When we think of important years in the history of the American Revolution, we might think of years like 1765 and the Stamp Act Crisis, 1773 and the Tea Crisis, 1775 and the start of what would become the War for American Independence, or 1776, the year the United States declared independence.
New York State Podcasts
We publish several podcast announcements each week. You can find them all here.
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This week on The Historians Podcast, Jerry Snyder of Historic Amsterdam League recounts the story of the League’s popular “ghost tours” of Amsterdam’s Green Hill Cemetery. He also discusses the history of the Amsterdam Fire Department.
Museum of the City of New York (MCNY), along with producer and historian Kevin Burke, have announced details of a new podcast and live event series, Your Hometown, a show about growing up and how where we’re from shapes who we are.
The first season of the podcast features prominent New Yorkers — representing a range of backgrounds, neighborhoods, and industries — sharing often never-before-heard details of their formative years growing up in and around the five boroughs. [Read more…] about New Podcast Features Coming-Of-Age Stories from High Profile New Yorkers
This week on The Historians Podcast, retired State Supreme Court Justice Robert Best chronicles the history of Johnstown’s 1772 Fulton County Courthouse, the oldest courthouse still in use in New York State. Meredith Best, an art teacher and the judge’s daughter, describes the artwork in a booklet on the courthouse history written by her father, which is scheduled for publication in February. [Read more…] about Fulton County’s 1772 Courthouse (Podcast)
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How did Jamaica grow to become the “crown jewel” of the British Atlantic World?
Part of the answer is that Jamaica’s women served as some of the most ardent and best supporters of the island’s practice of slavery.
This week on The Historians Podcast, David Pietrusza discusses his memoir Too Long Ago: A Childhood Memory, A Vanished World about his Amsterdam, NY, roots. Pietrusza is a historian who has written books about presidential elections and other topics. He and podcast host Bob Cudmore were raised in the Reid Hill section of Amsterdam, a primarily Polish-American neighborhood in the 1950s. [Read more…] about Growing Up in Amsterdam, NY, in the 1950s
On the January 2021 episode of “Crossroads of Rockland History,” Clare Sheridan welcomed Rockland County Historian Craig Long who discussed the history of the Ramapo Pass, The Clove Road, the Smith House and the new historical markers that relate to these historic sites in the Town of Ramapo. [Read more…] about Ramapo History On Rockland County History Podcast
This week on The Historians Podcast Will Lewis, president emeritus of the Los Angeles Press Club, recalls his early days in the 1960s at Boston University’s WBUR-FM in Boston, passage of the public broadcasting bill in Washington, his public radio career and the Patty Hearst kidnapping in California. Podcast host Bob Cudmore worked for Lewis at WBUR in Boston in the 1960s on a nightly program, Newspaper of the Air. [Read more…] about Will Lewis: Interview With A Public Radio Pioneer
To get at the everyday lives of early Americans we need to look at the goods they made and how they produced those goods. In essence, nothing explains the everyday as much as the goods in people’s lives. [Read more…] about Craft in Early America
This week on The Historians Podcast, James Schaefer, Rotterdam’s new town historian, discusses his Schenectady County hometown, his neighborhood along Schermerhorn Road and the town’s role in a New York hiking trail. [Read more…] about Rotterdam’s New Town Historian (Interview)