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Putnam Porch Music Series Set For Schoharie Crossing


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Putman Porch Music SeriesSchoharie Crossing State Historic Site’s fourth annual Putman Porch Music series is set to begin on Thursday, June 7th at 6 pm.

This series invites local musicians to come spend an evening on the historic Putman Canal Store porch to jam and enliven the vibe of the former Erie Canal stop off.

Musicians with an interest in American roots, bluegrass and folk music are encouraged to participate. Continue reading

An Afternoon of ‘Revolutionary Tunes’ in Warwick


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hathorn house illustrationThe Salmagundi Consort is set to present an introduction to popular music of the Hudson Valley in the late 18th century at Albert Wisner Public Library in Warwick, Orange County, NY, on Sunday, June 3 at 2 pm.

Gene Tozzi (hammer dulcimore), Jane Barsumian (violin) and Sona Hairabedian (cello) combine music with reenactment, interspersing their concert with accounts of musical performance of the period. Continue reading

Historic Albany Preservation Awards Announced


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historic albany logoThe Historic Albany Foundation’s 2018 Preservation Merit Awards will be given at the Women’s Club of Albany, 725 Madison Ave, Albany, on Thursday, June 7th at 5:30 pm.

For over 40 years, Historic Albany Foundation has worked to preserve and protect buildings that have architectural, historic or civic value, by providing technical assistance, education, and advocacy. Since 1976, Historic Albany has given annual awards for projects, individuals and organizations that demonstrate excellence and a commitment to preservation techniques and initiatives. Continue reading

Geology of the Oneida Carry Lecture Set for Rome, NY


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rome historical societyA lecture on the geology of the Oneida Carry has been set for May 31st at 7 pm, at the Rome Historical Society.

The region of the Oneida Carry offers one of the few easily traveled routes from the east coast to the interior of the United States. The Mohawk River has carved this pathway through the bedrock of the Appalachian Plateau that has aided transportation and migration for thousands of years. Continue reading

Decoration Day Ceremony at the Old Stone Fort


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old stone fort museum logoOn Wednesday, May 30 at 6 pm the Old Stone Fort Museum is set to host members of the Sons of Union Veterans of the Civil War for a traditional Decoration Day ceremony on the lawn of the Revolutionary War stone fort.

With the help of the public, the graves of Civil War soldiers will be decorated with flowers and the Schoharie County American Legion Honor Guard will honor veterans of America’s other wars.

This year marks the 150th anniversary of Decoration Day, now known as Memorial Day. Continue reading

Grant Cottage Opening With New Exhibits


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red chess setU.S. Grant Cottage State Historic Site is set to open for the 2018 season on Memorial Day weekend, May 26-28, with new exhibits and the return of a popular program highlighting Cottage caretaker and Civil War veteran Oliver Pendelton Clarke and his wife Martha.

A new exhibit in the Grant Cottage Visitor Center, “Let Us Have Peace: Reconstruction and the 1868 U.S. Presidential Election,” celebrates the 150th anniversary of Ulysses Grant’s first run for President. The exhibit includes items such as a period ballot box, tintype photos, 1868 ballots, and publications covering the election.

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