If you are looking to enjoy the fall foliage this season, consider a trip to the Catskills or Otsego County. Keep an eye on the Fall Foliage Report to help plan your adventure, while making a bucket list of things to do. [Read more…] about Catskills Fall Foliage & Hiking Challenges
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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
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
Washington’s Headquarters State Historic Site in Newburgh, NY will host their annual “Kites Over The Hudson” event on Saturday, September 24th. [Read more…] about Kites Over The Hudson at Washington’s Headquarters Saturday
This week on The History Twins podcast, storytelling duo Carla Lynne Hall and Jim Keyes discuss Major John Andre, the British Head of Intelligence during the American Revolutionary War.
On September 20th, 1780, he met with American General Benedict Arnold in Haverstraw, NY to receive the plans for West Point. [Read more…] about Major John Andre: Officer, Gentleman, Spy
Next month, October, is New York State History Month. As usual, the State Museum is planning several activities and offers suggestions for commemorations. Other public history organizations are gearing up for events to “celebrate the history of New York State and recognize the contributions of state and local historians,” in the words of Section 52.02 of the Arts and Cultural Affairs Law, which established State History Month by statute. [Read more…] about The 25th Annual NYS History Month Presents Challenges, Opportunities
Urban renewal transformed the city of Hudson. Front Street and the blocks between Columbia and State Street, west of Second Street. Franklin Square, Chapel Street, Fleet Street and Market Place were erased from the network of city streets.
Approximately 176 buildings in all were demolished, requiring the relocation of about 850 people. Demolition and the subsequent new construction took place between 1970 and 1972. [Read more…] about Hudson’s Urban Renewal 50 Years Later