The July 2019 “Crossroads of Rockland History,” focused on the 240th anniversary of the storming of Stony Point. Michael Sheehan, historian at the Stony Point Battlefield State Historic Site joined Clare Sheridan to discuss the history (and some misconceptions) surrounding this important victory for the Continental Army and they recapped the commemorative events that took place at the site on July 13 & 14, 2019. [Read more…] about Storming of Stony Point’s 240th Anniversary
Fort Ticonderoga is set to host one of its signature events, “Montcalm’s Cross,” a two-day battle reenactment, on Saturday, July 20, and Sunday, July 21.
Featuring hundreds of reenactors, cannons, drums, muskets and more, this is the largest battle reenactment of the year at Fort Ticonderoga. The battle will highlight the Battle of Carillon fought between the British and French in July 1758, considered the bloodiest battle in North America until the American Civil War. [Read more…] about Epic Battle Being Brought to Life at Fort Ticonderoga
An old fashioned 1930s Lost Catskill Farm Hoedown has been set for Saturday, July 27th, from 5 to 9 pm, at the Time and the Valleys Museum on State Route 55 in Grahamsville, Sullivan County.
Back in the 1930s, neighbors, family and friends shared good times socializing and dancing to live music during warm summer evenings. The Museum is inviting everyone to join with them to recreate those times at an old fashioned 1930s country hoedown. [Read more…] about Time and the Valleys Museum Hoedown July 27th
In this episode of Someone Lived Here, Kendra Gaylord visits to the Lewis Latimer House in Queens, NY. Lewis Latimer was an inventor and electrical pioneer who shaped the history of objects we still use every day. He was African American, the son of escaped slaves, and also an artist and poet. [Read more…] about Someone Lived Here: Lewis Latimer House in Queens
The Finger Lakes Museum (FLM) has collaborated with Rob Hughes of Big Beams Timber Frames in Cohocton, NY, to offer an Intro to Timber Framing Workshop the week of July 22nd-26th. Sponsored by New Energy Works Timberframers, this five-day class will teach participants the steps to create a structure that will enhance the Creekside Center on the Museum campus. [Read more…] about Timber Framing Workshop at Finger Lakes Museum
The Hanford Mills Museum is set to hold a Coopering Workshop, where participants can learn how to create an early 19th century-style household bucket, on July 27th and 28th.
Traditional cooper Bob Allers will teach the workshop and lead participants through the process step-by-step. Allers has exhibited his traveling cooperage at Hanford Mills multiple times. He learned the trade of coopering while at the Artisans Program at Fort Stanwix National Monument and training under the master cooper at Genesee Country Village. [Read more…] about Coopering Workshop at Hanford Mills Museum
In this episode of Ben Franklin’s World, Bruno Paul Stenson, a historian and musicologist with the Château de Ramezay historic site in Montréal, joins us to discuss how the American Revolution played out in Canada. [Read more…] about Road Trip: Montréal, Château Ramezay
One hundred years ago, on April 11, 1919, New York Governor Al Smith signed the “Historians Law.” The first law of its kind in the United States, the Historians Law allowed for every village, town, and city in the state to have an official historian to gather and preserve historical records.
On the this episode of A New York Minute In History, host and New York State Historian Devin Lander is joined by Clifton Park Historian John Scherer, Saratoga County Historian Lauren Roberts, and former Broome County Historian and past president of the Association of Public Historians of New York State Gerald Smith to discuss the role of local historians and the integral part they play in their communities. [Read more…] about NYS Historians Law Celebrates 100th Birthday
The Saratoga Country History Roundtable is set to sponsor a walking tour of the Vischer Ferry Historic District on Saturday, July 27 at 10 am. The Tour will be led by Clifton Park Historian John Scherer. [Read more…] about Vischer Ferry Historic District Walking Tour July 27th
Chimney Point State Historic Site is set to host its first “Blast from the Past” program of 2019 on the porch. “How to Weed Your Attic” will take place on Sunday, July 21st, from 2 to 4 pm.
Archivists Elizabeth H. Dow and Lucinda P. Cockrell will share their insights and advice on how to “weed” your attic of junk, without destroying history. They will offer a presentation followed by questions. Attendees are welcome to bring items or photos of items to ask for advice.