The Albany Film Festival, set for Saturday, March 28th, at the University at Albany uptown campus, will feature panel discussions, and conversations with actors, filmmakers and authors whose books have been made into movies, along with screenings of feature-length films, a contest for film shorts, an awards ceremony, and a viewing of a new large scale outdoors video projection. [Read more…] about Albany Film Festival VIP Passes Available
The Schenectady County Historical Society is set to host a cocktail workshop, Drink the Seasons: Spring, on Thursday, March 5th at Brouwer House Creative, in the oldest home in Schenectady. [Read more…] about Drink the Seasons at Brouwer House, Schenectady
The bedrock of New York and its erosion created the landscape the Iroquois people made their home. It influenced their territorial boundaries, defenses, settlement patterns, trail systems, agriculture, and key natural resources. [Read more…] about Geology and the Iroquois Homeland
Thomas Edison and George Westinghouse are considered two of the greatest inventor-entrepreneurs. They were also great self- promoters, a skill that has somewhat obscured the nature of their roles and rivalry. [Read more…] about Edison, Westinghouse, & Schenectady
The Saratoga Springs Preservation Foundation is set to host its second presentation on Saratoga gangsters with Greg Veitch on Thursday, February 27th. Veitch’s book A Gangster’s Paradise: Saratoga Springs from Prohibition to Kefauver recalls of a time of bootleggers and shootouts, raids and gambling dens, murder, and political payoffs in Saratoga Springs. [Read more…] about Saratoga Springs: A Gangster’s Paradise
King Philip’s War (also known by other names) took place in 1675–1678, mostly between native inhabitants of New England and New England Colonists.
The conflict was one of the greatest calamities of seventeenth century New England and extraordinarily violent. For example, after being defeated, native leader Metacomet was killed, his corpse beheaded, and then drawn and quartered – his head was displayed in Plymouth for more than 20 years. His son was among those enslaved and transported to Bermuda. [Read more…] about King Philip’s War & Violence Talk in Albany
Saratoga County History Roundtable (SCHR) is set to continue their Oral History initiative on Saturday, February 22nd, with “Creating Oral History,” a presentation by members of the Rutgers University Oral History Team. [Read more…] about Saratoga County Oral History Workshop
The Schenectady County Historical Society is set to open a new exhibition, Handcrafted: The Folk and Their Art, on February 1st.
Handcrafted: The Folk and Their Art explores folk art’s reflection of human needs, values, concerns, and desires. Handcrafted is co-curated by Susanna Fout and Schenectady County Community College folk art professor Marilyn Sassi and will feature over fifty carefully selected pieces, most of which have never been displayed publicly. [Read more…] about Handcrafted: The Folk and Their Art in Schenectady
The Saratoga Springs Preservation Foundation, established in 1977 to protect and preserve the architectural, cultural and landscape heritage of Saratoga, recently added three new members to its Board of Directors: Jaime Butler-Binley, Stephen Kyne, and Bill McCarthy Jr.. [Read more…] about Saratoga Springs Preservation Adds Board Members
The Saratoga County Historical Society is set to celebrate the opening of its 2020 season with a Chocolate Festival on Friday, February 7th from 7 to 8:30 pm at Brookside Museum in Ballston Spa. [Read more…] about Colonial Chocolate Festival Set For Brookside Museum