Does your organization benefit from the New York Almanack? Each year we publish some 1,500 stories from history, natural history, environmental, and humanities organizations. For some smaller organizations like historical societies and small museums, an article in the New York Almanack might be the only public notice of their news or event.
Of course it cost real dollars for us to promote these organizations, but we’re not going to stop picking and promoting stories that we think resonate with our readers – we are going to ask for your help.
Today we’ll begin offering organizational memberships designed to help you promote your favorite group or institution at the following levels: [Read more…] about New Membership Options For Organizations
The New York State Canal Corporation has announced that effective Thursday, September 16th, all locks and lift bridges on the Canal system will operate daily between 7 am and 5 pm. [Read more…] about Canal System Update: Hours and Last Day of Navigation
The latest episode of A New York Minute In History details the “Burned Over District” and how upstate New York became a “cauldron” of emergent religions and alternative communities during the 19th century. How did the Burned Over District collide with state and national history? And what role did the Erie Canal play in establishing it?
These new religions contributed to the creation of alternative communities, such as the Ebenezers and the Oneida Community, and how this predication for communal living was revisited in New York during the 1960s. [Read more…] about New History Podcast Features ‘Burned Over District’
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 Forest Rangers Respond To Lost, Injured Hikers
It’s back to school time in New York State. One of the things that always happens at this time is reports about school district enrollments year-over-year in a particular area. These stories are useful and interesting, but they usually lack context.
With the beginning of the release of 2020 US Census data in August, Protect the Adirondacks is starting an update of its study The Adirondack Park and Rural America: Economic and Population Trends 1970-2010. The 2020 US Census will enable us to look at a 50-year trend line. [Read more…] about Majority of NYS School Districts See Enrollment Declines 2010-2020
This week on The Historians Podcast, the late Tom Flynn of the Center for Inquiry is heard discussing Central New York’s Freethought Trail, including the Dresden, NY birthplace of the 19th century’s best known agnostic speaker, Robert Green Ingersoll.
Tom Flynn was interviewed for this podcast in July. On August 23rd The Center for Inquiry reported Tom Flynn had died. He was 66. Condolences to his friends and family. [Read more…] about The Late Tom Flynn On The Freethought Trail in Central New York
In preparation for potential impacts from Tropical Storm Ida, the New York State Canal Corporation has preemptively lifted the upper gates of the movable dams along the Erie Canal and Mohawk River between Lock E-8 (Rotterdam) and Lock E-12 (Tribes Hill). [Read more…] about Erie Canal Preparations Underway For Approaching Tropical Storm Ida
The Fort Plain Museum has announced the Sir William Johnson and the Wars for Empire Conference, featuring nine speakers and a bus tour, is set for October 15th through 17th. [Read more…] about Sir William Johnson and the Wars for Empire Conference Announced
During the turmoil of the War of the Spanish Succession (1701-1714), many Protestant Germans from the Middle Rhine region of the Holy Roman Empire fled to England, with the largest group of refugees – some 13,000 – arriving there in 1709.
The arrival of these “Poor Palatines” caused a rise in opposition to immigration in England. Most were quickly sent to Ireland, but nearly 3,000 were sent on 10 ships to the colonial Province of New York (a group about a third the size of the population of the city of New York at that time). [Read more…] about The Palatines Along Hoosick Road in Rensselaer County