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
The New Netherland Institute has invited the public to their 32nd Annual Meeting on May 10th at the University Club of Albany. The meeting is free to NNI members and $10 for non-members. [Read more…] about New Netherland Institute Annual Meeting Set for Albany
Tickets are now on sale for the Historical Society of the Town of Colonie’s 2019 Historic Walking Tour at the Albany Rural Cemetery, which is set for Saturday, May 18th. [Read more…] about Historic Walking Tours at Albany Rural Cemetery
The American Revolutionary War Round-Table of Upstate NY and Siena College’s McCormick Center for the Study of the American Revolution are set to present Amateurs Talk About Tactics, but Professionals Study Logistics: Supplying the Sullivan Expedition of 1779 by Robert Mulligan, on Thursday, May 9th.
In 1779 George Washington sent a quarter of the Continental Army into the Iroquoian lands of Central New York to destroy the towns and crops, and to capture hostages to secure the good behavior of the Iroquois. Over 40 towns were destroyed, and thousands of acres of cropland laid waste before the harvest. Since no hostages were taken, the enraged Iroquois warriors were free to raid the frontiers of New York and Pennsylvania. [Read more…] about Event Cancelled – Supplying the Sullivan Expedition of 1779