The Rome Historical Society is set to host “Chenango Canal: The Million Dollar Ditch” a presentation and book signing with Wade A. Lallier on Thursday, August 15th at 7 pm.
With the completion of the Erie Canal across New York State, the construction of other canals then began to be proposed all along the Erie’s route. One of these lateral canals would connect the Susquehanna River at Binghamton to the Erie Canal in Utica. Continue reading
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A Native American pipe tomahawk gifted to Seneca leader Cornplanter by George Washington in 1792, and stolen from the State Museum, has been reacquired through a donation and returned to the collections.
The artifact is on exhibit in the State Museum’s main lobby through December 30. The pipe tomahawk was stolen from the State Museum between 1947 and 1950. Continue reading
The Elizabeth Cady Stanton and Susan B. Anthony Statue Fund, Inc. have announced that Meredith Bergmann will be the sculptor for The Elizabeth Cady Stanton and Susan B. Anthony Woman Suffrage Movement Monument Design Competition at The New-York Historical Society.
Meredith’s winning design will be on exhibit at the New-York Historical Society until the end of July. Plans are also underway for her model to be exhibited at the New York State Museum in Albany in late August for Women’s Equality Day. Continue reading
President of the O&W Railway Historical Society Jeffrey Otto will lead a presentation on the O&W (the New York, Ontario and Western Railway), from Young’s Gap (just north of Liberty) to Cadosia, concentrating on the many bridges in that section and the industries served by the railroad.
This presentation also includes a visit to the fascinating O&W model railroad display belonging to Charles Breiner, located in Claryville immediately after the presentation. Admission to the event is free for members and $3 for non-members. Light refreshments will be served. Continue reading
The Museum Institute at Great Camp Sagamore is set to return on September 26-28, 2018. The Museum Institute is a place for emerging and established leaders to develop strategies to face new challenges.
This participatory program will helps attendees effect positive change in their organizations, careers, and community. Leaders in the museum field will share their experiences across a variety of disciplines to help create solutions, build audiences, and develop institutional management skills. Continue reading
On Sunday, August 12, 2018, at 2 pm, the Mount Independence State Historic Site in Orwell, Vermont, is set to host a talk on “Ethnic and Cultural Diversity at Mount Independence” by historian and site interpreter Paul Andriscin.
This talk looks at how a rag-tag force from six states and Vermont managed to maintain the Northern American Army here during the American Revolution. They faced lack of supplies, disease, starvation, bad weather conditions, and having to overcome prejudices against their fellow soldiers. Continue reading
The Northern New York American Canadian Genealogical Society (NNYACGS) Conference will be held on Friday, Saturday and Sunday, September 28, 29 and 30, 2018, at the Dannemora Civic Center for three days of genealogical talks and research.
On Friday and Sunday, the genealogical library will be open from 10 am to 4 pm for free research. Saturday, the 29th is reserved for a talk on DNA testing, and an afternoon French-Canadian music session. Continue reading
The Summer Lecture Series at the Old Stone Fort Museum is set to continue on Thursday, August 9 at 7 pm with “A New Look at the Battle of Cobleskill”, with Schoharie County Historian Ted Shuart.
Historians and local residents may be familiar with the Battle of Cobleskill on May 30, 1778. The events of that day were later recorded by at least four prominent historians of the nineteenth century: Brown, Simms, Roscoe, and Warner. Their stories, all based on the accounts of local militia, are one-sided. Continue reading
The Boscobel House and Gardens in Garrison, in partnership with The Living History Education Foundation has announced a Military Reenactment Day set for Sunday, August 26 from 11 am to 4 pm.
On the grounds of Boscobel House and Gardens, directly overlooking the Hudson River and the U.S. Military Academy at West Point, military reenactors will set up encampments from the American Revolution, War of 1812, Civil War, and World Wars. They demonstrate camp life with inspections, formations, musket firings, artillery demonstrations, and drills. Continue reading