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
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
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 Adirondack Sky Center (a.k.a. the Adirondack Public Observatory) has been awarded three grants to support planned AstroScience Center museum and planetarium construction and education programs. [Read more…] about Progress On Adirondack AstroScience Center
The New York State Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation has announced the introduction of online renewals for the 2019 Empire Pass beginning now through March 31, 2019.
By renewing online, customers can now enjoy greater convenience by keeping their card and receive a special loyalty savings of $10 per card for the 2019 season. [Read more…] about Online Empire Pass Renewal Discount Through March
The Unitarian Universalist Church of Utica (UU Utica) has announced the 4th Annual Peace Carol, an evening honoring the Christmas Truce of World War One, has been set for Tueday, December 11th at 4:30 pm.
This celebration features carols sung by members of UU Utica and the Proctor Choirs, the Procter Jr. ROTC Color Guard, a dramatic reading of Aaron Shepard’s The Christmas Truce performed by the RSVP Readers Theater, light refreshments, and more. [Read more…] about Fourth Annual Peace Carol In Utica Dec 11
The launch of Revolutionary Westchester 250 has been set for Saturday, December 8th, from 11:30 am to 4 pm at the Jay Heritage Center, 210 Boston Post Road, in Rye, NY.
From 11:30 am to 1:30 pm, visitors can learn from historic re-enactors from the Hearts of Oak Militia about the challenges New York and Westchester faced during the turbulent times of John Jay, Benedict Arnold, Ann Miller, Aaron Palmer and George Washington. There will be a Fife and Drum Corps and opportunity to stroll the historic grounds where John Jay returned to celebrate the treaty he forged to end the Revolutionary War. Food trucks will be on hand offering their wares. [Read more…] about Revolutionary Westchester 250 Launch at Jay Heritage Saturday