Heritage vs. Heirloom Gardening, a talk by horticulturist Diana K. Weiner has been set for Sunday, March 10th at 2 pm, at the Time and the Valleys Museum on St. Rt. 55 in Grahamsville, Sullivan County. [Read more…] about Heritage Gardening Program at Sullivan Co Museum
The Farmers’ Museum in Cooperstown has announced Sugaring Off Sundays, set for every Sunday in March, 3, 10, 17, 24 and 31, from 8:30 am to 2 pm. Breakfasts will be held from 8:30 am to 1 pm, with other activities from 9 am to 2 pm. [Read more…] about Sugaring Off Sundays at the Farmers’ Museum
“Votes For Women! Meet the Suffragettes!,” a presentation by Carolyn Ivanoff has been set for Thursday, March 14th, from 7 to 9 pm at the Florida Senior Center, 3 Cohen Circle, Florida, NY.
In 1848, the first women’s rights convention was held in Seneca Falls. But it wasn’t until 1920 that the 19th Amendment was ratified, giving American women the right to vote. Ivanoff will present the program in suffragist attire to commemorate the struggle through period photos, political cartoons and editorials. [Read more…] about Women’s History Month Fundraiser at Seward/Mapes Homestead
U.S. Coast Guard Licensed Master Capt. Stanley Wilcox is set to speak in a program entitled “Tales of the Majestic Hudson: Rare and Little Known Stories of the Hudson River Valley” in Kinderhook, Columbia County, NY.
The Hudson River Valley begins above Albany and winds south for 150 miles to the New York Harbor, where it flows into the Atlantic Ocean. Native Americans, Dutch settlers, British forces, and American revolutionaries all left footprints, stories, and legends in the Hudson Valley. [Read more…] about Hudson River Capt Telling History Stories in Kinderhook
The Whallonsburg Grange Hall, has announce that it has purchased Whitcomb’s Garage in Whallonsburg, the vacant building and land directly across Whallons Bay Road from the Grange. [Read more…] about Whallonsburg Grange Purchases 1950s Whitcomb’s Garage
The New Amsterdam History Center’s Lecture Series, in the City of New York, is set to continue on Wednesday, March 20th, with Cartographic Visions of New Netherland & New Amsterdam: Depictions of Resources and Peoples, led by Ian Fowler, Curator and Geospatial Librarian for the Lionel Pincus and Princess Firyal Map Division at the New York Public Library.
Kyle Bass, the playwright of Possessing Harriet, is set to present Inventing Gerrit Smith: A Playwright’s Journey, for the annual recognition of abolitionist Gerrit Smith’s birth in 1797, on Saturday, March 2nd at 1 pm at the Smithfield Community Center, 5255 Pleasant Valley Road in Peterboro, NY. [Read more…] about Abolitionist Gerrit Smith and a Playwright’s Journey
The Oneida County History Center has announced their 4th Annual Irish Tea Fundraiser has been set for Saturday, March 16 from 1 to 3 pm. The Irish Tea Fundraiser features hot beverages, Irish fare, finger foods, desserts, door prizes, and more.
Entertainment to include a presentation by Bob Sullivan on Irish immigration and the potato famine, plus traditional Irish songs performed by Clinton native and internationally touring performer Nick Abounader. [Read more…] about Oneida County Irish Tea History Fundraiser Set
Author Rodger Potocki is set to give a presentation on his book Lucky U, Lucky Us: Utica in the 1950s, on Saturday, February 23rd at 1 pm, at the Oneida County History Center, 1608 Genesee Street, Utica.
Lucky U, Lucky Us paints a picture of national and local life, and a distinctive decade in the city of Utica’s history. [Read more…] about Utica in the 1950s Presentation Planned
The Martin Van Buren homestead, Lindenwald, a National Park Service Historic Site, and the Columbia County Historical Society have announced an all-expenses paid ‘Day of History’ partnership during Spring and Fall 2019 for all the students of Columbia County to the CCHS Rural Properties: 1737 Luykas Van Alen House and c.1850 Ichabod Crane Schoolhouse; and to the residence of the 8th U.S. President, Lindenwald, the Martin Van Buren National Historic Site. [Read more…] about ‘Day of History’ Funded Columbia County 4th Graders