During World War II, when many athletes went into military service, the military post at the Fort Ontario State Historic Site became a regional baseball powerhouse, due in part to the posting there of former professional and minor league ballplayers, even including a former starting pitcher for the New York Yankees. [Read more…] about When Fort Ontario Was A Baseball Powerhouse
New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) is deploying two new pen-rearing projects for Atlantic salmon to begin this spring. In an effort to improve post-stocking survival and imprinting to the stocked water, experimental Atlantic salmon pen-rearing projects will be conducted in the Saranac River estuary in Lake Champlain and in the Salmon River in Lake Ontario. [Read more…] about Salmon Net Pen-Rearing Projects set for Lake Champlain, Ontario
The Seward House Museum has announced Sites of Conspiracy, a virtual talk set for Tuesday, April 13th. [Read more…] about Sites of Lincoln Conspiracy Talk Virtual Program
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 Rangers Respond to Lost, Injured Hikers, Wildfires
“Happy is the farmer who has got everything ready for the active labors of the coming season. But no matter how thoroughly he is prepared there will always be plenty to do,” the agriculture columnist wrote in the April 25th, 1874 Ticonderoga Sentinel.
The task list was long and varied in the month of getting ready to make hay while the sun shines. [Read more…] about Small Farms in April in the Nineteenth Century
In the late 1800s Central New York grew eighty percent of the hops in the United States. A number of factors brought a swift end to the industry there around 1920, but that once great industry is now making a comeback.
Madison, Oneida, Otsego, and Schoharie counties led hop production during its “Golden Age.” In 1890, the small independent farms of New York State grew 40,000 acres, and shipped 3 million pounds of hops by canal and railroad, supplying breweries across the United States and around the world.
New York State Department of Environmental Conservation’s (DEC) Reinstein Woods Environmental Education Center has announced a series of virtual lunchtime sessions about sustainability, set for Thursdays at noon from April 8th to 29th. [Read more…] about Virtual Lunchtime Talks on Sustainability in April
The Association of Public Historians in New York State (APHNYS) has invited area historians and the public to their Region 7 virtual meeting hosted by the Oneida County History Center on Friday, April 9th from 9 to 11:30 am. [Read more…] about NYS Public Historians Meeting Via Zoom
On March 23rd, an Erie County woman had a rude awakening when a turkey broke into her home. [Read more…] about Turkey Caught Breaking and Entering
Detour Utica is a new project focusing on the history of the Baggs Square area in downtown Utica. The Oneida County History Center is set to host Ryan Miller and Geoff Storm, the project creators, who will share insights on how the project was born, the research involved, and other details of its development on Wednesday, April 7th. [Read more…] about ‘Detour Utica’ Project Focuses On Historic Baggs Square