Jay Heritage Center on the Old Boston Post Road in Rye, NY, will host a Nieuw Amsterdam Soirée fundraiser this Saturday, October 17.
The evening will celebrate New York’s rich Dutch history with authentic Dutch tastes and treats. There will be dinner and dancing at the Jay Mansion with live music from Hank Lane’s band Octane and food catered by Scarborough Fair. One lucky guest will go home with a Dutch Van Moof bike. [Read more…] about Nieuw Amsterdam Soirée at Jay Heritage Center in Rye
The New York State Museum has announced the first History Cafe program of the season, “Protest, Pride & Community: Representing LGBTQ+ Stories in the Museum’s Collection,” set for Tuesday, October 22nd at 6 pm.
New York State history is rich in stories of LGBTQ+ people, their accomplishments, and their fight for equality. Until recently, these stories were underrepresented in the New York State Museum’s collections. Senior historian Ashley Hopkins-Benton will talk about the LGBTQ+ artifacts the Museum currently has, the hidden stories in the collection, and how the museum plans to work to grow the collection in the future. [Read more…] about New York State Museum’s LGBTQ+ Collection
The New-York Historical Society is now accepting applications for its fellowship program for the 2020–2021 academic year.
Leveraging its rich collections that detail American history through the lens of New York City, New-York Historical’s fellowships are open to scholars at various times during their academic careers and help provide the resources and community to develop new research and publications that illuminate complex issues of the past. [Read more…] about N-Y Historical Society Accepting Fellowship Applications
Charlie Samuels’ first feature documentary film Virgin Blacktop: A New York Skate Odyssey is set to screen at the Adirondack Film Festival in Glens Falls, on Saturday, October 19th at 3 pm.
Virgin Blacktop is an uplifting story shot over four decades about the lives of a disparate crew of kids from Hudson River towns who had almost nothing in common when they met in the 1970s. Virgin Blacktop uses the vehicle of skateboarding to tell the story which. Skateboarding will make its world debut as an official Olympic sport in Tokyo in 2020. [Read more…] about Virgin Blacktop: A Rockland Skateboard History Doc Showing
Six decades of Buffalo Bills football stories are set to be told through exhibitions, events, and programming at The Buffalo History Museum in October.
The month features new artifacts in the Icons exhibit, an exhibit of original artwork highlighting Bills artifacts, memories, unique stories, and more. [Read more…] about Buffalo Museum Celebrating 60 Years of Bills Football
Fort Ticonderoga seeks proposals for the Seventeenth Annual Seminar on the American Revolution to be held Friday-Sunday, September 25-27, 2020.
In 2020 Fort Ticonderoga celebrates 200 years since the former garrison grounds were privately purchased and preserved, amongst the earliest acts of battlefield preservation in American History. The significance of the site lays largely in its role in the American Revolution. Scholars today are re-evaluating the military, social, and political events that led to the creation of the United States during the War of Independence. [Read more…] about For Ti American Revolution Seminar Call for Papers
Located one mile south of Schuylerville on Route 4, the Saratoga Surrender Site memorializes British General John Burgoyne’s surrender of his army to American General Horatio Gates after the Battles of Saratoga.
This surrender altered world history and assured America’s victory of the Revolutionary War. [Read more…] about Saratoga Sword Surrender Site Being Dedicated
The Society of American Archivists has joined with the American Library Association, Association of College and Research Libraries, Association of Research Libraries, and Software Preservation Network in a September 27 amicus brief to the U.S. Supreme Court in the Allen v. Cooper case.
The case began when Frederick Allen, a videographer, sued North Carolina for copyright infringement. Allen also asked the court to declare a 2015 state law unconstitutional, claiming the law was passed in bad faith. [Read more…] about Archivists File Brief In State Archives Copyright Case
New York State’s Adirondack Park, a six-million-acre mixture of public and private lands, is the largest park east of the Mississippi River. Sixty percent of the region’s lands are constitutionally protected as “forever wild” and these lands include vast forests, hundreds of mountains, thousands of lakes and ponds, and miles of wild and scenic rivers.
During the late 19th century, the region became a mecca for sportsmen and other people seeking recreation and revitalization in the wild places of the region. In response to this, native builders and professional architects developed a rustic style of architecture that is best represented by a series of building complexes known as Great Camps. [Read more…] about Adirondack Great Camps, Rustic Tradition Talk Near Schenectady