In 1845, Amasiah Ford of Ballston Spa wrote a multi-page manuscript for his application seeking a veteran’s pension. The account of his military experience 30-plus years earlier would be used 150 years later as references in several books on the War of 1812. [Read more…] about Hard Times For War of 1812 Veteran Amasiah Ford
The East Hampton Historical Society on Long Island has announced the return of the East Hampton Antiques & Design Show on the grounds of Mulford Farm is set for Saturday, July 17th and Sunday, July 18th. [Read more…] about East Hampton Antiques & Design Show Returns
The Historical Society of Newburgh Bay and the Highlands has announced “New Enlightened Views,” an invitational art exhibition of Hudson Valley landscape artists curated by the Historical Society and sponsored by the Newburgh Vintage Emporium Ware-House. [Read more…] about Hudson Valley Landscape Show To Support Newburgh Historical
After the Marvin House at the northeast corner of Division Street and Broadway in Saratoga Springs was destroyed by fire in 1865, it was quickly rebuilt as the city’s largest hotel. In the early 1880s it was renamed The Arlington Hotel briefly before being purchased by William W. Worden in 1885. He renamed it The Worden Hotel at the request of guests who honored him with a dinner celebrating his purchase. [Read more…] about Saratoga’s Worden Hotel: A Short History
Make a contribution online at our new Rally.org page: https://rally.org/f/4LBVKo9zYjO Or, send a check [Read more…] about Do We Report On Your Favorite Museum?
The Warren County Historical Society has announced an opening reception for “Historic Maps of Warren County,” a new exhibit curated by student intern Dominic Giordano, set for Thursday, June 24th. [Read more…] about Historic Maps of Warren County Exhibit Opening
The Ticonderoga Historical Society will commemorate the U.S. entry into the Second World War with a free public program set for Friday, June 25th at the Hancock House, located at 6 Moses Circle, Ticonderoga. [Read more…] about Ticonderoga Home Front in World War II
Juneteenth is a state holiday that commemorates June 19th, 1865, the day slavery ended in Texas. Over the last decade, a push to make Juneteenth a national holiday to commemorate the end of slavery in the United States has gained momentum.
What do we know about Juneteenth and its origins?
In this episode of the Ben Franklin’s World podcast, Annette Gordon-Reed, an award-winning historian at Harvard University and Harvard Law School, is a native Texan and she joins us to discuss the early history of Texas and the origins of the Juneteenth holiday with details from her book, On Juneteenth (Liveright, 2021).
The Oneida County History Center (OCHC) has announced they are seeking nominations for the 2021 Historical Hall of Fame and Living Legends Awards. Inductees are honored at an annual awards ceremony held each fall and through a permanent display in the History Center’s exhibit gallery. [Read more…] about Oneida Co History Hall of Fame Nominations Sought
The State Legislature has just adjourned, but on a good many nights this past month I grew sleepy watching legislative TV or legislative proceedings on the internet. For the non-debate pieces of legislation, meaning when the legislative majority is not allowing minority debate on bills, the viewer is treated to the following exchanges in a monotone, one after the other:
The speaker or his representative, or the Senate president or her representative: “The clerk will read the bill.” The clerk: “a bill to” …whatever it does. The speaker or his representative: “The clerk will read the final section.” The clerk: “this act shall take effect immediately.” The speaker, president or their representative: “The vote: 63 in favor. The bill is passed.” All of that has taken less than ten seconds. Next. [Read more…] about The End of Arbitrary Powers to Dam Adirondack Rivers