This week on The Historians Podcast, Bob Cudmore and Dave Greene discuss the history of the Recordio, a consumer device that enabled people in the 1940s and 1950s to make their own 78 or 33 1/3 rpm records.
Bob and Dave also talk about the history of the Woodworth Lake Scout Reservation in the southern Adirondacks.
Listen to the podcast here. Continue reading
This year the Annual Hendricks Award will be given to a book-length manuscript relating to any aspect of New Netherland and the Dutch colonial experience in North America up to 1776 and its legacy.
The award carries a prize of $5,000, as well as a framed print of Len Tantillo’s painting ‘Fort Orange and the Patroon’s House’.
The prize-winner, chosen by a five-member panel of scholars, is selected in May or June. Continue reading
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The Historic Districts Council (HDC) in New York City has announced their 2018 Six to Celebrate.
Six to Celebrate annually identifies six historic NYC neighborhoods that merit preservation. These will be priorities for HDC’s advocacy and consultation over a yearlong period. This years Six to Celebrate are as follows: Continue reading
The latest episode of The Long Island History Project heads to Camp Upton. Suzanne Johnson and David Clemens discuss the history of this vast military training camp in Brookhaven that served the US Army in World War I and II.
We focus on their new book on the camp from Arcadia Press that features images from 1917-18 and beyond. Many of the images are drawn from the Longwood Public Library where both Suzanne and David were directors.
You’ll hear about the 77th Division, the Harlem Hellfighters, Irving Berlin, and the amazing feat of raising an army to fight The War to End All Wars. Continue reading
The New Netherland Institute has announced they are offering research grants with financial support from the estate of Charles W. Wendell.
These annual grants honor the memory of Dr. Charles W. Wendell, a valued trustee, vice-president, and president of the New Netherland Institute’s Board of Trustees from 2000 to 2015. Continue reading
When we study the history of colonial North America, we tend to focus on European colonists and their rivalries with each other and with Native Americans. But humans weren’t the only living beings occupying North America during the 16th, 17th, and 18th centuries.
Rivalries existed between humans and animals too. And these human-animal rivalries impacted and shaped how European colonists used and settled North American lands.
In this episode of Ben Franklin’s World: A Podcast About Early American History, Andrea Smalley, an associate professor of history at Northern Illinois University and author of Wild By Nature: North American Animals Confront Colonization (Johns Hopkins University Press, 2017), joins us to explore the many ways wild animals shaped colonists’ ideas and behavior as they settled and interacted with North American lands. You can listen to the podcast here: www.benfranklinsworld.com/168
On Saturday, February 17, at 4 pm, Historic Huguenot Street (HHS) will host “Mapping the Patent,” a presentation of the first land survey of the New Paltz patent and its early divisions.
On May 26, 1677, 12 Huguenot refugees signed an agreement with sachems of the Esopus Munsee tribe for approximately 39,683 acres of land that would be called New Paltz.
On September 15, 1677, New York Governor Edmund Andros confirmed the purchase, and on September 29, 1677, Governor Andros issued a patent for the land and made the tract an official township. For 340 years, the tract of land was never officially surveyed – until now. Continue reading
The Brooklyn Museum has announced the first museum exhibition of Jean-Michel Basquiat’s “Untitled” is set to show in the Museum’s Robert E. Blum Gallery from January 26 through March 11, 2018.
Created in 1982, a breakout year in Basquiat’s meteoric career, “Untitled” is emblematic of his early success and ranks among the artist’s most powerful paintings.
One Basquiat is just the latest of many links between the artist and the borough – from his birth at Brooklyn Hospital, to childhood visits to the Brooklyn Museum, where his mother enrolled him as a Junior Member when he was six years old, to the Museum’s retrospective Basquiat in 2005 and its critically acclaimed presentation Basquiat: The Unknown Notebooks in 2015. Continue reading
This month on “Crossroads of Rockland History,” Clare Sheridan featured the 42nd Annual Holiday Exhibition at the Historical Society of Rockland County, entitled “Peace & Joy.”
In addition to miniatures and dollhouses, the exhibition features the art, miniatures and marionettes made by hand by Paul Peabody.
Clare Sheridan’s guest was Jeanne Peabody Walsh, Paul Peabody’s daughter, who spoke about her father’s life, work and art. Continue reading