Fort Ticonderoga is seeking out new research from established scholars in addition to graduate students, professionals, and artisans that relate to material culture made, used, or altered in a military context between roughly 1609-1815. [Read more…] about Fort Ticonderoga Material Culture Conference Call for Papers
The Florida Historical Society will host a Seward Day Parade on Saturday, May 14th, honoring the Village of Florida’s native son William Henry Seward, New York Governor, State Senator, U.S. Senator and Secretary of State under President Abraham Lincoln. [Read more…] about William Seward Day Parade in Florida, NY on Saturday
Historic Huguenot Street in New Paltz will host a two-day living history event on Saturday, May 14th and Sunday, May 15th, that will transport visitors back in time to a colonial era marketplace. [Read more…] about 1645 Marketplace: A Living History Event in New Paltz Saturday
The New Windsor Cantonment State Historic Site will host Revolutionary War encampment reenactments on Saturday and Sunday, May 14th and 15th, featuring reenactors and battle demonstrations.
The camps will be open to the public from 10 am to 4 pm, and a battle demonstration will take place at 2 pm each day with uniformed soldiers firing muskets and maneuvering to the music of fifes and drums. [Read more…] about Revolutionary War Encampment at New Windsor Cantonment
After a two-year hiatus, Champlain Area Trails (CATS) will present a shorter Grand Hike on May 14th that makes a 6-mile loop on CATS trails through the fields and forests of Westport on Lake Champlain and ends at the Ledge Hill Brewery where there will be a brew party featuring the Bionic Band from Saranac Lake and food from DaCy Meadow Farm. [Read more…] about Champlain Area Trails Hosting Grand Hike Saturday
New York State Department of Environmental Conservation Forest Rangers respond to search and rescue incidents throughout New York State. 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 Rangers Respond to Missing Kids, Brush Fire, Wilderness Rescues
Standard hours of operation will be 7 am to 5 pm until October 12th, but busier locks and lift bridges will be open on demand until 10 pm. If adjustments to the schedule are necessary, the public will be notified accordingly. There are no tolls or fees for recreational use of the Canal system this year. [Read more…] about New York State Canal System Opens May 20th
The Saratoga Springs Public Library will host “Noble Boys! The 77th New York at the Second Battle of Fredericksburg,” a program featuring stories of the NY 77th Infantry’s participation in the Second Battle of Fredericksburg during the Civil War with author David Handy, set for Thursday, May 19th. [Read more…] about 77th New York at the Second Battle of Fredericksburg
This webinar will focus on the intersection of social justice and historic preservation, looking at historic sites and cultural institutions with a social justice mission whose physical sites are integral to their work. [Read more…] about Social Justice and Preservation of Place (Virtual Program)
The book Our Town – Ilion, New York: A Selective Look at 300 Years of History (self-published, 2022) by Joseph D. Collea, Jr. tells the story of the founding, growth, and development of a small but vibrant Herkimer County community that ultimately gained world-wide recognition and acclaim for the quality of its manufactured products — most notably rifles and typewriters. [Read more…] about A New History of Ilion, Herkimer County, Published