Johnson Hall State Historic Site, located at 139 Hall Ave in Johnstown, Fulton County, NY, is set to present two interpretive programs about 18th century life at the Hall on Saturday, July 13 and Sunday, July 14. [Read more…] about Programs Highlight 18th Century Life at Johnson Hall
The Tenth Annual Peterboro Emancipation Day, set for Saturday, August 3rd, is set to recognize three women of color important to Underground Railroad history in Peterboro, at the Smithfield Community Center, 5255 Pleasant Valley, Peterboro. [Read more…] about Harriet Russell’s Journey From Slavery to New York
Women’s Rights National Historical Park (NHP) has announced that Convention Days 2019 have been set for July 19–21 from 9 am to 5 pm, each day.
The Convention Day theme “Back to our Roots,” focuses on the early days of the Women’s Rights Movement. The program explores the early movement, its leaders and the impact those roots continue to have on women’s rights today. This year’s event sets the scene for the upcoming 2020 centennial of women’s right to vote ratified with the 19th Amendment in 1920. [Read more…] about Women’s Rights Convention Days July 19-21
Descendants of members of the 154th New York Volunteer Infantry, a Civil War regiment raised in Cattaraugus and Chautauqua counties, are set to hold their 34th annual reunion from 2 to 5 pm on Saturday, July 20, at the Bemus Point United Methodist Church at 4954 Bemus-Ellery Road in Bemus Pont, Chautauqua County. [Read more…] about 154th New York Descendants 34th Annual Reunion
The Iroquois Indian Museum has announced that a hands-on stone carving workshop with Seneca artist Adrian John has been set for Sunday, August 11th. Whether you are a beginner, novice, or an experienced stone carver, everyone can learn something new at this hands-on workshop. [Read more…] about Stone Carving Workshop at Iroquois Indian Museum
This week on The Historians Podcast with Bob Cudmore, Albany tour guide Maeve McEneny talks about her native city and the tours she has created on historic landmarks, literature and pubs. McEneny is Education and Heritage Coordinator at the Albany Visitor Center and part of a well-known political family in the Capital City. [Read more…] about Maeve McEneny On Historical Tours of Albany
Angolans are in the news. Recently there has been a surge in migrants from Angola and the Democratic Republic of Congo. After a decade of hardly any migration from these countries, suddenly the numbers have increased specifically to Portland, Maine and to San Antonio, Texas. The surge has reportedly overwhelmed some in those communities. Central African migrants are less likely to have relatives already in the country to whom they can turn for assistance. [Read more…] about Slavery in New York: An Angolan Case Study
The Fort Bull Research Group is set to host a walking tour of Fort Bull on July 14, 2019. The tour, which will depart from the Rome Sports Hall of Fame parking lot, 5790 Rome-New London Road, in Rome, NY, starts promptly at 1 pm and will last about two hours.
Attendees will first be given a brief history of the area during the French and Indian War followed by a guided tour of the entire fort property. [Read more…] about Tour 1750s Fort Bull On Oneida Carry
The Rome Historical Society has announced its second Tour of Homes event, set for Sunday, July 28th, from noon to 5 pm, in historic Rome and Westernville.
Eight interesting properties and their unique histories will be showcased including three buildings listed on the National Register of Historic Places. This year’s tour includes one of Rome’s churches, a city cultural landmark, and five impressive residential properties including one being presented for a second year by popular demand. [Read more…] about Rome Historical Society’s 2019 Tour of Homes