Lewiston sculptor Susan Geissler created the cast bronze figures to recreate an original photograph taken on the same steps in 1897 by Frank Bernard Clench (F.B. Clench). [Read more…] about Lock Tenders Tribute Monument Dedicated
All locks and lift bridges on the New York State Canal System are currently operating daily between 7 am and 5 pm, but is scheduled to close to navigation at 5 pm on Wednesday, October 11, 2023. All recreational vessel operators should plan their trips accordingly to ensure they exit the system by that time. [Read more…] about Canal System Last Day of Navigation Set for October 11th
Larry Samuel is an author and historian whose book Making Long Island: A History of Growth and the American Dream (History Press, 2023) looks at the development of Long Island throughout the 20th Century. [Read more…] about Making Long Island: A History of Growth and the American Dream
Samuel Tilden (1814-1881) was born into a wealthy family in New Lebanon, Columbia County, New York. Attracted to politics at a young age, he became a protege of Martin Van Buren before beginning a legal career in the city of New York as corporate lawyer.
Tilden became widely recognized after helping to bring down fellow Democrat “Boss” William Tweed (along with congressman and former heavyweight boxing champion John Morrissey) and was elected the 25th governor of New York, serving in 1875–1876. He was then named the Democratic nominee in the disputed 1876 United States presidential election against Rutherford B. Hayes. [Read more…] about Samuel Tilden, New York City & The Gilded Age
The Grass River Complex is located in the northwestern Adirondacks in the towns of Clare, Clifton, Colton and Fine in St. Lawrence County, and includes more than 125,000 acres of Adirondack Forest Preserve and Conservation Easement Lands. The complex is comprised of: [Read more…] about The Northwestern Adirondacks’ Grass River Complex & Lampson Falls
Enlisting in Colonel Burnett’s 1st Regiment of New York Volunteers, and was sent to Fort Hamilton in Brooklyn to begin their military service. [Read more…] about A Mexican War Monument in Saratoga County
The Cayuga Museum of History and Art in Auburn, NY was awarded a $50,000 Inspire! Grant for Small Museums from the Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS). The grant will be matched 1:1 by a donation from Brad Schwartz, to fully support a Curator position for two years.
This Curator will have the task during this time period of developing an interpretive plan for a major new project: a comprehensive exhibit exploring the entire history of Cayuga County. [Read more…] about Grants Support Cayuga County History Curator, Exhibit
The new racks were constructed by the Northern Forest Canoe Trail (NFCT) professional stewardship crew and installed with support from the village’s Department of Public Works. [Read more…] about New Boat Racks Installed on Northern Forest Canoe Trail in Saranac Lake
Twelve new locations have been added to the New York State Birding Trail. These new locations bring the total number of birding trail locations across the state to 344 and provide a wide variety of quality birding experiences for everyone, regardless of age, ability, identity, or background. [Read more…] about 12 New Locations to New York State Birding Trail
During the American Revolution, the small town of Kingston, Ulster County, New York, appears twice as a key location in numerous historical accounts; once as the meeting point for New York politicians, and once as the focal point of British retaliation.
The first meeting resulted in Kingston’s role as the birthplace of the State of New York. One month later, in retaliation for aiding the patriots, the British burned Kingston to the ground. [Read more…] about The Burning of Kingston Commemoration Events Set for Oct 13-15th