The Elizabeth Cady Stanton and Susan B. Anthony Statue Fund has announced the four finalists for The Elizabeth Cady Stanton and Susan B. Anthony Woman Suffrage Movement Monument design competition.
Spurred by the #MonumentalWomen campaign to create the first statue of real women in New York City’s Central Park, 91 submissions from artists located throughout the United States were reviewed by a jury consisting of a mix of art and design professionals, historians, as well as representatives from NYC Parks and the Statue Fund. The winning sculptor will be announced in July. Continue reading
An Accessible Historic Streetscapes continuing education class has been set for Thursday, March 22, 2018, from 9 to 11:30 am.
In this class attendees will learn about the historic pavings used in DUMBO and around New York City from Doreen Gallo of the DUMBO Neighborhood Alliance; and based on a study the Historic District Council commissioned from Being Here Landscape Architecture & Environmental Design, PLLC, Denisha Williams and Jeff Byles will explain how to maintain the historic Belgian Blocks while being ADA compliant. Continue reading
“A Negro Elected President of the Village of Cleveland.”
On May 16, 1878, this was the startling title of the Oswego Daily Times’ article on the election of Edward “Ned” Sherman as President, or Mayor, of a small village of approximately 500 residents on the North shore of Oneida Lake three days earlier.
His one year term began with a surprise win in a special election for the office. It’s said he did not campaign for the post, which opened after a surprise resignation.
Upon his taking office, The Rome Daily Sentinel referred to Cleveland as “a mirthful village [that] must be peopled by a lot of fun-loving fellows.” Continue reading
The 13th Annual Oneida County History Center Telethon is set for Tuesday, April 3rd from 6:30 to 8 pm, 2018, and will be broadcasted live on WUTR-TV.
The telethon is the history center’s largest annual fundraiser, and will be held at the history center, located at 1608 Genesee Street in Utica, and will be hosted by longtime emcee Joe Kelly and Oneida County Tourism Executive Director Kelly Blazosky. Members of the public are invited to watch from the gallery balcony or tune in at home. Continue reading
The Empire State Aerosciences Museum will be hosting its monthly all-you-can-eat breakfast on Saturday, March 17 from 8:30 to 10:30 am at 250 Rudy Chase Drive, in Glenville, NY.
To celebrate the ongoing restoration of the real Memphis Belle at the National Museum of the Air Force in Ohio, there will be a viewing of the documentary “The Memphis Belle: A Story of a Flying Fortress”. Continue reading
Broome County Historian Gerald Smith was chosen by the New York Academy of History to receive the 2018 Herbert H. Lehman Prize for Distinguished Service in New York History. Continue reading
Historian Robert Chiles is set to speak at the New York State Museum’s Huxley Theater on Thursday, March 22nd at 7 pm on Al E. Smith and his presidential run in 1928.
Chiles uncovers a distinctive strain of American progressivism that resonated among urban, ethnic, working-class Americans during Smith’s early years as a state legislator through his time as governor of the Empire State, before exploring the ways in which Smith’s gubernatorial progressivism was presented to a national audience during the 1928 presidential campaign. Continue reading
The National Lighthouse Museum Lecture Series is set to continue on Thursday, March 15th from 6 to 8 pm with a lecture by Bill Miller at Building 11, 200 The Promenade @ Lighthouse Point, St. George, Staten Island (adjacent to the ferry) .
Called “Mr. Ocean Liner,” Bill Miller is an international authority on the subject of ocean liners and cruise ships. Continue reading
This week on The Historians podcast, David Rocco from the Hudson Valley recounts the life of U.S. Navy officer Dixie Kiefer.
Rocco and Don Keith are the authors of The Indestructible Man: The True Story of World War II Hero Captain Dixie.
Listen to the podcast here. Continue reading
Steven Engelhart is set to give a lecture on Camp Santanoni, a historic great camp located in Newcomb, on Sunday, March 11 at 2 pm at the Albany Institute of History & Art.
Engelhart is the Director of Adirondack Architectural Heritage. This lecture will examine the influence of Japanese architecture on the construction of the camp, the Pruyn family of Albany, and the history of the use of Camp Santanoni. This lecture is open to the public and included with museum admission. Continue reading