The first ever Fall Path Through History Weekend will be held on Columbus Day weekend, October 7-9, 2017, and event registration is currently underway.
The Spring Path Through History Weekend was held on Father’s Day weekend included over 380 daily events celebrating New York State’s history. Continue reading
Event registration for the June Path Through History Weekend is now underway. Natural history events will be held around the state on June 17-18. Continue reading
Event registration for the June Path Through History Weekend is now underway. Festivals and Fairs will be held around the state on June 17-18.
A Father’s Day Strawberry Festival will be held at the Octagon House of Camillus June 18, 2017 from noon to 4 pm. Enjoy a strawberry shortcake on the lawn of the 1856 Octagon House, which will also be open for free tours. Fathers are treated to a free shortcake when accompanied by children. The Wilcox Octagon House is accessible from the subbasement to the cupola where you will have a view of Camillus. $4 buys you a slice of pound cake, berries, vanilla ice cream and whipped cream. Continue reading
Event registration for the June Path Through History Weekend is now underway. Walking Tours will be held around the state on June 17-18.
The Lakeview Loop Walking Tour sponsored by the Fenton History Center will take place in Jamestown on June 17, 2017. The Lakeview Loop tour is an informative mixture of architecture and history, with a number of significant northside homes and families featured. Guides will weave the historical development of the Lakeview and Prendergast Avenue area into the present-day fabric of structures and streetscapes found along one of Jamestown’s prominenet residential neighborhoods. The tour is approximately 2 hours long and starts and finishes at the Lake View Cemetery office. (Corner of Lakeview Ave. & Buffalo St.) 10 am to Noon, admission is $10 each or $5 for Fenton History Center members. Continue reading
Event registration for Path Through History Weekends now underway. Events will be held around the state to celebrate the theme of Canals & Transportation. Continue reading
Event registration for the 2017 Path Through History Weekends has begun. Events will be held in Newburgh, New Lebanon and Penn Yann to celebrate the theme of Women’s Rights. Continue reading
In 2012 Governor Cuomo unveiled New York State’s “Path Through History,” a statewide initiative that links historically and culturally significant sites, locations and events throughout New York State. Continue reading
As discussed in a previous post on this New York History Blog, the state’s historical community might want to consider organizing an effort to commemorate New York State’s Birthday.
We could use April 20, the date the first State Constitution was completed in Kingston in 1777, or April 22, the date it was first read and officially proclaimed, bringing the new state into existence. This would give us an opportunity each year not only to review New York State’s historical origins, but also to call public attention to various aspects of the state’s 240+ years of history.
We might want to consider designating a historical driving trail, a good fit for the I Love New York’s heritage tourism “Path Through History” program, perhaps calling it the New York Statehood Trail. “Path Through History” has its own list of Revolutionary War sites. Continue reading
In recent weeks I have had the opportunity to attend and participate in three regional and county history community meetings. These included the annual meeting of the Greater Hudson Heritage Network; a meeting of Region 3 (mainly the Hudson Valley) of the Association of Public Historians in New York State (APHNYS); and the Sullivan County History Conference
These three meetings provided opportunities to meet with colleagues, discuss important issues, and learn what’s happening. What follows are some highlights from those meetings. Continue reading
November is New York State History Month. The goal of this initiative certainly is a worthy one. Naturally as historians, a primary source document such as a press release invites a close reading of the text. That’s what historians do and government publications are not exempt from such scrutiny. The exercise is quite productive and one can learn a lot from doing it.