Mount Gulian Historic Site, a reconstructed 18th century Dutch manor house on the Hudson River in the town of Fishkill, New York, in cooperation with Dutchess Tourism will host “Great Estates Garden Tours,” an event looking at the site’s garden and unique horticultural history on Sunday, September 25th. [Read more…] about Mount Gulian Offering Great Estates Garden Tours Sunday
Starting in 1914, the Feast of St. Michael was celebrated in late September in Saratoga Springs’ Dublin neighborhood, which had started as an Irish enclave, then became home to Italian immigrants and African Americans, among others, and is now known as the Beekman Street Arts District.
As the statue of Saint Michael was paraded down Beekman Street, people pinned money to him, which benefited the Principessa Elena Society, a community resource for newly arrived Americans that still exists today in the neighborhood. [Read more…] about Saratoga’s Feast of St. Michael Program Tuesday
The letters of Saratoga County‘s Alonzo Bump, compiled in part from the collection of the History Center at Brookside Museum in Ballston Spa, provide an account of the experience of an upstate New Yorker who left home to fight for the Union during the American Civil War.
Alonzo D. Bump lived in the thriving cotton mill community at Victory, the home of the Saratoga Victory Manufacturing Company where he was employed as a weaver. With the desire to, “go down to see the world,” Alonzo left behind his wife Mary and his three-year-old daughter Mattie. Private Bump’s letters were primarily written to Mary, though a few were directed to his mother, mother-in-law, and his two sisters-in-law. [Read more…] about The Civil War Letters of Alonzo Bump of Saratoga County
The Time and the Valleys Museum in Sullivan County, NY have announced “Neversink History Afternoon,” an event where the public can browse through Town of Neversink photos, records, stories and artifacts from the museum’s archives to learn about the town’s history, set for Sunday, September 25th. [Read more…] about Neversink History Afternoon Set For Sunday
The Matthewis Persen House Museum will host the Friends of Historic Kingston on Saturday, September 24th, for a program on Uptown Kingston, the Stockade National Historic District, Downtown Kingston, the Rondout National Historic District, and the Fred J. Johnston House. [Read more…] about Friends of Historic Kingston Open House on Saturday
The Arkell Museum, The Friends of Schoharie Crossing, and the Canajoharie Library have collaborated to bring “The Remarkable, Irresistible Erie” to the Great Hall at the Arkell Museum in Canajoharie on Sunday, September 25th.
This performance includes some well-known canal songs and some lesser known. [Read more…] about The Remarkable, Irresistible Erie – A Musical Performance Set For Sunday
View Arts in Old Forge will host artist Mallory Zondag for her Natural Dyeing Lab, focused around creating a rustic quilt painting, on Sunday, September 25th.
This program will explore the art and science of how to mordant different fabrics like silk, wool, linen, and cotton, how to cook up dyes from goldenrod and avocado pits, marigolds, and onion skins as well as how to create an organic indigo vat. Attendees will also create a dyeing sketchbook full of information on how to dye at home and fill it with their fabric samples from the class. [Read more…] about Learn To Use Natural Dyes In Old Forge Sunday
Fort Ticonderoga will host its 18th Annual Seminar on the American Revolution Friday through Sunday, September 23rd to 25th.
This annual premier conference focused on the military, political, social, and material culture of the American Revolution regularly features scholars from across North America and beyond. [Read more…] about 18th Annual Seminar on American Revolution Sept 23-25
Washington’s Headquarters State Historic Site in Newburgh, NY will host their annual “Kites Over The Hudson” event on Saturday, September 24th. [Read more…] about Kites Over The Hudson at Washington’s Headquarters Saturday
The Northern Forest Canoe Trail (NFCT) will close out the 2022 Adirondack race series by partnering with Long Lake Recreation and Tourism to host the Long Lake Long Boat Regatta, which features several events: the North American Voyageur Canoe Championships, the Adirondack Kayak Championship, and the Northeastern College Cup race for co-ed (two male & two female) C-4 Stock teams. [Read more…] about Long Lake Long Boat Regatta Set For Saturday