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
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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
What we call “scrubs” originated as the white gowns and drapes that were worn by surgeons and operating staff. At first, everything was white – the doctor’s coats, the operating gowns and the nurse’s uniforms. Operating rooms were also a gleaming sanitary white, with bright task lighting. [Read more…] about Medical Scrubs: A Short History
In this episode of The Historians Podcast, David Brooks of Schoharie Crossing State Historic Site in Fort Hunter has Erie Canal lore to share. He also tells of unrealized plans to make a canal out of the Sacandaga River. [Read more…] about Schoharie Crossing on the Erie Canal (Podcast)
The Time and the Valleys Museum has announced a Drive Through Chicken Barbeque, set for Saturday, September 26th, from 4 to 6:30 pm, in the Museum parking lot. [Read more…] about Support A Catskills Museum By Eating Chicken
Historic Huguenot Street has announced “The Power of Native Women,” a three-part multimedia event celebrating the lives of Native women in the larger narrative of our communities, is set for Saturday, September 19 from 4 to 6 pm. [Read more…] about Power of Native Women Virtual Sessions Set For Saturday
The Bloomingdale Neighborhood History Group, in the Upper West Side of Manhattan, will host Bloomingdale Goes to the Movies, a free online presentation set for Tuesday, September 22nd at 5:30 pm.
The hour-long program will take viewers back to the twentieth century when there were at least 17 theaters in the Bloomingdale neighborhood. Most of these 17 were built in the space of just a few years, starting in 1911, at a time when all of America was engaged in a full-on love affair with Hollywood. [Read more…] about Upper West Side Theaters Zoom Presentation