Newburgh, N.Y. - In honor of Martha Washington, Washington’s Headquarters State Historic Site will hold its annual program, “The General’s Lady,” featuring guest speaker, author-historian Dr. Patricia Brady and her talk entitled, “Martha Washington: At Her Husband’s Side In War And Peace”. The event takes place on Sunday, April 6th at 2:00 PM at the Lobby of the Ritz Theater, on Broadway in Newburgh.
Patricia Brady is the author of Martha Washington: An American Life. She is a social and cultural historian who writes about Southern women and free people of color. Dr. Brady first became interested in Martha Washington through research for her books about Nelly Custis, Martha’s granddaughter. Read more »
Students are Encouraged to Compete with Their Knowledge on War of 1812
Oswego, N.Y. - The fourth annual Oswego War of 1812 Symposium will be held from Friday, April 4 to Sunday, April 6. The symposium will be held at the Lake Ontario Event and Conference Center, 26 E. First St., Oswego. This will be the first symposium where SUNY Oswego students are encouraged to participate in the War of 1812 research paper competition. The contest involves SUNY Oswego students writing and presenting their findings on any aspect of the War of 1812. All SUNY Oswego students are welcome to participate.
Students interested in competing must follow the requirements for the contest. The topic of the paper must be on some aspect of the War of 1812. There is no length requirement for the papers, but they must be able to be presented for at least ten minutes. Read more »
From Rip Van Winkle to the Hudson Valley Art Trail - Enriching Experiences Await in the Catskills
Greene County, N.Y. - The Great Northern Catskills of Greene County are home to some of America’s most recognizable landscapes, beloved literary characters and richest cultural enclaves - all within two hours north of New York City.
Go hiking in the Catskill Park and discover the views that made the Hudson River School artists famous, journey through history with Rip Van Winkle and drive to the “Painted Village in the Sky” for an afternoon of arts and entertainment. Read more »
Report shows visitor spending supports twenty three jobs in local economy.
Seneca Falls, N.Y. - A new National Park Service (NPS) report shows that 29,585 visitors to Women’s Rights National Historical Park in 2012 spent $1.9 million in communities near the park. That spending supported 23 jobs in the local area.
”Women’s Rights National Historical Park is proud to welcome visitors from across the country and around the world,” said superintendent Ami Ghazala. “We are delighted to share the story of this place and the experiences it provides and to use the park as a way to introduce our visitors to this part of the country and all that it offers. National park tourism is a significant driver in the national economy - returning $10 for every $1 invested in the National Park Service - and it’s a big factor in our local economy as well. We appreciate the partnership and support of our neighbors and are glad to be able to give back by helping to sustain local communities.” Read more »
Clayton, N.Y. - The Antique Boat Museum (ABM), North America’s premier freshwater nautical museum based in Clayton, New York, has announced that registration for upcoming 2014 summer courses and camps, along with exhibitor registration for the historic 50th annual Antique Boat Show, is now open.
An extensive list of courses and activities will highlight the summer calendar at the ABM.
Join us as we host sailing, knot-tying, family boatbuilding, boater safety, and more. Kids also have the opportunity to participate in the popular Camp ABM program. Read more »
Schoharie, N.Y. — Welcome to a world filled with fantasy and fun and eggs of every description — some 5,000 in all. It’s the Easter Egg Exhibit in Schoharie and for the first time since 2004, the unique exhibit will open to the public in April 2014.
The one-of-a-kind exhibit is on property adjacent to the historic 1785 Colonel Peter Vroman house at 112 Covered Bridge Lane, just off Route 30. The exhibit will be open to the public from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on the weekends of April 4-6, 11-13 and 18-20 and for groups by special appointment during the week. On Easter Sunday (April 20), hours will be from Noon to 5 p.m. All proceeds from the 2014 opening will benefit the Schoharie Free Library that is still rebuilding after Hurricane Irene’s devastation in 2011. Suggested donation is $10 per family or $5 per person. Read more »
Kingston, N.Y. - Are you interested in history? Do you like helping others? Do you enjoy learning new things? Join us at Senate House State Historic Site at 2 pm on Sunday March 23, 2014 for our Volunteer Workshop. This is a great way to meet other people and share your interests. Many volunteer opportunities exist including leading tours of Senate House, providing visitor services, assisting with special events, gardening, assisting with educational programs, and more.
Senate House is one of New York’s outstanding historic sites. The former home of Abraham Van Gaasbeek was the first meeting place of the New York State Senate in 1777. Read more »