This event will follow the 2023 national theme, Black Resistance, which explores how the fight for justice against discrimination, bodily autonomy, and self-determination in American society. [Read more…] about Oneida County Virtual Black History Month Celebration
The New York State Library in Albany has announced two local history and genealogy tours, set for Friday, February 3rd, and Friday, February 17th. [Read more…] about State Library Local History and Genealogy Tours
The Neversink Chronicles by John Dwaine McKenna links together seventeen fictional stories (set from 1937 to 2003) tied together by real life events of residents in the Rondout and Neversink Valleys who were displaced by New York City for the building of the Delaware water system, needed to bring fresh drinking water from the Catskills to the city of New York.
Building on the Rondout and Neversink Reservoirs, the tunnels that connect them and the Catskill Aqueduct (which transports the water to NYC) began in the 1930s and finished in the 1950s. The five communities of Montela, Eureka, Lackawack, Neversink and Bittersweet were removed to create the reservoirs, permanently altering the lives of over 1,500 people. [Read more…] about Neversink Chronicles Virtual Author Talk
Parks & Trails New York has announced that registration is now open for their inaugural Cycle the Hudson Valley tour, a seven-day, 200-mile recreational bicycle tour from the Capital Region of New York State to the Big Apple, set for July 29th through August 5th. [Read more…] about Inaugural Cycle the Hudson Valley Tour Registration is Open
Genesee Country Village & Museum in the hamlet of Mumford, about 20 miles from Rochester, is partnering with Wild Wings Inc. to host the popular Owl Moon night-hike and owl meet and greet experience on Fridays and Saturdays, February 3rd, 4th, 10th, and 11th. [Read more…] about Owl Moon Event At Genesee Country Village & Museum
This week on The Historians Podcast, New York State Historian Devin Lander joins host Bob Cudmore. Lander previews the 250th anniversary of American independence which will be observed from 2025 through 2033.
The state has authorized a commission to oversee events, however some of the 13 appointees to a state commission have not yet been named, and the vast majority of counties in the state have taken no action to remember this important anniversary. [Read more…] about NY State, Counties Still Not Fully Engaged With American 250th Anniversary
Saratoga Springs Preservation Foundation will host “The Streets Where You Live,” a virtual program highlighting the history behind the names of many streets in Saratoga Springs, set for Thursday, February 2nd. [Read more…] about Saratoga Springs Street History Program
The second annual Lake Champlain Maritime Museum Virtual Archaeology Conference will take place on February 16 from 1 to 4 pm as the Museum’s archaeology team and research partners will be sharing the newest and latest discoveries from their work at Lake Champlain. [Read more…] about Lake Champlain Maritime Museum Virtual Archaeology Conference
The National Abolition Hall of Fame and Museum (NAHOF) in Peterboro has announced its third Black History Matters series which will be released at midnight each day of February 2023. [Read more…] about Online Black History Matters 2023 Series Launches February 1st
The Clinton County Historical Association (CCHA) and the Lake Forest Senior Retirement Community will host a program on the early 20th century life on Valcour Island in Lake Champlain, set for Tuesday, January 31st. [Read more…] about Valcour Island in the Early 20th Century