The handwritten manuscript draft of New York State’s 1777 state constitution, adopted in Kingston on April 20, 1777, will be on public display on the 11th floor of the Cultural Education Center, 222 Madison Avenue, Albany, from Monday, April 15 through Saturday, April 20 from 9:30 am to 4:30 pm. The display marks the 242nd anniversary of the state constitution and the establishment of New York as a state. [Read more…] about Handwritten Draft of NY’s First Constitution in Albany April 15-20
Dr. Liz Covart, host of the popular podcast Ben Franklin’s World, is set to discuss her research on early American history and highlight episodes from her podcast on Thursday, April 25 at 6:15 pm at the Cultural Education Center (222 Madison Avenue, Albany). [Read more…] about Liz Covart Speaking At Cultural Education Center Apr 25
USS Slater is scheduled to open to the public on Wednesday, April 3rd at 10 am. This year will mark the ship’s 22nd season on the Hudson River in Albany, New York.
There have been tremendous changes to the ship since she first arrived, and the USS Slater is considered among the best restored and most historically accurate ships remaining from the Second World War. [Read more…] about USS Slater Opens April 3rd in Albany
The Albany Institute of History & Art is set to host a lecture with Elle Shushan on Sunday, March 31, 2019, at 2 pm. The lecture is open to the public and included with admission.
Elle Shushan brings her extensive knowledge of portrait miniatures to the lecture “How America Found its Face: Portrait Miniatures in the New Republic.” The talk explores how the new republic’s optimism influences the more open and lighter style of American portrait miniatures in the early nineteen century. Shushan explains how the American characteristics of the new style influence artists such as Gilbert Stuart and George Savage. [Read more…] about Portrait Miniatures in the New Republic Albany Lecture
Oliveira grew up in the Albany area and is also author of a novel about a Civil War physician, My Name is Mary Sutter. Sutter is a major character in Winter Sisters. Her book was chosen as the Amsterdam Reads selection for 2019. [Read more…] about 19th Century Albany Topic of Historical Novel
The Albany Institute of History & Art is set to host a Jewelry Appraisal Day in partnership with Mark Lawson Antiques on Saturday, March 30, 2019 from 10:30 am to 2 pm.
Interested participants are welcome to come to the museum to have local appraiser Mark Lawson and a team of certified gemologists appraise the market value of jewelries. Appraisals will be $5 per piece with a limit of three per person. Appraisals will be verbal appraisals. [Read more…] about Jewelry Appraisals Event At Albany Institute
The Albany County Historical Association (ACHA) has announced an Easter Egg Hunt in the Garden of the Ten Broeck Mansion has been set for April 13th, at 11 am.
Attendees can bring their own basket or bag, or ACHA will have paper bags available to gather goodies. After the egg hunt, enjoy some light refreshments. This event is free, though pre-registration is requested. [Read more…] about Easter Egg Hunt in the Garden at Ten Broeck Mansion
This week on The Historians podcast with Bob Cudmore, Frankie Y. Bailey, a criminal justice professor at the University at Albany, discusses issues in the history of crime, such as the popularity of mugshots, and her own career as a criminal mystery writer. [Read more…] about Frankie Bailey On Albany’s Mugshot History
The New York State Library has announced a talk by Jim Folts on Chancery Court Records held in the State Archives, set for Saturday, March 16, 2019, from 1 to 2 pm at the Cultural Education Center, Librarians Room (7th Floor).
Pre-1847 Chancery Court records in the State Archives may provide additional information about the lives of obscure ancestors, including guardianships, divorces, and mortgage foreclosures. The records include the extensive Chancery records formerly in New York City, transferred to the Archives in 2017. [Read more…] about Chancery Court Records Focus of Saturday NYS Library Talk
The New York State Museum has announced the addition of 14 new artworks to its contemporary Native American art collection. In accordance with the mission of the collection, each artist is a citizen of an Indigenous nation whose ancestral lands are located in what is now New York State.
Launched in 1986, and now numbering more than 160 artworks, the contemporary Native American art collection showcases a breadth of Native artistic skills and craftsmanship. [Read more…] about NYS Museum Adds Contemporary Native American Art