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Albany Institute Free For President’s Day


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The Albany Institute of History & Art will offer free admission to the galleries on Monday, February 19, 2018 from 10 am to 5 pm.

Current exhibitions include: Well-Dressed in Victorian Albany: 19th Century Fashion from the Albany Institute Collection (extended through May 20, 2018); Paintings of Addy®: Dahl Taylor’s Original Illustrations for American Girl; The Hudson River School: Landscape Paintings from the Albany Institute: Spotlight: Albany & Anti-Suffrage; The Fashionable Portrait; Ancient Egypt; and Traders & Culture: Albany and the Formation of American Identity. Continue reading

Local History Book Sale At Oneida Co History Center


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OCHC BookstoreThe Oneida County History Center’s winter book sale is set to run Thursday, February 15th through Sunday, February 17th, in the center’s main gallery.

The center’s newly reorganized bookstore stocks over 200 book titles, one-of-kind local history puzzles and merchandise. The public will recieve 10% off all purchases, plus 50% off select titles. Members receive an additional 10% off sale prices. Continue reading

Women’s Rights NHP ‘Convention Days’ Community Meeting


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Teacher editing the Declaration of Independence to the Declaration of SentimentsWomen’s Rights National Historical Park (NHP) has announced plans for Convention Days 2018 and is currently seeking community input and participation from area organizations, businesses, and community members.

2018 is the 225th birthday of the reformer, orator, and preacher, Lucretia Mott; the bicentennial of Frederick Douglass; and the 170th anniversary of the First Women’s Rights Convention.

This year’s theme, “You have pens and voices,” comes from an 1841 call to action by Lucretia Mott. Continue reading

Underground RR Conference Set For Albany Mar 9-11


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Underground RR ConferenceThe 17th Annual Underground Railroad Public History Convention is set for March 9-11, 2018, at the Cultural Education Center and Albany Capital Center and The Visitors Center of Albany County Convention and Visitors Bureau.

The Convention will include workshops, round tables, exhibits, vendors, art exhibitions and raffles. Attendees are encouraged to come dressed in period attire. Continue reading

Frederick Douglass’ 200th Birthday Celebration Set


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Frederick DouglassWomen’s Rights National Historical Park has announced they will hold a celebration of Frederick Douglass’ 200th Birthday on Saturday, February 17, 2018 at 2 pm.

Nathan Richardson and Melinda Grube as Frederick Douglass and Elizabeth Cady Stanton will discuss Mr. Douglass’ life-long battle for Women’s Rights, the relationship between the two historical giants, and the temporary halt of their relationship upon the passage of the 15th Amendment. Continue reading

War of 1812 Battle of Cranberry Creek Mini Doc


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still shot from Battle of Cranberry Creek youtube videoThe Battle of Cranberry Creek, fought just north of Alexandria Bay in July of 1813, was a small but dramatic part of the War of 1812 in Upstate New York. In late July 1813, the American Navy learned that several British bateaux loaded with supplies were bound up the St. Lawrence River for Fort Henry at Kingston, Ontario. Major Dimoch of the Forsyth Rifles caught up with the flotilla in Goose Bay on July 20 and sized 15 ships and their cargo. Continue reading