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1930s Style Catskills Farm Hoedown July 28th


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hoedownThe Time and the Valleys Museum in Grahamsville, Sullivan County, NY has announced a 1930s Catskills Farm Hoedown has been set for Saturday, July 28th from 6 pm to 10 pm.

Held outdoors behind the Museum, the hoedown features old time country music by the Country Travelers with Paul Lounsbury, Bob Hunt, Dave Trestyn, Bill Engle and Patty Legg, and both dancing and square dancing (called by Patty Legg) in the Museum’s restored 1870s barn. Continue reading

Ballston Spa Village Cemetery Tour July 21


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ballston cemeteryOn Saturday July 21 at 11 am, David Fiske is set to lead a walking tour at the Ballston Spa Village Cemetery. During the one-hour tour, participants will view the grave sites of some important industrialists from Ballston Spa’s history, while Fiske tells their stories.

Among the individuals highlighted will be some early industrialists, such as Isaiah Blood and George West. Also included will be more recent business people, notably Donald K. Stewart, the founder of the local dairy outlet that later became the convenience store chain. Continue reading

Canal Days at Schoharie Crossing Historic Site


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canal daysSchoharie Crossing is set to host the annual Canal Days Festival on July 14-15 from 11 am to 4 pm. This event is a free community festival celebrating the Erie Canal and the character of the people and towns along the way. This event is part of the continuing celebration of the Erie Canal Bicentennial. The Erie Canal was started in 1817 and completed in 1825.

This year’s festival will feature a participatory balloon art installation by Airigami. This company has been creating unique art displays which have been showcased around the world. As part of the Canal Days festivities, they will be supervising the creation of a large Erie Canal packet boat mural out of environmentally friendly balloons. Continue reading

Timber Framing Workshops at Finger Lakes Museum


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Participants of the 2017 Timber Frame Workshop at FLM&A The Finger Lakes Museum & Aquarium (FLM&A) has announced they are offering beginner and advanced timber framing workshops this summer, taught by Rob Hughes of Big Beams Timber Frames in Cohocton.

Timber frame construction uses large, heavy wooden beams that are hand-formed and carefully fitted together using Mortise and Tenon joints and wooden pegs. This simple, and strong building technique has been used for thousands of years throughout the world, and is a large part of the building history in the Finger Lakes Region. Many timber frame buildings, constructed by hand over a hundred years ago, are still standing today. Continue reading

Saratoga Stroll: The Good Life on North Broadway


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659 North BroadwayThe Saratoga Springs Preservation Foundation’s next Summer Stroll is set for Sunday, July 8th at 10:30 am, and will be led by the Foundation’s Executive Director, Samantha Bosshart.

The North Broadway Summer Stroll will look at North Broadway, a corridor lined with grand Queen Annes built by Saratoga’s most prominent figures such as Fred Cluett, William B. Gage, and Senator Brackett. Continue reading

Great Camp Eagle Island Celebration Planned


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Eagle Island CampEagle Island, Inc. is sponsoring a celebration of Great Camp Eagle Island on Wednesday, August 15, at 7 pm at the Wild Center in Tupper Lake. The event will feature award-winning Adirondack folk singer Dan Berggren.

Eagle Island was designed in 1903 by Adirondack architect William Coulter for Levi P. Morton, the former U.S. Vice President and former Governor of New York. In 1910 the camp was sold to Henry Graves Jr. who donated this Great Camp to the Girl Scout Council of the Oranges, New Jersey in 1937. Designated a National Historic Landmark in 2003, it was operated as a summer Girl Scout Camp for 70 years thru 2008; in 2010 the Girl Scouts put Eagle Island up for sale. Continue reading