The Hendrick Hudson Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution will continue their 2021 speaker series on Monday, October 18th with Gretchen Maresco, the chapter’s Registrar, who will recount some of her interesting experiences helping women find their ancestors. [Read more…] about Genealogy and DAR Membership Virtual Lecture Oct 18th
The Underground Railroad Education Center is set to continue it’s LibertyCon 2021 Zoom Series on October 23rd, from 3 to 4:30 pm, with Jennifer Burns, PhD presenting “Building Community through Free Black Migration before the Civil War.” [Read more…] about Free Black Migration before the Civil War
The Time and the Valleys Museum will host “British Strategy in the Hudson River/Lake Champlain Corridor during the American Revolution (1776 – 1777),” an illustrated talk set for Sunday, October 17th. [Read more…] about British Strategy in the Hudson-Champlain Valleys Presentation
Vermont Aviation Historian Brian Lindner will present a talk about Vermont’s most infamous air disaster , the B-24 Liberator Bomber that crashed on Camel Hump Mountain and killed nine Air Force crewmen while on a training mission in 1944.
Lindner has researched this particular crash extensively, as well as other aviation related crashes in Vermont. [Read more…] about B-24 Bomber Crash on Camel Hump Mt, VT Presentation
The Morris-Jumel Mansion has announced the opening of a new exhibit “Portraits From My Community” by New Yorker cartoonist Felipe Galindo Feggo, featuring a selection of thirty mixed-media artworks portraying the people of Harlem, Washington Heights, and Inwood, on display through January 2nd. [Read more…] about Felipe Galindo Feggo’s Community Portraits on Exhibit in NYC
Shadd Cary, the first black woman in North America to edit and publish a newspaper, one of the first black female lawyers in the U.S. and an advocate for voting rights for women. She was also both a friend and foe of Frederick Douglass.
Jane Rhodes, the author of Mary Ann Shadd Cary: The Black Press and Protest in the 19th Century (Indiana Univ. Press, 1999) and professor and chair of the African American Studies Department at the University of Illinois in Chicago, will present “Mary Ann Shadd Cary: Black Women and the Early Suffrage Movement,”on October 23rd.
The Oneida County History Center will host “Edelweiss Schuplattlers: Folk Dancing at the History Center,” a program set for Saturday, October 16th. [Read more…] about Edelweiss Schuhplattlers German, Austrian Folk Dance in Utica
Advances improve people’s lives, however many of these have come at the cost of invasive diagnostic technologies, the medicalization of human conditions, and endless quests for cures. Doctors have performed experiments on the poor and disempowered; especially enslaved Black and institutionalized people who had limited public voice.
Writing medical history must include people with disabilities and use their experiences as analytical lenses for understanding historical events.
The 2021 Adirondack Film Festival will be held from October 14th through 17th, in a hybrid in-person and virtual format.
This year’s festival will feature 70+ films including features, documentaries, experimental shorts, music videos, plus popcorn, panels and parties. Films will be shown on multiple screens in downtown Glens Falls, or from the comfort of your own home. [Read more…] about Adirondack Film Festival Returns October 14-17th
Senate House State Historic Site has unveiled a new display in the orientation room of the historic Senate House in Kingston, NY.
Visitors can experience the new display on a guided tour of the 18th century home of Abraham VanGaasbeek and the meeting place of the first New York State Senate in the midst of the American Revolution. [Read more…] about Senate House Historic Site Unveils New Orientation Room