The Saratoga Springs Preservation Foundation next Summer Stroll, Saratoga’s Historic West Side with neighborhood native George DeMers, is set for Sunday, August 25th at 10:30 am. This tour will look at the restored historic West Side, also known as Little Dublin, to learn about Saratoga’s Irish and Italian immigrants who helped shape the history of this unique district. [Read more…] about Saratoga’s Historic West Side Summer Stroll
The Saratoga Springs Preservation Foundation’s next Summer Stroll, The Good Life, North Broadway with Samantha Bosshart, SSPF Executive Director, is set for Sunday, August 18th at 10:30 am.
Tour the famed corridor lined with grand Queen Annes built by Saratoga’s most prominent figures such as Lucy Skidmore Scribner, Fred Cluett, William B. Gage, and Senator Brackett. The tour meets at the northwest corner of North Broadway and Van Dam Street in front of Witt Construction, 563 North Broadway. [Read more…] about A Saratoga Summer Stroll Along North Broadway
The Monumental Women’s Statue Fund announced a redesigned statue to honor pioneering women’s rights advocates – the first statue depicting real women in the 165-year history of New York City’s Central Park.
The redesign comes on the heals of criticism that the original design excluded the contributions of people of color.
The amended design, which still includes Susan B. Anthony and Elizabeth Cady Stanton, but now adds Sojourner Truth, is expected to be released on Women’s Equality Day, August 26th. [Read more…] about Central Park Statue Redesigned To Include Sojouner Truth
The Preservation League of New York State has announced that their Seven to Save Nominations are now open for the 2020-21 program.
Seven to Save has highlighted New York’s threatened historic sites since 1999. Inclusion on this list provides enhanced services from the League to bolster visibility and build support for preservation. Through partnerships with groups and individuals, threats to dozens of at-risk buildings, landscapes, downtowns, and neighborhoods have been reduced, and in many cases, eliminated by the Preservation League’s listing and subsequent actions. [Read more…] about Historic Preservation Seven to Save Nominations Sought
The William G. Pomeroy Foundation, a private, grant-making foundation based in Syracuse, has officially opened the next grant round of its NYS Historic Marker Grant Program. The program commemorates historic people, places or things during the years 1740 to 1919. [Read more…] about Upstate Historic Marker Grants Available
The Chimney Point State Historic Site in Addison, Vermont (at the Champlain Bridge and Crown Point) is set to host the Green Mountain Timekeepers Society on Sunday, August 11, from noon to 4 pm.
The Society’s experts will be on the porch to share the history of clocks and watches and how they can be repaired. [Read more…] about Historic Clocks and Watches Afternoon at Chimney Point
The photograph exhibit Hidden in Plain Sight, an exhibition of the Preservation League of New York’s “Seven to Save” designees with photographs taken by Bruce Harvey, a consulting professional historian and documentation photographer based in Syracuse, is set to go on display at the Old Courthouse in Fonda. [Read more…] about Historic Preservation Photo Exhibit in Fonda
Grants of up to $4,000, with a required 20% match from each applicant, are available to nonprofit groups and municipalities that manage historic sites, museums, arts facilities, and other important institutions that serve an arts or cultural purpose and are open to the public. [Read more…] about Grant Funding Available from the Preservation League
The Oneida County History Center is set to host their third annual historical selfie scavenger hunt, August 1-30th. Participants can embark upon a county or city-wide scavenger hunt and document their journey with a photo or selfie.
All ages are encouraged to participate with prizes for children age 18 and under. Participants can pick up a clue sheet and instructions at the History Center or download one online. [Read more…] about Oneida County Historical Selfie Scavenger Hunt
Before and during the American Civil War, probably between 1851 and 1863, 227 Duffield Street in downtown Brooklyn was the home of prominent abolitionists Thomas and Harriet Truesdell. The block is officially known as Abolitionist Place.
Harriet was on the organizing committee of the 1838 Anti-Slavery Convention of American Women. Thomas was a founding member of the Rhode Island Anti-Slavery Society. They were colleagues and friends of well-known abolitionists Lewis Tappan and William Lloyd Garrison. Historians and community activists believe the Truesdell home was probably a stop on the Underground Railroad where freedom seekers escaping from slavery sojourned in relative safety during their trip further north or to Canada, but they have been unable to come up with documented proof. Now the building faces imminent demolition unless enough public support is generated to preserve it. [Read more…] about Advocates Fight to Preserve Brooklyn Abolitionist Site