The Cayuga Museum in Auburn, NY, will present a hands-on workshop to learn the basics of fashion drawing using the historic dresses on display, led by illustrator and Syracuse University Fashion Design professor Dee Densmore Finkenstadt. [Read more…] about Auburn Museum to host Fashion Drawing Studio
Historical painter Ernest Haas has donated a collection of his original artworks, prints, and materials to the Lake Champlain Maritime Museum in Vergennes, Vermont. Haas has been a longtime supporter of the museum, which already holds a few of his works.
This donation brings the total number of Haas’ original paintings held by the museum to 29. [Read more…] about Lake Champlain Maritime Museum Acquires Historical Paintings by Ernest Haas
The Adirondacks were originally inhabited by a variety of Indigenous Peoples, many of whom still live here, including the Haudenosaunee (Iroquois Confederacy) and the Abenaki. [Read more…] about Indigenous Peoples of the Adirondacks
The Heart Network is seeking stories from Northern New York residents impacted by medical debt. The testimonials collected will be used to support a statewide campaign to end medical debt.
Earlier this year, the New York State Senate and Assembly passed the Fair Medical Debt Reporting Act, which would protect patients from having their credit ruined due to the reporting of medical debt to credit bureaus. Medical debt is a serious issue that affects 100 million Americans — 41% of the population. [Read more…] about The Heart Network Seeks Stories About Medical Debt
Shusterman’s international bestselling series Arc of Scythe debuted in 2016 with the novel Scythe, which depicts a utopian world free of crime, violence, disease, and unhappiness, thanks to a benevolent Artificial Intelligence that governs society. [Read more…] about YA Author Who Explores AI, Mortality and Utopia Visiting Saranac Lake
The New Jersey State Federation of Women’s Clubs (NJSFWC) will host this year’s annual General Federation of Women’s Clubs (GFWC) Middle Atlantic Regional Conference on September 28 through October 1, 2023.
The conference brings together clubwomen from Delaware, New Jersey, New York, and Pennsylvania for three days to share ideas, learn current GFWC information, attend workshops, and conduct important business, including elections. The 2023 event will take place at The Showboat in Atlantic City, NJ. [Read more…] about Federation of Women’s Clubs Meeting Set for Sept 28th to Oct 1st
Friends of the Old Croton Aqueduct will host a free, easy four-mile loop tour of historic Irvington, Tarrytown and the Old Croton Aqueduct beginning and ending at Main Street School at 101 Main Street, Irvington, in the town of Greenburgh in Westchester County, NY.
The mostly level, shaded walk will take place on one of the most storied sections of the Old Croton Aqueduct. [Read more…] about Historic Irvington and Tarrytown Old Croton Aqueduct Tour
Lumbering made its way to the Neversink River gorge by about 1830, followed by tanning, quarrying, and farming. By the early 1900s, the Hackledam community was known more for its colorful characters and bear hunts than for its mills, dairy farms, vineyard, and the “very fine” 1880 home of a local lumber baron.
In 1916 the schoolhouse was put on wheels and carried to the more populous town of Rock Hill. [Read more…] about Walking Tour of Former Lumbering Hamlet, Neversink River Unique Area
Henry David Thoreau was a leading figure in the American Transcendentalist movement and the era of US literary emergence. He achieved worldwide renown as an essayist, social thinker, naturalist, environmentalist, and sage.
Thoreau’s Walden; or, Life in the Woods (1854), an autobiographical narrative of his two-year sojourn in a self-built lakeside cabin, is one of the most widely studied works of American literature. [Read more…] about Henry David Thoreau: Thinking Disobediently
Born and raised in the town of Champlain, Clinton County, NY, Jehudi Ashmun (1794 – 1828) was a religious leader and social reformer who helped lead efforts by the American Colonization Society to “repatriate” African Americans to a colony in West Africa.
The organization, formed in 1816 by Quakers and slaveholders, founded the colony of Liberia as a place to resettle free people of color from the United States, believing in part that Black people would face better chances for freedom and prosperity in Africa than in the United States. [Read more…] about Jehudi Ashmun: A Founder & Historian of Liberia