This week on The Historians Podcast, Katie Turner Getty discusses the prison ships that the British used to hold prisoners of war during the American Revolution. Turner Getty, a Boston lawyer and independent historian, addressed this topic at a conference sponsored by the Fort Plain NY Museum. She writes articles that appear in the Journal of the American Revolution. [Read more…] about British Prison Ships in the American Revolution
The St. Lawrence County Historical Association (SLCHA) has announced they are accepting photos of historic St. Lawrence County for an amateur photo contest. [Read more…] about St. Lawrence County Historical Structure Photo Contest
The Massena Public Library has announced the opening of the exhibit “I Am A Local Artist,” featuring a diverse range of local art from soap making to cookie decorating to crocheting to custom furniture craftsmanship. [Read more…] about ‘I Am A Local Artist’ Show Opens at Massena Public Library
Whallonsburg Grange Hall in Essex County, NY will begin their Fall Lyceum Series with “Navigating the Adirondack Autumn Skies and Other Astronomical Musings” on Tuesday, September 28th. [Read more…] about An Astronomy and Space Science Presentation Sept 28th in Essex Co
Humanities New York (HNY) has announced $1.2 million in ARP Act funding to 120 New York cultural nonprofits affected by the COVID-19 pandemic. HNY “SHARP” (Sustaining the Humanities Through the American Rescue Plan) Operating Grants focus on organizations with a core humanities mission, and range from $1,000 to $20,000, reaching every region in New York. These grants are to be used to cover day-to-day activities or ongoing expenses such as staff salaries, utilities, and rent, as well as for humanities programming and professional development. [Read more…] about Humanities New York Awards $1.2 million in ARP Act Funding
The Historic Districts Council (HDC), New York City’s advocate for all its historic neighborhoods, has announced that its Executive Director Simeon Bankoff has stepped down to pursue new opportunities.
Bankoff has led the organization, which celebrated its 50th anniversary in 2020, for over twenty years. His final day at HDC was September 17th. [Read more…] about NYC Historic Districts Council Executive Director Steps Down
Governor Kathy Hochul announced Thursday that she has allocated $59 million for the new Clean Green Schools initiative, which aims to advance clean energy and energy efficiency solutions hoped to improve indoor air quality and reduce emissions for more than 500 public and private Pre-K-12 schools in disadvantaged communities across the state.
As part of the program, the State is planning to convene education leaders this fall, including school superintendents, administrators, and educators, to inform the initiative launching in early 2022 to address climate justice issues and create improved, healthier learning environments for students. Today’s announcement supports New York’s nation-leading goal of an 85 percent reduction in greenhouse gas emissions by 2050 under the Climate Leadership and Community Protection Act (Climate Act). [Read more…] about $59M Directed to Help Green Schools in Underserved Areas
The Warren County Historical Society has announced a new exhibition, “Toying with History,” curated by Cindy Whitman, which will run from September 27th through January 31st, at the Society’s headquarters, 50 Gurney Lane, Queensbury, NY. Whitman will also be the featured guest at the WCHS’s Fall Open House on Saturday, November 6th, from 11 am to 2 pm. [Read more…] about Historical Dioramas ‘Toying With History’ in Warren County
The Arts District of Glens Falls is making progress with its multifaceted launch of an arts trail stretching from the Chapman Historical Museum to the Hyde Collection Art Museum and Historic Home. Plans include banners, bike racks, sidewalk stamps and public art to connect the 10 arts destinations and 14 arts organizations that comprise the Arts District. [Read more…] about Glens Falls Arts District Making Moves
New York State Department of Environmental Conservation Forest Rangers respond to search and rescue incidents in the Adirondacks. Working with other state agencies, local emergency response organizations and volunteer search and rescue groups, Forest Rangers locate and extract lost, injured or distressed people.
What follows is a report, prepared by DEC, of recent missions carried out by Forest Rangers. [Read more…] about Wilderness Rescues Dominate Forest Ranger Missions