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Halloween at Knox’s Headquarters


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Knoxs Headquarters Halloween eventKnox’s Headquarters is set to host a 45-minute scary theatrical presentation on Saturday, October 20th, from 7 to 10:45 pm.

In the spirit of 18th century gothic novels, costumed interpreters from the New Windsor Cantonment and Knox’s Headquarters State Historic Sites will perform a haunting tale. The grounds of the historic Knox’s Headquarters, the 1754 Ellison home, will serve as a stage for this presentation about ghosts and strange happenings. Performances every 45 minutes and this play is recommended for visitors 12 years and older. Continue reading

Heuvelton Historical Talk and Walk Sept 29th


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J. Snyder’s Hotel in Heuvelton in the late nineteenth centuryThe St. Lawrence County Historical Association has announced the sixth tour of its new series, the Historic North Country Village Talk & Walks. This tour will take place in Heuvelton on Saturday, September 29th, and be led by town historian Linda Johnson Wood.

The audience will meet at Pickens Hall, 83 N State Street, at 2 pm, for a talk on the town’s history. Following this, Wood will lead the group on a walking tour of Heuvelton. The program will run from 2 pm to approximately 3:30 pm, and is free and open to the public. Continue reading

Thomas Cole Exhibit at the Albany Airport


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Fumigation Tents by Lisa SanditzThe Albany International Airport Gallery is set to host the upcoming exhibition “Landmark” from September 29, 2018 to February 25, 2019.

The exhibit considers the legacy of Thomas Cole’s paintings and advocacy for environmental stewardship as they echo the concerns of artists and writers today.

A public reception to celebrate the launch of Landmark will be held on Friday, October 5, 2018 from 5:30 to 7:30 pm in the Albany International Airport Gallery. Continue reading

18th Century Autumn Festival Set For Senate House, Kingston


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Kingston Senate HouseThe Senate House State Historic Site will host their Century Autumn Festival on Saturday, October 13th, 2018, from 11 am to 3 pm.

Demonstrations at Senate House include meat smoking, pressing apples into cider, blacksmithing, and hearthside cooking. Hands-on activities include dipping candles, making cornhusk dolls, and playing 18th century toys and games. The Third Ulster Militia will be demonstrating 18th century camp life. Continue reading

Historic Nellis Tavern Fundraiser Sat, Oct 13th


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The Palatine Settlement Society has invited the public to its annual “Afternoon at the Tavern”  on Saturday, October 13, 2018 from 1 to 4 pm, at the historic 1747 Nellis Tavern on State Route 5 in St. Johnsville, Montgomery County, NY.

There will be a variety of beer and cider provided by Wolf Hollow and Rogers Cidery. Soup and bread will also be served. Tickets, available in advance, are $15 per person with a limited number of tickets available at the door. Continue reading

Local Auto History: Catskill Conquest Rally This Weekend


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Antique Car RallyThe Catskill Conquest Pilot Rally will take place this Saturday, beginning at 9 am with a continental breakfast at the Maurice D. Hinchey Catskill Interpretive Center, 5096 State Route 28, Mount Tremper, NY.

A morning program will include Richard Riker who will speak about his grandparents, A. L. and Edith Riker, who drove the Locomobile in the 1903 Auto Endurance Run. A 1898 Riker Electric and a 1909 Locomobile Model L Demi-Tonneau will be on the grounds. Continue reading

Canadian American Genealogy Conference Sept 29th


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NNYACGS conferenceThe Northern New York American Canadian Genealogical Society’s (NNYACGS) Fall Conference has been set for Friday through Sunday, September 28-30, 2018, at the Dannemora Civic Center in Saranac, Clinton County, NY. The Conference will feature 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 two sessions. Continue reading

Pets of Cherry Hill: Paws, Claws & Slippery Tails


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Van Rensselaer family rooster Miles StandishHistoric Cherry Hill and the Children’s Museum of Science & Technology are set to present “Paws, Claws & Slippery Tails: The Pets of Cherry Hill” on September 29th from Noon to 4 pm.

The event will be a site-wide scavenger hunt in which guests learn the story of the cast of animals who lived at Cherry Hill over its long history as the Van Rensselaer family home — from Miles Standish, the rooster who was ever bullied by the saloon keeper’s cock, to Polly, a cockatoo, to Dandy, the Dalmatian. Continue reading

Colonial Saratoga: War and Peace on the Borderlands


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David Preston is set to give a talk on the Battles of Saratoga on Saturday, September 22, 2018, from 1 to 3 pm at the Saratoga Town Hall in Schuylerville.

The Saratoga National Historical Park funded this project using untapped resource material and a fresh look at the archival records. This more advanced study of colonial borderland and conflicts at Saratoga from 1650-1777 broaden understanding of the context of the 1777 campaign, battles, siege and surrender at Saratoga, and develop historical background information on the dominance and significance of the Schuyler family. Continue reading