Stone Arabia: Battle Commemoration Saturday


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Col John Brown Grave Site Stone Arabia NYThe Mohawk Country Association is set to hold a ceremony commemorating the 238th anniversary of the Battles of Stone Arabia and Klock’s Field, on Saturday, October 20th at 10 am at the Stone Arabia Dutch Church, Ephratah Rd, Fort Plain.

A wreath will be laid at the grave of Colonel John Brown, the Berkshire, Massachusetts colonel who gave his life in the battle. Several units of the Tryon County Militia will be on hand to fire a musket and cannon salute to the fallen Patriot. Representatives of the Sons of the American Revolution will also be on hand to take part in a wreath laying ceremony at the gravesite. Continue reading

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NYS Museums Conference Call for Proposals


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cooperstown provided by MANYThe Museum Association of New York (MANY) annual conference has been set for April 7-9, 2019 in Cooperstown, NY. Coordinators have announced a call for proposals, following the theme Acess & Identity.

Presentations by individuals from institutions of all sizes, all stages of their careers, and from all disciplines are welcome to submit a proposal. Share how your museum is changing, or has changed, the ways in which it approaches issues of access and identity to support your mission, in 10 PowerPoint slides in 10 minutes. Continue reading

Researching Historic Homes Program in Newburgh


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RWBT drillingThe Newburgh Historical Society is set to hold their Annual Meeting on Sunday, October 21st. The meeting will feature a lecture series highlighting the hunt in historical research.

The Historical Society receives many research inquiries throughout the year and although the organization is a logical first step, this two part series explores additional research methods and tools as they examine two popular themes this past year – home and water. Continue reading

Local History, Genealogy Fair Set For Canton


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genealogyThe St. Lawrence County Historical Association and St. Lawrence Valley Genealogical Society are set to co-host a Local History and Genealogy Fair at the SLCHA Museum and Archives, 3 East Main Street, Canton, on Saturday, October 20th from 10 am to 4 pm.

Connect with seasoned researchers to learn how to research your own family’s history and how to preserve that information. Learn about various records available for local research and where to find them. Meet representatives from the many organizations around the county that are committed to preserving historical materials for future generations. Continue reading

Young Benjamin Franklin


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What in the first 40 years of his life made Benjamin Franklin the genius he became?

Benjamin Franklin serves as a great window on to the early American past because as a man of “variety” he pursued many interests: literature, poetry, science, business, philosophy, philanthropy, and politics. 

But one aspect of Franklin’s life has gone largely unstudied: his childhood and early life.

In this episode of Ben Franklin’s World: A Podcast About Early American History, Nick Bunker, author of Young Benjamin Franklin: The Birth of Ingenuity (Penguin Random House, 2018), joins us to explore Benjamin Franklin’s early life and how family, childhood, and youthful experiences shaped him as a scientist and diplomat. You can listen to the podcast here: www.benfranklinsworld.com/207

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Brothertown Indians Program in Rome, NY


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rome historical societyThe Rome Historical Society is set to host Janet Dangler, Town of Marshall Historian, who will present a program about the Brothertown Indians, a Christian group of Native Americas who settled in the Deansboro area in the 1770s, on Thursday, October 18th at 7 pm.

The Brothertown Indians were formed by several “Christian Tribes” from New England who banded together in an effort to preserve their common culture and identity. Continue reading