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Historic Huguenot Street Hosts ‘Mapping the Patent’


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1709 Draught of the Land granted to Abraham HassbrookOn Saturday, February 17, at 4 pm, Historic Huguenot Street (HHS) will host “Mapping the Patent,” a presentation of the first land survey of the New Paltz patent and its early divisions.

On May 26, 1677, 12 Huguenot refugees signed an agreement with sachems of the Esopus Munsee tribe for approximately 39,683 acres of land that would be called New Paltz.

On September 15, 1677, New York Governor Edmund Andros confirmed the purchase, and on September 29, 1677, Governor Andros issued a patent for the land and made the tract an official township. For 340 years, the tract of land was never officially surveyed – until now. Continue reading

Soldier’s Wives in Burgoyne’s Army Jan 25th


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Industrious Sober Women Soldiers Wives in Burgoynes ArmyOn Thursday, January 25, 2018, the American Revolution Round Table: Hudson/Mohawk Valleys is planning to host “Industrious Sober Women: Soldier’s Wives in Burgoyne’s Army” by Jenna Schnitze in Schuylerville.

The talk is an overview of the roles of soldier’s wives during the Burgoyne Campaign. It will explore the some of the myths and perceptions of these women. Schnitzer will be using primary sources and period images to illustrate their roles and what they may have looked like. Continue reading

Insider’s View of ’84 Winter Olympics in Canton


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1984 winter olympics opening ceremony at kosevo stadiumLearn more about the history of the Olympic Winter Games when Mark Friden speaks at noon on Thursday, January 18th, at the St. Lawrence County Historical Association.

The talk will cover his involvement in figure skating as a competitor and as an official, leading up to his work for ABC Sports as their technical consultant for figure skating at the Sarajevo Winter Olympics. Brown Bag Lunches are free and open to the public. Bring your own lunch and enjoy a beverage and dessert provided by SLCHA. Continue reading

History Takes Stage In Off-Broadway Play


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one nation logoThe Players Theatre in Manhattan has announced that they will host the performance, One Nation, One Mission, One Promise – An American Story, a unique off-Broadway play heading  for a 5-week limited run, beginning January 12, 2018.

The play celebrates America’s diverse citizenship by bringing alive the heroes who strove to create “a more perfect union” for all its people. In the play Thomas Jefferson, Elizabeth Cady Stanton and Martin Luther King share the stage for the first time, while Frederick Douglas attends a Town Hall meeting with Ellen DeGeneres. Continue reading

Religious Ferment and Utopian Living


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oneida community mansion houseOn Sunday, January 14, 2018, the Oneida Community Mansion House will host “Shaken & Stirred: Religious Ferment and Utopian Living,” a discussion with Utopian Community expert Christian Goodwillie about the radical changes in religion that shaped American society.

From the eighteenth century to today, members of new religions and communities have faced intense consequences for their beliefs, ranging from threats of arrest to violence. The January 14 discussion will consider the different motivations that inspired new religious movements and the outcomes. Continue reading

Broome Co Local History Conference Set For April


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bundy museumThe Bundy Museum of History and Art in Broome County has announced that they are planning to hold a conference on local history on Saturday, April 21, 2018.

The museum is seeking a wide range of histories and historians. Submissions from amateur enthusiasts, family historians, K-12 teachers, preservationists, high school and college students, professional historians, storytellers, librarians, and museum employees. Papers on any aspect of Broome County’s history, from any time period, will be considered. Continue reading