Ayad Akhtar has been named the new State Author and Willie Perdomo the new State Poet, the New York State Writers Institute has announced. [Read more…] about Ayad Akhtar Named New State Author; Willie Perdomo New State Poet
This summer Brookside Museum in Ballston Spa, NY, opened an exhibit: “Century of Ice Cream! The Dake Family and Stewart’s.”
One might wonder why this successful business, with almost 350 convenience stores is named “Stewart’s” and not “Dake’s.”
Actually, the original founder of Stewart’s had a strong reputation for high-quality dairy products, long before the Dake family purchased the business. [Read more…] about Donald Stewart: The Man Who Founded The First Stewart’s Shop
Does your organization benefit from the New York Almanack? Each year we publish some 1,500 stories from history, natural history, environmental, and humanities organizations. For some smaller organizations like historical societies and small museums, an article in the New York Almanack might be the only public notice of their news or event.
Of course it cost real dollars for us to promote these organizations, but we’re not going to stop picking and promoting stories that we think resonate with our readers – we are going to ask for your help.
Today we’ll begin offering organizational memberships designed to help you promote your favorite group or institution at the following levels: [Read more…] about New Membership Options For Organizations
The New York State Canal Corporation has announced that effective Thursday, September 16th, all locks and lift bridges on the Canal system will operate daily between 7 am and 5 pm. [Read more…] about Canal System Update: Hours and Last Day of Navigation
Ask someone the name of a three-ring circus and their response would likely be Ringling Brothers, Barnum & Bailey, or a combination of the two. Ringling Brothers World’s Greatest Shows was established in 1884 and P.T. Barnum’s Great Traveling Museum, Menagerie, Caravan, and Hippodrome had opened in 1871. Predating both was the biggest, most successful, though also the least known of the traveling shows, Adam Forepaugh’s Great All-Feature Show and Wild West Combined, established in 1863. [Read more…] about Forepaugh’s Wild West Show & Circus Enthralled Upstate NY
The Empire State Aerosciences Museum, located at 250 Rudy Chase Drive in Glenville, will hold its monthly Fly-In Breakfast on Saturday, September 18th, from 8:30 am to 10:30 am. [Read more…] about Fly-In Breakfast Program on NYS Police Aviation on 9/11
The Columbia County Historical Society (CCHS) has announced the newest itinerary in its ongoing Drive Through History series, which offers free, self-guided driving tours of Columbia County history. “Exploring Federal Architecture,” the new road trip, visits houses and other structures built during the Federal period. [Read more…] about Federal Architecture Explored in Columbia County Driving Tour
The Warren County Historical Society has announced “Politics and Patriots,” a performance by Lost Radio Rounders on Wednesday, September 15th at the Queensbury Masonic Historical Society. [Read more…] about NYS Folk Songs Concert Set for Queensbury
The Saratoga Springs Preservation Foundation has announced their scheduled autumn events, including Sunday Strolls, bike tours, and more, set to begin on Sunday, September 12th and run through October 24th. [Read more…] about Autumn Saratoga Springs History Tours Announced