This week on The Historians Podcast, Joseph Collea Junior is author of Our Town–Ilion, New York: a Selective Look at 300 Years of History. An Ilion native, Collea was a history teacher and administrator in Ilion schools for many years and served three terms as mayor of the village, which is located in Herkimer County, NY. [Read more…] about Ilion, Herkimer County, NY: 300 Years of History
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On the September 2022 episode of Crossroads of Rockland History, we turned our attention to the life and legacy of the actor Burgess Meredith, who lived in the village of Pomona, in Ramapo, NY for thirty years.
Meredith’s son, Jonathan Meredith, joined Clare Sheridan to share memories of his father, growing up in Rockland County, and his father’s eclectic group of creative friends and neighbors, including Charles Addams, Maxwell Anderson, Alan Jay Lerner, and more. [Read more…] about Burgess Meredith & Rockland County History
On September 17, 1789, thirty-nine delegates to the Constitutional Convention signed the United States Constitution and submitted it to the states for ratification.
In this episode of Ben Franklin’s World features three historians from the Senate Historical Office — Betty Koed, Katherine Scott, and Daniel Holt — to investigate the creation and formation of the United States Senate. to investigate Article 1 of the Constitution and its creation of the United States Senate. [Read more…] about The Early History of the US Senate
This week on The History Twins podcast, storytelling duo Carla Lynne Hall and Jim Keyes discuss Major John Andre, the British Head of Intelligence during the American Revolutionary War.
On September 20th, 1780, he met with American General Benedict Arnold in Haverstraw, NY to receive the plans for West Point. [Read more…] about Major John Andre: Officer, Gentleman, Spy
This episode explores “This Man’s A Spy!,” Carla and Keyes’ musical retelling of the treasonous plot between American General Benedict Arnold and British Major John Andre during the American Revolutionary War. The two met in Haverstraw, New York to hand over the plans to West Point, and their lives were forever changed. The Arnold and André affair is important, because had their plan succeeded, the British could have won the Revolutionary War. [Read more…] about New History Twins Podcast: This Man’s A Spy!
This week on The Historians Podcast, Ricardo Herrera the author of Feeding Washington’s Army: Surviving the Valley Forge Winter of 1778 (Univ. of North Carolina Press, 2022).
The army needed to feed itself and prevent starvation or dispersal during the long encampment. Herrera brings to light the army’s herculean efforts to feed itself, support local and Continental governments, and challenge the British Army during the American Revolution. [Read more…] about How Washington’s Army Survived Valley Forge
In this episode of Ben Franklin’s World, Dael Norwood, an Assistant Professor of History at the University of Delaware, joins Liz Covart to explore the lure of trade with China with details from his book, Trading Freedom: How Trade with China Defined Early America (Univ. of Chicago Press, 2022).
Hear stories about Amsterdam’s connections with Ukraine, World War II, Amsterdam’s link with singer Jeff Buckley’s popular version of “Hallelujah” by songwriter Leonard Cohen and the story of Jack Patton, the Polish cowboy from Amsterdam. [Read more…] about Amsterdam’s Polish Cowboy and Other Tales
The Institute for Thomas Paine Studies interviewed Dr. Joe Stahlman, a scholar of Tuscarora descent whose research focuses on culture and history as well as on the ongoing socio-economic and health and wellness issues among Native communities.
This podcast covers Dr. Stahlman’s museum philosophy, the upcoming 250th Commemoration of the American Revolution, and he offers valuable perspective on indigenous studies and decolonization in museums, on museums as vital spaces of reconciliation, and of peace as an unsung and transformative historical subject. [Read more…] about Native Communities The Topic of Thomas Paine Studies Podcast