This week on The Historians Podcast, City Historian Christopher Leonard discusses Schenectady during the Second World War, plus he takes a look at Schenectady and the Erie Canal. [Read more…] about Schenectady During The Second World War (Podcast)
Oneida County History Center (OCHC) Trustee and Volunteer Barbara Granato recently acquired 19 boxes of records from county archives that the clerk’s office was removing from storage to be returned to their rightful homes in the town or village where they originated.
The records date from the 1840s, 1850s, and early 1900s and include birth, marriage, deaths, orders of filiation, indentures, and commitments to orphanages. Granato spent 10 months organizing, photographing, and transcribing each record. [Read more…] about 19th Century Oneida County Records Return Home
Union Station in Utica, NY, was built between 1912 and 1914. A central transportation hub for the region and the state, the station originally served the New York Central (NYC) Railroad; Delaware, Lackawanna & Western Railroad; and the New York, Ontario & Western Railroad.
The building was designed by New York City architects Allen H. Stem and Alfred Fellheimer who were known for their work on New York City’s Grand Central Terminal. Union Station was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 1975. [Read more…] about Utica’s Union Station Virtual Lecture Set For Sept 30
The Buffalo History Museum has announced the launch of “Experiencing Our Story” (EOS). Inspired by the Greek goddess of dawn, EOS offers history-based programs through podcasts, videos, virtual events, exhibits, and tours.
EOS programs, including a newly launched podcast, will feature stories about Buffalo and Western New York history, heritage, architecture, and personal accounts directly from the Museum’s professional staff, as well as featured guests.
The first episode features the story of the execution of the three Thayers Brothers, Buffalo’s only public execution. [Read more…] about Buffalo History Museum Launches New Podcast With Story Of City’s Only Public Execution
Frances Perkins, who served as President Franklin D. Roosevelt’s Secretary of Labor in all four terms of his administration, is often credited with designing many of the New Deal’s social welfare programs, including Social Security. As such, she ranks among the most influential women of the 20th Century.
Few however, know that Perkins began her career in the Hell’s Kitchen area of the city of New York, work that as inspired inn part by a chance meeting an Irish Tammany Hall District Leader Tom McManus. [Read more…] about Frances Perkins, One of America’s Most Influential Women, Remains Unrecognized
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The Schenectady County Historical Society has announced their fall schedule, including a Fall Craft Market, walking tours, and more. [Read more…] about This Fall At Schenectady County Historical Society
The New York State Archives Partnership Trust and the New York State Writers Institute have announced an interview with acclaimed author and Lincoln scholar Harold Holzer set for Tuesday, September 22nd at 12:30 pm.
NYS Writers Institute Director Paul Grondahl and author Harold Holzer will discuss insights from Harold’s new book, The Presidents Vs. The Press, examining the dual rise of the American presidency and the media that shaped it. [Read more…] about Harold Holzer On Presidents vs Press
What historians now describe as the Victorian Age, was then referred to as the Electric Era. Electricity lit up city centers and transformed the means of communication. Constant availability of power led to automation which, in turn, allowed for the mass production of goods. Electricity gradually entered the home and convenience stores were filled with new household devices. Even the death penalty went electric. [Read more…] about Electropathic Cure: Quackery in the Electric Era
The virtual conference Foundations of Independence: Protest and Communication in Revolutionary America, 1770 to 2020, hosted by Iona College and the Institute for Thomas Paine Studies (ITPS), has been set for September 24-26, 2020. [Read more…] about Conference on Protest and Communication in Revolutionary America