The Albany Institute of History & Art is set to host “What is a Waterway Anyway?” with guest speaker Daniel Rinn, PhD candidate at the University of Rochester, on Sunday, January 19th, at 2 pm. This lecture is included with museum admission and part of the New York tour of the Water/Ways exhibition that is currently on view at the Hudson River Maritime Museum in Kingston, New York (January 11-February 23, 2020). [Read more…] about Historic Waterways Focus of Special Albany Lecture
While the grounds of Great Camp Santanoni in Newcomb are open to visitors 365 days a year, the buildings are not typically open to the public during winter months.
The exception are designated Winter Weekends, when the rustic historic site is staffed with guides, and snowshoes are provided at the gate for the ten-mile round trip.
Fort Ticonderoga has announced their next Winter Quarters living history event, Preparing for the Coming Campaign has been set for Saturday, January 18, 2020. The event will bring to life the story of American soldiers at Ticonderoga in the year 1777 as they prepare for a British attack. [Read more…] about Winters Quarters Programs at Fort Ticonderoga
The William G. Pomeroy Foundation is now accepting applications for $1,000 need-based scholarships to attend the Museum Association of New York’s 2020 annual conference in March. [Read more…] about Grants Available For Upcoming Museums Conference
Kaatscast is a new biweekly podcast delivering interviews, arts, culture, and history, from New York’s Catskill mountains.
In the episode, learn about painter Thomas Cole and the Hudson River School, then delve into the cottage communities of the late 1800s, with a current Twilight Park resident. From there, we hear from a New York State forester on the history of the Catskill Park. Then we’re off to Tannersville, to meet the mayor, followed by a chat with Hunter Mountain’s Gary Slutzky. [Read more…] about Kaatscast Podcast Features Catskills History, Culture
The 2020 Lecture Series at the Old Stone Fort Museum is set to kick off on Saturday, January 18 at 2 pm when local folk artist John Wilkinson presents an artist’s talk, exhibition and sale in the Badgley Museum Annex. [Read more…] about Folk Art Kicks Off Old Stone Fort Lecture Series
The Rome Historical Society is set to present “A History of Tube Radios” by Phil Alerding from Totally Tube-ular on January 15 at 5:30 pm.
Phil will discuss the development of tube radios and its importance in American history including the use of tubes in military electronics, local developments by the USAF Research Lab and Rome Air Development Center such as radar, datalink systems and more.
The Erie Canalway National Heritage Corridor has announced a call for nominations for the Erie Canalway Heritage Award of Excellence. The Heritage Award of Excellence celebrates outstanding places within the National Heritage Corridor where people have come together to make the Corridor a more vibrant place to live, work, and visit. [Read more…] about Erie Canalway Heritage Award Nominations Sought
As per §57.09 of the NYS Arts and Cultural Affairs Law, all appointed local government historians “shall make an annual report, in the month of January, to the local appointing officer or officers and to the state historian of the work which has been accomplished during the preceding year.”
In an attempt to make this process easier, the New York State Historian has created an online form. The data produces a useful statistical abstract which are now shared annually. [Read more…] about 2019 Municipal Historian Reports Are Due