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New Paltz: 17th-Century Dutch Culture Focus Fall Harvest Fest


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Jean Hasbrouck HouseHistoric Huguenot Street (HHS) will showcase 17th-century Dutch culture at its annual Fall Harvest Celebration on September 30, 2017. This year’s annual event will include an exclusive preview of two extraordinary exhibitions that recognize the endurance of Dutch culture and the history of the New Netherland Colony throughout the Hudson Valley.

The Celebration will be held from 6 to 9:30 pm in an illuminated tent on the lawn of the historic Deyo House, the site’s singular Queen Anne-style mansion. Continue reading

Mohawk Valley: Fort Plank Archaeology Presentation Planned


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indiana jones and fort plankOn Tuesday, September 26th, Schoharie Crossing State Historic Site will host researcher Ken D. Johnson who will deliver his presentation, “Indiana Jones and Fort Plank: The Cleaner Side of Archaeology.”

The program takes the audience along with Ken on a search for the fortress in which his ancestors served during the American Revolution. From this fort, one of them was taken prisoner on August 2, 1780, and their father and sister were killed. His program also presents to the audience the first step in locating a site for a possible historical dig. Continue reading

Fall for History in Malone: Good Old Fashioned Family Fun


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frankin county historical & museum societyThe Franklin County Historical and Museum Society will hold its Fall for History event on September 23 from noon to 4 pm.

This year’s theme is “Good Old Fashioned Family Fun.” The event will occur, rain or shine, at The House of History located at 51 Milwaukee St. in Malone.

Admission is free and there will be activities for all ages. Local Historical Societies from Saranac Lake, Ft. Covington, Chateaugay, Constable and Bellmont will be present. Continue reading

Jay Day: Ocean Sailing Revelations & Misadventures


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the sea is not full book coverThe Jay Heritage Center will host a talk and Q & A with Charlie Doane, Cruising Editor of SAIL Magazine, the largest sailing magazine in the US as he shares chapters and personal experiences from his newest book, The Sea is Not Full – Ocean Sailing Revelations & Misadventures on Friday, September 22, at 6:30 pm.

Charlie has completed seven transatlantic voyages, including most recently a voyage from France to New England aboard his new boat Lunacy. His other voyages include singlehanded passages between New England and the Caribbean; he has also competed in several distance races, including the Newport-Bermuda Race, the Fastnet Race and the Sydney-Hobart Race. He is one of many accomplished sailors and descendants of New York Yacht Club co-founder, John Clarkson Jay.

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Solomon Northup Class Planned For SUNY Adirondack


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Solomon Northup in a Sketch from Twelve Years a SlaveThis October, a class offered through SUNY Adirondack’s Continuing Education division will provide details on the life of Solomon Northup. Northup was a free black man who was kidnapped from Saratoga Springs, New York in 1841, and sold into slavery.

Following his release in 1853, Northup penned a narrative, Twelve Years a Slave, which was the basis for the Academy Award winning film, 12 Years a Slave. The title of the class is “The Real Solomon Northup from 12 Years a Slave,” and the instructor is local author David Fiske. Continue reading

NYC Lecture: World War One and Modern Veteran Care


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Disabled World War One veteran pan handling Unknown photographer, Um Spenden bittender Kriegsinvalide, Germany, after 1918 - source Deutsches Historisches MuseumThe New York Academy of Medicine in New York City will host a lecture by Beth Linker on The Great War and Modern Veteran Care on Thursday, September 28 from 6 to 7:30 pm.

Popularly known as “The War to End All Wars,” the First World War was also the war to end all disability. Determined to curtail the human and economic costs of military conflict, the United States and many other belligerent nations instituted programs of physical and vocational rehabilitation in order to make injured men more whole again, so that they could fit back more seamlessly into civilian society.

This talk will trace the practice and ethic of the rehabilitative model of veteran care, with an eye toward showing how it later became commodified as part of America’s ongoing commitment to pursuing a militaristic foreign policy.  Continue reading

Utica Zion Lutheran Church: 175 Years of History


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Zion Lutheran ChurchThe Oneida County History Center will host a lecture by Jack Henke on the Zion Lutheran Church’s 175 years in Greater Utica on Wednesday, September 27th at 5:30 pm.

Jack Henke has been exploring the history of Utica’s first Lutheran congregation for the past five years. In this illustrated lecture, he discusses research strategies and outlines the past of Zion Church, which directly reflects events in the histories of the Mohawk Valley and the country as a whole. Continue reading

Program on Lenape Native Americans Sun Sept 24th


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Lapowinsa, Lenape chief, 1735A historical re-enactment, The Story of the Lenape will be held at the Time and the Valleys Museum in Grahamsville, Sullivan County, on Sunday, September 24, at 2 pm.

Historical Re-Enactor Tom Riley will play the part of a Lenape warrior, painted for war. He recounts the origins of the Lenape and trace their history from the earliest times through the colonial period into the present. Riley will discuss how the land of our first inhabitants was dispossessed and their way of life destroyed by the arrival of European settlers. Continue reading