Britain and the US share a passion for boxing. Over time, it has been both mass entertainment and highbrow delight for writers from Byron to Norman Mailer, or artists from Cruikshanks to Bellows. In 1949, Kirk Douglas made his name as Midge Kelly in Champion. The greatest sporting event of the nineteenth century was a bout between a London bricklayer and a New York blacksmith. Both were of Irish descent. They became sporting super stars. [Read more…] about Bout of the Century: Heenan and Sayers
In the early 1970s, American artists Edward Kienholz and Nancy Reddin Kienholz began work on The Caddy Court, a 1966 Dodge van between the front and back ends of a 1978 Cadillac, which reimagines the Supreme Court of the United States in one of its original functions as a “riding circuit” court. [Read more…] about ‘The Caddy Court’ Coming To The Armory Show
The Samuel de Champlain History Center has received a grant for $3,500 from the Champlain Valley National Heritage Partnership.
The grant, made through CVNHP’s Collections Grant program, will fund the digitization, cataloging and preservation of the History Center’s photograph collection. [Read more…] about Champlain History Center Gets Collections Grant
The Historical Society of Rockland County is set to host the 30th Annual Rockland County Executive’s Historic Preservation Merit Awards, on Sunday, May 17. These awards, presented during National Historic Preservation Month, recognize outstanding historic preservation efforts in Rockland County. [Read more…] about Rockland Co Preservation Awards Nominations Sought
The Hart Cluett Museum’s exhibit ‘The Way We Work(ed)’ is set to open to the public on February 28th.
The exhibit was organized by The Hart Cluett Museum in collaboration with the Smithsonian as part of a pilot project to develop a unique humanities-based exhibition about local work history. [Read more…] about Local Work History Exhibit Opening In Troy
The New York State Museum has announced the opening of Tonalism: Pathway from the Hudson River School to Modern Art, an exhibition exploring a late 19th century movement in painting with deep connections to New York State.
On display through June 14, 2020, the exhibition features over 60 artworks – including paintings, prints, and photographs – from institutions across the state as well as private collections. [Read more…] about NYS Museum Opens Tonalism Art Exhibit
The Rome Historical Society (RHS) is set to host to a panel discussion presented by Rome’s Afro-American Heritage Association (AAHA) on Wednesday, February 26th.
The topic of this discussion will be African Americans and the Vote which is the Association for the Study of African American Life and History’s (ASALH) 2020 African American History Month theme. [Read more…] about African American Voting Rights History Panel Set
Preservation Long Island has announced The Jupiter Hammon Project, an initiative that aims to expand interpretive and educational programming at the Joseph Lloyd Manor, an 18th-century Long Island manor house owned and operated by Preservation Long Island (PLI). [Read more…] about Jupiter Hammon Project Reflects Long Island Slavery
The February 2020 “Crossroads of Rockland History,” focused on Just Call Me Lucky, a new book about Hezekiah Easter. Based on extensive personal interviews and written in the “as told to” style by Elizabeth Vallone, the book highlights Easter’s many contributions to the Rockand County community, including his work as the first African American to hold elected office in Rockland County, his tireless efforts to preserve Mount Moor Cemetery, and much more. [Read more…] about Rockland Co African-American Pioneer Hezekiah Easter
The Lake Champlain Basin Program is set to host Susan Evans McClure, Executive Director of the Lake Champlain Maritime Museum, who will present “Our Best Endeavors: Temperance and Prohibition in the Champlain Valley” on Thursday, February 27th. [Read more…] about Temperance and Prohibition in the Champlain Valley