The 9th Annual Southampton House Tour “Insider’s View” has been set for Saturday, June 2nd, from 1 to 4 pm, with a champagne reception from 4:30 to 6 pm.
The tour will begin at the Thomas Halsey Homestead, 249 South Main Street and continue throughout the village of Southampton. Continue reading
Elizabeth L. Fox’s new book We Are Going to Be Lucky: A World War II Love Story in Letters (SUNY Press, 2018) tells the story of a first-generation Jewish American couple separated by war, captured in their own words.
Lenny and Diana Miller were married just one year before America entered World War II. Deeply committed to social justice and bonded by love, both vowed to write to one another daily after Lenny enlisted in 1943. Continue reading
The Destroyer Escort Historical Museum has received a $200,000 grant from the Department of Interior, National Park Service (NPS) through the National Maritime Heritage (NMH) grant program, for the repair of USS Slater’s mast and hull. Continue reading
The Second Heroes of Fishkill Day has been set for May 26, 2018, from 9 am to 3 pm at the Rombout Rural Cemetery, 1571 Route 52 in Fishkill, NY.
Once a place where Revolutionary War soldiers were treated for injuries in the Middle Presbyterian Church that stood there until the mid-1800’s, the event will honor the 57 Women of the Revolution who are buried in the cemetery. Continue reading
Mark Forsyth’s new book A Short History of Drunkenness: How, Why, Where, and When Humankind Has Gotten Merry from the Stone Age to the Present, (Viking, 2018) traces humankind’s love affair with booze from our primate ancestors through to Prohibition.
Almost every culture on earth has drink, and where there’s drink there’s drunkenness. But in every age and in every place drunkenness is a little bit different. It can be religious, it can be sexual, it can be the duty of kings or the relief of peasants. It can be an offering to the ancestors, or a way of marking the end of a day’s work. Continue reading
Witches are in the news and three New Yorkers have tales to tell.
From Queens to Ithaca to Chittenango, New Yorkers figure prominently in the witch stories in American history. And there is Broadway too.
This week I examined the status of witches through the lens of the New York experience here.
A Fort Bull Day Fundraiser has been set for Saturday, May 26 from 10 am to 3 pm at the Rome Historical Society located at 200 Church Street in Rome NY.
This event, which coincides with the annual French and Indian War weekend at Fort Stanwix National Monument, is a collaborative effort between the Rome Historical Society and the Fort Bull Research Group with a goal to raise funds for the continued preservation and maintenance of the Society’s Fort Bull Property. Continue reading
This week on The Historians Podcast, audio excerpts are heard from the popular new documentary: Harnessing Nature-Building the Great Sacandaga Lake. One of the producers, Saratoga County historian Lauren Roberts, discusses how the film came to be.
Listen to the podcast here. Continue reading
The Time and the Valleys Museum in Grahamsville, Sullivan County, opens for the season Memorial Day Weekend, May 26 and 27, from noon to 4 pm.
Opening Memorial Day Weekend, activities include a new display of toys and games from the early 20th century, and discounts in the Museums shop.
Located on three floors, current exhibitions are:
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