Fort Ticonderoga has announced their next Winter Quarters living history event, Preparing for the Coming Campaign has been set for Saturday, January 18, 2020. The event will bring to life the story of American soldiers at Ticonderoga in the year 1777 as they prepare for a British attack. [Read more…] about Winters Quarters Programs at Fort Ticonderoga
Upcoming History Related Events in New York State
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The 2020 Lecture Series at the Old Stone Fort Museum is set to kick off on Saturday, January 18 at 2 pm when local folk artist John Wilkinson presents an artist’s talk, exhibition and sale in the Badgley Museum Annex. [Read more…] about Folk Art Kicks Off Old Stone Fort Lecture Series
The Rome Historical Society is set to present “A History of Tube Radios” by Phil Alerding from Totally Tube-ular on January 15 at 5:30 pm.
Phil will discuss the development of tube radios and its importance in American history including the use of tubes in military electronics, local developments by the USAF Research Lab and Rome Air Development Center such as radar, datalink systems and more.
Bill Miller, knwon as “Mr. Ocean Liner,” is set to give a talk, Floating Palaces: The Great Atlantic Liners, on Thursday, January 30th, from 6 to 8 pm, at the National Lighthouse Museum in Staten Island.
Ocean Liners were the mechanic marvels of their time, with their top deck suites and salons to lower-deck steerage, the race for speed, the lavish interiors and soldiers onboard during wartime. [Read more…] about Great Atlantic Liners Talk in Staten Island
Registration is now open for Parks & Trails New York’s 22nd annual Cycle the Erie Canal tour, an opportunity to bike across New York State and learn the history of the Erie Canal.
The eight-day, 400-mile recreational bicycle tour from Buffalo to Albany is scheduled for July 12-19, 2020. [Read more…] about 22nd Annual Cycle the Erie Canal Tour Planned
The New York State Museum is offering free monthly tours of the historic State Education Building on select Saturdays at 12:30 pm and 2:30 pm, beginning January 11th.
The 45-minute Education Building tours are being led by New York State Museum staff and visitors will have the opportunity to explore the historic Chancellors Hall, Regents Room and the Rotunda adorned with murals by Albany native Will H. Low. [Read more…] about Saturday New York State Education Building Tours
History show & tell is set to return to the Oneida County History Center (OCHC) on Saturday, January 11, 2020, where attendees can share their story and the stage with special guest Frank Tomaino and host, Joe Kelly.
The public is invited to bring an old photograph, a personal artifact, or other memorabilia to ‘show & tell,’ or just listen. [Read more…] about History Show & Tell In Utica Jan 11th
In honor of Martin Luther King, Jr. Day, Old Fort Niagara in Youngstown is set to host a walking tour that illuminates the African-American history of the fort on Monday, January 20th.
The tour will be led by Executive Director Robert Emerson, who will discuss slavery in New France and the story of Richard Pierpoint, a black loyalist during the American Revolution; New information on the 24th Infantry Regiment that was posted at Fort Niagara in 1908-1909; and the life of Hubert Crawford, the African-American artist, who painted the mural “Lions of Cantigny” at the Fort Niagara Officers’ Club in the late 1930s. [Read more…] about African-American History at Old Fort Niagara Talk Planned
The guest speaker at the Warren County Historical Society’s (WCHC) Annual Meeting will be Saratoga Springs artist Anne Diggory, who will give a new presentation, “Painting Warren County,” in which she will discuss the role of historic regional landscape artists in her own work.
Chartered in 1997, the Society offers a museum and exhibits, a resource library, collections and archives, historical programs, research and genealogy, publications, a quarterly newsletter, student internships, community history, and a book shop at its headquarters on 50 Gurney Lane in Queensbury.
Oneida County History Center is set to host Dr. Norm Dann, who will explore the history of the Underground Railroad in Central New York, on Saturday, January 18th.
Dann will speak about the operation and function of the Underground Railroad, plus intriguing details about the station in Peterboro that was operated by the Gerrit Smith family. [Read more…] about Norm Dann Underground Railroad Talk in Utica Jan 18th