The latest episode of the Capital District Civil War Round Table Podcast features Appomattox National Historical Park historian Patrick Schroeder. Patrick talked about the 5th New York, the Appomattox campaign, and Lee’s surrender at Appomattox Court House. [Read more…] about Latest Capital District Civil War Round Table Podcast
Fort Stanwix National Monument in Rome, NY is closed and its employees furloughed as a result of the Government Shutdown.
“We hope that Washington D.C. will quickly come to a consensus on the Federal budget,” a statement sent to the press by the Rome Historical Society – Friends of the Fort said.
The original Fort Stanwix was built by the British between 1758 and about 1762. The fort was located to guard the Oneida Carry between the Mohawk River and Wood Creek, an important portage during the French and Indian War. The Fort was the site of the Treaty of Fort Stanwix (1768) between Britain and Native American tribes, and the Treaty of Fort Stanwix (1784) between the tribes and the American government. [Read more…] about Fort Stanwix National Monument Shut Down
Emmy Award winner Dolores N. Morris is set to speak at the National Lighthouse Museum on Staten Island about her book, The Soldier That Wagged Her Tail – A Black Veteran’s Story of WWII, which chronicles her father William A. Morris Jr.’s wartime experiences with his dog, Trixie, by his side. The event takes place on Sunday, January 20, 2019 from 3 to 5 pm. [Read more…] about ‘The Soldier That Wagged Her Tail’ Presentation On Staten Island
This week on The Historians podcast, Bob Cudmore discusses the 100th anniversary of the end of World War I and how the war impacted the Amsterdam, NY area. Another topic: a steam train excursion in upstate New York in 1968. [Read more…] about World War One’s End in Montgomery, Fulton Counties
The latest episode of the Capital District Civil War Round Table Podcast features Harold Holzer discussing his book Monument Man: The Life & Art of Daniel Chester French.
French was “one of America’s most prolific sculptors of public monuments,” who created The Minute Man in Concord, Harvard University’s John Harvard, and the statue of Abraham Lincoln for the Lincoln Memorial. [Read more…] about Albany’s Sheridan Statue Sculptor Daniel Chester French
The Unitarian Universalist Church of Utica (UU Utica) has announced the 4th Annual Peace Carol, an evening honoring the Christmas Truce of World War One, has been set for Tueday, December 11th at 4:30 pm.
This celebration features carols sung by members of UU Utica and the Proctor Choirs, the Procter Jr. ROTC Color Guard, a dramatic reading of Aaron Shepard’s The Christmas Truce performed by the RSVP Readers Theater, light refreshments, and more. [Read more…] about Fourth Annual Peace Carol In Utica Dec 11
The launch of Revolutionary Westchester 250 has been set for Saturday, December 8th, from 11:30 am to 4 pm at the Jay Heritage Center, 210 Boston Post Road, in Rye, NY.
From 11:30 am to 1:30 pm, visitors can learn from historic re-enactors from the Hearts of Oak Militia about the challenges New York and Westchester faced during the turbulent times of John Jay, Benedict Arnold, Ann Miller, Aaron Palmer and George Washington. There will be a Fife and Drum Corps and opportunity to stroll the historic grounds where John Jay returned to celebrate the treaty he forged to end the Revolutionary War. Food trucks will be on hand offering their wares. [Read more…] about Revolutionary Westchester 250 Launch at Jay Heritage Saturday
The Fraunces Tavern Museum is set to host Unlikely General: Mad Anthony Wayne and the Battle for America presented by Dr. Mary Stockwell, on Thursday, December 6th at 6:30 pm. [Read more…] about Unlikely General: Mad Anthony Wayne Talk in NYC
The next North Country Civil War Round Table, presented by Carol Opdyke and Stan Maine has been set for Sunday, November 18th, at 2 pm, at the St. Lawrence County Historical Association, 3 E. Main Street, Canton, and will focus on John Mills and the letters he wrote to his family during the Civil War.
John R. Mills was born in Canada in 1826 and moved to Gouverneur as a young man, where he married and became a blacksmith. During the Civil War, he served in the 60th NYSV Infantry, based out of Ogdensburg, as a corporal and then a second lieutenant, and despite being wounded and falling ill, he returned home to his family in 1865. [Read more…] about Civil War Letters Subject of Canton Round Table
On Thursday, November 15, 2018, the Fort Plain Museum is set to host military historian and author Edward G. Lengel, author of several award winning books on George Washington and the First World War, who will present “The American Way of War from the Revolution to World War I”.
A Revolutionary War and World War I historian, Lengel argues that the idea of a uniquely “American Way of War” dates back to colonial days, and especially to a dramatic, and losing, battle in which George Washington played a major role. The ideas about American versus European tactics and military behavior that this battle generated continues to influence the United States today. [Read more…] about American Way of War: Revolution to World War I