As we navigate the uncertainty surrounding the spread of COVID-19, Lake Placid Land Conservancy (LPLC) has offered some suggestions on ways to enjoy the outdoors from inside your own home or yard.
Legendre was descended from the Amsterdam, New York, Sanfords who made a fortune in the carpet industry. [Read more…] about Gertrude Sanford Legendre: Heiress, Explorer, Socialite, Spy
Performer and teaching artist Dave Ruch will be live on Facebook each week for a 30-minute live program of songs, stories, history and humor.
Ruch’s “Live From The House” series explores some of the music that our ancestors sang and played (and passed down through the generations) for their own entertainment before the age of record players and radios. [Read more…] about Weekly NYS Historical, Traditional Music Live Online
The Canal Society of New York State is seeking an Executive Director to ensure fulfillment of the Society’s mission and strategic plan and to implement administrative procedures for the day-to-day financial and operational oversight of the Society’s properties, staff, collections and programs. [Read more…] about Canal Society of NY Seeks Executive Director
In response to the COVID-19 virus threat, many educational institutions have directed their staff to develop plans to transition courses to remote instruction and an online learning environment.
Educators can follow these basic steps to begin to protect their intellectual property rights: [Read more…] about Remote Instruction: Protecting Intellectual Property Rights
The Museum Association of New York is working with the American Alliance of Museums and other museum associations to make the case for museums in this time of crisis. New York State’s museums contribute $5.37 billion to the NYS economy and support over 61,000 jobs.
Museums of all sizes and disciplines are closed. Everyone will experience extensive loss of earned income from restricted attendance and canceled events. Museum advocates say some museums have laid off their entire staffs and at least one in the Capital Region has closed permanently. [Read more…] about Museums Call For Advocacy For COVID-19 Relief
This week on The Historians Podcast, the guest is World War II historian Sinclair McKay of the United Kingdom who is author of The Fire and the Darkness: The Bombing of Dresden, 1945. The book also details the rebuilding of Dresden, which was located in Communist East Germany after the war. [Read more…] about The Bombing of Dresden, Germany (Podcast)
During the current COVID-19 public health crisis, getting outdoors and connecting with nature is a way to help maintain our mental and physical health.
Scientific studies show that time outside in nature, especially among trees, significantly reduces stress and anxiety, lowers blood pressure, improves mood, energy, and sleep, and boosts the immune system. [Read more…] about New York’s Outdoors Are Open
The Aqueduct Alliance is an informal group of organizations and individuals working to preserve the Schoharie Aqueduct, the ruins of the Erie Canal aqueduct over Schoharie Creek at Schoharie Crossing. They hope to expand the knowledge and appreciation of the structure, and make it more accessible to visitors.
Two recent newspaper articles were published highlighting the work that is being done by the partners involved in this project. [Read more…] about Schoharie Aqueduct Restoration Update
The Oneida County History Center will be closed to the public until April 1, 2020. The Board and Staff are following recommendations from local government agencies, the CDC and health authorities with the intention of eliminating risk of exposure to volunteers, members and visitors. [Read more…] about Oneida Co History Center Closed Through April 1st