The latest episode of “Empire State Engagements” features a conversation with New York State Museum Senior Historian and Curator Brad Utter about his recent exhibit on the Erie Canal, “Enterprising Waters,” as well as his book of the same title, published by SUNY Press in 2020. [Read more…] about Brad Utter Talks About His Canal Exhibit, Book Experience
Saratoga Springs Preservation Foundation will host their next Summer Sunday Stroll on Sunday, June 20th with “Down in the Valley: Exploring the Gut,” with Alexandra Morgan. [Read more…] about Tour Saratoga’s “Gut” Neighborhood June 20th
The Museum Association of New York (MANY) has announce the 2021 in-person fall programming schedule for Partnership Forums, Grant Writing Workshops, Museum and Folk Art Forum, and the Museum Institute at Great Camp Sagamore. [Read more…] about Museum Association of New York Fall Programming Announced
In 1845, Amasiah Ford of Ballston Spa wrote a multi-page manuscript for his application seeking a veteran’s pension. The account of his military experience 30-plus years earlier would be used 150 years later as references in several books on the War of 1812. [Read more…] about Hard Times For War of 1812 Veteran Amasiah Ford
New York State Department of Environmental Conservation Forest Rangers respond to search and rescue incidents in the Adirondacks. 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 Recent Forest Ranger Rescue Missions
After the Marvin House at the northeast corner of Division Street and Broadway in Saratoga Springs was destroyed by fire in 1865, it was quickly rebuilt as the city’s largest hotel. In the early 1880s it was renamed The Arlington Hotel briefly before being purchased by William W. Worden in 1885. He renamed it The Worden Hotel at the request of guests who honored him with a dinner celebrating his purchase. [Read more…] about Saratoga’s Worden Hotel: A Short History
Make a contribution online at our new Rally.org page: https://rally.org/f/4LBVKo9zYjO Or, send a check [Read more…] about Do We Report On Your Favorite Museum?
The Warren County Historical Society has announced an opening reception for “Historic Maps of Warren County,” a new exhibit curated by student intern Dominic Giordano, set for Thursday, June 24th. [Read more…] about Historic Maps of Warren County Exhibit Opening
The Ticonderoga Historical Society will commemorate the U.S. entry into the Second World War with a free public program set for Friday, June 25th at the Hancock House, located at 6 Moses Circle, Ticonderoga. [Read more…] about The Ticonderoga Home Front in World War II
The USS Slater is set to celebrate Destroyer Escort Day with a ceremony at 9 am on Saturday, June 19th. Destroyer Escort Day celebrates all Destroyer Escorts and their sailors as well as honor those who were lost in action. [Read more…] about USS Slater Celebrating Destroyer Escort Day