This week on The Historians Podcast, City Historian Christopher Leonard discusses Schenectady during the Second World War, plus he takes a look at Schenectady and the Erie Canal. [Read more…] about Schenectady During The Second World War (Podcast)
Whiteface Landing in the McKenzie Mountain Wilderness, in Wilmington, Essex County, can be accessed via the waters of Lake Placid or a 2.5-mile trail which is also the first portion of the Whiteface Mountain Trail to the Mountain’s Summit.
In winter, that distance is 3.7 miles due to seasonal road closures. [Read more…] about Featured Adirondack Hike: Whiteface Landing
The Adirondack North Country Association (ANCA) has announced “Clean Transportation: the Adirondack ON-RAMP,” a virtual summit on clean transportation — a key ingredient to the state’s low-carbon future.
“Clean Transportation: the Adirondack ON-RAMP,” will focus on topics including EV infrastructure, public transportation and commercial vehicles, as well strategies and policies for making clean transportation more accessible for residents and communities in northern New York. [Read more…] about Summit To Address Northern NY Clean Transportation
TAUNY (Traditional Arts in Upstate New York) has announced “As the Grasse Talks: A Virtual Tour of the River’s History,” a virtual tour/performance and exhibition by The Talking Wings Collective, as a part of the North Country Art, Land, and Environment Summit.
The online experience features 360-degree virtual, narrated dance performances that offer a deep and unique introduction to one of the area’s central waterways, the Grasse River, and can be found on TAUNY’s website until October 2nd. [Read more…] about A Grasse River Online Performing Arts Experience
Oneida County History Center (OCHC) Trustee and Volunteer Barbara Granato recently acquired 19 boxes of records from county archives that the clerk’s office was removing from storage to be returned to their rightful homes in the town or village where they originated.
The records date from the 1840s, 1850s, and early 1900s and include birth, marriage, deaths, orders of filiation, indentures, and commitments to orphanages. Granato spent 10 months organizing, photographing, and transcribing each record. [Read more…] about 19th Century Oneida County Records Return Home
Union Station in Utica, NY, was built between 1912 and 1914. A central transportation hub for the region and the state, the station originally served the New York Central (NYC) Railroad; Delaware, Lackawanna & Western Railroad; and the New York, Ontario & Western Railroad.
The building was designed by New York City architects Allen H. Stem and Alfred Fellheimer who were known for their work on New York City’s Grand Central Terminal. Union Station was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 1975. [Read more…] about Utica’s Union Station Virtual Lecture Set For Sept 30
The Buffalo History Museum has announced the launch of “Experiencing Our Story” (EOS). Inspired by the Greek goddess of dawn, EOS offers history-based programs through podcasts, videos, virtual events, exhibits, and tours.
EOS programs, including a newly launched podcast, will feature stories about Buffalo and Western New York history, heritage, architecture, and personal accounts directly from the Museum’s professional staff, as well as featured guests.
The first episode features the story of the execution of the three Thayers Brothers, Buffalo’s only public execution. [Read more…] about Buffalo History Museum Launches New Podcast With Story Of City’s Only Public Execution
But not before we get to enjoy fall. Yes, a Northeastern autumn is a postcard cliché. Yes, the tour buses and land yachts full of leaf peepers clog the roads. But, really, who can blame them? No matter how many you’ve seen, fall in the Northeast is still one of nature’s most awesome spectacles. [Read more…] about The Science of Fall Foliage
New York residents can fish for free on Saturday, September 26th. The date is National Hunting and Fishing Day, celebrated each year to promote traditional outdoor activities.
On free fishing days, New York residents and non-residents may fish for free without a fishing license. The final free fishing day for 2020 will take place on Veterans Day, November 11. [Read more…] about Free Fishing Day in New York State on Saturday
This year’s Champlain Area Trails (CATS) Grand Challenge – where people can hike any or all three of the “challenge trail loops” and get a limited-edition commemorative patch – is now underway. [Read more…] about Champlain Trails Grand Challenge Underway