The Oneida County History Center has announced they are seeking nominations for the 2020 Historical Hall of Fame and Living Legends Awards. [Read more…] about Oneida Co Seeks Names for History Hall of Fame, Living Legends
The Empire State Aerosciences Museum and Schenectady County Community College have joined together to host a Young Aviators Class. [Read more…] about Young Aviator Classes At Aerosciences Museum
The Fort Plain Museum is set to hold their Annual American Revolution Mohawk Valley Conference on June 11 – 14, 2020, at the Fulton-Montgomery Community College. [Read more…] about American Revolution Mohawk Valley Conference Set
The Schenectady County Historical Society is set to host a cocktail workshop, Drink the Seasons: Spring, on Thursday, March 5th at Brouwer House Creative, in the oldest home in Schenectady. [Read more…] about Drink the Seasons at Brouwer House, Schenectady
The bedrock of New York and its erosion created the landscape the Iroquois people made their home. It influenced their territorial boundaries, defenses, settlement patterns, trail systems, agriculture, and key natural resources. [Read more…] about Geology and the Iroquois Homeland
Thomas Edison and George Westinghouse are considered two of the greatest inventor-entrepreneurs. They were also great self- promoters, a skill that has somewhat obscured the nature of their roles and rivalry. [Read more…] about Edison, Westinghouse, & Schenectady
This week on The Historians Podcast, Bob Cudmore reads three stories from an audio tour compiled by Montgomery County historian Kelly Yacobucci Farquhar: the Palatine Church, Charleston’s forests and the St. Kateri Tekakwitha Shrine. Also the story of Amsterdam drama coach Bert DeRose and from the archives, historian David Pietrusza on the last years of Teddy Roosevelt. [Read more…] about Mohawk Valley History Stories Podcast
The Schenectady County Historical Society is set to open a new exhibition, Handcrafted: The Folk and Their Art, on February 1st.
Handcrafted: The Folk and Their Art explores folk art’s reflection of human needs, values, concerns, and desires. Handcrafted is co-curated by Susanna Fout and Schenectady County Community College folk art professor Marilyn Sassi and will feature over fifty carefully selected pieces, most of which have never been displayed publicly. [Read more…] about Handcrafted: The Folk and Their Art in Schenectady
The Visitor Center at Schoharie Crossing is set to host their second Museum Monday program of the year, looking at Abolition and Slavery in Montgomery County with Montgomery County Historian Kelly Farquhar, on Monday, February 3rd.
Farquhar will speak on the freedom seekers in the Mohawk Valley and how the Erie Canal was used to spread ideas, shape ideology, and as a way to escape bondage. [Read more…] about Freedom Seekers in Montgomery Co Talk Feb 3rd
The Utica/Oneida County Branch NAACP is set to kick off Black History Month 2020 with its annual program at the Oneida County History Center. The program features guest speakers, including County Legislator Evon Ervin and Councilman Delvin Moody, poetry recitals, dance presentations, music, and more.
This local celebration follows the 2020 national theme, African Americans and the Vote, which addresses the ongoing struggle on the part of both black men and black women for the right to vote. [Read more…] about African American Voting Rights Talk in Utica