The Daniel Parrish Witter Agricultural Museum at what is now known as the Great New York State Fair opened officially on April 30th, 1928. Daniel Parrish Witter, a long-time New York State Assemblyman representing Tioga County was born in 1852 at Richford. Witter assumed the greater responsibility for working the family farm after his father became disabled, one of his older brothers was killed in the Civil War, and two others were seriously wounded in the same conflict. [Read more…] about The Daniel Parrish Witter Agricultural Museum: A History
Among the more popular and successful of these was the creation of the Public Works Administration (PWA) and the Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC), jobs programs which were modeled on similar programs in New York State. [Read more…] about Wall Street History: The Great Depression & A New Deal For Working People
On August 17th, 1929, the German airship Graf Zeppelin was attempting to encircle the world. Baseball fans were still marveling about how Babe Ruth had reached the 500 mark in home runs the previous Sunday at League Park in Cleveland, Ohio. The Great Bull Market of the 1920s was yet to crash.
None of these matters preoccupied Henry A. Strohmeyer, Jr., animal photographer, as he positioned himself and his camera to capture a picture of the man of the hour. Son of a famed expert in stereoscopic photography who made a career in capturing images of the estates of the wealthy, Strohmeyer had built his own reputation largely by taking pictures of cows and bulls. He was about to photograph Gerrit Smith Miller who at eighty-four was the oldest and most respected Holstein cowman in the country. [Read more…] about ‘Cradle of the Breed’: Gerrit Smith Miller & His Kriemhild Holsteins
The Wild Center in Tupper Lake, NY is celebrating all things maple each weekend in March. Visitors can tour the sugar shack, try the maple quest, taste some maple treats, and take part in special programming to celebrate the maple sugaring season. [Read more…] about March Maple Madness At The Wild Center in Tupper Lake
The Capital Craft Beverage Trail (CCBT) has announced the return of its Drink Schenectady event. This year’s event will be hosted by the Museum of Innovation and Science (miSci) and will take place on March 19th at 6 pm at 15 Museum Drive in Schenectady. [Read more…] about Museum To Host ‘Drink Schenectady’ Event March 19th
Genesee Country Village & Museum, located in Mumford, in the town of Wheatland, Monroe County, has a historical connection with Rochester’s rich brewing scene. The Museum’s founder, John L. “Jack” Wehle, also served as Chairman of the family business, Genesee Brewing, which his father Louis Wehle purchased in 1932. Today, the Museum’s President & CEO is Becky Wehle, granddaughter of Jack Wehle.
Museum visitors interested in learning more about the history of brewing in the region can visit Grieve’s Brewery on the Museum grounds, a reconstruction of a ca. 1803 Geneva, NY brewery. Genesee Country Village & Museum is the only museum in the United States to showcase a working 19th-century brewery. [Read more…] about A Monroe County 19th Century Brewery Offers Great Beer & An Old Time Experience
The 2022 Thurman Maple Days, featuring five maple farms and four other farms in Thurman, Northern Warren County, NY has been set for Saturdays and Sundays March 12th and 13th, 19th and 20th, and 26th and 27th.
From 10 am to 4 pm each days, farms will host a wide variety of activities, featuring demonstrations, tours, samples and shopping for farm products and artisan wares. [Read more…] about Warren County Maple Days Starts This Weekend
In the Mohawk Valley, archaeological data from Mohawk Native American sites can help researchers understand Mohawk cuisine preferences and how the arrival of Europeans in this area impacted Native American communities.
The Schenectady County Historical Society will host “The Archaeology of Indigenous Plant Use in the Mohawk Valley,” a virtual program set for Thursday, March 10th. [Read more…] about Archaeology of Indigenous Plant Use in the Mohawk Valley
The list of restaurants participating in this year’s Spring Hudson Valley Restaurant Week is now live on HudsonValleyRestaurantWeek.com.
The 2022 Hudson Valley Restaurant Week runs from Monday, March 21st through Sunday, April 3rd. Restaurants will be offering 3 course, prix-fixe lunches at $29.95 and dinners at $39.95. [Read more…] about Hudson Valley Restaurant Week Reservations Available Now
View, the Center for Arts and Culture, will host their 15th Chili Bowl Luncheon on Saturday, February 19th. The event will include the hand-made bowls from previous years, but this year’s event will also feature a Grab-’n-Go aspect. [Read more…] about 15th Annual Chili Bowl Luncheon in Old Forge