Out of an abundance of caution and to limit the community spread of COVID-19, DEC has postponed the examinations scheduled for April 3, 2020, to practice the sport of falconry, become a wildlife rehabilitator, or use leashed tracking dogs to find wounded or injured big game animals. The exams were originally scheduled to be administered at DEC regional offices statewide. [Read more…] about DEC Postpones April 3 Exams
Performer and teaching artist Dave Ruch will be live on Facebook each week for a 30-minute live program of songs, stories, history and humor.
Ruch’s “Live From The House” series explores some of the music that our ancestors sang and played (and passed down through the generations) for their own entertainment before the age of record players and radios. [Read more…] about Weekly NYS Historical, Traditional Music Live Online
The 27th Annual Conference on the Adirondacks, scheduled for May 13th and 14th at Paul Smith’s College, is being rescheduled, likely to the fall. Organizers will announce a new date once a decision has been made.
Conference organizers, the Adirondack Research Consortium, are accepting paper and poster abstracts for presentations. [Read more…] about Adirondack Research Conference Postponed
The Museum Association of New York’s Board of Directors voted unanimously to postpone the Annual Conference and Museum and Folk Art Forum until later in 2020.
An announcement sent to members and supporters said: “Although this decision was made because the health and well-being of our museum community comes first, it has severe financial consequences for the Museum Association of New York.”
When the US entered World War II, 50,000 Coast Guard Auxiliary members joined the war effort as military teams. Many of their private vessels were placed into service in an effort to protect the U.S. There are presently 26,000 members who work by sea and air to ensure the public’s safety.
Old Fort Niagara is set to celebrate Women’s History Month with a brand-new program and special access to its sewing studio on March 21, from 2 to 3:30 pm, for “Fort Niagara’s Women of Distinction.” The program will feature four women from the fort’s past, each representing different time periods, ethnicities and socio-economic backgrounds, and wearing period-specific clothing currently being sewn in the fort’s sewing studio. [Read more…] about 1700s Fashion Show at Old Fort Niagara
The Lake Champlain Maritime Museum has unveiled a new logo, and announced their 2020 events schedule. This year the Museum is commemorating the 100th anniversary of women’s suffrage by exploring female leaders in the Champlain Valley. [Read more…] about Champlain Maritime Museum 2020 Season Focused On Women
THIS EVENT HAS BEEN POSTPONED.
In honor of Women’s History Month, Washington’s Headquarters State Historic Site, in Newburgh, is set to hold its annual program, The General’s Lady, Sunday, March 22nd. [Read more…] about Postponed: Washington’s HQ Honoring Women With Special Program
THIS EVENT HAS BEEN POSTPONED. The Saratoga County History Roundtable and Heritage Hunters of Saratoga County are set to host a genealogy workshop on Thursday, March 19th, at the Brookside Museum in Ballston Spa. [Read more…] about POSTPONED: Genealogy Workshop Set For Saratoga Co
The Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC) began on March 31, 1933 under President Roosevelt’s “New Deal” to relieve the poverty and unemployment of the Depression.
Workers built trails, roads, campsites, & dams, stocked fish, built & maintained fire tower observer’s cabins & telephone lines, fought fires, & planted millions of trees. The CCC disbanded in 1942 due to the need for men in WWII. [Read more…] about Adirondack CCC Camps History Talk Set for Oneonta