Developers are working to turn the 1918 cotton mill into 186 apartments and a brewpub at a cost of about $60 million. [Read more…] about Plans Afoot For Historic Victory Mills Near Saratoga Battlefield
The book Bean Pickers, American Immigrant Portraits by Karen Foresti Hempson (Jacobs Press, Inc., 2019) focuses on eight true-life portrayals of Italian immigrants and their families, all beginning their American lives as summer bean pickers in Upstate New York.
The book features over one hundred authentic photos and documents, illustrating personal stories from the early twentieth century immigration wave, Prohibition, the Great Depression, and the Second World War. Each character finds his/her way out of poverty through such avenues as bootlegging, playing baseball, joining the military. [Read more…] about Bean Pickers: Upstate Italian-American Immigrants
The Washington’s Headquarters State Historic Site has announced they are seeking nominations for their 2021 Martha Washington Woman of History Award. This award is given to a woman who has distinguished herself in the field of Hudson Valley history. [Read more…] about Woman Of History Award Nominations Sought
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Women and African Americans were often barred from voting in colonial and early republic elections. But what about Native Americans? Could Native Americans participate in early American democracy?
The Town of Fishkill and the Friends of the Mt. Beacon Eight have announced a ceremony honoring the eight U.S. Navy servicemen who lost their lives in two separate plane crashes on Mount Beacon, in the Hudson Highlands, set for Saturday, November 7th, at Fishkill’s Veterans Park on RT 52 starting at 10:30 am. [Read more…] about Ceremonies Set to Mark Mt Beacon Military Airplane Crashes
The Clinton County Historical Association is partnering with Fort Ticonderoga to offer a virtual “National History Day: Workshop for Teachers,” on Thursday, November 12th. [Read more…] about National History Day Virtual Workshop for Teachers
Schoharie Crossing State Historic Site is set to host local author and former radio man, Bob Cudmore on Wednesday, October 28th at 1 pm to wrap up their NYS History Month programs.
Cudmore will discuss ten stories he has covered in his Focus on History column for the Daily Gazette. [Read more…] about 10 Stories With Bob Cudmore (Virtual Program)
The idea of establishing an institution devoted to the collection and display of contemporary art was controversial. Artists feared that creativity would become institutionalized. If paintings and sculptures were taken out of the living environment, the museum would merely serve as a mausoleum or dumping ground.
As modernists defined art in terms of continuous movement and change (innovation was the new permanency), the idea of a “museum of modern art” seemed an oxymoron, a contradiction in terms. It needed clarification. [Read more…] about A Modern Art Historian’s Hanoverian Inspiration