This week on The Historians Podcast, Joseph Collea Junior is author of Our Town–Ilion, New York: a Selective Look at 300 Years of History. An Ilion native, Collea was a history teacher and administrator in Ilion schools for many years and served three terms as mayor of the village, which is located in Herkimer County, NY. [Read more…] about Ilion, Herkimer County, NY: 300 Years of History
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
Historic Cherry Hill in Albany‘s South End has announced that the museum has received two competitive federal planning grants for a large, multi-year reinterpretation project.
Entitled We Carry It Within Us: Reinterpretation at Historic Cherry Hill, the project was awarded $48,165 from the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH), and a $50,000 Inspire! Grant for Small Museums from the Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS).
With these grants, Historic Cherry Hill is now expected to complete plans for a new tour and orientation exhibit which incorporates new research and scholarship on underrepresented narratives at Cherry Hill. [Read more…] about Albany’s Historic Cherry Hill to Redesign Museum’s Core Tour
On the September 2022 episode of Crossroads of Rockland History, we turned our attention to the life and legacy of the actor Burgess Meredith, who lived in the village of Pomona, in Ramapo, NY for thirty years.
Meredith’s son, Jonathan Meredith, joined Clare Sheridan to share memories of his father, growing up in Rockland County, and his father’s eclectic group of creative friends and neighbors, including Charles Addams, Maxwell Anderson, Alan Jay Lerner, and more. [Read more…] about Burgess Meredith & Rockland County History
Another policeman, a four-year old girl, and three perpetrators were also killed in the incident, and 12 others — mainly innocent bystanders — were wounded. [Read more…] about A Catskills Native & A Notorious NYPD Shootout
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