The Time and the Valleys Museum will host the program “A History of the Root Cellar and How to Build One,” both virtually and in person on Sunday, October 24th. [Read more…] about Root Cellars, History & Construction (Virtual Program)
The Massachusetts Historical Society (MHS) will host “Disability in Early America,” a virtual panel discussion on how disability functioned in early America from personal, political, and cultural perspectives, set for Monday, October 18th. [Read more…] about Disability in Early America (Virtual Program)
The New York State Archives will host “The People’s Records: Celebrating 50 Years of New York State Archives,” a virtual program set for Tuesday, October 26th. [Read more…] about New York State Archives 50th Anniversary (Virtual Program)
Professor George H. Fischer (1869-1952) was a well-known Utica composer of sacred music, organ lesson books, and military marches. Fisher was invited to sit in with John Phillip Sousa and his band during a concert at the Stanley Theater in Utica on April 1st, 1897.
Fischer spent decades at St. John’s Church as organist, but also played a major role in the music scene in the Mohawk Valley. His music was published by the J. Fischer & Bro. Music Publishers of New York City, and played all over the world. He also served as the conductor of the Utica Symphony Orchestra.
TAUNY (Traditional Arts in Upstate New York) will host a virtual public information meeting about their new strategic plan and how individuals can be part of making that plan a reality, on Saturday, October 16th. During the event, TAUNY board members and staff will present a summary of the plan, describe different ways people can participate, welcome feedback and answer questions from the public. [Read more…] about Public Information Meeting About TAUNY’s New Strategic Plan
The Vermont History Museum will take part in Home Movie Day, an annual international celebration of amateur films and filmmaking, on Saturday, October 23rd. The event provides the opportunity for individuals and families to see and share their own home movies with an audience.
From 10 am to 12:20 pm participants can bring their 16mm, 8mm, or Super 8 films to the Museum to learn about archiving and preserving home movies. Archivists will check the condition of your films to make sure they can be projected and answer any questions you might have about how to care for them. [Read more…] about Home Movie Day Being Held in Vermont
Travel Unity will host its 2021 Summit both online and in-person, with virtual sessions taking place October 27th through 29th, and live sessions in Lake Placid, on November 5th and 6th. This year’s theme is “How to Practice Applied DEI” (diversity, equity, and inclusion). [Read more…] about Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Focus of Upcoming Tourism Event
The Bloomingdale Neighborhood History Group and the Columbus Amsterdam Business Improvement District will host an illustrated talk by writer, geographer and teacher Joshua Jelly-Schapiro, on his latest book Names of New York: Discovering the City’s Past, Present, and Future through its Place-Names (Pantheon, 2021), on Monday, October 18th. [Read more…] about NYC’s Past, Present, & Future Through its Place-Names (Virtual Talk)
Many states, as well as national entities, are already beginning the process of planning for the commemoration of the 250th anniversary of American Independence. Current events, from the end of America’s longest war in Afghanistan, to fundamental questions about the democracy that was created nearly 250 years ago provide new context to explorations of one of the longest, bitterest, and most consequential conflicts in American history. [Read more…] about American Revolution Seminar Call for Papers
A century ago the predominately African American U.S. Army 369th Infantry Regiment, fought two wars. Because of the segregation of the U.S. Armed Forces in the First World War, the 369th fought in France, not with our American troops, but with the French army. At least forty men from Sea Cliff, Locust Valley, Oyster Bay, and Glen Cove on Long island served in that unit in the First World War.
Dubbed by the Germans the “Harlem Hellfighters” because of their courage and tenacity in battle, the men of the 369th distinguished themselves on the battlefield. However, when they returned home, they again confronted a battleground in the quest for equal rights. [Read more…] about Harlem Hellfighters: Bigotry, Bravery and Jazz (Virtual Talk)