Preservation Long Island’s three historic house museums have opened for the 2019 season. Preservation Long Island maintains and interprets historic sites and collections that embody various aspects of Long Island’s history. [Read more…] about Preservation Long Island Historic Houses Now Open
Historic Huguenot Street (HHS) is set to present the exhibit “’Never Was a Slave’: Jacob Wynkoop, Free and Black in 19th-Century New Paltz” at the DuBois Fort Visitor Center, June 1 through July 14, 2019. [Read more…] about Exhibit on Black Builder Jacob Wynkoop in New Paltz
The New Windsor Cantonment has announced Children’s Day, set for Father’s Day, Sunday, June 16th from 1 to 4 pm. The day will feature a petting zoo, magic performances at 1:30 and 3:15 pm and 18th century games.
The menagerie of the Two by Two petting zoo will set up for the day. Pet the gentle and friendly animals cared for by the Iannucci Family. Celebrated magician Robert Olson, of Putnam, Connecticut, performs as Mr. Bayly, an 18th century sleight of hand artist. Games will include blindman’s bluff, field hockey and military drill with wooden muskets. [Read more…] about Children’s Day on Father’s Day at New Windsor Cantonment
The Ulysses S. Grant Cottage State Historic Site opened for the 2019 season on Saturday. Guided tours of the cottage are available and new exhibits are on display.
The Visitor Center exhibit, “Grant Becomes a Cancer Patient, 1884 to 1885,” explores the General’s final months from a medical perspective. Using period medical equipment and related artifacts from the Trombley-Prosch collection, the story of Grant’s cancer diagnosis, treatment, and diet in the final weeks of his life on Mount McGregor is interpreted. [Read more…] about Grant Cottage Opens For 2019 Season
The Marshall House, one of the few remaining Revolutionary War-era structures in the Schuylerville area, is set to open its doors for a tour and historical reenactment ahead of a free concert offered by the Albany Symphony Orchestra at the nearby Hudson Crossing Park, on Thursday, June 6th.
The Marshall House event offers an opportunity to visit a private home that was a witness to the Battles of Saratoga and learn about the events that transpired there. [Read more…] about Hudson Crossing Historic Rev War House Tour, Festival, Concert
Archaeologists from Binghamton University, State University of New York have started their search for the remains of the French and Indian War’s Fort Bull, an important British military outpost on Wood Creek at the Oneida Carry near Rome, NY.
Rome Historical Society (RHS) is working with Binghamton University’s Public Archaeology Facility (PAF) to locate and identify cultural features related to the British fortification. The research is a first step in the path to preservation for Fort Bull. [Read more…] about Archaeological Survey Begins Search For Fort Bull
A new National Park Service (NPS) report concludes that 346,000 visitors to Fire Island National Seashore and Sagamore Hill National Historic Site in 2018 spent $20.2 million in communities near the park. The spending supported 172 jobs in the local area and had a cumulative benefit to the local economy of $13.7 million, according to the report. [Read more…] about Study: Long Island National Parks Add 13.7M To Economy
Historian Jeff O’Connor of Turning Point 1777 is set to present “The Restless Palatines of Schoharie Valley” at the Old Stone Fort Museum on Saturday, June 1 at 1 pm.
This interactive program will incorporate the grounds of the museum, as well as the surrounding landscape, to help illustrate key elements of early Palatine experiences in the valley. [Read more…] about Palatine Settler Tour at the Old Stone Fort
Schoharie Crossing State Historic Site has announced the return of the Putman Porch Music series for its fifth year starting on Thursday, June 6th at 6 pm. This series invites local musicians to spend an evening on the historic Putman Canal Store porch. Putman’s store building is located at Yankee Hill Lock on the grounds of Schoharie Crossing, 553 Queen Anne Road. [Read more…] about 5th Annual Music Series at Schoharie Crossing