On March 14, 2019 the French and Indian War fortification known as Fort Wood Creek was listed on the National Register of Historic Places. Fort Wood Creek, located on the Rome Historical Society’s Fort Bull property, dates to 1756 when it was constructed by the British to replace Fort Bull after it had been attacked and destroyed by 362 French and their Native allies. [Read more…] about Fort Wood Creek Named to National Register
The Schenectady County Historical Society has announced Kayak Through History guided paddling tours of Schenectady along the Mohawk River.
A Schenectady County Historical Society guide will lead paddlers upstream from The Waters Edge Lighthouse and back, passing under railroad bridges and around wild islands, discussing the history of the river and its surroundings. Tours may also feature a guest expert in invasive species, birds, and river ecology. [Read more…] about Mohawk River Schenectady History Kayak Tours
The Erie Canalway National Heritage Corridor has released a New York State Canalway Water Trail Guidebook and Navigational Map Set.
The complimentary guidebook and maps include a mile-by-mile description of launch sites, paddler-friendly facilities and amenities, and places of interest for over 450 miles of the NYS Canal System, which opened Friday, including the Erie, Cayuga-Seneca, Oswego and Champlain canals. [Read more…] about New Paddling Guidebook for State Canal System
Evan Friss’s new book Bicycles: A 200-Year History of Cycling in New York City (Columbia University Press, 2019) traces the colorful and fraught history of cycling in New York City.
Subways and yellow taxis may be the icons of New York transportation, but it is the bicycle that has the longest claim to New York’s streets: two hundred years and counting. Never without controversy: 1819 was the year of the city’s first bicycle and its first bicycle ban. Debates around the bicycle’s place in city life have been so persistent not just because of its many uses ― recreation, sport, transportation, business ― but because of changing conceptions of who cyclists are. [Read more…] about A 200 Year History of Cycling in NYC
The next North Country Civil War Round Table has been set for Sunday, May 19th, at 2 pm at the Carriage Barn of the St. Lawrence Power & Equipment Museum, 1755 State Route 345, Madrid, NY. Marty Snye will speak about Civil War era carriages and wagons. This program is free and open to the public. [Read more…] about Civil War Era Carriages and Wagons Talk Sunday
On The Historians Podcast with Bob Cudmore, Warren Garling tells how his career as a radio disc jockey began at a young age in his memoir, I’ll Have to Ask My Mom: A Radio Journey Using the on-air name Chris Warren, Garling is still heard on Capital District radio today. [Read more…] about It All Began at a Small Radio Station in Schenectady
The Board of Trustees of Historic Cherry Hill has announced the appointment of Deborah Emmons-Andarawis as Director of Historic Cherry Hill (HCH). She has been serving as Acting Director since December 2017. [Read more…] about Historic Cherry Hill Names New Director
The Warren County Historical Society is set to hold its 3rd Annual Gala, “A Step Back in Time with Charlie Chaplin” on Tuesday, June 4th from 7 to 9:30 pm at The Park Theater, 14 Park Street, Glens Falls.
The event will feature two short silent movies and music provided by Ben Model, a silent film musician and movie historian. A buffet dinner by Doc’s will be served, and a cash bar will be available. [Read more…] about Warren Co Historical Annual Gala Highlights Charlie Chaplin
The Chimney Point, Mount Independence, and Hubbardton Battlefield State Historic Sites in Vermont on the east side of Lake Champlain are set to open for the 2019 season on Saturday, May 25, at 10 am. These sites also host a variety of programs, exhibits, lectures, nature and history tours, and more. [Read more…] about Lake Champlain Area VT State Historic Sites Opening