COLUMN: Events of Historical Note

Matthew Urtz

On Monday June 26th at 7:30 DeVaney’s Riverside Restaurant in Weedsport will host a special presentation of “Clinton’s Ditch-the Story of the Building of the Erie Canal. Come and watch this epic drama that celebrates the perseverance of DeWitt Clinton and the grit and tenacity of the Irish Immigrants. A barbecue dinner […]

COLUMN: A Confederate Yankee

Civil War Women

This year’s Civil War Weekend in Peterboro went well. As we have for the past several years, we offered a different perspective. This year, it was women’s contributions to that historic time.

It has been common for people to look at such things from the narrow perspective of battles and generals and […]

Timbuctoo exhibit in Peterboro until Aug. 5

Accompanying the Equal Rights display in the Land Office of the Gerrit Smith Estate National Historic Landmark is an exhibit in estate Carriage Barn from the John Brown Lives Project in Lake Placid. The last day of the exhibit will be Aug. 6. The Gerrit Smith Estate National Historic Landmark will be open Tuesdays […]

Registration is open for Madison County Historical Society’s Charles E. Page Summer Camp

The Madison County Historical Society’s Charles E. Page Summer Camp will be held Aug. 7-11. Come partake in hands-on activities while learning about life in Madison County during the 19th and 20th century.

The lessons and series of workshops cover family life, farming, cross stitch, and cooking. Send payment to Madison County Historical Society, Attn: […]

Equal Rights Right Here

The Gerrit Smith Estate National Historic Landmark, Peterboro NY has received the Equal Rights, Right Here I Love New York campaign photo frame through which visitors may take their photograph, supporting equal rights in New York State. The photo frame is situated in the Land Office near a life-sized portrait of Gerrit Smith. Equal […]

LETTER: Civil War Weekend Committee thank supporters, volunteers

To the Editor:

The weather was kind to the 25th annual Peterboro Civil War Weekend this year, as were the sponsors: Town of Smithfield, A.W. Kincaid, Inc., Bear Paw Printing, Bill Magee, Catania Chiropractic, D&D Electric: Doug Menning, Deli on the Green, Deli on the Green Employees, Den Kelly Chevrolet Buick GMC, Dougherty Pharmacy, The […]

COLUMN: Events of Historical Note

Matthew Urtz

On Wednesday June 7 at 6:30 p.m. the Morrisville Public Library will host a special presentation entitled “Magic History Tour.” Village of Morrisville Historian Sue Greenhagen will present new places utilizing photos and more. Can you figure out where these houses are located? There is no charge for this event. For more […]

Adirondack Timbuctoo opens during Peterboro Civil War Weekend

The John Brown Lives traveling exhibit Dreaming of Timbuctoo opens Saturday, June 10, the first day of the 25 th Annual Peterboro Civil War Weekend. The exhibit explains Gerrit Smith’s 1846 gift of 40 acres of land to each of 3000 black men in order to assure voting rights, describes the persons who moved to […]

Brindisi and Office of Mental Health announce tours of historic Old Main Building in Utica

Tours Will Highlight the History of Old Main and the former Utica State Hospital

Assemblyman Anthony Brindisi today announced that the New York State Office of Mental Health will be providing free educational tours of the historic Old Main Building at Mohawk Valley Psychiatric Center in Utica, this spring and fall. The tours, provided with […]

Old Nathan Roberts home will be visited on tour

Located on Seneca Turnpike (Route 5) near the southwest corner of the village of Canastota, the house of Georgian design is an example of Federal and Greek revival architecture. It was built over a four-year period, 1820-1824, by one of the most outstanding early citizens of Canastota, Nathan S. Roberts. It is the oldest home […]

Path Through History family tours of the Mansion House

WHEN: Saturday, June 17, 2017, at 11 a.m., 1 p.m., and 3 p.m.

WHERE: Oneida Community Mansion House, 170 Kenwood Ave. Oneida NY 13421

As part of New York State’s Path Through History weekend, the Oneida Community Mansion House invites families to explore the Oneida Community Mansion House, indoors and out, with special guided tours. […]

‘It Saved My Life’

‘It Saved My Life’ AIDS & Reproductive Rights Activism in the Creation of Queer Politics

When: Sunday, June 18, 2017, 1 p.m.

Where: Oneida Community Mansion House, 170 Kenwood Ave., Oneida

Join Tamar Carroll, historian and author, and Mansion House curator Molly Jessup, in a discussion about the coalition of AIDS and women’s health activists […]