Ulster County Transportation Council (UCTC), in partnership with the Village of New Paltz, Wallkill Valley Land Trust, and Historic Huguenot Street, has announced the beginning of a planning and community engagement process addressing the future use and design of the Wallkill Valley Rail Trail in the Village of New Paltz. [Read more…] about Wallkill Valley Rail Trail Meetings Planned
Dr. Albert Zambone is set to give a presentation on how Daniel Morgan helped secure the victory at the Battles of Saratoga, on Thursday, June 6, 2019 at 2 pm at Saratoga National Historical Park.
By the end of his life, Daniel Morgan had variously been brigadier general of the Continental Army, major general of the Virginia Militia, a winner of the Congressional Gold Medal, a congressman, and architect of what has been called the “American Cannae” (a type of pincer military maneouvre) at the battle of Cowpens. But one of the most important achievements was to be one of the many architects of the victory at Saratoga. [Read more…] about Daniel Morgan and the Victory at Saratoga
Lakes to Locks Passage has announced Leadership & Management: Developing and Guiding an Effective Board of Directors, a workshop set for Friday, June 21st, from 10 am to 3 pm, in the Schuyler Room in the Town of Saratoga Offices, 12 Spring Street, Schuylerville.
This workshop, presented by Susan Weinrich of New York Council of Nonprofits, Inc. (NYCON), defines roles and responsibilities of board members, executive directors, staff and volunteers to build understanding and partnerships that further the organizational goals. [Read more…] about Leadership, Management Workshop at Lake to Locks
Amateur and professional photographers are invited to submit entries for the 14th annual Erie Canalway Photo Contest. Photos should convey the wealth of things to do and see along the waterway and express the beauty and unique character of the canal and canal communities. Winning photos will be featured in the 2020 Erie Canalway calendar. [Read more…] about Erie Canalway Photo Contest Call for Entries
Preservation Long Island’s three historic house museums have opened for the 2019 season. Preservation Long Island maintains and interprets historic sites and collections that embody various aspects of Long Island’s history. [Read more…] about Preservation Long Island Historic Houses Now Open
The Ulysses S. Grant Cottage State Historic Site opened for the 2019 season on Saturday. Guided tours of the cottage are available and new exhibits are on display.
The Visitor Center exhibit, “Grant Becomes a Cancer Patient, 1884 to 1885,” explores the General’s final months from a medical perspective. Using period medical equipment and related artifacts from the Trombley-Prosch collection, the story of Grant’s cancer diagnosis, treatment, and diet in the final weeks of his life on Mount McGregor is interpreted. [Read more…] about Grant Cottage Opens For 2019 Season
The Marshall House, one of the few remaining Revolutionary War-era structures in the Schuylerville area, is set to open its doors for a tour and historical reenactment ahead of a free concert offered by the Albany Symphony Orchestra at the nearby Hudson Crossing Park, on Thursday, June 6th.
The Marshall House event offers an opportunity to visit a private home that was a witness to the Battles of Saratoga and learn about the events that transpired there. [Read more…] about Hudson Crossing Historic Rev War House Tour, Festival, Concert
Historian Jeff O’Connor of Turning Point 1777 is set to present “The Restless Palatines of Schoharie Valley” at the Old Stone Fort Museum on Saturday, June 1 at 1 pm.
This interactive program will incorporate the grounds of the museum, as well as the surrounding landscape, to help illustrate key elements of early Palatine experiences in the valley. [Read more…] about Palatine Settler Tour at the Old Stone Fort
Schoharie Crossing State Historic Site has announced the return of the Putman Porch Music series for its fifth year starting on Thursday, June 6th at 6 pm. This series invites local musicians to spend an evening on the historic Putman Canal Store porch. Putman’s store building is located at Yankee Hill Lock on the grounds of Schoharie Crossing, 553 Queen Anne Road. [Read more…] about 5th Annual Music Series at Schoharie Crossing
Author Karen Foresti Hempson is set to discuss her new book Bean Pickers: American Immigrant Portraits, which shares eight true-life portrayals that focus on the Italian-Americans who begin their American lives as summer bean pickers, on Wednesday, June 5th at 5:30 pm, at the Oneida County History Center, 1608 Genesee Street, Utica. [Read more…] about Bean Pickers: Italian Immigrant Portraits in Utica