View, the Center for Arts and Culture, in Old Forge has announced “Happily Ever After: The Music of Stephen Sondheim,” a show by the Seagle Music Festival, set for Sunday, September 18th. [Read more…] about Seagle Music Festival at View in Old Forge Sept 18th
Adirondacks & NNY
Effective Thursday, September 15th, 2022, all locks and lift bridges on the NYS Canal System will operate daily between 7 am and 5 pm. The system is scheduled to close to navigation at 5 pm on Wednesday, October 12th, 2022. [Read more…] about NYS Canal System Announces Fall Hours of Operation
Fort Ticonderoga has announced a two-day battle reenactment highlighting the epic 1777 Brown’s Raid, when patriot Colonel John Brown leads a surprise attack against British troops garrisoning Fort Ticonderoga, set for Saturday and Sunday, September 17th and 18th. [Read more…] about Brown’s Raid Battle Reenactment this Weekend At Fort Ti
Born in Grenoble, France on April 24, 1734, Antoine Paulin arrived in Canada with a French military squadron. Choosing not to return to France, he made Canada his home. With the onset of the American Revolution, he again picked up arms to serve with the fledgling American Army.
Paulin served as a Captain in Colonel Moses Hazen’s 2nd Canadian Regiment in the Continental Line and participated in several well known campaigns throughout the Revolutionary War. He and his young family settled in Northern New York. [Read more…] about French Canadian Rev War Veteran Antoine Paulin’s Grave Being Marked in Champlain
For more than 25 years, historian Russ Bellico and the leaders of the Lake George Battlefield Alliance, including the late archaeologist David Starbuck, argued that grounds as historically rich and as hallowed as the head of Lake George deserve a visitors’ interpretive center.
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 Searches & Rescues Keep DEC Forest Rangers Busy
On the morning of December 31, 1909, Saratoga Springs philanthropist and financier Spencer Trask was just waking up after a night in a railroad sleeping car at the rear of the Montreal Express. The night before this southbound train had picked up Trask in Saratoga as it made its way toward New York City.
At 8:03 am, only moments after the express train had stopped unexpectedly on the mainline near Croton, Westchester County, New York, a train transporting bales of raw silk crashed into its rear, killing Trask, the porter in his sleeping car, and injuring several other of the passengers. While the direct cause of this deadly wreck pointed to a failure of signal equipment and railroad personnel, events leading up to the tragedy had been put into motion six thousand miles to the west seventeen days earlier. [Read more…] about The Silk Train That Killed Financier Spencer Trask
The Lake George Arts Project’s Jazz at the Lake program is set to return September 16th through 18th, with eight acts at Shepard Park in Lake George Village. [Read more…] about Lake George Arts Project’s Jazz at the Lake Returns Friday
This open letter to the museum community was written by New York State Assembly Member Danny O’Donnell, Chair of the NYS Assembly Committee on Tourism, Parks, Arts, and Sports Development and shared by the Museum Association of New York (MANY).
Across New York, museums serve as anchors as well as reflections of your communities. Your missions to connect individuals to culture, history, and information is deeply needed and commendable. [Read more…] about Dear Museums: Host A Polling Site
The Adirondack Land Trust at its annual meeting in North Creek recognized two Volunteers of the Year: Jess Grant, of Willsboro, and Jon Kislin, of Wilmington. [Read more…] about Adirondack Land Trust Names Volunteers of the Year