger foods, desserts, door prizes, and more.
Entertainment to include a presentation by Bob Sullivan on one of our country’s most famous Irish descendants, John F. Kennedy. Continue reading
An American Revolution Round Table discussion on Schenectady in the Revolution, led by John Gearing, has been set for Monday, March 5th at the Schenectady County Community College, in the Stockade Building’s Lecture Hall, room 101, 78 Washington Ave, Schenectady.
This event is hosted by SUNY Schenectady County Community College-Community Archaeology Program and the American Revolution Round Table: Hudson/Mohawk Valleys. Continue reading
Fort Ticonderoga’s “Fort Fever Series” continues on Sunday, March 11, at 2 pm with a program on “A ‘Charmingly Aggressive Woman’: Sarah Pell’s Struggle for History & Human Rights” presented by Miranda Peters, Fort Ticonderoga’s Director of Collections.
This program will explore images, archival materials, and collections never before seen by the public, and recently cataloged by museum staff that reveal glimpses of Sarah Pell’s life and work. This program is part of the National Women’s History Month celebration. Continue reading
International Women’s Day Events are scheduled for March 8-11, 2018 at the Oneida Community Mansion House, 170 Kenwood Avenue, in Oneida, NY.
On March 8 and 10 The Oneida Community Mansion House will have guided tours at 10 am and 2 pm that explore the role of women and gender equality within the Oneida Community, as well as their interactions with the outside world. Continue reading
The Winter Lecture Series at the Old Stone Fort Museum is set to begin on Sunday, February 25 at 1 pm with “For Breakfast, Pleasure and Health: Chocolate in the 18th Century.”
The lecture will be presented by colonial living historian Paul Supley in the Badgley Museum Annex located at the Old Stone Fort Museum Complex. Continue reading