This week on The Historians Podcast, Bob Cudmore’s guest is Deborah Emmons-Andarawis, executive director at Historic Cherry Hill, an 18th century house museum on South Pearl Street in Albany, New York. Hear about the lives of the former residents and the gripping tale of a murder at Cherry Hill in the 1800s. [Read more…] about Albany’s Historic Cherry Hill (Historians Podcast)
The Schuyler Mansion State Historic Site in Albany has invited the public to attend an old-fashioned Independence Day celebration on the mansion grounds, on Thursday, July 4th, 2019, from 11 am to 4 pm. This event is free and open to the public.
There will be a variety of 18th century inspired activities that may be sampled throughout the afternoon and demonstrations of candle-dipping, tin-smithing and natural dying. “Dr. Stringer,” Philip Schuyler’s physician, will discuss the subject of 18th-century medicine, including the use of leeches, bleeding, and oxygen. [Read more…] about Independence Day Event At Schuyler Mansion in Albany
An evening walking tour focusing on the Slingerland family has been set for Friday, June 28th beginning at 6 pm, at the Albany Rural Cemetery. [Read more…] about Cemetery Tour: A Visit With The Slingerlands
The Albany County Historical Association has announced “Prohibition’s Greatest Myths: The Distilled Truth About America’s Anti-Alcohol Crusade,” a lecture by Professor Richard Hamm, set for Thursday, June 17th at 7 pm at the Ten Broeck Mansion. [Read more…] about ‘Prohibition’s Greatest Myths’ Talk Set For Albany
The University at Albany Department of Geography and Planning has developed, in partnership with Albany Rural Cemetery, a new mobile database using GIS (Geographic Information Systems) which gives visitors to the cemetery the ability to link to grave locations, burial records, biographies, and photos via smartphone, tablet, or other device. [Read more…] about New Albany Rural Cemetery Tour App Available
The annual Researching New York Conference is set for November 21-23, 2019, at the University at Albany. Organizers are seeking individual and panel proposals on all aspects of New York State history, in all time periods. Roundtables, media presentations, workshops, and other non-traditional presentations are encouraged.
Proposals are due June 16, 2019 to email@example.com. [Read more…] about Albany History Conference Proposals Due June 16
The Albany County Historical Association has announced a week of Archaeology Camp at the Ten Broeck Mansion. Led by a professional archaeologist from Hartgen Archaeological Associates, campers will conduct a dig on the grounds of the Ten Broeck Mansion, built in 1798 for Brigadier General Abraham Ten Broeck and his family. [Read more…] about Archaeology Camp at the Ten Broeck Mansion
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
The Rockefeller Institute of Government is accepting applications for the Richard P. Nathan Public Policy Fellowship Program. The fellowship seeks to connect cutting-edge policy expertise to public problems and the policy community that tries to address them. Fellows will work closely with the Rockefeller Institute of Government’s expert researchers on a variety of projects and policies in the areas of healthcare, fiscal policy, economics, education, law, and social policy. [Read more…] about Public Policy Fellowship at the Rockefeller Institute
Wednesday, May 1st marked the 75th anniversary of the commissioning of USS Slater. Commissioning is the ceremony by which a ship is placed in active duty with its country’s military forces. [Read more…] about USS Slater Commissioned 75 Years Ago