Garet D. Livermore has announced that he is stepping down as Executive Director of Sagamore Institute of the Adirondacks in Raquette Lake, NY effective April 1, 2019.
Livermore is returning to his home in Cooperstown, NY to work as a consultant to museum and non-profits throughout the Northeast as well as on historical writing projects.
Prior to becoming the Executive Director in 2013 Livermore had a long association with Sagamore starting in the 1980s when he visted to cross country ski during the winter program season. He later served two terms as a board member and as a regular “Mountain Music” participant and hiker in the Historic Great Camps Special Management Area that surrounds Sagamore. [Read more…] about Great Camp Sagamore Director Garet Livermore Stepping Down
The Schenectady County Historical Society has announced that Back in My Day: Childhood, Play, and Schenectady, an exhibition examining play and childhood in the 20th and 21st Centuries, is set to open on January 19th with an opening reception at 2 pm. The exhibit will run through November 16, 2019.
Susanna Fout, the SCHS Curator, was inspired to create the exhibit while examining SCHS’s many toys, dolls, and other childhood artifacts. [Read more…] about Childhood, Play, and Schenectady Exhibit Opening
A call for applications for the Women’s History Institute of Historic Hudson Valley Summer Research Fellowships has been issued. These short-term fellowships support college and graduate students engaged in scholarly research connected to the women who shaped the culture and chronicle of the Hudson River Valley. [Read more…] about Hudson Valley Women’s History Institute Research Fellowships
The Columbia County Historical Society (CCHS) has announced an illustrated lecture, “Early American Portraits,” led by Gayle Skluzacek, set for Saturday, January 19th, from 4:30 to 6:30 pm, at Van Buren Hall in Kinderhook.
Early American and Columbia County Portrait Paintings are the theme of this two-part Winter Lecture Series. The first lecture will explore Early American portraiture, focusing on the East Coast, including Philadelphia, New York and Boston. Post-lecture, all attendees are invited to the James Vanderpoel ‘House of History’ for wine or other beverages. [Read more…] about Early American Portraits Lecture Planned In Kinderhook
The Preservation League of New York State, the New York State Council on the Arts (NYSCA) and the Robert David Lion Gardiner Foundation have announced that their annual Preserve New York grant applications are now open.
Launched in 1993 through a partnership between NYSCA and the Preservation League, Preserve New York makes grants for historic structure reports, building condition reports, cultural landscape reports, and cultural resource surveys. Since 2017, The Robert David Lion Gardiner Foundation has provided additional support for projects in Nassau and Suffolk Counties. [Read more…] about Preserve New York Grants Available
A Community Foundation of Orange and Sullivan $2,000 Make a Difference Grant helps funds field trips for qualified schools in Sullivan County to visit the Time and the Valleys Museum.
The Museum currently offers two interactive and engaging field trip programs which fit into the global water unit, water cycle and other standards in the NYS Common Core curriculum for most grade levels. [Read more…] about Free Field Trip Admissions at Sullivan Co Museum
The Historic Districts Council of the City of New York is seeking information on historic place and events related to the city’s Latino Heritage.
The main altar of St. Peter’s Roman Catholic Church, in the Financial District of New York, is embellished with a painting called The Crucifixion, by the Mexican artist Jose Vallejo. Many of the paintings that decorate this church, including The Crucifixion, were donated by Archbishop Nunez de Haro from Mexico City in the late 18th Century.
In 1965, St. Peter’s Roman Catholic Church was designated a landmark of the city by the New York City Landmarks Preservation Commission, one of the earliest designations in the city. [Read more…] about HDC Searching For NYC’s Latino Heritage
Robert Hubbard is set to speak on his book Major General Israel Putnam: Hero of the American Revolution, on January 24th at 6:30 pm at the The Fraunces Tavern Museum in the City of New York.
A colorful figure of 18th century America, Israel Putnam (1718-1790) was an important leader in both the French and Indian War and the Revolutionary War. Hubbard’s lecture will include a discussion of Putnam’s role in the Battle of Brooklyn, the Landing at Kip’s Bay and the Battle of Harlem Heights. [Read more…] about Israel Putnam: Hero of the Revolution
The Oneida County History Center (OCHC) in Utica will host an talk about the geology of the Upper Mohawk Valley on Satudray, January 19, 2019, at 1 pm.
The region of the Great Oneida Carry is one of the few easily traveled routes from the east coast to the interior of the United States. The Mohawk River has carved this pathway through the bedrock of the Appalachian Plateau that has aided transportation and migration for thousands of years. Bob Allers will describe the geologic processes that have modified the region and left the landforms we see today.