New York Folklore has announced a Mohawk Hudson Folklife Festival, featuring music and craft demonstrations, hands-on activities for children, and food trucks representing the diverse food of the region, set for Sunday, October 3rd from 11:30 am to 5 pm at the Washington Park Lakehouse in Albany. [Read more…] about Mohawk Hudson Folklife Festival October 3rd
On the Hudson River along upstate New York’s eastern border, within the natural boundaries of river and mountains, lies the rough rectangle of Rensselaer County. It is bisected by the Poesten Kill,* a powerful stream that scours its way from the mountains to the sea level flats of the Hudson River at Troy.
The Poesten Kill splits the county across the middle into two pieces of roughly equal size, north and south. From its source at about 1,600 feet in the Petersburg Mountains, to the village which bears its name, it’s a smaller steam tumbling over forested rocks and ledges, and forming pools and small waterfalls. At the village of Poestenkill it begins to meander across a 10-mile wide plateau of farmlands before falling abruptly through a series of steep gorges at Troy to settle into the Hudson. [Read more…] about The Poestenkill: Mountains, Waterfalls and Waterworks
The Saratoga County History Roundtable will host a one-mile walking tour of the Champlain Canal in Waterford, following the foot and hoof prints of the canallers and mules who worked the canal, on Friday, October 1st at 2 pm. The canal, in operation from 1823 to 1918, made Waterford an important transportation hub for almost a century. [Read more…] about Champlain Canal Tour in Waterford Oct 1
This week on The Historians Podcast, Katie Turner Getty discusses the prison ships that the British used to hold prisoners of war during the American Revolution. Turner Getty, a Boston lawyer and independent historian, addressed this topic at a conference sponsored by the Fort Plain NY Museum. She writes articles that appear in the Journal of the American Revolution. [Read more…] about British Prison Ships in the American Revolution
The Warren County Historical Society has announced a new exhibition, “Toying with History,” curated by Cindy Whitman, which will run from September 27th through January 31st, at the Society’s headquarters, 50 Gurney Lane, Queensbury, NY. Whitman will also be the featured guest at the WCHS’s Fall Open House on Saturday, November 6th, from 11 am to 2 pm. [Read more…] about Historical Dioramas ‘Toying With History’ in Warren County
The Arts District of Glens Falls is making progress with its multifaceted launch of an arts trail stretching from the Chapman Historical Museum to the Hyde Collection Art Museum and Historic Home. Plans include banners, bike racks, sidewalk stamps and public art to connect the 10 arts destinations and 14 arts organizations that comprise the Arts District. [Read more…] about Glens Falls Arts District Making Moves
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 Wilderness Rescues Dominate Forest Ranger Missions
The Albany County Historical Association will host an online presentation by Martha Lyon, ASLA, on the newly-completed Cultural Landscape Report for the historic Ten Broeck Mansion gardens and landscape on Thursday, September 23rd. [Read more…] about Ten Broeck Gardens Landscape Plan Presentation On Thursday
The Underground Railroad Education Center is set to continue it’s LibertyCon 2021 Zoom Series on September 25th, from 3 to 4:30 pm, with Darryl Omar Freeman presenting “Destined to Engage and Collaborate: Examining the Social/Political Dynamics of Native Americans and African Americans in the United States.” [Read more…] about Native Americans & African Americans Online Program
The 2021 Adirondack Balloon Festival is set for September 23rd through 26th, featuring a brand-new format, expanding to include a new event at East Field in Glens Falls, multiple launch sites throughout Warren and Washington counties, a drive-through moonglow, and more. [Read more…] about Adirondack Balloon Festival Set For Sept 23-26