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.
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
Dutch Heritage World Tours from Amsterdam, the Netherlands, in cooperation with many organizations connected In the Hudson and Mohawk Valleys, have released “How Dutch Is New York? – The Hudson Valley Tour”, and “How Dutch Is New York? – The Mohawk Valley Tour”.
With these two new tours the current project consisting of nine bilingual audio tours focused on shared, Dutch-American heritage and history in New York State is completed. [Read more…] about Dutch-American Audio Tour Project Completed
This week on The Historians Podcast, Bob Cudmore and Dave Greene take a look at the history of flooding in the Amsterdam area of the Mohawk Valley, plus an account of the recent Schoharie River Center literary festival in Burtonville. There’s also the story of an animal farm in Cranesville, NY. [Read more…] about Floods Along The Mohawk (Historians Podcast)