“In the Saratoga Style,” explores the many stories that have claimed to explain the story behind the potato chip, from disgruntled customers to kitchen mishaps. The history of George Crum is examined, along with his experiences as a cook and outdoor guide of African and Native American ancestry. This exhibit will examine this contender for inventor of potato chips, along with other possible innovators who may have been responsible for the irresistibly crispy potatoes. [Read more…] about Saratoga Potato Chips and Their Folklore Exhibit Opens Saturday
A young Clarence Bolton arrived in Ulster County, NY in 1917 for a brief visit and stayed for the next 45 years. Once he arrived in Woodstock, he began to study painting with John Carlson. Later moved on to explore printmaking and became an accomplished lithographer, exhibiting his work all over the country.
Bolton’s love of Overlook Mountain and the surrounding fields and streams became the inspiration for his work. Along the way, Bolt became an integral part of the Woodstock community. Among his many interesting ventures he ran a commercial printing business, established The Nook (which later became the Café Espresso), and wrote and published The Clatter. He met and married Louise Cashdollar and was welcomed into her large, extended family. [Read more…] about The Art and Times of Woodstock’s Clarence W. Bolton
The Albany Institute of History & Art has announced “Romancing the Rails: Train Travel in the 1920s and 1930s,” a new exhibition featuring objects and library materials from the Albany Institute’s New York Central Railroad collection. [Read more…] about NY Central Railroad Highlighted In New Albany Exhibit
The latest episode of “Empire State Engagements” features a conversation with New York State Museum Senior Historian and Curator Brad Utter about his recent exhibit on the Erie Canal, “Enterprising Waters,” as well as his book of the same title, published by SUNY Press in 2020. [Read more…] about Brad Utter Talks About His Canal Exhibit, Book Experience
St. Lawrence County Historical Association (SLCHA) has announced The History of Early Lighting: Pre-1850 through 1910, an exhibit curated by Carleton Stickney is now open to the public. [Read more…] about Early Lighting Exhibit Opens in Canton
Organized by researchers Robert Bayle and Andrea Matte, Glens Falls: CHANGES tells the stories of “what came before.” The exhibit runs through September 2021. [Read more…] about Glens Falls Museum Opening ‘Then & Now’ Photo Exhibit
The Folklife Center at Crandall Public Library in Glens Falls, Warren County, NY, has announced the extension of the current exhibition, Equali-tea: Suffragist Tea Cozies in Redwork: A Centennial Suffrage Exhibition through summer 2021.
The suffrage centennial exhibit is the work of embroiderer Tisha Dolton. [Read more…] about Suffrage Centennial Embroidery Exhibit Extended Through Summer
To celebrate, the Library of Congress, National Archives and Records Administration, Smithsonian Institution, National Museum of American History have announced exhibits focused on commemorating and encouraging the study, observance and celebration of the vital role of women in American history. [Read more…] about Five Online Exhibits For Women’s History Month
The Women’s Rights National Historical Park and The Friends of Women’s Rights National Historical Park have announced the opening of Radical Optimism: The Enduring Power of the Women Who Won the Vote, a new exhibit at the Fall Street Visitor Center in Seneca Falls, NY. [Read more…] about Suffrage Centennial Exhibit Now on Display in Seneca Falls
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