A women’s history conference is set to be offered by the Yates County History Center at the Hampton Inn in Penn Yan on June 28 and 29th. Speak To The Light: Two Centuries of Women’s History in the Finger Lakes is being offered to commemorate the 200th anniversary of the death of Jemima Wilkinson, said to be the first American woman to found a religion, the Society of Universal Friends. [Read more…] about Finger Lakes Women’s History Conference Set For June
The American Irish Historical Society has announced “Eugene O’Neill and Ireland,” a talk by Dan McGovern, president of the Eugene O’Neill Foundation, Tao House, has been set for Thursday, April 25th, at 6:30 pm.
Eugene O’Neill was the only American playwright to receive the Nobel Prize for Literature. It was at Tao House in Danville, California, where O’Neill wrote his greatest plays, including Long Day’s Journey Into Night and The Iceman Cometh. [Read more…] about Eugene O’Neill and Ireland: A Talk by Dan McGovern
The 22nd International James Fenimore Cooper/Susuan Fenimore Cooper Conference has been set for September 25-28, 2019, at SUNY Oneonta.
This years conference will examine Cooper within this tension between native purity and immigrant amalgamation.
Organizers have announced they are seeking papers that address the role of Cooper and his contemporaries in forging an American identity out of the cultural mixture of overlapping empires and immigration. [Read more…] about 22nd International Fenimore Cooper Conference Call for Papers
His grandfather, Joseph Haraden, Sr., was a General Electric engineer who founded the business as a Schenectady Chevrolet dealer in 1919. [Read more…] about Family Dealers: 100 Years Selling Cars
As someone who has written extensively about the history of peace movements in American history, I was particularly encouraged by the noted historian Larry Wittner’s piece “New York’s Long History of Peace Activism,” which appeared in the New York History Blog.
In his excellent overview he mentioned the role of the Committee on Militarism in Education (C.M.E.), an organization that was New York-based and played a vital role as a watchdog in its efforts to check the growth and establishment of the Reserve Officers Training Program (R.O.T.C.) between the world wars.
Although there have been some scholarly works that discuss its role in peace activism, what has been missing is the important and vital role that New Yorkers played in creating and supporting its efforts to check military training in both higher and secondary education. [Read more…] about How New Yorkers Challenged Militarism in Education
The Oneida County History Center will host a lecture by Syracuse University Professor Philip P. Arnold on the Haudenosaunee (Iroquois) and the Erie Canal , set for Saturday, January 26th at 1 pm.
For millennia waterways have been profoundly important in indigenous Haudenosaunee territories. Arnold will discuss the important role waterways play in the cosmology of the Haudenosaunee people of New York State, and the Erie Canal’s profound environmental effects and traumatic consequences on the Haudenosaunee relationships to their lands. [Read more…] about The Haudenosaunee and The Erie Canal Jan 26th
The Columbia County Historical Society (CCHS) has announced an illustrated lecture, “Early American Portraits,” led by Gayle Skluzacek, set for Saturday, January 19th, from 4:30 to 6:30 pm, at Van Buren Hall in Kinderhook.
Early American and Columbia County Portrait Paintings are the theme of this two-part Winter Lecture Series. The first lecture will explore Early American portraiture, focusing on the East Coast, including Philadelphia, New York and Boston. Post-lecture, all attendees are invited to the James Vanderpoel ‘House of History’ for wine or other beverages. [Read more…] about Early American Portraits Lecture Planned In Kinderhook
The Historic Districts Council of the City of New York is seeking information on historic place and events related to the city’s Latino Heritage.
The main altar of St. Peter’s Roman Catholic Church, in the Financial District of New York, is embellished with a painting called The Crucifixion, by the Mexican artist Jose Vallejo. Many of the paintings that decorate this church, including The Crucifixion, were donated by Archbishop Nunez de Haro from Mexico City in the late 18th Century.
In 1965, St. Peter’s Roman Catholic Church was designated a landmark of the city by the New York City Landmarks Preservation Commission, one of the earliest designations in the city. [Read more…] about HDC Searching For NYC’s Latino Heritage
Alice Morse Earle’s book Colonial Days in Old New York: Before, During and After the American Revolution has been republished in a softcover edition by HVA Press, in Warwick, NY.
Born in 1851, at the time Colonial Days in Old New York was first published in 1896, many scholars dismissed Alice Morse Earle’s work. She was criticized as a woman too focused on the details of everyday life, derided as “pots and pans history.” Today, she is better understood as an important source for modern social historians.
The Rome Historical Society will be hosting a look back at holiday and winter traditions of Central New York on December 21 at 7 pm.
William Sawyer, Park Ranger for over 30 years, will present songs and stories looking at the various American holiday traditions in the Mohawk Valley through research of the 1700s and how the different cultures contributed to a shared version of the holiday. [Read more…] about 1700s Holiday Traditions, Mohawk Valley Music Event