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
New Yorkers from across the state came together at the State Capitol on March 4th for the 13th annual Park Advocacy Day to urge policymakers to protect and preserve New York’s state parks. Nearly 80 representatives from more than 30 park Friends groups, environmental organizations, local parks, and educational organizations signed up to make the case for state park funding.
Park advocates urged state lawmakers to support the Governor’s $110 million capital investment in the state park system in this year’s state budget and continue to support the Park and Trail Partnership Program, a capacity-building grants program for Friends groups that support and strengthen the state’s parks, trails and historic sites. [Read more…] about Activists Call For Revitalization of State Parks System
The University at Albany, University Libraries, the Capital District Library Council, the NY Capital Region Alliance for Response, and the New York State Education Department have announced a half-day seminar “After the Big One: Navigating Disaster Recovery for Cultural Institutions,” set for May 21st, 2019 from 8:30 am to 1 pm, at the University at Albany’s Science Library in the 3rd Floor Standish Room. [Read more…] about Navigating Disaster Recovery for Cultural Institutions
I am writing from American Alliance of Museums’ Museum Advocacy Day where 300 museum professionals will be speaking up for museums on Capitol Hill, in Washington D.C. — 26 are from 18 of New York’s Congressional Districts comprising the largest delegation represented.
New York State Congressional Representatives are critically important to federal funding for museums. The new Chair of the House Appropriations Committee is Congresswoman Nita Lowey (D-NY17). Senator Gillibrand (D-NY) is the author of the Institute of Museum and Library Services re-appropriation letter in the U.S. Senate. Congressman Paul Tonko (D-NY20) is one of the bill sponsors in the House. [Read more…] about Erika Sanger: MEA Update, Museums Advocacy March 11-12
The New York State Museum has announced the opening of the poster exhibition Black Citizenship in the Age of Jim Crow, detailing the national story of the struggle for black equality after the end of slavery and through the Jim Crow era.
In recognition of Black History Month, this poster exhibition created by the New-York Historical Society Museum and Library will be on view in the State Museum’s main lobby through April 28. In addition, artifacts from the State Museum’s African American history collection will also be on display through March 3. [Read more…] about NYS Museum Displaying Posters, Artifacts For Black History Month