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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

Stephen Lang Named For State Archives and History Award


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Stephen LangThe New York State Archives Partnership Trust has announced Stephen Lang as the winner of the 2018 Empire State Archives & History Award.

Stephen Lang, award-winning stage and film actor, writer, and producer and star of His Dark Land, will receive the 2018 Empire State Archives and History Award from the New York State Archives Partnership Trust.

The public is invited to hear Lang speak about his career as an actor and history enthusiast, interviewed by friend and nationally prominent Lincoln Scholar Harold Holzer on October 25, 2018 in Albany.

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Erika Sanger: Museum Education Act Needs Your Support


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Assembly’s Education CommitteeOn Tuesday, February 6, Sheila Healy, the Museum Association of New York’s government relations consultant, and I had the opportunity to attend the Assembly’s Education Committee meeting chaired by Assembly member Catherine Nolan.

Guest speaker MaryEllen Elia, Commissioner of Education, shared her 2018 budget priorities and fielded member questions. We then met with Museum Education Act (A.3892A/S.1676A) sponsors Assembly Member Matt Titone and Senator Betty Little. Continue reading

New York History Around The Web This Week


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Hudson Crossing Park Illumination Planned


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love light in the parkHudson Crossing Park has invited the public to “Love Light at the Park”, a candlelight walk on February 14th from 5 to 7 pm.

Luminaries will light the path along the Hudson River to and from the Dix Bridge, and hanging lanterns will be available for purchase. There is a $5 suggested donation and hanging lanterns will be available for an additional $10. Cookies and hot cocoa will be available at the pavilion after the walk. Continue reading