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
The Erie Canalway National Heritage Corridor has released results from a recently-commissioned study about current and prospective visitors to the 500-mile Canalway Corridor.
The information is intended to help tourism promoters, businesses and heritage sites better attract and serve visitors, including boaters, cyclists, sightseers and vacationers. Continue reading
The 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 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
John Jay College of Criminal Justice has announced the first New York Slavery Records Index, a publicly searchable compilation of records that identify individual enslaved persons and their owners, beginning as early as 1525 and ending during the Civil War.
The index will help to deepen the understanding of slavery in the State of New York. Continue reading
The 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
Gather at the Table: The Healing Journey of a Daughter of Slavery and Son of the Slave Trade with Sharon Morgan and Tom DeWolf will be held on Friday, March 9th at 7 pm.
Morgan and DeWolf will answer the question “What is the legacy of the institution of slavery?” and offer hope that reconciliation and healing are possible in a nation rife with conflict, division, and racism. Continue reading
The Charles W. Wendell Research Grant is available for research on topics related to the Dutch in America/Dutch Atlantic World. Requests for up to $5,000 will be considered. Continue reading
Women’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
The 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