The Haunted History Trail of New York State is home to the largest collection of haunted and Halloween events statewide. Over 500 events, from ghost hunts and paranormal investigations to staged haunted houses and Halloween hayrides can be found on the Haunted History Trail’s online event calendar, offered now through the end of October. [Read more…] about A Haunted Trail of Halloween Events
The New York Origins of Mormonism
Sixteen inches of snow in June. Killing frosts in August. The mystifying weather, known as eighteen-hundred-and-froze-to-death, swept the Northeast in 1816. Unbeknownst to those who suffered from it, the climactic quirk was the result of a volcanic eruption in the distant Dutch East Indies a year earlier.
That summer, Joseph Smith Sr. threw in the towel. The Vermont farmer joined the exodus of his neighbors who were determined to find a life with more promise than they could scratch from the rocky New England hill country. It was rumored that land was more fertile in the western New York State. Men there were already surveying for a canal to connect that country to East Coast markets. [Read more…] about The New York Origins of Mormonism
Historic Palmyra Underground Railroad Event
A Historic Palmyra Underground Railroad event has been set for April 19th, from 6:30 to 9 pm at the Alling Coverlet Museum, 122 William St., Palmyra, Wayne County, NY. [Read more…] about Historic Palmyra Underground Railroad Event
Historic Palmyra Women’s History Month Event March 15th
A Women’s History Month Program has been set for March 15th from 7 to 9 p at the Alling Coverlet Museum, 132 Market Street, in Palmyra, Wayne County, NY.
This event will introduce attendees to the women of Palmyra’s history such as Dr. Harriet Adams, Clarissa Hall Jerome, Lavinia Chase, Harriett Hyde Sexton, Anna Webster Eaton, and Sybil Phelps, along with other women of the region such as the Fox Sisters. [Read more…] about Historic Palmyra Women’s History Month Event March 15th