Greater Hudson Heritage Network (GHHN) has partnered with the Robert David Lion Gardiner Foundation for $50,000 to provide dedicated funding for Nassau and Suffolk County museums through the 2020 Conservation Treatment Grant Program. [Read more…] about GHHN Receives $50k Conservation Grant
In the 1930s and 40s, New York City came to the Catskills and took land they needed to build reservoirs for their expanding water supply system. Thousands of people’s lives changed forever, as they were forced to move away from family and friends and the homes they loved. [Read more…] about 1930s Historic Catskill Farm Expansion Planned
The Finger Lakes Museum (FLM) has announced their 2020 program calendar, which includes guided kayaking events, kayaking lessons, woods walk and bird walk, timber framing, animal and leprechaun tracking, bird house building, and American Canoe Association kayak week with various skills trainings.
The Paddle Keuka 5K will return for its 5th year on the first Saturday in August. [Read more…] about Finger Lakes Museum 2020 Program Calendar
The International Labor History Association (ILHA) has announced that the book City of Workers, City of Struggle: How Labor Movements Changed New York (Columbia Univ. Press and the Museum of the City of New York, 2019), edited by Joshua B. Freeman, has won the ILHA Book of the Year Award for 2019.
City of Workers, City of Struggle chronicles New York City labor history, covering the range of colonial-era workers and slaves to current labor movements and alt-labor initiatives. [Read more…] about NYC Labor History Book Wins International Award
In recognition of Black History Month, Fold3.com is making the records in its Black History Collection available for free through the end of February. [Read more…] about Free Access to Online Black History Collections
In this episode of Kaatscast, hear from Jon Ham and Bob Gildersleeve about the grand hotels that attracted visitors to the Catskills at the turn of the century, and the trains that got them there. Also… “mutton?!” How one hotel’s refusal to serve chicken led to the construction of a famous competitor. [Read more…] about Catskill’s Grand Hotels and Railroad Travel (Podcast)
The Capital District Genealogical Society has announced their 2020 Conference, set for Saturday, May 30th, at The Desmond Hotel in Albany.
Judy Russell will be the Keynote Speaker on the subject “After The Courthouse Burns: Rekindling Family History through DNA.” Catastrophic records loss due to fires and disasters at courthouses is a fact of life for genealogists. When a disaster takes out birth, marriage, death, court, land and probate records all in one fell swoop, it may still be possible to light our family’s research fires — to rekindle our interest in our ancestral roots — using DNA evidence. [Read more…] about Capital District Genealogical Conference Set for May
The Ten Broeck Mansion, home of the Albany County Historical Association (ACHA), has announced “Romantics to Ragtime: A Celebration of Song, Poetry and Art,” a concert set for Saturday, February 15th from 1:30 to 2:30 pm. The concert, exploring the culture of the 1820s-1920s, features the music of Stephen Foster, Amy Beach and Scott Joplin, and Spirituals. [Read more…] about Romantics to Ragtime Concert at Ten Broeck
The Empire State Aerosciences Museum has announced they will be open during the winter break, Tuesday – Friday, February 18 – February 21 from 10 am to 4 pm. The week will include classes and tours of the museum. [Read more…] about Aerosciences Museum Offering Winter Programs