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This summer, the Schenectady County Historical Society is set to present Rowing the River and Kayak Through History: two series of hands-on boat programs that enable participants to see and learn about the Mohawk River in person. Whether through the wooden oars of reproduction bateaux, or through sleek, modern kayak paddles, visitors can experience everything the Mohawk River has to offer.
Attendees will navigate through forested islands and narrow inlets and learn about the earliest Schenectady history to the most modern riverside developments. [Read more…] about History Tours: Mohawk River From The Water
The Albany County Historical Association and the Albany Barn have announced a free family Saturday on August 11th from 10 am to noon, at the Ten Broeck Mansion.
This free drop-in children’s program will feature a scavenger hunt and crafts. This event will be held weather permitting; no reservations are required. [Read more…] about Art in the Garden Kids Event at Albany’s Ten Broeck Mansion
The National Museum of Racing and Hall of Fame has announced they will unveil a juried photography exhibition in 2019 called Photo Finish, and are now accepting submissions of photography work by both amateur and professional photographers in relation to thoroughbred racing in America. [Read more…] about Horse Racing Museum Seeks Photo Exhibit Submissions
A tour Cooperstown’s Historic Hyde Hall Estate, including lunch on the banks of Otsego Lake has been set for Wednesday, August 8th, 2018.
The private tour will grant participants exclusive access to the historically significant neoclassic country mansion and cover the numerous phases of construction, beginning in 1817. [Read more…] about Tour Cooperstown’s Historic Hyde Hall Estate
Adirondack Experience, the Museum on Blue Mountain Lake, has announced a new acquisition on view in its Life in the Adirondacks exhibition: a cramped, dilapidated shack, known as “The Closet” that for two summers was home to a young and talented African-American tenor, Fulton Fryar.
Through the combined efforts of Adirondack Architectural Heritage, the Seagle Music Colony, and Adirondack Experience, this historic artifact was saved from demolition and will help educate museum visitors about the history of racial discrimination in the Adirondack Park. [Read more…] about Museum Exhibit Recalls Adirondack Segregation
A family-friendly bike ride will take a scenic trip along the water from Albany to Waterford, making stops at some key canal and local features along the way. The ride, which takes place 9:30 am to 2:30 pm, Sunday, August 3, will end at the Waterford Historical Museum and Cultural Center.
The escorted ride will be on the very flat Mohawk Hudson Bike-Hike and the Black Bridge trails to Waterford, and is mostly “off-road” with some quiet on-street sections in Watervliet, Green Island and Waterford. In Waterford, the ride will follow the Old Champlain Canal towpath to Lock 4 and museum grounds. [Read more…] about Wheels To Waterford History Bike Ride
The Warren County Historical Society is opening a new exhibit, Logging at the Bend of the River, curated by Faith Bouchard. A debut reception will be held on Thursday, August 2 from 4 to 7 pm at the Society’s headquarters, 50 Gurney Lane, in Queensbury.
The exhibit showcases the important history of logging and papermaking in Warren County and the southern Adirondacks and features the role of some the region’s oldest companies, Finch in Glens Falls and International Paper in Ticonderoga (and formerly South Glens Falls).
Two new exhibitions featuring women’s art are set to open on Sunday, August 5th, 2018 at the Hyde Collection, 161 Warren St., in Glens Falls, NY.
“Jane Peterson: At Home and Abroad” will run through October 12 in Wood and Feibes & Schmitt Galleries, and “Changing the Landscape: Women Impressionists from the Thomas Clark Collection” will run through October 21 in Whitney-Renz and Hoopes Galleries. [Read more…] about Hyde Features Jane Peterson, Female Impressionists
Sackets Harbor Battlefield State Historic Park, 504 W Main St, Sackets Harbor, has announced a Past and Present event, comparing the War of 1812 and present military equipment, on Saturday August 4th, from 9:30 am to 5 pm.
Attendees can learn about life during the War of 1812 at Sackets Harbor and compare a War of 1812-style 3-pounder cannon to a modern US Army 105mm howitzer cannon. [Read more…] about Military on the Northern Frontier: Past and Present