Due to the on-going COVID-19 pandemic, the New York State Canal System will not open the locks to navigation on May 15th as previously announced. [Read more…] about NYS Canal System Opening Being Delayed
The natural environment of the Adirondacks is at the heart of our history as a center for tuberculosis treatment. The fresh air and beauty of the region was believed to restore both body and spirit alike, and thousands came here from around the world in search of the fresh air cure.
The National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) has announced new grant guidelines designed to rapidly distribute CARES Act funding to cultural nonprofits affected by the coronavirus pandemic.
This new funding opportunity, NEH CARES: Cultural Organizations, will provide grants of up to $300,000. [Read more…] about NEH Offers Cultural Institutions Emergency Funding
The National Park Service (NPS) has announced that Sagamore Hill National Historic Site will be closed to all visitors until further notice in response to concerns from the local community and public health officials. No entry will be allowed into the site, except to employees, residents, and other authorized persons. [Read more…] about Sagamore Hill Temporarily Closed
The Adirondack Council awarded 10 micro-grants totaling over $32,000 to local farmers in an effort to address what it called the greatest short-term and long-term threats to public health in the Adirondack Park: COVID-19 and climate change. [Read more…] about Adirondack Farm Micro-Grants Awarded
The public has been invited to submit their quarantine and COVID-19 stories to the Oneida County History Center. These narratives will become part of the History Center’s collections and will be available for future researchers to learn how the community was impacted by this global pandemic. [Read more…] about Oneida Co History Center Wants Your Coronavirus Story
This special episode of the podcast A New York Minute In History explores how historians are documenting the coronavirus pandemic in real time.
Co-hosts New York State Historian Devin Lander and Saratoga County Historian Lauren Roberts are joined by Christine Ridarsky, the City of Rochester Historian and President of the Board of the Association of Public Historians of New York State and Matthew Urtz, Madison County Historian and Vice-President of APHNYS. [Read more…] about Documenting Pandemic History in Real Time (Podcast)
Also, author Nina Sankovitch talks about releasing her new history book American Rebels: How the Hancock, Adams, and Quincy Families Fanned the Flames of Revolution in the middle of the pandemic. [Read more…] about Chronicling the History of COVID-19 (Podcast)
The Bolton Town Board has closed the popular trail to The Pinnacle, an overlook of Lake George above Bolton Landing.
Bolton Supervisor Ron Conover said that the trailhead’s small parking area and summit area make it difficult for users to maintain social distance as required by state law during the COVID-19 outbreak. [Read more…] about Popular Lake George Hike To The Pinnacle Is Closed
The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) has announced the temporary closure of Kaaterskill Falls, the viewing platform, and connecting trails. The Kaaterskill Wild Forest will remain open to the public. [Read more…] about State Closes Kaaterskill Falls Access