The Franklin County Historical and Museum Society will hold its Fall for History event on September 23 from noon to 4 pm.
This year’s theme is “Good Old Fashioned Family Fun.” The event will occur, rain or shine, at The House of History located at 51 Milwaukee St. in Malone.
Admission is free and there will be activities for all ages. Local Historical Societies from Saranac Lake, Ft. Covington, Chateaugay, Constable and Bellmont will be present. Continue reading
The Jay Heritage Center will host a talk and Q & A with Charlie Doane, Cruising Editor of SAIL Magazine, the largest sailing magazine in the US as he shares chapters and personal experiences from his newest book, The Sea is Not Full – Ocean Sailing Revelations & Misadventures on Friday, September 22, at 6:30 pm.
Charlie has completed seven transatlantic voyages, including most recently a voyage from France to New England aboard his new boat Lunacy. His other voyages include singlehanded passages between New England and the Caribbean; he has also competed in several distance races, including the Newport-Bermuda Race, the Fastnet Race and the Sydney-Hobart Race. He is one of many accomplished sailors and descendants of New York Yacht Club co-founder, John Clarkson Jay.
What do we mean by the American Revolution?
How do we define it? Was it a war? Was it a movement? Was it a series of movements?
The Doing History: To the Revolution! series seeks to explore not just the history of the American Revolution, but the histories of the American Revolution. In this episode of the series on the Ben Franklin’s World podcast, we undertake the difficult task of trying to define the American Revolution by going behind-the-scenes of the Museum of the American Revolution in Philadelphia.
You can listen to the podcast here: www.benfranklinsworld.com/151
This October, a class offered through SUNY Adirondack’s Continuing Education division will provide details on the life of Solomon Northup. Northup was a free black man who was kidnapped from Saratoga Springs, New York in 1841, and sold into slavery.
Following his release in 1853, Northup penned a narrative, Twelve Years a Slave, which was the basis for the Academy Award winning film, 12 Years a Slave. The title of the class is “The Real Solomon Northup from 12 Years a Slave,” and the instructor is local author David Fiske. Continue reading
The Senate House State Historic Site in Kingston will celebrate the autumn season at the 18th Century Autumn Festival on Saturday October 14, 2017 from 11 am to 3 pm.
The festival is part of the citywide commemoration of the Burning of Kingston. Continue reading
The New York Academy of Medicine in New York City will host a lecture by Beth Linker on The Great War and Modern Veteran Care on Thursday, September 28 from 6 to 7:30 pm.
Popularly known as “The War to End All Wars,” the First World War was also the war to end all disability. Determined to curtail the human and economic costs of military conflict, the United States and many other belligerent nations instituted programs of physical and vocational rehabilitation in order to make injured men more whole again, so that they could fit back more seamlessly into civilian society.
This talk will trace the practice and ethic of the rehabilitative model of veteran care, with an eye toward showing how it later became commodified as part of America’s ongoing commitment to pursuing a militaristic foreign policy. Continue reading
The Oneida County History Center will host a lecture by Jack Henke on the Zion Lutheran Church’s 175 years in Greater Utica on Wednesday, September 27th at 5:30 pm.
Jack Henke has been exploring the history of Utica’s first Lutheran congregation for the past five years. In this illustrated lecture, he discusses research strategies and outlines the past of Zion Church, which directly reflects events in the histories of the Mohawk Valley and the country as a whole. Continue reading
The New York Women’s Suffrage Centennial Conference, celebrating the centennial of women’s suffrage in New York State, will be held on Saturday, November 4th at the Archives Partnership Trust headquarters located at the Cultural Education Center, 222 Madison Avenue, Empire State Plaza in Albany. Continue reading
A historical re-enactment, The Story of the Lenape will be held at the Time and the Valleys Museum in Grahamsville, Sullivan County, on Sunday, September 24, at 2 pm.
Historical Re-Enactor Tom Riley will play the part of a Lenape warrior, painted for war. He recounts the origins of the Lenape and trace their history from the earliest times through the colonial period into the present. Riley will discuss how the land of our first inhabitants was dispossessed and their way of life destroyed by the arrival of European settlers. Continue reading
The Ticonderoga Historical Society will host North Country Community College Library Director Brian O’Connor for a talk entitled “Birth of the American Eagle – The Army Air Service in WWI.”
The United States Army Air Service was established during World War One by President Woodrow Wilson. Under commanding General John J. Pershing, the fledgling service began service over the skies of France in the spring of 1918.
By the end of the war, the Air Service had employed 45 squadrons covering 85 miles of battle front. 7Seventy-one pursuit pilots were credited with shooting down five or more German aircraft while in American service, while the Air Service overall destroyed 756 enemy aircraft and 76 balloons in combat. Continue reading