In light of The Cultural Landscape Foundation’s advocacy for Downing Park in Newburgh, NY, and the proposed reinterment at the historic designed landscape of remains from a former African American burial site, I thought I would weigh in with some thoughts of my own on the subject. [Read more…] about A Proposed Memorial at Newburgh’s Downing Park
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The Philipse Manor Hall State Historic Site in Yonkers, Westchester County, has reopened after a $20 million renovation of the building and grounds, as well as the design of new exhibits.
These new exhibits advance a recent Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation initiative to ensure that the state’s historic sites embrace stories that reflect the diversity of the state and nation’s history. [Read more…] about Philipse Manor Hall Reopens With Improved Accessibility
The Hudson Area Library has announced two newly-launched online oral history archives: the Hudson Area Library Oral History Project (HAL OHP), an open collection of interviews collected locally over the past decade, and the Black Legacy Association of Columbia County Oral History Project (BLACC) collection from the 1980s. [Read more…] about Hudson Area Library Launches Online Oral History Collections
Construction is beginning in Washington County, NY, on the 339-mile Champlain Hudson Power Express transmission line, being developed by Transmission Developers Inc, between Hydro-Québec in Canada and and New York City. The massive power line is expected to be fully operational in the spring of 2026. [Read more…] about 339-Mile Power Line Construction Beginning In Washington County
He spent the next twenty years as a political candidate, an innovative farmer, and an engaged community member. Van Buren died on July 24, 1862 and was buried in the Kinderhook Reformed Dutch Church Cemetery, where his wife Hannah, his parents, and his son Martin Van Buren Jr. are also buried. [Read more…] about Martin Van Buren’s Birthday Being Commemorated in Kinderhook
New York State Department of Environmental Conservation Forest Rangers respond to search and rescue incidents throughout New York State. 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 Man Spends Night Lost, Cold; 19-Year-Old Found Near Death in High Peaks; Body Recovered Near Lake George
The public is invited to pick up a free 2023 Erie Canalway National Heritage Corridor calendar starting December 1st at selected libraries and visitor centers throughout the National Heritage Corridor. The calendar features winning images from this year’s Erie Canalway photo contest. [Read more…] about Free 2023 Erie Canalway Calendar Available
The Newburgh Historical Society will host their annual Candlelight Tour, featuring a diverse assortment of public and private spaces within and just beyond the City of Newburgh, on Sunday, December 11th.
Staatsburgh State Historic Site is hosting “A Gilded Age Christmas,” programs that feature the lavish decorations in a Gilded Age mansion, on display through New Year’s Eve.
The Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation Snowmobile Bureau is reminding snowmobilers that despite the large snowfalls in the Tug Hill and in western New York, snowmobile trails are not open at this time.
For public safety reasons, grooming generally may not begin until the closure of Big Game hunting season. Snowmobilers should exercise restraint when operating snowmobiles before the start of the season. [Read more…] about Preparing For The Upcoming Snowmobile Season