The Fraunces Tavern Museum is set to host Unlikely General: Mad Anthony Wayne and the Battle for America presented by Dr. Mary Stockwell, on Thursday, December 6th at 6:30 pm. [Read more…] about Unlikely General: Mad Anthony Wayne Talk in NYC
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The Lincoln Depot Museum has announced a special presentation, Elmer Ellsworth and the 11th New York Fire Zouaves, has been set for Thursday, December 13, 2018 at 7:30 pm.
The 11th New York Volunteer Infantry Regiment was organized in New York City in May 1861 as a Zouave regiment, known for its unusual dress and drill style, by Colonel Elmer E. Ellsworth, a personal friend of President Abraham Lincoln. Drawn from the ranks of the city’s many volunteer fire companies, the unit was known alternately as the Ellsworth Zouaves, First Fire Zouaves, First Regiment New York Zouaves, and U.S. National Guards. [Read more…] about Elmer Ellsworth, 11th NY Fire Zouaves at Peekskill
Pulitzer Prize-winning writer Jennifer Egan and historian and activist Annelise Orleck will be the honorees on Thursday, November 29 at the New York Labor History Association’s 32nd Annual John Commerford Labor Education Awards.
Egan and Orleck are being honored for the work they do bringing workers’ history to life and illuminating its relevance for today. Egan’s most recent novel, Manhattan Beach, and Orleck’s most recent book, We Are All Fast-Food Workers Now, demonstrate just how much workers’ stories matter to understanding history. [Read more…] about Jennifer Egan, Annelise Orleck Win Labor Education Awards
The National Sporting Library & Museum (NSLM) in Middleburg, Virginia, has appointed Elizabeth von Hassell as Executive Director. She will join NSLM in December 2018.
Elizabeth von Hassell previously served as the Director of Development at James Madison’s Montpelier. [Read more…] about Sporting Library, Museum Director Has NYC Connections
This year’s Sons of the Revolution George Washington Birthday Ball has been set for Friday, February 22, 2019 at 7 pm, at the Union Club, located at 101 East 69th Street (at Park Avenue), New York.
This year’s George Washington Birthday Ball will be held on the date of George Washington’s birthday, and will commemorate the 300th anniversary of the commencement of the construction of the building that became Fraunces Tavern. [Read more…] about Fraunces Tavern Marking Building’s 300th Anniversary
The Fraunces Tavern Museum in Manhattan is set to host American Honor: The Creation of the Nation’s Ideals During the Revolutionary Era, presented by Craig Bruce Smith, on Thursday, November 8, at 6:30 pm. [Read more…] about Early American Ideals Presentation At Fraunces Tavern
One candidate was the incumbent, owner of a glittering resumé featuring roles in the Franklin D. Roosevelt and Truman administrations and a veteran of two tries for the Presidency, most recently with former President Truman’s overt backing. The other candidate, 17 years younger, was an electoral neophyte but a past holder of positions in the FDR, Truman and Eisenhower administrations.
One was the angular man in the back of the famous Yalta Summit photo taken in the dying days of the Second World War, an ear-whispering counselor to power and man of gravitas – a “wise man” role he would continue to play into his 90s. The other was a broad-shouldered bundle of energy and wide interests, a brash self-promoter who never met an issue he didn’t want to study, a public policy challenge he didn’t yearn to tackle. [Read more…] about Rockefeller, Harriman and 1958’s Battle of the Millionaires
A new film by filmmaker Cathy Lee Crane, The Manhattan Front: Women, anarchists, and spies conjure the fantastically true story of how America entered World War I is set to premiere in New York City on Sunday, November 11th, at the Anthology Film Archives, 32 2nd Ave, New York. [Read more…] about New Film About WWI, Women, Anarchists, and Spies
The New Amsterdam History Center Lecture Series is set to continue with “Was New Amsterdam’s Reputation for Religious Tolerance Earned? An Atlantic Perspective,” presentations and discussion on New Amsterdam and religious toleration, featuring historians Noah Gelfand and Danny Noorlander, on Thursday, November 8th. The event will take place from 6:30 to 8 pm at the The Netherland Club of New York, Warwick Hotel NY – Warwick Room, 65 West 54th Street, New York. [Read more…] about New Amsterdam’s Reputation for Religious Tolerance
Historian Patricia Salmon is set to lead a discussion on the history of Staten Island ferries, on November 8th, 2018 from 6:30 to 8:30 pm, at the National Lighthouse Museum, 200 The Promenade at Lighthouse Point, Staten Island.
Ferries have been running from Staten Island for more than 350 years. The ferry run we know today, ferryboats and classes, the Saint George and Whitehall terminals, ferry calamities, and those individuals who have molded the story of the Staten Island Ferry over the years will be featured. [Read more…] about Staten Island Ferry History Lecture in NYC