Halloween at Knox’s Headquarters


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Knoxs Headquarters Halloween eventKnox’s Headquarters is set to host a 45-minute scary theatrical presentation on Saturday, October 20th, from 7 to 10:45 pm.

In the spirit of 18th century gothic novels, costumed interpreters from the New Windsor Cantonment and Knox’s Headquarters State Historic Sites will perform a haunting tale. The grounds of the historic Knox’s Headquarters, the 1754 Ellison home, will serve as a stage for this presentation about ghosts and strange happenings. Performances every 45 minutes and this play is recommended for visitors 12 years and older. Continue reading

Heuvelton Historical Talk and Walk Sept 29th


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J. Snyder’s Hotel in Heuvelton in the late nineteenth centuryThe St. Lawrence County Historical Association has announced the sixth tour of its new series, the Historic North Country Village Talk & Walks. This tour will take place in Heuvelton on Saturday, September 29th, and be led by town historian Linda Johnson Wood.

The audience will meet at Pickens Hall, 83 N State Street, at 2 pm, for a talk on the town’s history. Following this, Wood will lead the group on a walking tour of Heuvelton. The program will run from 2 pm to approximately 3:30 pm, and is free and open to the public. Continue reading

Thomas Cole Exhibit at the Albany Airport


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Fumigation Tents by Lisa SanditzThe Albany International Airport Gallery is set to host the upcoming exhibition “Landmark” from September 29, 2018 to February 25, 2019.

The exhibit considers the legacy of Thomas Cole’s paintings and advocacy for environmental stewardship as they echo the concerns of artists and writers today.

A public reception to celebrate the launch of Landmark will be held on Friday, October 5, 2018 from 5:30 to 7:30 pm in the Albany International Airport Gallery. Continue reading

New York History Around The Web This Week


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Edith Varian Cockcroft: Crossroads of Rockland History


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crossroads of rockland historyThe September, 2018  the Crossroads of Rockland History podcast focused on the forgotten painter, inventor, couturier, textile designer and ceramist Edith Varian Cockcroft (1881-1962).

Eve M. Kahn (Art Historian and New York Times contributor) appeared with Sloatsburg native Peter Bush. They discussed the interesting life of the artist and the research that has been underway during this recent rediscovery.

Cockcroft, a Brooklyn native, studied art with William Merritt Chase and traveled widely in Europe before World War I. Critics lauded her atmospheric views of French and British coastal villages and portraits of nudes against vibrant fabric backdrops. She exhibited at venues such as the Paris Salon, the National Academy of Design, the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, and the Art Institute of Chicago. Collectors as elite as Moscow’s Ivan Morosov acquired her work. Continue reading

18th Century Autumn Festival Set For Senate House, Kingston


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Kingston Senate HouseThe Senate House State Historic Site will host their Century Autumn Festival on Saturday, October 13th, 2018, from 11 am to 3 pm.

Demonstrations at Senate House include meat smoking, pressing apples into cider, blacksmithing, and hearthside cooking. Hands-on activities include dipping candles, making cornhusk dolls, and playing 18th century toys and games. The Third Ulster Militia will be demonstrating 18th century camp life. Continue reading

Historic Nellis Tavern Fundraiser Sat, Oct 13th


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The Palatine Settlement Society has invited the public to its annual “Afternoon at the Tavern”  on Saturday, October 13, 2018 from 1 to 4 pm, at the historic 1747 Nellis Tavern on State Route 5 in St. Johnsville, Montgomery County, NY.

There will be a variety of beer and cider provided by Wolf Hollow and Rogers Cidery. Soup and bread will also be served. Tickets, available in advance, are $15 per person with a limited number of tickets available at the door. Continue reading

Joanne Freeman on Alexander Hamilton


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ben_franklins_worldIn this week’s new episode of the Ben Franklin’s World podcast, we speak with Joanne Freeman, a Professor of History and American Studies at Yale University, and one of the foremost experts on the life of Alexander Hamilton. Joanne joins us to explore the life of Hamilton so we can discover more about the man who helped to create the United States. You can listen to the podcast here: www.benfranklinsworld.com/203

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