A tour of historic Rome and Westernville has been set for Sunday, July 29th from noon to 5 pm, as part of the Rome Historical Society’s Tour of Homes community celebration.
Eight noteworthy properties and their unique histories will be showcased during Honor America Days weekend. This year’s Tour of Homes includes both residential and commercial buildings, ranging from an 1856 former church to a newly-built historic home reproduction, to the 1894 mansion of a significant Rome leader. Patrons may visit each property at their leisure and in the order they choose. Continue reading
On May 5, 2018, the Stockbridge Mohican History Seminar was held at the Town Hall in Stockbridge, MA.
The previous night I had attended the annual meeting of New Netherland Institute in Albany so it made for a colonial weekend.
You can read my thoughts about it by clicking here.
Fort Ticonderoga has announced they are seeking proposals for the Sixteenth Annual Seminar on the American Revolution to be held Friday-Sunday, September 20-22, 2019.
The Fort Ticonderoga Museum seeks proposals for new research on this critical period of the 18th century from a variety of perspectives and participants. Established scholars, graduate students, and others are encouraged to submit abstracts of papers broadly addressing the origins, conduct, or repercussions of the War for American Independence. Coordinators are especially interested in topics and approaches that engage the international nature of the conflict, representing the variety of peoples and places involved. Continue reading
The Women’s Rights National Historical Park is set to commemorate Juneteenth on Friday, June 15th and Saturday, June 16th.
In the midst of The Civil War, President Abraham Lincoln declared all enslaved persons in most Southern States freed effective January 1, 1863 with The Emancipation Proclamation. Planters and other enslavers migrated to Texas to escape the fighting, subsequently greatly increasing the enslaved population there prior to the end of the Civil War. The enslaved people of Texas, most of whom were geographically isolated, were read the Emancipation Proclamation on June 19, 1865. The celebration that ensued has been known thereafter as Juneteenth. Continue reading
The Westchester Historical Society is set to recognize historians and preservationists with the Sy Schulman History Award on Saturday, June 16th at 2 pm at the John Jay Homestead, 400 Jay St, Katonah. NY.
Winners of the award have demonstrated a strong commitment to historical research, historic preservation, and/or the teaching of local history, and have, as a result, elevated the public’s appreciation of the history of Westchester County. Continue reading
The East Hampton Historical Society, the new stewards of the Thomas & Mary Nimmo Moran Studio, have announced an Opening Celebration to be held on the evening of Friday, July 6, 2018.
The benefit will celebrate the opening of the Moran Studio Exhibition. Located on East Hampton’s Main Street Historic District, this turreted Queen Anne shingled piece of Victorian architectural is a registered National Historic Landmark. Continue reading
The Dutch Settlers Society’s annual meeting has been set for June 23 at the Brouwer House 14 North Church Street in Schenectady’s Stockade District. Continue reading
The coalition Preserve Algonquin Park, Town of Newburgh Historian Joe Santacroce, and the Newburgh Historical Society have partnered to share the history of Orange Mills in Newburgh, and the development of Algonquin Park that surrounds it with a walking tour through the scattered gunpowder ruins on June 16th at 2 pm. Continue reading
Nellie Bly gained her reputation as a reporter when she exposed poor conditions at the Women’s Lunatic Asylum on Blackwell’s Island. Bly reported on issues of importance to women, producing an important interview with Susan B. Anthony and covering major events in the suffrage campaign.
A free lecture, Nellie Bly: From Blackwell’s Island to Well Beyond, has been set for Thursday, June 14th at 6:30 pm at the New York Public Library Branch on Roosevelt Island, 525 Main Street. Continue reading
A restored 1926 O.J. Childs Fire Truck is set to be on display in Utica from June 14-17, 2018 courtesy of the Richmond, Michigan Volunteer Fire Dept.
The truck was built in Utica and is one of several fire apparatus built by the O.J. Childs company. The truck will visit several facilities throughout the area to share the history of the company and the trucks they built. Continue reading