In the latest episode of the “New Netherland Praatjes” podcast, Joyce Goodfriend chats with New Netherland Institute’s Steve McErleane about Goodfriend’s career as a leading historian of New Netherland and early New York. [Read more…] about New Netherland Praatjes Podcast: Colonial Era ‘Dutchness’
This week on The Historians Podcast is Angelica Shirley Carpenter author of Born Criminal: Matilda Joslyn Gage, Radical Suffragist. The book is a biography of one of the leaders of the women’s rights movement, who was born near Syracuse and who was also an influence on L. Frank Baum’s fictional works about Oz.
The latest episode of the Capital District Civil War Round Table Podcast features Appomattox National Historical Park historian Patrick Schroeder. Patrick talked about the 5th New York, the Appomattox campaign, and Lee’s surrender at Appomattox Court House. [Read more…] about Latest Capital District Civil War Round Table Podcast
This week on The Historians Podcast, a look at the history of Transcendental Meditation and Hindu guru Maharishi Mahesh Yogi with Susan Shumsky, author of Maharishi and Me: Seeking Enlightenment with the Beatles’ Guru. [Read more…] about The Transcendental Meditation Movement (Podcast)
The December 2018 “Crossroads of Rockland History,” featured South Nyack Village Trustee and Esposito Rail Trail Sign Committee member Andrew Goodwillie.
Goodwillie shared fascinating facts and anecdotes about the impact of the railroad and Thruway on Nyack and South Nyack. Goodwillie and a team of volunteers from Nyack, South Nyack and Piermont have been researching this history to create wayside historical signage along the Esposito Rail Trail (Nyack, South Nyack, Piermont and Sparkill). The signs are finished and will soon be in the ground in a number of locations along this busy walking trail. [Read more…] about Esposito Rail Trail: Crossroads of Rockland History
Lake Ronkonkoma on Long Island had hit rock bottom by 2016. The once famous resort area had become a dumping ground for garbage, construction waste and worse. To clean it up, to restore it to the natural conditions enjoyed by visitors and residents of centuries past, would be a historic rennovation of massive proportions. [Read more…] about Saving Long Island’s Lake Ronkonkoma
This week on The Historians podcast, Bob Cudmore discusses the 100th anniversary of the end of World War I and how the war impacted the Amsterdam, NY area. Another topic: a steam train excursion in upstate New York in 1968. [Read more…] about World War One’s End in Montgomery, Fulton Counties
What secrets lurk in the depths of Lake Ronkonkoma on Long Island? In our interview with Evelyn Vollgraff, president of the Lake Ronkonkoma Historical Society, we discuss the development of this area from Indian settlement to early 20th-century resort. Located near the geographical center of the island and its largest freshwater lake, Ronkonkoma has been a prominent landmark for centuries. Also joining us is Danielle Campbell of News Channel 12 who, through her own reporting, has highlighted the uniqueness of the region. [Read more…] about Lake Ronkonkoma: The Long Island History Project
The “Crossroads of Rockland History” podcast recently focused on the award-winning documentary Piermont’s Papermill: Stories from the Factory. Betsy Franco Feeney (Trustee) from the Piermont Historical Society (PHS) joined Clare Sheridan to discuss life in Piermont before the Condominiums. [Read more…] about Piermont’s Papermill: Crossroads of Rockland History
The latest episode of the Capital District Civil War Round Table Podcast features Harold Holzer discussing his book Monument Man: The Life & Art of Daniel Chester French.
French was “one of America’s most prolific sculptors of public monuments,” who created The Minute Man in Concord, Harvard University’s John Harvard, and the statue of Abraham Lincoln for the Lincoln Memorial. [Read more…] about Albany’s Sheridan Statue Sculptor Daniel Chester French