History show & tell is set to return to the Oneida County History Center (OCHC) with a special Veterans Day theme on Saturday, November 10th. Hosted by Joe Kelly, bring an old photograph, personal artifact, or other memorabilia from a Veteran in your family or community. Items can be personal or service related, and from the American Revolution to present day. Community members are invited to ‘show & tell’ or just listen. Free and open to all ages. [Read more…] about Veteran’s History Show and Tell Set For Utica
James Edmonston House in New Windsor is set to host General Horatio Gates on Sunday, November 11th.
From 4 to 6 pm, visit the Revolutionary War headquarters and meet General Horatio Gates, who was none too happy to be in this house. [Read more…] about General Horatio Gates At Edmonston House
The Fraunces Tavern Museum in Manhattan is set to host American Honor: The Creation of the Nation’s Ideals During the Revolutionary Era, presented by Craig Bruce Smith, on Thursday, November 8, at 6:30 pm. [Read more…] about Early American Ideals Presentation At Fraunces Tavern
The Albert Wisner Library in Warwick is set to host national bestselling author Russell Shorto to discuss his recent book, Revolution Song, on Wednesday, November 7 at 7 pm.
This narrative history looks back to the nation’s founding to see that people from different backgrounds had vastly different experiences of the Revolution years. Drawing on diaries, letters and autobiographies of both well known and obscure lives, Shorto resurrects their contrasting voices as they struggle through the social chaos of their day. [Read more…] about Russell Shorto Speaking In Orange County Nov 7th
2018 marks the 241st anniversary of the American victory at the Battle of Saratoga and the 240th anniversary of the Franco-American Alliance. But was the victory that prompted the French to join the American war effort, truly the “turning point” of the War for Independence?
In this episode of Ben Franklin’s World: A Podcast About Early American History, National Book Award-winner Nathaniel Philbrick joins us to explore the two events he sees as better turning points in the American War for Independence: Benedict Arnold’s treason and the French Navy’s participation in the war. You can listen to the podcast here: www.benfranklinsworld.com/208
The American Revolution Round Table: Hudson/Mohawk Valleys and Siena College’s McCormick Center for the Study of the American Revolution are set to present, “Benedict Arnold at Saratoga: How a Newly Discovered Letter Changed History” by Eric Schnitzer, on Tuesday, November 13, 2018.
The event starts at 6:30 pm, with time for socializing and networking followed by the program at 7 pm. The event will be held at Siena College, 515 Loudon Rd, Albany, in the Roger Bacon Building, Room 202, also known as Key Auditorium. [Read more…] about Benedict Arnold Road Table At Siena College Nov 13th
What in the first 40 years of his life made Benjamin Franklin the genius he became?
Benjamin Franklin serves as a great window on to the early American past because as a man of “variety” he pursued many interests: literature, poetry, science, business, philosophy, philanthropy, and politics.
But one aspect of Franklin’s life has gone largely unstudied: his childhood and early life.
In this episode of Ben Franklin’s World: A Podcast About Early American History, Nick Bunker, author of Young Benjamin Franklin: The Birth of Ingenuity (Penguin Random House, 2018), joins us to explore Benjamin Franklin’s early life and how family, childhood, and youthful experiences shaped him as a scientist and diplomat. You can listen to the podcast here: www.benfranklinsworld.com/207
The New York welcome is famous. Charles Lindbergh was paraded up Broadway under a deluge of ticker tape after flying the Atlantic solo in 1927. The Apollo 11 astronauts received an even grander reception 42 years later when they returned from the moon.
But no one was ever given a welcome like the one that Lafayette received in 1824. He was returning, one last time, to see the country whose independence he had fought for almost a half century earlier. His tour was a sensation. Echoes of it can be seen across New York to this day. [Read more…] about Lafayette In New York: A Hero and Aging General Returns
The National Park Service, in partnership with the Institute of Museum and Library Services, the National Endowment for the Humanities, and the National Endowment for the Arts, recently announced $4.8 million in Save America’s Treasures grants to help fund 16 projects in 12 states.
One of the projects selected for funding is an endangered collection of important documents regarding The Revolutionary War and New York Loyalists in need of conservation housed in the State Archives. [Read more…] about NYS Anti-Loyalist Documents Being Preserved
On Sunday, September 30, 2018, the Mount Independence State Historic Site in Orwell, Vermont, is set to host a talk by living historian Robert Grandchamp on the British 24th Regiment of Foot and their role in the Northern Campaign of the American Revolution. The talk, with a question and answer period, will run from 1 to 2:30 pm, and is included with regular admission ($5 adults/free under 15). [Read more…] about British Infantry Talk at Mount Independence, VT Sunday