The New York State Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation (State Parks) have announced seven projects and individuals from around state received 2018 New York State Historic Preservation Awards to honor excellence in the protection and rejuvenation of New York’s historic landmarks. [Read more…] about 2018 NYS Historic Preservation Awards Announced
Robert Chiles is set to speak about his recent book, The Revolution of ’28: Al Smith, American Progressivism, and the Coming of the New Deal, at the East Meadow Public Library in East Meadow, Nassau County, on Tuesday, December 18 at 1 pm.
Chiles will discuss Governor Alfred E. Smith’s rise to statewide and national prominence, the 1928 presidential campaign, and Smith’s relationship with Long Island. Books will be available at the event. [Read more…] about The Revolution of ’28 Talk, Booksigning In Nassau County
Jay Heritage Center has announced an exhibit by Robert Gambee, “Manhattan Seascapes,” at their 1907 Carriage House on Saturday, December 15 thru Sunday, December 16, from 2 to 5 pm.
A Champagne Reception, Book Signing and Prints Sale will take place from 2 to 5 pm on Saturday, December 15. The exhibit will also be open for viewing and print purchases on Sunday. Exhibit is free and open to the public. [Read more…] about 1970s Photos of New York Seascapes Exhibit, Reception at Jay Heritage
We tend to view gay marriage as a cultural and legal development of the 21st century.
But did you know that some early Americans lived openly as same-sex married couples? [Read more…] about Charity & Sylvia: A Same-Sex Marriage in Early America
What secrets lurk in the depths of Lake Ronkonkoma on Long Island? In our interview with Evelyn Vollgraff, president of the Lake Ronkonkoma Historical Society, we discuss the development of this area from Indian settlement to early 20th-century resort. Located near the geographical center of the island and its largest freshwater lake, Ronkonkoma has been a prominent landmark for centuries. Also joining us is Danielle Campbell of News Channel 12 who, through her own reporting, has highlighted the uniqueness of the region. [Read more…] about Lake Ronkonkoma: The Long Island History Project
New York State Board for Historic Preservation has recommended adding 16 properties, resources and districts to the State and National Registers of Historic Places. The nominations reflect the striking diversity of New York State’s history and range from a rural one-room school house to the country estate of the Rockefeller family. [Read more…] about State Recommends 16 for State, National Registers
The “Crossroads of Rockland History” podcast recently focused on the award-winning documentary Piermont’s Papermill: Stories from the Factory. Betsy Franco Feeney (Trustee) from the Piermont Historical Society (PHS) joined Clare Sheridan to discuss life in Piermont before the Condominiums. [Read more…] about Piermont’s Papermill: Crossroads of Rockland History
A new book by Harry Rosenfeld, with foreword by William Kennedy, Battling Editor: The Albany Years (Excelsior Editions, 2019) recounts the transformation of two daily newspapers in the face of economic downturns and sweeping technological change.
In 1978, Harry Rosenfeld left the Washington Post, where he oversaw the paper’s standard-setting coverage of Watergate, to take charge of two daily papers under co-ownership in Albany, New York: the morning Times Union and the evening Knickerbocker News. [Read more…] about Battling Editor: Harry Rosenfeld’s Albany Years
Charity Vogel’s new book The Angola Horror: The 1867 Train Wreck That Shocked the Nation and Transformed American Railroads (Cornell University Press, 2018) tells the gripping, true-to-life story of the wreck and the characters involved in the “Angola Horror.” [Read more…] about New Edition of Book On 1867 Angola Train Wreck
The latest episode of the Capital District Civil War Round Table Podcast features Harold Holzer discussing his book Monument Man: The Life & Art of Daniel Chester French.
French was “one of America’s most prolific sculptors of public monuments,” who created The Minute Man in Concord, Harvard University’s John Harvard, and the statue of Abraham Lincoln for the Lincoln Memorial. [Read more…] about Albany’s Sheridan Statue Sculptor Daniel Chester French