Fort Ticonderoga, in partnership with the American Battlefield Trust, has announced they are seeking proposals for a conference inspired by the bicentennial of the preservation of Fort Ticonderoga to be held Friday-Sunday, October 16-18, 2020. [Read more…] about Fort Ti Preservation Conference Call for Papers Extended
The 27th Annual Conference on the Adirondacks, scheduled for May 13th and 14th at Paul Smith’s College, is being rescheduled, likely to the fall. Organizers will announce a new date once a decision has been made.
Conference organizers, the Adirondack Research Consortium, are accepting paper and poster abstracts for presentations. [Read more…] about Adirondack Research Conference Postponed
The Museum Association of New York’s Board of Directors voted unanimously to postpone the Annual Conference and Museum and Folk Art Forum until later in 2020.
An announcement sent to members and supporters said: “Although this decision was made because the health and well-being of our museum community comes first, it has severe financial consequences for the Museum Association of New York.”
The Fort Plain Museum is set to hold their Annual American Revolution Mohawk Valley Conference on June 11 – 14, 2020, at the Fulton-Montgomery Community College. [Read more…] about American Revolution Mohawk Valley Conference Set
The Albany Film Festival, set for Saturday, March 28th, at the University at Albany uptown campus, will feature panel discussions, and conversations with actors, filmmakers and authors whose books have been made into movies, along with screenings of feature-length films, a contest for film shorts, an awards ceremony, and a viewing of a new large scale outdoors video projection. [Read more…] about Albany Film Festival VIP Passes Available
The Capital District Genealogical Society has announced their 2020 Conference, set for Saturday, May 30th, at The Desmond Hotel in Albany.
Judy Russell will be the Keynote Speaker on the subject “After The Courthouse Burns: Rekindling Family History through DNA.” Catastrophic records loss due to fires and disasters at courthouses is a fact of life for genealogists. When a disaster takes out birth, marriage, death, court, land and probate records all in one fell swoop, it may still be possible to light our family’s research fires — to rekindle our interest in our ancestral roots — using DNA evidence. [Read more…] about Capital District Genealogical Conference Set for May
In 1820, New York merchant William Ferris Pell took the remarkable step of purchasing the grounds of the former military post at Fort Ticonderoga.
Pell prevented the further deterioration of the fort ruins by installing a fence, a small but powerful act that marks one of the first private preservation efforts of an 18th-century battlefield site in American history. [Read more…] about Fort Ti Preservation History Conference Planned
Robert Fields has been named Keynote Speaker for the Museum Association of New York: The Power of Partnership Conference, set for March 29th-31st, in Albany. Fields’ keynote is set for 9 am on Tuesday, March 31st.
Fields is the President & Executive Director of Weeksville Heritage Center, an historic house museum in Brooklyn dedicated to keeping the history of one of the largest free black communities in pre-Civil War America relevant and resonant for contemporary audiences. [Read more…] about Weeksville Heritage Director Keynoting Museums Conference
The 2020 New York State Canal Conference will be held October 4-6, 2020 at the Rivers Casino Event Center in Schenectady.
This year’s conference will explore the trends and opportunities in the regional and international waterway systems. [Read more…] about 2020 NYS Canal Conference Being Held In Schenectady
As 2019 drew to a close, I concluded my review of the conferences I attended or would like to have attended in 2019. The final one was the annual conference of the Westchester/Lower Hudson Council for the Social Studies held on December 13 at a hotel in West Harrison in Westchester County. [Read more…] about Lessons from a Social Studies Conference