The Hudson Area Library will host a program on the role of women in Leisler’s Rebellion, the 1689-1691 New York uprising against King James II’s government, on Thursday, June 29th. Women played a prominent role in the uprising, as attested to the numerous references to female political activism found in the records of the rebellion. [Read more…] about The Role of Women in Leisler’s Rebellion
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After the English took over control of what is now New York State from the Dutch in the late seventeenth-century they sought to bring political order to their empire through projects of environmental improvement. Orders for draining swamps and wetlands were often among the first projects they initiated. By ordering swamp and marshland drainage, officials sought to remake places they worried were unhealthy, unruly, and unproductive. At the same time, they expected to transform the Indigenous residents of those places. [Read more…] about Draining Swamps in Colonial New York
The Jacob Leisler Institute for the Study of Early New York History, in Hudson, Columbia County, NY has been awarded a $900 grant from the Hudson River Bank & Trust Foundation to help support the Institute’s public engagement programing. This grant will be used to fund library lectures as well as an internship program for area college and secondary school students. [Read more…] about Grant to Jacob Leisler Institute to Fund Lectures, Internships
The Hudson Area Library and the Jacob Leisler Institute for the Study of Early New York History have announced “The Mohicans’ Incorporation into the Iroquois League, 1671-1675,” a virtual lecture with Dr. Evan Haefeli set for Thursday, June 24th. [Read more…] about Mohicans’ Incorporation into the Iroquois League, 1671-1675
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
This award is given annually by Washington’s Headquarters State Historic Site to a woman who has made a contribution to the history of the Hudson Valley through education, promotion, or preservation. The honor was inspired by Martha Washington, an outstanding woman in history who resided in the Hudson Valley with her husband, General George Washington, during the last days of the Revolutionary War. [Read more…] about Kinderhook’s Ruth Piwonka Receives Woman of History Award
The Jacob Leisler Institute for the Study of Early New York History has announced the opening of its office at 46 Green Street in Hudson, New York, on November 3. The Jacob Leisler Institute is a study and research center devoted to colonial New York under English rule, as well as a permanent home to the Papers of Jacob Leisler Project.
At its organizing meeting recently in Albany, Dr. David William Voorhees was elected Executive Director of the Institute and Dr. Firth Haring Fabend its President. [Read more…] about Jacob Leisler Institute Opening In Hudson Nov 3