The centennial of suffrage for many women in the United States is approaching in 2020. With this landmark anniversary embodied in the passage of the Nineteenth Amendment, the National Collaborative for Women’s History Sites (NCWHS) and the William G. Pomeroy Foundation have partnered to launch a new historic marker program commemorating the history of women’s suffrage in the U.S. [Read more…] about New Historic Marker Program Celebrates Women’s Suffrage
The William G. Pomeroy Foundation has announced the launch of its national Historic Transportation Canals Marker Grant Program, designed to promote cultural tourism and commemorate transportation canal history.
Markers proposed for the Historic Transportation Canals Marker Grant Program must commemorate a historical canal fact that occurred more than 50 years from the year of the grant application. Currently, that year is 1969. M [Read more…] about New Historic Marker Program Celebrates US Canal History
The William G. Pomeroy Foundation are now accepting applications for their 2019 Professional Development Grant Program. This program offers need-based scholarships of $1,000 each to historical societies and cultural museums in New York State for professional development purposes. [Read more…] about Pomeroy Foundation Offering Professional Development Grants
Architect Thomas Fenniman is set to speak on historic preservation and architecture on Roosevelt Island, on Thursday, January 17th at 6:30 pm, at the New York Public Library Branch on Roosevelt Island, NY.
Historic preservation combines multiple disciplines: architecture, design, knowledge of period materials and construction techniques, plus communication to manage the process of building owners, regulators and the masons and builders who perform the work. [Read more…] about Historic Preservation, Architecture on Roosevelt Island
The Preservation League of New York State, the New York State Council on the Arts (NYSCA) and the Robert David Lion Gardiner Foundation have announced that their annual Preserve New York grant applications are now open.
Launched in 1993 through a partnership between NYSCA and the Preservation League, Preserve New York makes grants for historic structure reports, building condition reports, cultural landscape reports, and cultural resource surveys. Since 2017, The Robert David Lion Gardiner Foundation has provided additional support for projects in Nassau and Suffolk Counties. [Read more…] about Preserve New York Grants Available
The Historic Districts Council of the City of New York is seeking information on historic place and events related to the city’s Latino Heritage.
The main altar of St. Peter’s Roman Catholic Church, in the Financial District of New York, is embellished with a painting called The Crucifixion, by the Mexican artist Jose Vallejo. Many of the paintings that decorate this church, including The Crucifixion, were donated by Archbishop Nunez de Haro from Mexico City in the late 18th Century.
In 1965, St. Peter’s Roman Catholic Church was designated a landmark of the city by the New York City Landmarks Preservation Commission, one of the earliest designations in the city. [Read more…] about HDC Searching For NYC’s Latino Heritage
County Historian Joseph P. Bottini is set to offer an illustrated presentation about Utica’s Union Station at the Rome Historical Society’s auditorium on January 16th at 7 pm. He will share details of its history, construction, architectural features, and the story of how it narrowly avoided abandonment. [Read more…] about Utica’s Union Station Illustrated Program in Rome
The Albany County Historical Association recently completed a project repairing and restoring plaster and lath in the Ten Broeck Mansion, the historic home built in 1798 for Brigadier General Abraham Ten Broeck and his wife, Elizabeth Van Rensselaer Ten Broeck.
The ACHA is the steward of the Federal-style mansion, which has served as the Association’s headquarters and operated as a historic house museum since 1948. [Read more…] about Plaster, Lath Project Completed at Ten Broeck Mansion
Historic Huguenot Street has been listed among sites nationwide as a Distinctive Destination by the National Trust for Historic Preservation. National Trust Distinctive Destinations are an ever-expanding group of diverse historic sites across the country that help illustrate the breadth and depth of the American story. [Read more…] about Historic Huguenot St Named National Trust Distinctive Destination