This week on The Historians Podcast, Hudson Valley author Jack Kelly is the guest. Kelly is author of a book on the 1894 Pullman strike, The Edge of Anarchy: The Railroad Barons, the Gilded Age and the Greatest Labor Uprising in America. [Read more…] about The 1894 Pullman Strike (Historians Podcast)
January marks a fresh start for the New York State Legislature. Following the November elections there may be new people in office and new people in charge of the committees and subcommittees that affect New York State’s history community. I put together three ideas for history community advocacy for the coming year. [Read more…] about A History Community Advocacy Agenda for the New Year
The Association of Public Historians of New York State (APHNYS) has announced that the 2019 Annual State Conference will be held at the Desmond Hotel, 660 Albany Shaker Road, Albany, on September 9-11, 2019.
The conference planning committee is currently seeking proposals for conference presentations. Proposals can be submitted for papers, panels and interactive programs. [Read more…] about Public Historians Conference In Albany in September
The National Park Service has announced that Liberty and Ellis Islands will continue to be open to visitors using revenue generated by National Park Service (NPS) recreation fees and support from its partners. Castle Clinton National Monument at Battery Park in Manhattan, where ticketing for ferries to the Statue of Liberty occurs, will also remain open.
The parks have been open since the beginning of the lapse in appropriations thanks to a previous donation from the State of New York. [Read more…] about Statue of Liberty Remains Open On Fee Revenues
Knox’s Headquarters in Vials Gate has announced a celebration of George Washington’s birthday on Sunday, February 17th.
Tours of the headquarters will be held at 10 am, 11 am, 12 pm, 1 pm, 2 pm and 3 pm, with a small cannon firing at 11:45 am, 1:45 pm, and 3:45 pm. [Read more…] about Washington’s Birthday at Knox’s Headquarters
In fact, Massachusetts issued the very first slave code in English America in 1641. Why did New Englanders turn to slavery and become the first in English America to codify its practice? [Read more…] about New England Indians, Colonists, and Origins of American Slavery
The Chapman Museum is set to present a talk on historic signs by curator Jillian Mulder on Sunday, January 20th at 2 pm.
Expanding upon Mulder’s 2018 “Secret Life of Signs” exhibition, this illustrated talk will provide a visual tour of unique and historic signage within the greater upstate region. [Read more…] about Upstate New York Historic Signs Talk in Glens Falls
Maureen Jones, a member of the Hadley-Luzerne Historical Society’s Oral History Project, is set to meet with Society members and community members one evening a month during January, February and March.
These meetings will take place on the last Thursday of the month – January 31, February 28 and March 28 from 6 to 8 pm at the Kinnear Museum in Lake Luzerne, Warren County, NY. [Read more…] about Hadley-Luzerne Oral History Workshops Planned
The Altona Flat Rock is a rare and spectacular site I’ve referenced here in the past, and was the subject of my first book written long ago (it was updated in 2005 with new glaciology information). Besides details on the unusual topography, glacial remnants, an incredibly persistent fire, and one of the world’s largest dams when it was built in the early 1900s, there was also a human history to tell. [Read more…] about Jefferson County’s Charles Sherman: Huckleberry Charlie