New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) has announced that officials from local, state, and federal agencies, non-profit organizations, scientists, and other stakeholders gathered to mark the 30th anniversaries of DEC’s Hudson River Estuary Program and the NY-NJ Harbor & Estuary Program, as well as the 35th anniversary of the Hudson River National Estuarine Research Reserve. The three anniversaries were recognized at the Hudson River National Estuarine Research Reserve Conference in New York City. Continue reading
In honor of the Centennial of New York State Women’s Suffrage, the 25th Annual Peterboro Civil War Weekend will feature programs on women during the Civil War. According to the Civil War Trust (March 8, 2016) “women played an instrumental role in the Civil War, both on and off the field” despite the cultural 19th Century norms. “Women left their homes and served as laundresses and nurses for both armies.” “Women also served on the field, cutting off their hair and changing their clothes and names to fight in battle.” “Those women who were not in the field were running farms and businesses that their husbands had left behind – a huge step in the march for independence.” Continue reading
Event registration for the June Path Through History Weekend is now underway. Festivals and Fairs will be held around the state on June 17-18.
A Father’s Day Strawberry Festival will be held at the Octagon House of Camillus June 18, 2017 from noon to 4 pm. Enjoy a strawberry shortcake on the lawn of the 1856 Octagon House, which will also be open for free tours. Fathers are treated to a free shortcake when accompanied by children. The Wilcox Octagon House is accessible from the subbasement to the cupola where you will have a view of Camillus. $4 buys you a slice of pound cake, berries, vanilla ice cream and whipped cream. Continue reading
Enterprise and Courage: Civil War Years at Lake Mohonk a talk by Robi Josephson will be held at the Time and the Valleys Museum on St. Rt. 55 in Grahamsville on Sunday, June 11, at 2 pm.
Visitors to Mohonk Lake saw a very different place during the Civil War. Find out how different as author Robi Josephson traces the earliest days of the mountain house tradition in this illustrated program. Continue reading
On August 25th, 2017 from 9 am to 5 pm the County and Borough Historians’ Institute will be held at the New York State Museum Huxley Theater, 222 Madison Avenue, Albany.
The County and Borough Historian’s Institute is a free learning opportunity for County and Borough Historians hosted by the Office of Cultural Education and facilitated by the New York State Historian, the Association of Public Historians of New York State and the Government Appointed Historians of Western New York. Continue reading
Event registration for the June Path Through History Weekend is now underway. Walking Tours will be held around the state on June 17-18.
The Lakeview Loop Walking Tour sponsored by the Fenton History Center will take place in Jamestown on June 17, 2017. The Lakeview Loop tour is an informative mixture of architecture and history, with a number of significant northside homes and families featured. Guides will weave the historical development of the Lakeview and Prendergast Avenue area into the present-day fabric of structures and streetscapes found along one of Jamestown’s prominenet residential neighborhoods. The tour is approximately 2 hours long and starts and finishes at the Lake View Cemetery office. (Corner of Lakeview Ave. & Buffalo St.) 10 am to Noon, admission is $10 each or $5 for Fenton History Center members. Continue reading
On Friday, June 2 at 7 pm, Wanda Burch, John Kenosian and Gisella Montanez-Case will present a program of words and music: HOME VOICES: The American Civil War Experience through Words and Music at the Upstate Chapel, 63 Cliff Street, Canajoharie. Continue reading
The Wall That Heals, a 250-foot replica of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial, along with a mobile Education Center, is coming to Port Byron on June 1 to 4, 2017 and will be open and free to the public.
The Wall That Heals honors the more than three million Americans who served in the U.S. Armed forces in the Vietnam War and its walls bear the names of the more than 58,000 men and women who made the ultimate sacrifice in Vietnam. Continue reading
The Philosophers’ Camp, an annual collaboration between SUNY-ESF’s Northern Forest Institute and St. John’s College Santa Fe, reimagines the original Adirondack excursion as a weekend retreat in elegant Great Camp style at the historic Masten House, will be held September 29 to October 1, 2017.
The 1858 expedition immortalized in William James Stillman’s painting provides historical grounding for this contemporary revision and an opportunity this year for conversations related to the Anglo-Saxon poem Beowulf, John Gardner’s 1971 novel Grendel and The Old Testament book of Ruth. Continue reading
This week on The Historians Podcast, Norm Bollen of the Fort Plain Museum previews this year’s American Revolution in the Mohawk Valley Conference. The event June 8-11 includes ten speakers, two bus tours of historic sites and a documentary film screening. Listen to the podcast here. Continue reading