Judges selected 12 photographs that represent the Erie Canalway National Heritage Corridor for the organization’s 16th Annual Erie Canalway Photo Contest. Winners were chosen from a competitive group of more than 300 entries. [Read more…] about Erie Canalway Photo Contest Winners Announced
According to a press release issued by the NYS Department of Environmental Conservation, on September 24th, Environmental Conservation Officer Godson received a report of two whitetail deer with locked antlers on Gillette Road in the town of Barre, Orleans County. [Read more…] about Whitetail Bucks With Locked Antlers Rescued
The Genesee Country Village & Museum has announced their scheduled events for the month of October, including the annual Agricultural Fair and explorations of the Historic Village during Spirits of the Past: A Walk in the Dark. [Read more…] about October Events at Genesee Country Village & Museum
Beginning in the 1880s the textile industry in Oneida County attracted hundreds of Polish immigrants. This trend continued during and after the Second World War as many immigrants fled fascist controlled Poland.
In Utica they worked in industry and started small businesses. [Read more…] about Polish Heritage Event at Oneida Co History Center
The Sackets Harbor Battlefield Historic Site will host its eighth “Humanities NY Reading and Discussion” series, focusing on the work of James Baldwin, on Thursdays, October 7th, 14th, 21st, and 28th. [Read more…] about James Baldwin Discussion Series in Sackets Harbor
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 Wilderness Rescues Dominate Forest Ranger Missions
The Oneida County History Center will host a program on the Underground Railroad in Oneida County led by Colgate University intern Ashley Tourtelot, on Saturday, September 25th. [Read more…] about Underground Railroad in Oneida County Exhibit Talk
The Rome Historical Society will host a live Zoom program with Archeologist Matthew Kirk and Camden High School History Teacher Jessica Harney on Saturday, September 25th. The program will cover the current archaeology being done at the former site of the Florence settlement in northwest Oneida County.
Recent scholarship has placed an emphasis on the obscured saga of enslavement, emancipation, and pathways to freedom and true citizenship for black New Yorkers. The Florence settlement emerged from the efforts of Albany civil rights activist Stephen Myers in the late 1840s. Individuals from New York and New England bought uncleared parcels of land for farming. The Fugitive Slave Act of 1850, and other unforeseen difficulties, caused the collapse of the community shortly thereafter. [Read more…] about African-American Florence Settlement Archaeology Program Sept 25th
The Erie Canalway National Heritage Corridor has announced they are now accepting applications for its IMAPCT! Grant Program. The grants range from $2,500 to $12,000 and will be awarded to municipalities, not-for-profits with a 501(c)(3) designation, and federally-recognized Native American tribes within the boundaries of the Erie Canalway National Heritage Corridor. [Read more…] about Applications Open for Erie Canalway IMPACT! Grants