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Fort Ticonderoga Journal Reborn, Seeks Submissions


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fort ticonderogaFort Ticonderoga has announced they are seeking submissions for the 2019 issue of The Bulletin of the Fort Ticonderoga Museum.

Published since 1927, the Bulletin has been a resource for historians, scholars, and the public for over 90 years, publishing a wide range of articles on North American military history. After a 15-year hiatus, The Bulletin returned to print in 2016 as an illustrated, annual publication and, with the 2019 issue, will become a peer-reviewed journal. Continue reading

Women’s Rights Convention Days July 20–22 in Seneca Falls


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The Women’s Rights National Historical Park (NHP) has announced the 2018 Convention Days have been set for July 20-22.

2018 will commemorate the 225th birthday of the reformer, orator, and preacher, Lucretia Mott; the bicentennial of Frederick Douglass; and the 170th anniversary of the First Women’s Rights Convention.   Events are free and include children’s activities, art projects, live music, living history programs, speakers, and more. Continue reading

1930s Style Catskills Farm Hoedown July 28th


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hoedownThe Time and the Valleys Museum in Grahamsville, Sullivan County, NY has announced a 1930s Catskills Farm Hoedown has been set for Saturday, July 28th from 6 pm to 10 pm.

Held outdoors behind the Museum, the hoedown features old time country music by the Country Travelers with Paul Lounsbury, Bob Hunt, Dave Trestyn, Bill Engle and Patty Legg, and both dancing and square dancing (called by Patty Legg) in the Museum’s restored 1870s barn. Continue reading

Ballston Spa Village Cemetery Tour July 21


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ballston cemeteryOn Saturday July 21 at 11 am, David Fiske is set to lead a walking tour at the Ballston Spa Village Cemetery. During the one-hour tour, participants will view the grave sites of some important industrialists from Ballston Spa’s history, while Fiske tells their stories.

Among the individuals highlighted will be some early industrialists, such as Isaiah Blood and George West. Also included will be more recent business people, notably Donald K. Stewart, the founder of the local dairy outlet that later became the convenience store chain. Continue reading

Freemen Awake! Anti-Rent Movement Songs and Poems


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Freemen Awake Rally Songs Poems from NY Anti-Rent MovementSUNY Oneonta English Professor Roger W. Hecht’s new book, Freemen Awake! Rally Songs & Poems from New Yorks’s Anti-Rent Movement (Delaware Co. Hist. Assoc., 2018) is an edited collection of nearly three dozen songs and poems written by anti-renters and their supporters.

The Anti-Rent War (1839 to 1852) was a movement of tenants against the state’s most powerful landholding families, including the Van Rennselaers, to end the lease-holding system. Continue reading

Army Trades Weekend at Saratoga National Historical Park


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A barrel maker interacts with visitors at Saratoga NHP Army Trades WeekendAn Army Trades Weekend has been set for Saturday and Sunday, July 14-15 from 10 am to 4 pm, at Saratoga National Historic Park.

In the Revolutionary War, armies employed a variety of professional tradesmen and women who worked to provide and repair supplies needed by the troops. Blacksmiths made or fixed ironwork; tailors and seamstress sewed and repaired clothing; Woodworkers built barrels, carriages, and wheels; Tinsmiths made artillery cartridge casings; Armorers repaired muskets; Cordwainers made military accoutrements and shoes for the troops. Continue reading