It’s time to start looking ahead to July 4, 2026. That date marks the 250th anniversary of the establishment of the United States of America. The Founding Fathers regarded their creation as an experiment. They knew they were undertaking something never before undertaken on such a scale. They knew it might fail. [Read more…] about The American Revolution 250th: What Is New York Doing?
Paris-based documentary director Tal Zana is seeking amateur photographs and films that show the liner Normandie in the New York City harbor between 1935 and 1942.
The Normandie was a popular sight at the time, so it is probable it was photographed by New-Yorkers and tourists who had the proper equipment. For this documentary, the filmmaking team is especially interested in showing photographs and films that haven’t been seen by the general public before. [Read more…] about Documentarian Seeking Images of SS Normandie
The New York State Archives have announced the recipients of their Larry J. Hackman Research Residency Program, which supports advanced work on New York State history, government, or public policy using historical records in the Archives.
This donor-supported program honors the New York State Archivist who managed the dramatic development of the State Archives between 1981 and 1995. [Read more…] about NYS Archives Research Award Recipients Announced
The Fort Plain Museum is set to welcome back Hamilton Historian Michael E. Newton on Wednesday, July 17, to discuss three of the most interesting topics from his new book Discovering Hamilton (Eleftheria Publishing, 2019).
Based on newly discovered legal testimonies from St. Croix, Newton presents new evidence and conclusions regarding Alexander Hamilton’s birthdate, places of residence, religion, parents, and more. He will also scrutinize a well-known “fact” regarding Hamilton’s wedding to Elizabeth Schuyler (which took place at the Schuyler Mansion in Albany) and will reexamine Hamilton’s involvement in the Newburgh Conspiracy. [Read more…] about Alexander Hamilton’s Birth, Wedding, and Newburgh Conspiracy
Author and story teller Paul Boehlert is set to tell the story of the siege of Fort Stanwix and the Battle of Oriskany, one of the bloodiest battles of the American Revolution, on Wednesday, July 17th at 7 pm, at the Rome Historical Society, 200 Church Street. [Read more…] about Battle of Oriskany and Nicholas Herkimer
The New York State Police, the New York State Park Police and the Governor’s Traffic Safety Committee have partnered for “BUNY in the Parks,” an enforcement and educational campaign to ensure that visiting motorists and their passengers properly buckle-up their seatbelts while traveling inside state parks, and to teach the importance of properly securing our youngest visitors in approved child safety seats.
This year’s campaign is being held from Saturday, July 13, 2019 to Monday, August 12, 2019. [Read more…] about Seat Belt Use Crack Down Underway in State Parks
This week on The Historians Podcast, Bob Cudmore’s guest is Michael Riley, author of the book Bridge Dams on the Mohawk: David A. Watt’s Marvelous Creation. A long stretch of New York’s Mohawk River became a canal in the early 1900s. Bridge dams made that possible and are still in use today. [Read more…] about Bridge Dams Along Mohawk River
Museum Associaion of New York (MANY) staff, members of their Board of Directors’ Advocacy Committee and MANY’s government relations consultant Sheila Healy will lead a conference call July 18th to discuss museum advocacy efforts and recent legislation.
Recently passed New York State legislation is expected to impact museums’ relationships with their communities and their financial sustainability. The call will also address the museum community’s efforts to increase in funding to the New York State Council on the Arts (NYSCA) in 2020. [Read more…] about Museums Advocacy Call Thurs, Registration Deadline Today
The canal schooner Lois McClure, an 88′ full-scale replica based on shipwrecks of the mid-19th century discovered in Lake Champlain, takes to the water, starting this weekend.
In 2019, the Lois will celebrate the International Year of the Salmon, sharing the history, ecology, and conservation story of Atlantic salmon in the Champlain watershed. [Read more…] about Schooner Lois McClure Celebrating Champlain Salmon