A recent edition of the Capital District Civil War Round Table Podcast features Naval historian Chuck Veit who talked about his book Natural Genius: Brutus de Villeroi and the U. S. Navy’s First Submarine. Veit discussed the history of submarines and the remarkable life of French inventor Brutus de Villeroi, the man responsible for building the U. S. Navy’s first submarine. [Read more…] about Podcast: Brutus de Villeroi and the U. S. Navy’s First Submarine
In 1861 Benjamin Hall of Elizabethtown in Essex County was one among many young men who enlisted to fight against the South in the Union Army.
His wartime experiences took him to some of the major battlefields of the American Civil War, and finally to the notorious Confederate prisoner of war camp at Andersonville, Georgia. [Read more…] about Elizabethtown Civil War POW Benjamin Hall Talk in Ti
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On The Historians Podcast with Bob Cudmore, Roger Higgins, author of Billy Gogan Gone Fer Soldier, tells about his historical novel concerning an Irish immigrant to America and his experiences in the Intervención estadounidense en México, the Mexican War, in the 1840s. [Read more…] about A Historical Novel of the Mexican War
Christopher Klein, author of When the Irish Invaded Canada, is set to share the incredible true story of the Civil War veterans who fought for Ireland’s freedom on Monday, May 13 at 7 pm, at the Irish American Heritage Museum in Albany.
When the Irish Invaded Canada tells the story of a band of Irish-Americans who fled the Great Hunger in Ireland, fought on both sides of the Civil War, and then united to undertake one of the most fantastical missions in military history — to kidnap the British province of Canada, hold it hostage, and ransom it for Ireland’s independence. With the tacit support of the U.S. government, the self-proclaimed Irish Republican Army attacked Canada not just once, but five times between 1866 and 1871 in what are collectively known as the Fenian Raids. [Read more…] about Irish Fenian Raids Talk Set for Albany Monday
Veterans of the Valley, a full-day history symposium that explores local contributions to the nation’s military history and honors Mohawk Valley veterans from the First World War to the present, has been set for Saturday, May 18th from 9 am to 5 pm, at the Oneida County History Center.
This event features lectures and panel discussions on the Tuskegee Airmen, Utica’s World War Two POW camp, the Vietnam experience, and experiences from wars in Iraq and Afghanistan. The program culminates with a driving tour of Forest Hill Cemetery that highlights monuments and gravestones of veterans. [Read more…] about Mohawk Valley Military History Symposium Planned
Saratoga Springs Preservation Foundation is set to hold their 2019 Historic Homes Tour on Saturday, May 11th from 10 am to 4 pm.
This year’s tour features nine historic homes – 46 Circular Street, 108 Circular Street, two condos at the Stone Abbey at 125 Circular Street, 172 Circular Street, 201 Circular Street, 89 Court Street, 30 North Lane, and rehabilitation in progress at 184 Spring Street. In addition to these homes, the Van Raalte Mill at 125 High Rock Avenue and the New York State Military Museum at 61 Lake Avenue, will also be featured. [Read more…] about Saratoga Springs Historic Homes Tour Saturday
The Finger Lakes Museum (FLM) has announced over 30 scheduled programs from May through October. Guests will be able to experience the region in a variety of ways through a Bird Walk, Woods Walk, Trees for Tribs plantings of over 3,000 trees and shrubs, an octagon pavilion timber frame raising, L.L. Bean clinics, kayaking lessons, paddling trips, and the 4th Annual Paddle Keuka 5k race, among others. [Read more…] about Finger Lakes Museum Offering Event Filled Season
Eighteenth-century Britons asked themselves these questions. As we might suspect, their answers varied by time and whether they lived in Great Britain, North America, or the Caribbean. [Read more…] about Mixed-Race Britons & the Atlantic Family