This virtual program will highlight popular Saratoga Springs establishments D’Andrea’s, The Hub, and The Rafters. [Read more…] about Saratoga’s Classic Bars of the 1970s and1980s
Upcoming New York State Events
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The Delaware Highlands Conservancy’s winter 2024 Eagle Watch volunteer training will take place on Saturday, December 9 from 10 am until noon at the Settlers Inn in Hawley, PA. [Read more…] about Eagle Watch Volunteer Training with Delaware Highlands Conservancy
The Historic Districts Council of New York City will host a guided walking tour of Mosholu Parkland in The Bronx on December 9th. The tour will explore the Parkway’s landscape and delve into its history, tracing back to the original inhabitants. [Read more…] about The Bronx’s Mosholu Parkland: A Walking Tour
Hart Island is the largest public cemetery in the country and has served New York City since 1869. While Hart Island is currently only used for city burials, the island has served many uses since the 19th Century, including a quarantine station, a psychiatric hospital, a tuberculosis ward, a reform school, a homeless shelter, a rehabilitation facility, a military base, and a jail. [Read more…] about NYC Parks Launches Public Access to Hart Island
New York State was once one of the great brick making centers of the world, with scores of brickyards on both sides of the Hudson River.
Countless mansions, houses, schools, and factory buildings were built from Hudson River bricks, whose legacy can also be found in piles of reject bricks found along the shoreline today. Many of these bricks were molded with the name of the brickyard owner or company. [Read more…] about Bricks and Brick Ruins of the Hudson Valley
The Alice T. Miner Museum (known as The Alice) in Chazy, Clinton County, NY, will be embracing the holiday spirit this season with a Victorian Christmas celebration including festive decorations, traditional treats, and more, including four new holiday programs plus some old favorites. [Read more…] about Alice T. Miner Museum Plans Victorian Christmas Events
This week on the Historians Podcast, Mohawk Valley singer-songwriters Cosby Gibson and Tom Staudle join Bob Cudmore to talk about and perform historical holiday songs and stories from Christmas, Hanukkah, Kwanzaa and other year-end holidays. [Read more…] about The Historians Podcast Features World Holiday Songs & Stories
Historic Huguenot Street (HHS) in New Paltz, NY, is presenting a special exhibition, “Silver by DuBois Makers from the William Bowen Astrop Collection,” in the Fireplace Room at the DuBois Fort Visitor Center through December 17. [Read more…] about A New Silver Exhibition at Historic Huguenot Street
Steinway Village in Astoria, Queens was developed by William Steinway in ca. 1870. The community was intended to be a kind of Socialist utopia where his employees could simultaneously live in a rural, bucolic neighborhood and next to the Steinway & Sons factory. [Read more…] about Steinway Village: A Socialist Utopia in NYC
Studying the terrain to analyze how the action unfolded on Revolutionary War battlefields isn’t just a modern pursuit. It was the first order of business when the French Army arrived on American soil, seeking to understand the war they had just joined.
Contrary to popular belief, French and American officers did not sit idle over the winter of 1780–81. Rather, the French organized a joint reconnaissance mission to previous battlefields of the American Revolution under the initiative of François-Jean de Chastellux, an overlooked figure who played a crucial role as a liaison officer between the French and Americans, and in the logistical and strategic planning of the allied army. [Read more…] about The French-American Joint Reconnaissance Tour, Winter 1780-1781