The Catskill Conquest Pilot Rally will take place this Saturday, beginning at 9 am with a continental breakfast at the Maurice D. Hinchey Catskill Interpretive Center, 5096 State Route 28, Mount Tremper, NY.
A morning program will include Richard Riker who will speak about his grandparents, A. L. and Edith Riker, who drove the Locomobile in the 1903 Auto Endurance Run. A 1898 Riker Electric and a 1909 Locomobile Model L Demi-Tonneau will be on the grounds. Continue reading
The Northern New York American Canadian Genealogical Society’s (NNYACGS) Fall Conference has been set for Friday through Sunday, September 28-30, 2018, at the Dannemora Civic Center in Saranac, Clinton County, NY. The Conference will feature three days of genealogical talks and research.
On Friday and Sunday, the genealogical library will be open from 10 am to 4 pm for free research. Saturday, the 29th is reserved for two sessions. Continue reading
Historic Cherry Hill and the Children’s Museum of Science & Technology are set to present “Paws, Claws & Slippery Tails: The Pets of Cherry Hill” on September 29th from Noon to 4 pm.
The event will be a site-wide scavenger hunt in which guests learn the story of the cast of animals who lived at Cherry Hill over its long history as the Van Rensselaer family home — from Miles Standish, the rooster who was ever bullied by the saloon keeper’s cock, to Polly, a cockatoo, to Dandy, the Dalmatian. Continue reading
Parks & Trails New York (PTNY) and the NYS Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation (OPRHP), have announce the fourth round of $500,000 in competitive grants through the NYS Park and Trail Partnership Program funded through the NYS Environmental Protection Fund.
The grants are available to organizations that support parks, trails, historic sites and public lands, and are administered by PTNY, in partnership with OPRHP. Continue reading
David Preston is set to give a talk on the Battles of Saratoga on Saturday, September 22, 2018, from 1 to 3 pm at the Saratoga Town Hall in Schuylerville.
The Saratoga National Historical Park funded this project using untapped resource material and a fresh look at the archival records. This more advanced study of colonial borderland and conflicts at Saratoga from 1650-1777 broaden understanding of the context of the 1777 campaign, battles, siege and surrender at Saratoga, and develop historical background information on the dominance and significance of the Schuyler family. Continue reading
A one-day Revolutionary War tour led by by Bruce Venter and local historians has been set for Friday, September 21, 2018, from 8 am to 4 pm.
“Forts and Fights: The Revolutionary War in the Mohawk Valley” will leave from Johnstown, and explore sites in the Mohawk Valley during the Revolutionary War; sites that are less frequently visited or on private property. Continue reading
Activist, historian, author, and Utica native Deirdre Sinnott is set to present “Underground Railroad: The 1836 Escape, Arrest, and Rescue in Utica of George and Harry Bird” on Wednesday, September 26th at 5:30 pm at the Oneida County Historical Society.
The presentation is the culmination of extensive research by Sinnott and local Oneida County historians to demystify the 180-year-old story of two enslaved men who were encouraged by their dying mistress to run from their home in Woodstock, VA and find the path from slavery to freedom. Continue reading
The New York State Museum will open the second and final phase of it’s exhibition Enterprising Waters: New York’s Erie Canal on Saturday, September 22.
The first phase of the exhibition opened in September 2017 and focused on the circumstances leading up to building the canal and the canal’s construction. The second phase of the exhibition focuses on the Erie Canal’s growth, politics, industries and legacy.
The Albany Institute of History & Art is set to host author Julie van den Hout on Sunday, September 23 at 2 pm for a lecture on her book Adriaen van der Donck, A Dutch Rebel in Seventeenth-Century America. This lecture is co-sponsored by the New Netherland Institute and is included with museum admission.
Adriaen van der Donck, A Dutch Rebel in Seventeenth-Century America focuses on Adriaen van der Donck, a young legal activist from the seventeenth-century Dutch colony of New Netherland. The book details his life from his childhood and education, but it focuses on his battle to bring his struggling colony’s complaints with the Dutch West India Company to the highest level of government in the Dutch Republic. It also delves into the changes he brought long after his death, as well as discussing his book, Description of New Netherland, which contains his vision for the country. Continue reading
The New York Chapter of the Association for Gravestone Studies (AGS) has announce its fall meeting has been set for Saturday, September 29, 2018.
The event will take place from 10 am to 3:30 pm in Hartsdale, NY (in Westchester County). Talks will be held at St. Andrew’s Episcopal Church and the walking tour will be held at Hartsdale Pet Cemetery. Continue reading