The Greater Hudson Heritage Network has announced it has been awarded five years of funding from the New York State Council on the Arts (NYSCA) for the continuation of the NYSCA/GHHN Conservation Treatment Grant Program.
GHHN has managed the NYSCA/GHHN Conservation Treatment Grant Program since 2000 and has regranted approximately $2.3 million on behalf of NYSCA to eligible organizations around New York State. Additionally, the amount of money available to regrant in 2018 has increased to approximately $106,675. Continue reading
On Sunday, February 18th, Knox’s Headquarters has scheduled tours and cannon firings, celebrating Washington’s Birthday.
Over the winter of 1780-81 at Knox’s Headquarters, General Henry Knox organized the artillery for the projected attack on New York City. Soldiers, at the nearby encampment, repaired and trained on the guns, howitzers and mortars.
On Sunday, February 11, 2018, the Oneida Community Mansion House has scheduled “Early Resistance: Women, Religion, and Politics,” a discussion with Professor Marcia Robinson of Syracuse University about the role women played in the changing political culture of the United States through support of abolition and the women’s rights movement.
The discussion will consider the various goals, strategies and tensions in the fight for equality. Continue reading
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This week on The Historians Podcast, Bob Cudmore and Dave Greene discuss the history of the Recordio, a consumer device that enabled people in the 1940s and 1950s to make their own 78 or 33 1/3 rpm records.
Bob and Dave also talk about the history of the Woodworth Lake Scout Reservation in the southern Adirondacks.
Listen to the podcast here. Continue reading
This year the Annual Hendricks Award will be given to a book-length manuscript relating to any aspect of New Netherland and the Dutch colonial experience in North America up to 1776 and its legacy.
The award carries a prize of $5,000, as well as a framed print of Len Tantillo’s painting ‘Fort Orange and the Patroon’s House’.
The prize-winner, chosen by a five-member panel of scholars, is selected in May or June. Continue reading
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The Historic Districts Council (HDC) in New York City has announced their 2018 Six to Celebrate.
Six to Celebrate annually identifies six historic NYC neighborhoods that merit preservation. These will be priorities for HDC’s advocacy and consultation over a yearlong period. This years Six to Celebrate are as follows: Continue reading
The latest episode of The Long Island History Project heads to Camp Upton. Suzanne Johnson and David Clemens discuss the history of this vast military training camp in Brookhaven that served the US Army in World War I and II.
We focus on their new book on the camp from Arcadia Press that features images from 1917-18 and beyond. Many of the images are drawn from the Longwood Public Library where both Suzanne and David were directors.
You’ll hear about the 77th Division, the Harlem Hellfighters, Irving Berlin, and the amazing feat of raising an army to fight The War to End All Wars. Continue reading
The New Netherland Institute has announced they are offering research grants with financial support from the estate of Charles W. Wendell.
These annual grants honor the memory of Dr. Charles W. Wendell, a valued trustee, vice-president, and president of the New Netherland Institute’s Board of Trustees from 2000 to 2015. Continue reading