The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) has announced they are recruiting staff for the 2021 Summer Environmental Education Camps season. [Read more…] about DEC Camps are Looking for Staff
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The Empire State Trail, the nation’s longest multi-use state trail, is now open for use. It spans 750-miles in total, 75 percent of which is off-road, ideal for cyclists, hikers, and runners.
The trail runs from New York City through the Hudson and Champlain valleys to Canada, and from Albany to Buffalo along the Erie Canal. [Read more…] about Empire State Trail Declared Complete
In winter, it stands silently like a lonely sentinel, set back from Ballard Road in the Town of Wilton, Saratoga County. Day and night the traffic whizzes by the Veteran’s Honor Roll, yet its presence is overlooked by most. [Read more…] about Veteran’s Honor Roll Is One Town’s Lonely Sentinel
This week on The Historians Podcast Will Lewis, president emeritus of the Los Angeles Press Club, recalls his early days in the 1960s at Boston University’s WBUR-FM in Boston, passage of the public broadcasting bill in Washington, his public radio career and the Patty Hearst kidnapping in California. Podcast host Bob Cudmore worked for Lewis at WBUR in Boston in the 1960s on a nightly program, Newspaper of the Air. [Read more…] about Will Lewis: Interview With A Public Radio Pioneer
The Broad, a contemporary art museum founded by philanthropists Eli and Edythe Broad in downtown Los Angeles, has announced Time Decorated: The Musical Influences of Jean-Michel Basquiat, a three-part video series dedicated to the famed New York City artist. [Read more…] about New Video Series Addresses Musical Influences of Jean-Michel Basquiat
The Erie Canalway National Heritage Corridor has announced that 13 non-profit organizations and municipalities will receive Erie Canalway IMPACT! Grants in 2021 totaling $108,787. The grants advance vital work to preserve and showcase canal heritage, educate youth, and welcome all people to explore the canal in their local communities. [Read more…] about Erie Canalway IMPACT! Grants Announced
The Shaker Museum has announced a call for woodwork for the new online exhibit “In Union, Remotely.” All submissions should draw inspiration from the Shakers’ values or way of life, which the participants can learn more about in Shaker Museum’s comprehensive online collection. [Read more…] about A Shaker Museum Call for Woodwork
New York’s Finger Lakes Region was well known to many Revolutionary War veterans as a place of both strife and potential. Strife because of conflict with Indigenous people, and great potential for lush productive farmland.
Soldiers witnessed both ends of the spectrum first-hand. [Read more…] about Colonial Canandaigua In War And Peace
Throughout the early modern era, North African raiders known as Barbary Corsairs, trolled Europe’s coasts from the Aegean Sea to the Netherlands and as far north as Iceland in search of European slaves. American ships were among their victims.
On October 8th, 1677, Algerian Corsairs boarded New York City merchant Jacob Leisler’s ship Susannah in the English Channel and captured Leisler along with his crew, two stepsons, nephew, and a passenger. [Read more…] about The ‘Turkish Captivity’ of Jacob Leisler and the Susannah