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
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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 Huddy-Asgill Affair was an event that occurred towards the end of the American Revolution, the result of ongoing killings taking place between the Patriot and Loyalist factions. Joshua Huddy, a captain of the Monmouth Militia and privateer was overwhelmed and captured by Loyalist forces at the blockhouse (small fort) he commanded at the village of Toms River, New Jersey. He was accused of complicity in the death of Philip White. Huddy was conveyed to New York City, then under British control, where he was summarily sentenced by William Franklin (Loyalist son of Benjamin Franklin) to be executed. [Read more…] about The Huddy-Asgill Affair: Patriot & Loyalist Retaliation
The latest episode of the Kaatscast features a tour of the Hanford Mills Museum, which operates an authentic water- and steam-powered historic site that includes a sawmill, gristmill, and woodworking shop. [Read more…] about A Visit To Hanford Mills Museum (Podcast)
This week on The Historians Podcast the guest is Marguerite Kearns, author of Unfinished Revolution: Edna Buckman Kearns and the Struggle for Women’s Rights (SUNY Press, 2021). The book explores how Edna Buckman Kearns’s focus on women’s suffrage and world peace affected her family then and now. [Read more…] about Marguerite Kearns: Unfinished Women’s Rights Revolution (Podcast)
The Historical Society of Woodstock has announced “Seasons: Catching Nature’s Cycle,” a new exhibition featuring forty works by Woodstock artists, selected by guest curator Susana Torruella Leval from the collections of the Historical Society, and co-curated by Letitia Smith. [Read more…] about New Exhibit of Woodstock Landscapes by Woodstock Artists
New York State Department of Environmental Conservation Forest Rangers respond to search and rescue incidents in the Adirondacks. Working with other state agencies, local emergency response organizations and volunteer search and rescue groups, Forest Rangers locate and extract lost, injured or distressed people.
What follows is a report, prepared by DEC, of recent missions carried out by Forest Rangers. [Read more…] about Rangers Respond to Wildfires, Lost, Injured Hikers, Missing Person
The Hudson Area Library and the Jacob Leisler Institute for the Study of Early New York History have announced “The Mohicans’ Incorporation into the Iroquois League, 1671-1675,” a virtual lecture with Dr. Evan Haefeli set for Thursday, June 24th. [Read more…] about Mohicans’ Incorporation into the Iroquois League, 1671-1675
Momentum for the launch of the Hudson Gallery Crawl in Hudson, NY, is growing with over 70 businesses getting ready to stay open late on Saturday, June 12th. Every second Saturday of the month these galleries and stores will be keeping their doors open until 9 pm with the restaurants and bars in town staying open much later. [Read more…] about 70+ Participating in 2nd Saturday Hudson Gallery Crawls
In 1824, the French aristocrat Lafayette (Marie-Joseph Paul Yves Roch Gilbert du Motier, Marquis de La Fayette), who had played a key role in securing victory over the British during the American Revolution, was invited by President James Monroe to visit the United States, then about to celebrate its 50th anniversary.
As an advocate for democracy in both the American colonies and in France, and a proponent of abolition, the Frenchman was warmly welcomed on a thirteen-month tour of the United States. His visit spanned a highly controversial 1824 presidential election season in which the House of Representatives selected John Quincy Adams over the highest vote-getter, Andrew Jackson. Lafayette has been seen by historians as a uniting force, whose presence served to remind Americans of their mutual bonds. [Read more…] about Lafayette’s 1824-25 Farewell Tour Commemoration (A Virtual Talk)