This week on The Historians Podcast, New York City correspondent Jim Kaplan with the story of Richard Rescorla, the English born security director of Morgan Stanley. Rescorla died while saving the lives of thousands of Morgan Stanley employees at the World Trade Center when the twin towers in lower Manhattan were attacked by two passenger planes piloted by Islamic terrorists on September 11th, 2001. [Read more…] about 9-11 Heroism The Subject of Historians Podcast
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The Fraunces Tavern Museum will host “Samuel Fraunces: Revolutionary Tavernkeeper and Patriot,” a presentation by Mary Tsaltas-Ottomanelli on Monday, September 13th. [Read more…] about Samuel Fraunces, Revolutionary Tavernkeeper Free Virtual Talk
The Southampton History Museum will host an “Outsider’s View” garden and architectural history tour, featuring a self-paced and gently guided stroll down South Main Street to Gin Lane, on Saturday, September 11th from 1 to 4 pm. [Read more…] about Historic Garden Tour in Southampton, Long Island
Members of The Fireboat McKean Preservation Project organization have announced that the retired Fire Department of New York Marine Co. 1, the John D. McKean fireboat, will be open for public tours in-conjunction with the upcoming 9/11 20th anniversary events.
Over the course of 50 plus years, the McKean served on New York’s waterfronts. The fireboat participated in notable events such as the Staten Island Ferry Terminal Fire in 1991; the 9/11 WTC terrorist attacks; and the US Airways Flight 1549 crash landing in January 2009 dubbed the “Miracle on the Hudson.” [Read more…] about Famed FDNY Fireboat John D. McKean Open For Tours
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
In 1719, Étienne [Stephen] De Lancey built his house on a site at 54 Pearl Street on the corner of Broad Street which had been given to him by his father-in-law Stephanus van Cortlandt, New York’s Mayor. The small yellow bricks used in its construction were imported from the Dutch Republic.
In 1762, his heirs sold the property to Samuel Fraunces who converted the home into a tavern, first named the Queen’s Head and later known as Fraunces Tavern. [Read more…] about Rise and Fall of Benjamin Franklin’s Glass Armonica
The Frick Collection has announced what the museum is calling the largest and most significant gift of drawings and pastels in its history, thanks to the generosity of Elizabeth “Betty” and Jean-Marie Eveillard.
Over the past forty-five years, the Eveillards have assembled an outstanding collection of European works on paper, ranging in date from the end of the fifteenth century to the twentieth century and representing artists working in France, Britain, Italy, Spain, and the Netherlands. acquisitions. [Read more…] about Frick Announces Major Gift of Drawings and Pastels
The shortnose sturgeon was the first fish listed as endangered with enactment of the 1973 Endangered Species Act.
A second population study in the 1990s indicated a substantial increase in the spawning population from the 1970s. [Read more…] about Shortnose Sturgeon: New Population Study Underway
Grounds and parking at Washington’s Headquarters State Historic Site in Newburgh, Orange County, are now more fully accessible to all visitors. [Read more…] about Accessibility Enhanced at Washington’s Headquarters State Historic Site
The New York State Museum has announced “WTC Commuters: Selections from the Kristen Artz Collection,” a new exhibit commemorating of the 20th anniversary of 9/11, set to open on September 11th in the World Trade Center Gallery. [Read more…] about NYS Museum Commemorating 20th Anniversary of 9/11