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
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
The Rome Rotary Club in partnership with the Rome Historical Society will hold its Independence Day Observance at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldiers of the American Revolution on Sunday, July 4th. [Read more…] about Independence Day Observance at Tomb of the Unknowns in Rome, NY
Censorship is the official prohibition or restriction of any type of expression conceived as a threat to the sociopolitical or moral order. Attempts by the authorities to suppress freedom of the press in the American colonies were recurrent. These efforts would eventually lead to a confrontation at the Supreme Court in the case of New York v. John Peter Zenger in August 1735. [Read more…] about The Palatine Printer & Three Scots Behind The First Amendment
The new documentary Floating Ideas: How the Erie Canal Helped Shape America is set to premier on WCNY-TV on June 29th at 9 pm. The half-hour documentary examines the spread of ideas along the Erie Canal with emphasis on women’s rights, suffrage, and the quest for social justice. [Read more…] about Documentary Explores Erie Canal’s Role in Shaping America
A sculpture of Brigadier General Peter Gansevoort stands in a city park named in his honor at Rome, Oneida County, NY. This bronze, dedicated November 8, 1906, was created by Emilio F. Piatti. It presents the General in dress uniform grasping his sword and holding what is perhaps one of the most impactful tools (or weapons) ever devised – an accurate map. [Read more…] about General Peter Gansevoort’s Map