In this episode of A New York Minute In History Podcast, State Historian Devin Lander and Saratoga County Historian Lauren Roberts tell the story of Boston Corners, also known as Hell’s Acres, which once belonged to Massachusetts, but was ceded to New York State by an act of Congress in 1855. [Read more…] about Hell’s Acres in the Taconic Mountains
In celebration of Black History Month, Ulster County Clerk Nina Postupack has announced the newest display in the Historical Profiles series featuring entertainer and community patron Clayton ‘Peg Leg’ Bates.
The exhibit panel will be on display for the month of February on the 1st floor of the Ulster County Office Building, 244 Fair Street, in Kingston, NY. [Read more…] about Clayton ‘Peg Leg’ Bates: Dancer and Resort-Owner
Protect the Adirondacks has announced that Claudia Braymer, an environmental attorney and local government official from Glens Falls, New York, has joined the organization as its new Deputy Director. Braymer is an attorney who has worked on environmental cases across New York State and was co-counsel on Protect the Adirondacks’ successful lawsuit that upheld and defended the Forever Wild clause in the State Constitution in 2021. She also serves as a Supervisor, elected from the City of Glens Falls, on the Warren County Board of Supervisors. [Read more…] about Protect the Adirondacks Names Claudia Braymer Deputy Director
Don Rittner, newly appointed Executive Director of the Warren County Historical Society and a filmmaker and author of more than 50 books, has launched a new Youtube series, History on the Road.
The traditional narrative of corporate personhood begins in the Gilded Age, as railroad corporations permeated federal courts to challenge state regulations, leading us to assume that personhood was always a source of power for private associations.
For most of the 19th century however, legal personhood was a corporation’s most vulnerable attribute. [Read more…] about America’s First Corporate Person: The Bank of the United States, 1789-1812
This event will follow the 2023 national theme, Black Resistance, which explores how the fight for justice against discrimination, bodily autonomy, and self-determination in American society. [Read more…] about Oneida County Virtual Black History Month Celebration
The initial Sugar Act of 1733 — also known as the Molasses Act — was designed to secure and encourage the trade of British colonies in the West Indies by placing prohibitive duties on the products of competing foreign colonies. The dramatic revision to that act in 1764 imposed duties for both revenue and trade regulation, in addition strengthening the laws of trade so as to tighten the connection between Great Britain and the colonies. [Read more…] about The Sugar Act and the American Revolution
The Landmark Society of Western New York has announced its 2022-23 Five to Revive – a list that identifies opportunities for targeted, strategic revitalization. The announcement was made at a news conference last week at the Landmark Society headquarters in the Warner Castle in Rochester. [Read more…] about Historic Preservation: Landmark Society Names Five to Revive
The William G. Pomeroy Foundation has announced a partnership with the Rails-to-Trails Conservancy (RTC) to launch the Great American Rail-Trail Historical Marker Program, helping to bring greater attention to the history that is embedded along the 3,700-mile coast-to-coast route.
Markers will be installed along the developing trail, one of RTC’s signature programs, between Washington, D.C. and Washington State. [Read more…] about Great American Rail-Trail Historical Marker Program
The New York State Library in Albany has announced two local history and genealogy tours, set for Friday, February 3rd, and Friday, February 17th. [Read more…] about State Library Local History and Genealogy Tours