The Saratoga Springs Preservation Foundation is set to present “Twilight Cemetery Tour: Madness, Murder, Untimely Deaths, and Strange Coincidences,” a rare opportunity to explore Greenridge Cemetery at dusk, on Tuesday, October 29th with a knowledgeable guide. [Read more…] about Twilight Cemetery Tour in Saratoga Springs
Upcoming History Related Events in New York State
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The Seward/Mapes Homestead has announced a talk nineteenth century American health care, set for Thursday, October 24th, from 7 to 9 pm, led by Carolyn Ivanoff.
Ivanoff will examine healthcare in Victorian America, and how Americans were their own doctors and caregivers. [Read more…] about 19th Cent Medicine: Everyone Their Own Doctor
Historian Eric Schnitzer is set to give a presentation on his book Don Troiani’s Campaign to Saratoga – 1777, on Saturday, October 19th, at 2 pm, at the Marshall House, one of the few surviving structures from the Battles of Saratoga.
Don Troiani’s Campaign to Saratoga – 1777 chronicles the British attempt to gain control of the Lake Champlain/Lake George/Hudson River waterways in the early days of the American Revolution. It reveals the real circumstances of the murder of young Jane McCrea, whose death was thought to have helped rally American militia to oppose the British invasion, and the role of the Marshall House as a hospital for the British army. It debunks many myths associated with the campaign such as those related to the figure of British General John Burgoyne (known as Gentleman Johnny). [Read more…] about Unique Illustrated Presentation of Saratoga Campaign, 1777
The Lincoln Depot Museum has announced a presentation “Art and Photography of the Civil War,” set for Saturday, October 12th, which will focus on the effects of the Civil War on American landscape and genre painting, and on the new (at the time) medium of photography. [Read more…] about Civil War Art, Photography Program Saturday at Lincoln Depot
Historic Huguenot Street has announced their 2019 Haunted Huguenot Street tours, set for the month of October. At nightfall, the historic houses and grounds will set the stage for the restless spirits of New Paltz to tell the harrowing stories of how their lives came to a tragic ending, and then what happened afterwards. [Read more…] about Haunted Historic Huguenot Street Events In October
The conference meets annually in November, bringing together historians, archivists, public historians, graduate students, museum curators, teachers, documentarians, and more to share their work on New York State history topics. [Read more…] about Researching New York Conference Set For Nov 21-23
Three new exhibitons, focusing on different aspects of rural life in the Mohawk Valley, one in a new gallery, are set to open at the Mabee Farm in Rotterdam Junction.
The exhibitions’ opening reception is set for Saturday, October 12th, from 2 to 4 pm, and will feature gallery talks with the exhibits’ curators and contributing artists,. The event is free to the general public. [Read more…] about Major Exhibitions Opening at Mabee Farm
Friends of Taconic State Park is set to host its annual celebration of the iconic blast furnace at the historic Copake Iron Works in Taconic State Park, on Saturday, October 12th.
At this year’s gathering, the Friends Board of Directors will unveil plans to re-create the narrow gauge railroad that circumnavigated the Copake Iron Works during its nineteenth century heyday. After the unveiling, hamburgers and hotdogs will be served from the Iron Bar & Grill with musical accompaniment and raffles. The event will begin at noon. [Read more…] about RR Project Being Unveiled at Copake Furnace Fest
On Saturday, October 5, the historic Albany Rural Cemetery will honor the 21st President of the United States, Chester A. Arthur, with a wreath-laying ceremony at his gravesite.
The wreath is provided by the White House. Brigadier General John Andonie and Chaplain (LTC) Scott Ehler, NYS Army National Guard Brigadier General, are expected to place the wreath at the grave this year. Historian and author David Pietrusza will deliver remarks on President Arthur. Members of the Col. George. L. Willard Camp #154, Sons of Union Veterans of the Civil War will also be present and, as in previous years, bagpipers will accompany the ceremony. [Read more…] about President Chester Arthur Being Remembered in Albany
Fort Ticonderoga is set to host a Heritage, Harvest & Horse Festival on October 5th. The full day of autumn fun will be set in the midst of the King’s Garden heirloom apple trees and a landscape of mountains and Lake Champlain.
Guests are invited to discover the historical importance of horses and other working animals during demonstrations; meet friendly farm animals; stroll through Fort Ticonderoga’s farmers’ market featuring local food, beverages, and crafts; participate in family fun activities; and tackle the six-acre Heroic Corn Maze. [Read more…] about History Harvest and Horse Festival Planned for Fort Ti