The Women’s Rights Alliance of New York State has announced the schedule for its conference Women’s Rights and Justice in New York State: Past and Present to be held November 1 and 2, 2019 in Syracuse. [Read more…] about Women’s Rights and Justice Conference Details Set
The William G. Pomeroy Foundation has announced their 2019 Historical Research Intern program, a chance to gain history research and archival experience in the nonprofit sector. These are paid internship opportunities.
Historical Research Interns will work with the Pomeroy Foundation team on a variety of history-related projects that will have a direct impact on enhancing digital archives, newly redesigned website, and online historic signage database. [Read more…] about Historical Research Internships in Syracuse
A planned escape? An outing to visit family and friends? Or just for fun?
One spring day in 1937, Louis must have decided it was a time for a change of scenery and maybe the opportunity to get back to city life and family he once lived with.
But to travel off of Onondaga Hill, there are several ways. Unfortunately, all down hill. [Read more…] about Wheelchair Downhill Pioneer Louis’s Twists and Turns
As Rich Miller remembers, it was sometime around 1984 that a colleague at the bank where he worked first mentioned Onondaga’s Split Rock Explosion of July 2, 1918.
This was not the first time that Rich’s interest was piqued by the Split Rock Explosion. He had read former newspaper columnist Dick Case’s columns on that event, but this was the first time someone offered to take Rich up to explore Split Rock.
Over thirty years later, his research has lead him to write a four volume series about Split Rock – before, during and after the explosion that changed the lives of the people who worked there and the communities nearby. [Read more…] about Remembering Onondaga’s Split Rock Explosion
The world premiere of the opera, Pushed Aside: Reclaiming Gage, is set for 4 pm Sunday, January 21 at the Carrier Theater, Civic Center, Syracuse.
Pushed Aside tells the story of Matilda Joslyn Gage, the lesser known third member of the “triumvirate” of early women’s suffragists – the other two being Susan B. Anthony and Elizabeth Cady Stanton.
This opera tells how the three came together in the early 1850’s, then had their split in 1890, resulting in Matilda being “pushed aside,” and right out of the history books. Matilda fought for others who had been “pushed aside,” including African-Americans and Native Americans, and how she came to believe that all freedom struggles are equal and interconnected. [Read more…] about Matilda Joslyn Gage Opera Opening in Syracuse
A program highlighting some of the most innovative activities on the world’s waterways is set to take place September 24-28 at the 2017 World Canals Conference (WCC 2017) in Syracuse.
The conference provides opportunities to learn from and network with the most forward-thinking experts in canalside development, waterway engineering and management, and canal tourism and preservation.
Registration is open for one-day or full conference attendance through September 15. [Read more…] about 2017 World Canals Conference Coming to New York State
The 2017 World Canals Conference (WCC 2017) has announced its key speakers for this year’s event, set to take place September 24-28 in Syracuse. The conference provides a world-class program that highlights some of the most exciting and innovative activities on the world’s waterways. WCC 2017 speakers hail from around the globe, including experts from France, Poland, Scotland, Korea, the U.K., the Netherlands and the U.S. [Read more…] about World Canals Conference Announces Speakers
In Dolph Schayes and the Rise of Professional Basketball (Syracuse Univ. Press, 2014), Dolph Grundman presents readers with a portrait, the first of its kind, of the star of the Syracuse Nationals basketball team during the 1950s and 1960s.
Dolph Schayes may not have one of the most recognizable names in basketball history, but his accomplishments are staggering. He was named one of the fifty greatest players of all time by the NBA, and he held six NBA records, including one for career scoring, at his retirement. [Read more…] about Dolph Schayes And The Rise Of Professional Basketball
The New York State Museum is displaying two historical vehicles at the Great New York State Fair in Syracuse, NY, through September 1, 2014. The two vehicles, a 1932 Packard Phaeton and a 1967 Lincoln Executive Limousine, were used by New York Governors Franklin D. Roosevelt and Nelson A. Rockefeller, respectively.
“The Board of Regents and the New York State Museum are honored to exhibit two historical vehicles from the Museum’s collections at the Great New York State Fair,” said State Museum Director Mark Schaming. “For the first time at the State Fair, thousands of New Yorkers will have the opportunity to see these two historical cars that transported Governors Roosevelt and Rockefeller across New York State.” [Read more…] about NYS Museum Exhibiting At New York State Fair
Joseph E. Fahey’s James K. McGuire: Boy Mayor and Irish Nationalist (Syracuse Univ. Press, 2014) is the story of a self-educated, charismatic leader who overcame personal tragedy in childhood and was elected the youngest mayor of a major city in America at age 26.
A reformer with a knack for politics, James McGuire (1868–1923) was elected mayor of Syracuse three times as a Democrat in a Republican bastion. Fahey argues that as a candidate for governor in 1898, McGuyire nearly derailed the rise of Theodore Roosevelt and that his ideas and positions informed the candidacy of William Jennings Bryan in his quest for the presidency and the platform of the Democratic Party in those elections. [Read more…] about James McGuire:
Syracuse ‘Boy Mayor’ and Irish Nationalist