2018 Preserve New York grant applications are now available to not-for-profits and municipalities seeking to complete building condition reports, historic structure reports, cultural landscape reports, or cultural resource surveys. [Read more…] about Historic Preservation Grants Available
Sally E. Svenson’s new book Blacks in the Adirondacks: A History (Syracuse University Press, 2017) tells the story of the many African Americans who settled in or passed through this rural, mountainous region.
In the Adirondacks for a variety of reasons, some were lifetime residents, while others were there for a few years or months ― as summer employees, tuberculosis patients, or in connection with full- or part-time occupations in railroading, the performing arts, and baseball. [Read more…] about New Book: Blacks in the Adirondacks
Saratoga National Historical Park has announced their Winter 100 Mile Challenge, the public is invited to snowshoe, ski, or hike the parks trails and try to accumulate 100 miles at the battlefield between now and April 30, 2018.
Through this challenge people can enjoy the rich natural and cultural heritage of this local site as they explore their national park.
Anyone can take part in this challenge, human and canine. To complete this challenge, each participating pet must hike 100 miles in the park with their human companion, following park pet policies. [Read more…] about Saratoga Battlefield 100 Mile Challenge
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
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Retired Navy Commander Owen Corpin will again host the annual Peterboro Watch Night at 4 pm Sunday, December 31, 2017 at the Smithfield Community Center, 5255 Pleasant Valley Road.
Watch Night is held by the National Abolition Hall of Fame and Museum in commemoration of the long wait through the night of December 31, 1862 to see if President Abraham Lincoln would issue the Emancipation Proclamation on the first day of 1863. [Read more…] about Lincoln Document At Emancipation Watch Night
On Saturday January 6, 2018 Crailo State Historic Site is planned to host their annual Twelfth Night Celebration from 4 to 7 pm.
The evening will include decorations, seasonal music, seventeenth century re-enactors, games, and Hearthside cooking demonstrations. In addition the Marketplace Museum Shop will be open, with a selection of unique items. [Read more…] about Seasonal Celebrations Planned at Crailo, Schuyler Mansion
Hudson Valley Magazine, part of Today Media, has announced the appointment of Dan Burnside as Publisher. Hudson Valley Magazine celebrated its 45th anniversary in 2017.
Burnside joins Hudson Valley Magazine from The Blue Book Building and Construction Network. As the publisher of Hudson Valley Magazine he will oversee the sales and marketing teams. [Read more…] about Hudson Valley Magazine Names New Publisher
Fenimore Art Museum in Cooperstown has received funding for new programs and a publication based on 35 letters between American Founding Father Alexander Hamilton and Aaron Burr – the man who killed him in a duel in 1804.
These documents, although familiar to historians, have remained largely unknown to the public until recently when they were brought to light in the song “Your Obedient Servant” from the hit Broadway musical Hamilton. [Read more…] about New Book, Programs Planned On Hamilton-Burr Letters
Munson-Williams-Proctor Arts Institute (MWPAI) in Utica has been awarded a grant in the amount of $397,511 from Empire State Development (ESD), the Mohawk Valley Regional Economic Development Council (REDC) and the New York State Department of Parks Recreation and Historic Preservation to repair and preserve the granite façade of its Philip Johnson-designed Museum of Art building. [Read more…] about MWPAI Receives Grant for Building Repair, Exhibition