In 1845, Amasiah Ford of Ballston Spa wrote a multi-page manuscript for his application seeking a veteran’s pension. The account of his military experience 30-plus years earlier would be used 150 years later as references in several books on the War of 1812. [Read more…] about Hard Times For War of 1812 Veteran Amasiah Ford
Make a contribution online at our new Rally.org page: https://rally.org/f/4LBVKo9zYjO Or, send a check [Read more…] about Do We Report On Your Favorite Museum?
The Oneida County History Center (OCHC) has announced they are seeking nominations for the 2021 Historical Hall of Fame and Living Legends Awards. Inductees are honored at an annual awards ceremony held each fall and through a permanent display in the History Center’s exhibit gallery. [Read more…] about Oneida Co History Hall of Fame Nominations Sought
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 Wildfires, Lost, Injured Hikers, Missing Person
The Erie Canalway National Heritage Corridor has announced a call for entries for its 16th annual Erie Canalway Photo Contest. [Read more…] about Erie Canalway Photo Contest Kicks-Off
Henry DiSpirito (1898-1995) was an Italian immigrant who came to Utica, NY, in 1921 from Castleforte, Italy. He settled into the heavily immigrant populated neighborhood of East Utica and found work as a stonemason/bricklayer; a trade he learned from his father. Through his work on a Works Progress Administration (WPA) art project creating dioramas and subsequent study at the Munson-Williams-Proctor Art Institute, he found his calling in direct carving in stone. [Read more…] about Utica’s Henry DiSpirito: Stonemason to Sculptor
The Association of Public Historians of New York State (APHNYS) has announced a call for proposals for their 2021 annual meeting Watershed Moments, set for September 13th through 15th, at the Lake Ontario Events & Conference Center, in Oswego, NY. [Read more…] about 2021 APHNYS Conference Call for Papers
Fort Ticonderoga has announced they are now accepting proposals for papers broadly addressing the period of the Seven Years’ War for its Twenty-Sixth Annual War College of the Seven Years’ War to be held May 20th through 22nd, 2022. [Read more…] about War College of the Seven Years’ War Call for Papers
The Genesee Country Village & Museum has announced their upcoming special events, featuring hands-on experiences, new exhibitions, fun for families, and more. [Read more…] about Genesee Country Village & Museum Announces Special Events
DEC staff and partners around the state are out sampling to continue measuring recovery of Lake Sturgeon. Scientists at Cornell University’s Biological Field Station at Shackleton Point recently captured an impressive 159 pound, 6 footer from Oneida Lake – the largest sturgeon documented from the lake to date. [Read more…] about 6 Foot Lake Sturgeon Found In Oneida Lake