The Historical Society of Rockland County will host an illustrated presentation, by HSRC Education Coordinator Richard Donegan featuring Bob Burghardt’s “Vanishing Rockland Part I: Early Settlers, Farms & Commercial Crossroads” on Thursday, September 14, 2017 at 7:15 pm, in the History Center Community Room, 20 Zukor Road, New City. [Read more…] about Vanishing Rockland County: Settlers, Farms & Crossroads
Fort Ticonderoga has announced the Fourteenth Annual Seminar on the American Revolution September 22-24, 2017.
This weekend seminar focuses on the military, political, and social history of the American War for Independence.
The Seminar takes place in the Mars Education Center and is open to the public; pre-registration is required. [Read more…] about Fort Ticonderoga American Revolution Seminar Weekend Sept 22-24
The Gerrit Smith Estate National Historic Landmark and the National Abolition Hall of Fame and Museum in Peterboro NY will be commemorating the New York State Centennial of Women’s Suffrage with a Women’s History Weekend September 22-24, 2017. These two heritage organizations will collaborate with partners for the Ballots, Bloomers, and Marmalade programs that celebrate local history and its connection to the state’s and nation’s history of women’s rights.
The Ballots, Bloomers and Marmalade Weekend September 22-24, 2017, will focus on Elizabeth Cady Stanton, Elizabeth Smith Miller, and Angelina Grimke. [Read more…] about Women’s History Weekend in Peterboro, Sept 22-24
On Wednesday, August 23rd around 6 pm, a fire started at the Goshen Historic Track and quickly spread. There was no loss of life and more than 30 horses were rescued from their burning stalls.
The following day, work crews were able to salvage some mementos from the historic stables and blacksmith shop.
The track will be entering its 108th season of harness racing in 2018. Goshen Historic Track is the oldest active harness racing track in the world. Donations are currently being accepted to help rebuild. To donate, click here. [Read more…] about Historic Goshen Track Seeks Support After Devastating Fire
A new exhibit at the Oneida County History Center, Realities of Resettlement explores refugee integration into urban life in Utica. The resettlement and integration of refugees affects the social, political, and economic fabric of the Mohawk Valley.
This exhibit offers an opportunity to learn from the city’s challenging and successful resettlement experiences in order to serve as a model for similar communities elsewhere. [Read more…] about Realities of Resettlement: Refugees In Utica Exhibit
On Friday, August 25, the Museum Association of New York (MANY) submitted a public comment on the Amendment of Section 3.12 of the Rules of the New York State Board of Regents relating to the Members of the Museum Council and the Library Council.
“We strongly support this amendment that will increase the number of members on the Museum Advisory Council from five to fifteen, MANY Executive Director Erika Sanger wrote in an e-mail to MANY members.
“This increase is an important step towards a broader representation by museum location, size, and type of collection,” Sanger wrote. “A greater number of voices from New York’s cultural community will help shape and inform the work of the State Education Department and move the Council towards a more accurate reflection of the diversity of our state. ” [Read more…] about MANY Supports Regents Museum Council Expansion
The Ticonderoga Historical Society has received the donation of a table that was once in the “banqueting hall” of the original John Hancock mansion in Boston. The table was the gift of Benn and Claire Eilers of Bend, Oregon. Benn Eilers is a descendant of Hancock’s sister-in-law, Sarah Quincy.
With leaves that extend to 30 feet, the table is constructed of birds-eye walnut, a relatively rare wood. It is believed that George Washington dined at the table while visiting the Hancock House in Boston in 1789, during Hancock’s time as Governor of Massachusetts. [Read more…] about John Hancock’s Table Acquired By Ticonderoga Hancock House
The 45-minute Education Building tour will be led by New York State Museum staff and visitors will have the opportunity to explore the historic Chancellors Hall, Regents Room and the Rotunda adorned with murals by Albany native Will H. Low.
The New York State Writers Institute at the University at Albany has announced its Fall 2017 schedule of visiting writer appearances, film series screenings, and a multi-event symposium. Events take place on the UAlbany uptown and downtown campuses and are free and open to the public, unless otherwise noted.
The Fall 2017 series of events includes appearances by a wide range of award-winning authors, readings by members of the local community, screenings of award-winning films, and a multi-day conference that will explore some of the pressing issues of our time. [Read more…] about NYS Writers Institute Announces Fall Schedule
The Liberty Museum & Arts Center will host a walking tour of historic Ferndale, Sullivan County, led by Maurice Gerry, on Sunday, August 27.
Gerry’s preservation and restoration efforts are responsible for the current state of many of the homes and buildings in Ferndale. Participants in the walking tour will have the chance to see Gerry’s work firsthand, and learn about the history of the hamlet.
The tour will commence at 10 am at the historic Ferndale schoolhouse on the corner of Ferndale-Loomis and Upper Ferndale Roads. [Read more…] about Tour of Historic Ferndale Set For Sunday