Nathan Roberts: Canastota’s canal engineer

On Wednesday, Sept. 20, at 7 p.m., the Canastota Public Library hosts another Canalside Talk. Joe DiGiorgio of Canastota Canal Town Museum will present the life, times and engineering abilities of Canastota resident Nathan S. Roberts.

Nathan S. Roberts is a name synonymous with Lockport and the Erie Canal. In Lockport, Roberts is remembered as […]

New York City bid farewell to 25,000 National Guard Troops with massive parade in 1917

Girls on a balcony and crowds on sidewalk watch the parade of the 27th Division) on August 30, 1917 in New York City. The view is looking south toward the intersection of East 38th Street. On the far side of 38th is the Franklin Simon store, and on the near side is Lord & […]

Library of Congress Archivist Presents at Peterboro Women’s History Weekend

Mother Elizabeth Smith Miller (1822-1911) and daughter Anne Fitzhugh Miller (1856-1912).

With attention to the “ballots” segment of the Ballots, Bloomers, and Marmalade Women’s History Weekend in Peterboro at 3 pm on Saturday, Sept. 23, Rosemary Plakas will present a PowerPoint on the collection of suffrage scrapbooks in the Library of Congress. The weekend […]

Mohican Model A Car Club to host show in Wampsville Sept. 10

The Mohican Model A Ford Club will hold its annual Antique Automobile Show and Flea Market at the Wampsville Firemen’s Field on Sunday, Sept. 10, 2017, from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. There is no admission charge but visitors are encouraged to contribute toward Show expenses by purchasing raffle tickets to win several hundred dollars […]

Women’s Equality Day Aug. 26

Mayor Stephanie Miner

A celebration of Women’s Equality Day has been organized for Saturday, Aug. 26, 2017, on the Hamilton Town Green, beginning at 11 a.m. Women’s Equality Day celebrates the day in 1920 when the Nineteenth Amendment (women’s right to vote) was adopted. This year’s celebration encourages women to run for public office.

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Utica Public Library highlights local sacred sites to nourish the soul

Utica Library

On Aug. 29 at 6 p.m, the Utica Public Library will host author, educator and keeper of sacred sites, Madis Senner, will discuss the unique and special sacred places in upstate New York that helped shape the world.

Upstate New York was the birthplace of the Women’s Movement and American democracy; home […]

COLUMN: Events of Historical Note

Matthew Urtz

 

On Tuesday, Aug. 15, from 3 p.m. to 7 p.m. the Madison County Historical Society will host a farmer’s market. The market will feature fresh local, seasonal produce, cheeses, dog treats, honey, maple products, soaps, wood fired breads, herbs wines, baked goods, salsas, jam, gelato, fresh squeezed lemonade, cinnamon nuts, kettle […]

Tour the Towpath Event- Cycle 36 miles of the Erie Canalway Trail

Celebrate the 200th year of the Erie Canal by bike and explore the longest intact portion of the historic Erie Canal at the 3 rd Annual Tour the Towpath event Sept. 23 and 24, 2017.

Tour the Towpath is a 36-mile supported, off-road recreational bike ride along the Towpath trail within the Old Erie Canal […]

Stirpe: Celebrating 200 years of history on the Erie Canal

Al Stirpe

On April 15, 1817, the New York State Legislature voted to construct the Erie Canal, and 200 years later, it continues to serve as a vital resource for our communities.

The 363-mile waterway represents an unparalleled accomplishment of early 19th-century engineering that helped shape the state’s transportation infrastructure. Upon its completion in […]

COLUMN: Events of Historical Note

Matthew Urtz

On Tuesday, Sept. 5 from 3 p.m. to 7 p.m. the Madison County Historical Society will host a farmer’s market. The market will feature fresh local, seasonal produce, cheeses, dog treats, honey, maple products, soaps, wood fired breads, herbs wines, baked goods, salsas, jam, gelato, fresh squeezed lemonade, cinnamon nuts, kettle corn […]

Peterboro Emancipation Day gathering

Families, friends, presenters, and supporters of the Gerrit Smith Estate National Historic Landmark gathered from across the state and country to participate in the eighth annual Peterboro Emancipation Day Aug. 5, 2017, in Peterboro. The sun shone on the outdoor gathering in front of the barn whence carriages drove to carry fugitives to Oswego to […]

Brindisi announces Bagg’s Square East Historic District makes National Register of Historic Places

Assemblyman Anthony Brindisi announced Aug. 7 the Bagg’s Square East Historic District in Utica is now listed on the National Register of Historic Places. Brindisi announced in June that the area had been placed on the State Register of Historic Places, which meant it was under consideration for listing on the National Register.

“The Bagg’s […]