The 2019 American Revolution Mohawk Valley Conference is this weekend, June 7-9, at the Fort Plain Museum, 389 Canal St, Fort Plain. The conference is free for all history teachers and students from and associated with Montgomery County, public and private schools and colleges. [Read more…] about Am Rev Conference Free for Montgomery Co History Teachers, Students
On The Historians Podcast, Bob Cudmore has stories from the Mohawk Valley: Amsterdam’s downtown movie theaters, a syndicated journalist from Fonda and a Civil War surgeon who was born in Root, NY. [Read more…] about Theaters, a Journalist and a Prominent Mohawk Valley Doctor
The Friends of Schoharie Crossing State Historic Site are set to welcome Thomas Grasso to discuss the bedrock and ice age geologic history of the region, and how this long and complex natural history affected human history by controlling the route of the canal and the obstacles that had to be overcome.
Some of the local quarries that supplied stone for locks and aqueducts will be mentioned. [Read more…] about Geology of the Erie Canal Program at Schoharie Crossing
The Annual American Revolution Mohawk Valley Conference has been set for June 6-9, 2019. This is the fifth year the Fort Plain Museum has held the conference. [Read more…] about Mohawk Valley American Revolution Conference In June
Veterans of the Valley, a full-day history symposium that explores local contributions to the nation’s military history and honors Mohawk Valley veterans from the First World War to the present, has been set for Saturday, May 18th from 9 am to 5 pm, at the Oneida County History Center.
This event features lectures and panel discussions on the Tuskegee Airmen, Utica’s World War Two POW camp, the Vietnam experience, and experiences from wars in Iraq and Afghanistan. The program culminates with a driving tour of Forest Hill Cemetery that highlights monuments and gravestones of veterans. [Read more…] about Mohawk Valley Military History Symposium Planned
Bob Loomis, descendant of Loomis Gang member Amos Plumb Loomis, is set to share history of one of the Mohawk Valley’s most notorious families, on Saturday, May 4th at 1 pm, at the Oneida County History Center.
Amos and his five brothers were part of the Loomis Gang from the 1840s to the 1870s, specializing in horse theft and livestock rustling, they also dealt in stolen goods, engaged in burglaries, and counterfeiting, arson and other harassment of their enemies. The Loomis family was the nucleus of a gang composed of youths from their area, as well as criminal elements from elsewhere and were able to buy protection from local authorities. [Read more…] about Mohawk Valley’s Notorious Loomis Gang
This week on The Historians Podcast with Bob Cudmore, Mohawk Valley singer-songwriters Cosby Gibson and Tom Staudle play songs and tell stories from their new show on the 19th century lumberjacks of upstate New York.
The Fort Plain Museum has announced the 5th Annual American Revolution Mohawk Valley Conference has been set for June 6-9, 2019.
The 2019 Conference will feature a line-up of 12 notable historian/authors presenting on a wide variety of topics related to the American Revolution. [Read more…] about Mohawk Valley American Revolution Conference Set for June
Women Belong in History Books contributing author Deborah Kidder is set to discuss remarkable women from the Mohawk Valley on Saturday, March 23rd at 1 pm at the Oneida County History Center. The presentation will focus on the lives and legacy of three women born near Oneida County in the 19th century: Myrtilla Miller, Helen Huxtable Young, and Utica native Elizabeth Farrell. [Read more…] about Utica: The Education and Legacy of Three Women
The Oneida County History Center (OCHC) in Utica will host an talk about the geology of the Upper Mohawk Valley on Satudray, January 19, 2019, at 1 pm.
The region of the Great Oneida Carry is one of the few easily traveled routes from the east coast to the interior of the United States. The Mohawk River has carved this pathway through the bedrock of the Appalachian Plateau that has aided transportation and migration for thousands of years. Bob Allers will describe the geologic processes that have modified the region and left the landforms we see today.