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Historical Capital Region Currency Exhibit Opening


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Fractional Currency 10 cents courtesy Ferris CoinOne of the Capital Region’s oldest rare coin dealers will present an exhibit of early local currency in Albany, celebrate its Grand Re-Opening in a new building at 199 Wolf Road on November 1st. There will be an 11:45 am ribbon cutting and unveiling of an exhibit, which will run until November 22, 2017.

“Capital Region Currency: A History of Money in America” is a small exhibit featuring a sampling of currency used in the Capital Region dating from the Colonial era to present day. Many of the paper notes were printed locally and bear the names of Capital Region cities, including Albany, Schenectady, Watervliet, Hudson and Troy. Continue reading

Long Island ‘In Harm’s Way’ Symposium Sunday


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An aerial view of a house on the ocean side of Fire Island that was washed away by the surge of the nor-easter. (Oct. 31, 1991)On Sunday, October 28, the Long Island Museum, in collaboration with Long Island Traditions, will host In Harm’s Way: Past Present & Future, a symposium that explores storm preparation, recovery and moving forward.

The event will take place from 9:45 am to 4 pm at The Long Island Museum. Registration is $12 per person and $10 for students, seniors and museum members. An optional lunch is available for $10 additional. Continue reading

Schoharie Co Historical Annual Meeting Set


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old stone fort museum logoThe 2017 Annual Meeting of the Schoharie County Historical Society will be held on Monday, October 30th at the Bull’s Head Inn, located at 105 Park Place in Cobleskill.

The event will begin with a cash bar cocktail reception at 6:30 pm, followed by the business meeting and a special presentation by Peter Lindemann on the Bull’s Head at 7 pm. The public is invited to attend.

The 2017 annual meeting follows a busy season for the Schoharie County Historical Society and the Old Stone Fort Museum. In addition to numerous events and activities recognizing the Schoharie Free Street Movies Centennial and the 240th anniversary of the Battle of the Flockey, the 2017 season saw the society take an enhanced role in the management of the historic Lansing Manor property, located on the grounds of the New York Power Authority’s Blenheim-Gilboa Visitor’s Center. Continue reading

Oxi Day at USS Slater October 28th


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USS SLATEROn October 28th, millions around the world will commemorate OXI (pronounced ō-hē) Day, a day honoring Greece’s resistance during World War II.

The day will be remembered at USS SLATER with a brief program beginning at 9 am. Fr. Dennis Nagi of St. Sophia Greek Orthodox Church will provide an historical account of Oxi Day. USS SLATER volunteers and friends will be joined by special guest Dr. Nicholas Athanassiou.

Dr. Athanassiou is Emeritus Associate Professor of International Business and Strategy at Northeastern University in Boston. His father, VADM Athanassois Athanassiou, was the first Greek commanding officer of USS SLATER when it was transferred to the Hellenic Navy in 1951. Dr. Athanassiou earned a B.S. from the Naval Academy of Greece and trained on AETOS (SLATER) while there. Continue reading

Susan Goodier ‘Women Will Vote!’ Talk at Staatsburgh


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women will vote book coverIn celebration of the centenary of New York women obtaining the right to vote, Staatsburgh State Historic Site will host a book talk and signing by Susan Goodier, co-author of, Women Will Vote! Winning Suffrage in New York State, recently released by Cornell University Press, on Saturday, October 28th.

Staatsburgh was the home of prominent social hostess Ruth Livingston Mills and her husband, financer Ogden Mills. Recent evidence has come to light suggesting that Ruth Mills supported the suffrage cause. The 79-room mansion on the Hudson River showcases the opulent lifestyle enjoyed by the wealthy elite of the early 20th century. Continue reading

New Sweden History Conference November 4th


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new sweden history conferenceThe 17th annual New Sweden History Conference will be held on Saturday, November 4, from 8:30 am to 3 pm, at the Lazaretto Ballroom in Essington, PA.

This year’s New Sweden History Conference will explore the migration of Swedish colonists from the original landing point of Wilmington Delaware to the greater Delaware Valley and east coast region. Through material culture and the science of DNA, speakers will examine how members of the New Sweden Colony and subsequent generations were able to maintain their sense of culture and community while assimilating into the shifting political power structures around them. Continue reading

Oyster Bay Railroad Station Restoration Tour Nov 4th


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Theodore Roosevelt departing the historic Oyster Bay Railroad Station circa 1900The Society for the Preservation of Long Island Antiquities (SPLIA) has partnered with the Historic Oyster Bay Railroad Station to organize a behind-the-scenes tour on Saturday, November 4 from 2 to 4 pm.

The tour will take a behind-the-scenes look at the ongoing restoration of the historic station once used by President Theodore Roosevelt to travel between his residence at Sagamore Hill and Washington D.C. Continue reading

Peekskill: Lincoln’s Other War: WWII Lincoln Propaganda


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brian sheeThe Lincoln Depot Museum will continue their Fall Lecture Series on Saturday, October 28th, from 1 to 4 pm with noted scholar and author Brian Snee.

Brian Snee will discuss how Lincoln was re-born to support the World War Two effort, anti-isolationism and sell war bonds.

Culled from Brian’s forth coming book The Lincoln Blitz, Mr. Snee will explore how Hollywood’s use of Lincoln’s image in WWII pro-war propaganda films helped bring about Victory. Continue reading

Broadway Goes to War: Soldier Shows of World War I


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Illustration: The cover of sheet music for Atta Boy!A talk at the New York State Library will tell the story of the “soldier shows” which were presented during and after the first World War.

The program, titled “Broadway Goes to War: Soldier Shows of World War I,” will be held on Saturday, October 28, 2017, at 2 pm, at the State Library, located in the Cultural Education Center, 222 Madison Avenue, Albany, New York. Local author David Fiske will be the presenter. Continue reading