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
The Albany Institute of History & Art is set to host a lecture on the Brunner-Lay Plan of 1914 with professor emeritus John Pipkin.
The lecture explores the book Studies for Albany, released in 1914, which contains the observations and improvements proposed by architect Arnold Brunner and landscape architect Charles Downing Lay for the city of Albany, part of the City Beautiful movement.
The Albany County Historical Association’s annual Living History Day has been set for Sunday, May 5th, from noon to 4 pm at the Ten Broeck Mansion in Albany. This year’s theme, “Albany in the Roarin’ 20s,” will explore the history of Albany County through the decade’s arts, culture, and historic happenings. [Read more…] about Roarin’ 20s Albany Living History Day
The annual Researching New York Conference has been 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. [Read more…] about Researching NY Annual Historians’ Conference Call for Papers
The 20th Annual Albany History Fair has been set for Sunday, May 5th, at Historic Cherry Hill from noon to 4 pm. This years theme will be Albany – The Great American Story, and will delve into the Capital City’s literary history, draw from local collections to examine the cultural history of reading and writing, and use the art of storytelling to illuminate the human narratives embedded in the history at Cherry Hill and beyond. [Read more…] about 20th Annual Albany History Fair Set for May 5th
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