This week on The Historians Podcast, Malta town historian Paul Perreault has the story of a famous drawing of Andersonville Prison in Georgia done by a Union prisoner, Thomas O’Dea. Perreault also has an account of the Saratoga Battlefield and the story of a fighting chaplain in World War I, Reverend Francis Kelly. [Read more…] about A Famous Drawing Of An Infamous Prison
This list of upcoming events on Long Island is provided by Long Island Historical Societies and it’s membership. This notice is sent twice a month, on or around the 1st and the 15th of each month. [Read more…] about Upcoming Long Island History Events
Fort Ticonderoga Director of Academic Programs Richard Strum has been awarded the 2019-2020 New York State Distinguished Service Award from the New York State Council for the Social Studies for the contributions made to Social Studies education in the community and New York State. [Read more…] about Statewide Social Studies Council Recognizes Fort Ti’s Strum
The new Museum Education Act (A.9695) sponsored by Assembly Member Patricia Fahy to fund museum programs that serve high-need, low-resource communities regardless of location, has been voted out of the Tourism, Parks, Arts and Sports Development Committee. [Read more…] about New Museums Education Bill Clears Hurdle
King Philip’s War (also known by other names) took place in 1675–1678, mostly between native inhabitants of New England and New England Colonists.
The conflict was one of the greatest calamities of seventeenth century New England and extraordinarily violent. For example, after being defeated, native leader Metacomet was killed, his corpse beheaded, and then drawn and quartered – his head was displayed in Plymouth for more than 20 years. His son was among those enslaved and transported to Bermuda. [Read more…] about King Philip’s War & Violence Talk in Albany
The plan for the Erie Canal was a tremendous undertaking when construction began in 1817. When the digging commenced, the vastness of the landscape it would cut through became the obstacle.
David Brooks from Schoharie Crossing State Historic Site will be at Galway Public Library on Saturday for a presentation about the construction and environmental history of the Erie Canal. [Read more…] about Erie Canal Environmental History Program in Galway
How did the Atlantic World bring so many different peoples and cultures together? How did this large intermixing of people and cultures impact the development of colonial America?
Saratoga County History Roundtable (SCHR) is set to continue their Oral History initiative on Saturday, February 22nd, with “Creating Oral History,” a presentation by members of the Rutgers University Oral History Team. [Read more…] about Saratoga County Oral History Workshop
The Warren County Historical Society held its Annual Meeting at the end of January in Lake George and installed its Officers and Trustees for 2020. [Read more…] about Warren Co Historical Installs New Trustees