Arkell collected art work for the facility, much of it having a Mohawk Valley theme, with a zeal which can only be admired. His generous gift remains a very accessible collection to be appreciated by a grateful posterity. [Read more…] about Harriet Whitney Frishmuth’s ‘Humoresque’ Cavorting at Canajoharie
Shoemaking was a common trade for centuries, but quickly became a casualty of the industrial revolution in the 19th century. The development of the sewing machine in the 1840s, by Elias Howe, Isaac Singer (from Pittstown, Rensselaer County, NY) and others revolutionized the textile industry.
Machines that could stitch leather for shoes soon also appeared and events like the Civil War spurred the technology on. The U.S. Army ordered thousands of machine-made boots for its soldiers. During this time, Russel Crego (1820-1892) was one New York shoemaker who made a very successful leap from making shoes by hand to selling sewing machines, not only to factories but to the home market. [Read more…] about Shoemaking to Sewing Machines: One Central NY Cobbler’s Path to Prosperity
The Empire State Aerosciences Museum (ESAM), located at 250 Rudy Chase Drive in Glenville, Schenectady County, NY has announced that Fly-In Breakfasts have returned to the Museum. Breakfasts will be held on Saturdays from 8:30 to 10:30 am in the Community Room. [Read more…] about Fly-In Breakfasts Are Back At Scotia Aerosciences Museum
It costs time and money to produce the New York Almanack – we need your support to keep our stories coming each day. We’re currently less than $50 from reaching our July fundraising goal – can you help us get over the top?
Make a contribution online at our new Rally.org page: https://rally.org/f/4LBVKo9zYjO Or, send a check to: [Read more…] about We’re Less Than $50 From Our July Goal: Can You Help?
The Fort Plain Museum will host The American Revolution Mohawk Valley Conference, featuring 11 speakers and a bus tour, from August 6th through 8th, 2021, at Fulton-Montgomery Community College. [Read more…] about American Revolution Mohawk Valley Conference, Aug. 6-8
The New York State Thruway Authority has announced construction will begin this month on a $450 million project to redevelop the 27 service areas located on the New York State Thruway. The service areas were originally built in the 1950s, with the last significant redevelopment taking place in the 1990s. On July 29th, ten service areas will close for work to begin on the first phase of the project. Fuel services will remain available at all locations during construction. [Read more…] about 27 Thruway Service Areas Being Modernized
silence is the power
of rivers to tell a new
story over and over
again until it is ancient,
soft, and revolutionary.
Schoharie Crossing State Historic Site will host the 44th Annual Tri-County Old Power Association Gas Engine and Tractor Show on Saturday, July 10th and Sunday, July 11th from 10 am to 4 pm. Tri-County Power club members will feature old gas engines, feed grinders, antique tractors, water pumps and more during the event. [Read more…] about Old Engine & Vintage Car Show At Schoharie Crossing
Schoharie Crossing State Historic Site will be the kick-off location for the Erie Canal Museum’s “Erie Eats: Cones and Canals” cycling and walking series, on Saturday, July 10th.
Every other Saturday at 11 am throughout the summer, the series will feature an hour-long guided tour, either by bike or by foot (depending on location), along the new Empire State Trail while highlighting unique Canal history. [Read more…] about Cones & Canals Series Kicking Off At Schoharie Crossing