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
Lakes to Locks Passage is set to host a public informational meeting for the Champlain Bridge Roadway Improvements Project on Thursday, July 18, 2019, from 4 to 7 pm, at the Crown Point State Historic Site Pavilion.
This is an opportunity for the public to attend an open-house style informational meeting. There will be multiple displays of project information and the draft design approval document presenting the proposed project. There will also an opportunity to provide input and written comments. [Read more…] about Crown Point Historic Site Roadway Plans Being Considered
John Adams predicted Americans would celebrate the Second of July, the day Congress voted in favor of independence, “with Pomp and Parade, with Shews, Games, Sports, Bells, Bonfires and Illuminations from one End of the Continent to the other.” He got the date wrong, but he was right about the festivities in commemoration of Independence Day. And yet July Fourth events have changed a great deal since 1776. [Read more…] about Celebrating the Fourth: Some History
Plattsburgh based film preservationist and archivist Andy MacDougall will co-host two screenings of his personal 16mm print of The Raid on Friday and Saturday, July 19th and 20th at 7 pm at the Clinton County Historical Museum, 98 Ohio Ave, in Plattsburgh.
During the Civil War, what is today known as a secret “terror cell” was briefly established in the North Country by Confederate soldiers. The 1954 20th Century Fox motion picture The Raid is based on this event and opens with a prison break in Plattsburgh by Confederate prisoners who, after escaping across the Canadian border, plan to rob banks in St. Albans, Vt., and set fire to the town. [Read more…] about ‘The Raid,’ St. Albans Civil War Raid Film Showings
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 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
Historical researcher David Fiske is set to give a presentation “Broadway Goes to War: Soldier Shows of World War I,” about the “soldier shows” which were staged during and after the First World War, on Sunday, July 14th at 2:30 pm at the Gorham Free Library, 2664 Main Street, Gorham, NY.
Soldier shows were put on to entertain servicemen – in training camps and overseas. However, the shows also allowed theatrical producers to amuse the public. The productions featured performers who were actually in the service, and consisted of humorous skits and novelty songs, which will be revisited during the program. [Read more…] about Soldier Shows: Broadway and War War One
The Clermont State Historic Site in Germantown is set to host a Old-Fashioned Independence Day Festival on July 4th, from 2 to 10 pm.
In honor of Clermont’s important Revolutionary War history, Clermont staff and volunteers will be dressed in historic costume while they demonstrate the skills and chores of 18th century life. [Read more…] about July 4th Event At Clermont Historic Site
The Hubbardton Battlefield State Historic Site in Hubbardton, Vermont has announced their annual full-scale, living history weekend commemorating the July 7, 1777, Revolutionary War battle fought there, set for the weekend of July 6 and 7, 2019. Hours are Saturday from 9:30 am to 5 pm and Sunday from 7:45 am to 4 pm, with the site closing at 5 pm.
Reenactors from around the northeast will set up camps to present this history pageant, considered the largest Revolutionary War living history weekend in northern New England. They honor the war’s only battle fought solely in what would become Vermont. [Read more…] about Battle of Hubbardton Rev War Weekend, July 6-7
For the American Revolution to be successful, it needed ideas people could embrace and methods for spreading those ideas. It also needed ways for revolutionaries to coordinate across colonial lines. How did revolutionaries develop and spread their ideas? How did they communicate and coordinate plans of actions?
In this episode of Ben Franklin’s World, Joseph Adelman, an Assistant Professor of History at Framingham State University and author of Revolutionary Networks: The Business and Politics of Printing the News, 1763-1789 (Johns Hopkins University Press, 2019), joins us to investigate the roles printers and their networks played in developing and spreading ideas of the American Revolution. [Read more…] about Revolutionary Print Networks: Printing the News, 1763-1789