This week on The Historians Podcast with Bob Cudmore, Sandra Maceyka, vice president of the Elizabeth Cady Stanton Women’s Consortium (ECSWC), explains a fund raising campaign to build a statue of the women’s rights leader in Stanton’s home town of Johnstown. [Read more…] about Elizabeth Cady Stanton Statue Planned For Johnstown
In conjunction with the City of Johnstown’s Colonial Stroll holiday activities, Johnson Hall State Historic Site is set to hold its Holiday Open House on Friday, November 30 from 5 to 8 pm.
Johnson Hall will be decorated for the holiday season and will feature live 18th century music performed by Liaison Plaisantes. Homemade mulled cider will be served at the Stonehouse fireplace. The museum shop will offer 20% off for holiday shopping that evening. Horse-drawn wagon rides of the mansion’s circular drive, by Fritz-Ann Farms, will be available to visitors between 6 and 8:30 pm. [Read more…] about Johnson Hall Holiday Open House
This week on The Historians podcast, site manager Wade Wells at Johnson Hall State Historic Site in Johnstown, NY, looks at how 18th century settlers prepared for winter. [Read more…] about Preparing for Winter in the 18th Century
Johnson Hall State Historic Site is set to commemerate the anniversary of the July 11, 1774 death of Sir William Johnson by presenting a program on “Disease, Death and Mourning in the 18th Century” on Saturday, July 14. [Read more…] about Johnson Hall Event On 1700s Disease, Death and Mourning
Johnson Hall State Historic Site in Johnstown has announced their 2018 schedule of events. Events include workshops, presentations, a concert, and more. [Read more…] about Johnson Hall 2018 Calendar of Events
In conjunction with the City of Johnstown’s Colonial Stroll holiday activities, Johnson Hall State Historic Site will hold a Holiday Open House on Friday, December 1 from 5 to 8:30 pm.
The Hall will be decorated for the holiday season and will feature live 18th century music performed by Liaison Plaisantes in the second floor hall. Mulled cider and ginger cookies will be served at the Slave Quarters fireplace. [Read more…] about Johnson Hall Holiday Open House Dec 1st
The 2017 18th Century Market Fair at Johnson Hall State Historic Site will be held on the historic 18th century Johnson estate on July 15 and 16 from 10 am to 4 pm, rain or shine.
Throughout both days colonial sutlers (vendors) will offer their wares for sale. Demonstrations of 18th century daily life will add to the event, including an encampment, period dram (tavern) demo and colonial toys and games. In the slave quarters, culinary historian and hearth cooking specialist Lavada Nahon will demonstrate open-hearth cooking and interpret historic African and African-American food ways. [Read more…] about Johnson Hall Market Fair July 15-16th
In conjunction with the City of Johnstown’s Colonial Stroll holiday activities, Johnson Hall State Historic Site will hold a Holiday Open House on Friday, December 2 from 6 to 8:30 pm. [Read more…] about Johnson Hall Holiday Open House December 2nd
This week on “The Historians” podcast Johnson Hall site manager Wade Wells describes loyalist Sir John Johnson’s escape from his family estate in Johnstown, N.Y., in 1776 as rebel soldiers were on their way there to arrest him. Listen to the podcast here. [Read more…] about John Johnson’s Escape from Johnstown, 1776
One of the real pleasures in researching and writing When Men and Mountain Meet was exploring the actual sites of the historic places mentioned in my book: the little town of Castorland on the Black River, the LeRay Mansion at Fort Drum, Gouverneur Morris’ Mansion at Natural Dam and David Parish’s house, now the Remington Art Museum, in Ogdensburg. And then there was finding Zephaniah Platt’s grave in the Riverside Cemetery in Plattsburgh, in Lake Placid the site of the 1813 Elba Iron and Steel Manufacturing works , Charles Herreshoff’s flooded iron ore mine in Old Forge and the complex of building foundations that made up John Thurman’s 1790 development at Elm Hill.
There was one site, however, that was a little harder to locate than the others; Sir William Johnson’s fishing camp “Fish House”. [Read more…] about The Mystery of William Johnson’s ‘Fish House’