The Schenectady County Historical Society has announced Genealogy 201: Military and Court Records, a six week course with Certified Genealogist Judith Herbert, set for Wednesdays, Aug 28 to Oct 9 at 6:30 pm, at Mabee Farm, 1100 Main Street, Rotterdam Junction. [Read more…] about Military and Court Records Genealogy Course in Schenectady
The Albany Institute of History & Art has announced the opening of the exhibit “The Schuyler Sisters & Their Circle,” set to run through December 29th, 2019.
Made famous by the Tony Award-winning musical Hamilton: An American Musical, the Schuyler sisters Angelica, Elizabeth, and Margaret (Peggy) were fascinating characters in American history and played significant roles in the life of Alexander Hamilton.
Now, for the first time, there is an exhibition exploring the Revolutionary world of these women in the sisters’ hometown of Albany. [Read more…] about Schuyler Sisters & Their Circle Exhibit in Albany
Solomon Northup Day has been set for Saturday, July 20, 2019 at the Willsboro School, 29 School Lane, Willsboro, from 4 to 5:30 pm.
Solomon Northup was a free black man living in Saratoga Springs, New York, who was lured from home in 1841, abducted and sold into slavery in the South. After years as a slave, he was rescued and authored the book Twelve Years a Slave. The book was the basis for the Oscar-winning film, 12 Years a Slave. [Read more…] about Solomon Northup Day Planned for July 20th
This week on The Historians Podcast with Bob Cudmore, Albany tour guide Maeve McEneny talks about her native city and the tours she has created on historic landmarks, literature and pubs. McEneny is Education and Heritage Coordinator at the Albany Visitor Center and part of a well-known political family in the Capital City. [Read more…] about Maeve McEneny On Historical Tours of Albany
The Saratoga Springs Preservation Foundation has announced a Summer Stroll at The Spa Complex, set for Sunday, July 7th at 10:30 am with Linda Harvey-Opiteck. A
ttendees can discover the architecture and landscape of the significant National Historic Landmark Saratoga Spa State Park while learning about the history leading to its development which involved key local and national individuals. The tour, sponsored by Saratoga Performing Arts Center, meets at 108 Avenue of the Pines in front of the Hall of Springs. [Read more…] about Tour Saratoga Spa Complex Sunday
This week on The Historians Podcast, Bob Cudmore’s guest is Deborah Emmons-Andarawis, executive director at Historic Cherry Hill, an 18th century house museum on South Pearl Street in Albany, New York. Hear about the lives of the former residents and the gripping tale of a murder at Cherry Hill in the 1800s. [Read more…] about Albany’s Historic Cherry Hill (Historians Podcast)
The Schuyler Mansion State Historic Site in Albany has invited the public to attend an old-fashioned Independence Day celebration on the mansion grounds, on Thursday, July 4th, 2019, from 11 am to 4 pm. This event is free and open to the public.
There will be a variety of 18th century inspired activities that may be sampled throughout the afternoon and demonstrations of candle-dipping, tin-smithing and natural dying. “Dr. Stringer,” Philip Schuyler’s physician, will discuss the subject of 18th-century medicine, including the use of leeches, bleeding, and oxygen. [Read more…] about Independence Day Event At Schuyler Mansion in Albany
Members of the Saratoga County History Roundtable and Brookside Museum are set to celebrate the 200th anniversary of Abner Doubleday’s birth on June 26, 2019 in Ballston Spa. [Read more…] about Abner Doubleday’s 200th Birthday Celebration Set For Ballston Spa
The Jeanne Robert Foster papers are available at The Adirondack Research Library of Union College. Jeanne Robert Foster (1879-1970), born Julia Elizabeth Oliver in the Adirondacks, had numerous vocations during her lifetime: fashion model, literary editor, poet, and social worker. During the 1920s, she became immersed in European literary and artistic circles, including a friendship with Irish poet William Butler Yeats. [Read more…] about Featured Records: The Jeanne Robert Foster Papers
The Albany County Historical Association has announced “Prohibition’s Greatest Myths: The Distilled Truth About America’s Anti-Alcohol Crusade,” a lecture by Professor Richard Hamm, set for Thursday, June 17th at 7 pm at the Ten Broeck Mansion. [Read more…] about ‘Prohibition’s Greatest Myths’ Talk Set For Albany