DEC Region 7 Operations, Real Property, and Fisheries programs recently completed the acquisition and development of a parcel of land along Oquaga Creek on State Route 41 in the Town of Sanford, Broome County. [Read more…] about New Fishing Access Site On Oquaga Creek
The Region 7 DEC Operations crew in Kirkwood, NY, with assistance from Fisheries and Real Property staff, recently completed a new Fishing Access Site on Nanticoke Creek south of the Village of Maine just off NYS Route 26 in Broome County. [Read more…] about A New Fishing Access Site at Nanticoke Creek, Broome County
On April 3rd, NYS Environmental Conservation Officer’s (ECO) received a complaint about an unknown individual shooting a duck or goose. ECO McCormick responded, and upon investigation, determined the shot bird was a bald eagle. [Read more…] about Help Sought to Solve Eagle Shooting Case
New York State Department of Environmental Conservation, Region 7, with assistance from the Village of Deposit Division of Public Works, recently constructed a new angler parking area on Oquaga Creek in Broome County. The stretch three-mile long stretch between McClure and Deposit is considered among the best trout streams in the county. [Read more…] about New Oquaga Creek Fishing Access in Deposit, Broome County
Broome County Historian Gerald Smith was chosen by the New York Academy of History to receive the 2018 Herbert H. Lehman Prize for Distinguished Service in New York History. [Read more…] about Broome Co Historian Recognized For History Service
The Bundy Museum of History and Art in Broome County has announced that they are planning to hold a conference on local history on Saturday, April 21, 2018.
The museum is seeking a wide range of histories and historians. Submissions from amateur enthusiasts, family historians, K-12 teachers, preservationists, high school and college students, professional historians, storytellers, librarians, and museum employees. Papers on any aspect of Broome County’s history, from any time period, will be considered. [Read more…] about Broome Co Local History Conference Set For April
The Regional Economic Development Councils (REDC) awards for 2014 were recently announced. These councils were created by Governor Andrew Cuomo as a conduit for the disbursement of state funds among 10 designated regions. Each region holds meetings to discuss the economic development proposals which have been submitted for their region. The approved proposals are then submitted for statewide consideration and the results were announced in December. Now that the 2014 awards have been announced, it’s time to consider what it all means for the history community. [Read more…] about Economic Development Councils And Path Through History
The Coventry Town Museum Association will present its 10th Annual Civil War Commemorative event “Celebrating And Remembering The Life Of Coventry’s Immigrant Son, Private John Shaver – Stonemason, Family Man, Civil War Infantryman”, on Sunday, September 28th, on the grounds of the Coventryville Congregational Church.
This all day event honors John Shaver, ancestor of numerous descendants live throughout the Southern Tier including Chenango, Cortland and Broome counties. [Read more…] about Sunday: Southern Tier Event Recalls Civil War Veteran
150 years ago shots were fired on Fort Sumter off the coast of South Carolina signaling the beginning of the Civil War. A century and a half later, Roberson Museum and Science Center has assembled hundreds of objects and stories to tell the story of how that conflict affected this area in a new exhibition appropriately named The Civil War. [Read more…] about Roberson Museum Commemorates the Civil War
In recent months New York State has been the victim of horrendous flooding and devastation as the result of both Hurricane Irene and Tropical Storm Lee. The path of devastation is both wide and long – reaching from Maryland and New Jersey up to Vermont.
Centuries of disaster records have fallen. We have seen the evacuation of major areas of New York City and entire towns cut off from contact with neighboring communities and the outside world. As news crews rush to film the spectacular scenes of water rushing through main streets as buildings rush toward certain destruction, there are other stories that are lost in the immediacy of the event. [Read more…] about A Flood of History: New York’s History in Peril