Updates made to Peterboro Heritage Programs

The Gerrit Smith Estate National Historic Landmark and the National Abolition Hall of Fame and Museum in Peterboro announce updates to the program calendar:

The Saturday, Sept. 21, 2019, afternoon event addressing Women’s History Preparations for the 2020 Women’s Suffrage Centennial has been canceled.  Plans are in development for countywide programs in 2020 to […]

Fortnightly Club opens 125th year

Those interested are invited to the opening reception for the Hamilton Fortnightly Club’s 125th year of sharing research and presentations.

The reception is at 3 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 15, 2019, in the community room of the Hamilton Public Library and will feature a presentation by Colgate Professor of History Jill Harsin on “When Women […]

COLUMN: Events of Historical Note

Matthew Urtz

On Saturday Sept. 7th from 10 am to 5 p.m. the Madison County Historical Society will host their 55th annual Craft Festival. Come and enjoy one of the longest running juried craft festivals in central New York! A large selection of contemporary arts and crafts, ranging from functional to decorative 2-D and 3-D works […]

COLUMN: Events of historical note

Matthew Urtz

Lots of great historic events and festivals leading into fall. Be sure to check out the upcoming “History Where you Eat” events upcoming, as well. We hope to see you there!

From Aug. 1st through Aug. 30th the Oneida County History Center will host its 3rd annual “Selfie Scavenger Hunt.” Grab your camera and learn about […]

ICYMI: Double-header of old-time fun at Chittenango Landing Canal Boat Museum

Vintage baseball and antique tractors get together to Strikeout Cancer Saturday, Aug. 3, 2019, at the Chittenango Landing Canal Boat Museum.

Watch an old time baseball game from 1 to 4 p.m., at Recognition Park, Legion Drive in Chittenango, complete with original rules and old-time equipment.

Admission is $5 per person, $20 per family […]

Dr. Kate Clifford Larson to present Aug. 3, 2019

‘Harriet Tubman: Relaxing in Peterboro’

Kate Clifford Larson, Ph.D., will present “Harriet Tubman: Relaxing in Peterboro” at 3:15 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 3, 2019. The event is part of the 10th annual Peterboro Emancipation Days to be held at the Gerrit Smith Estate National Historic Landmark, 5304 Oxbow Road, Peterboro.

Registration begins at 9:30 a.m.; […]

History Where You Eat dinner series

The Madison County Historian’s Office is continuing to offer a unique look inside some of Madison County’s most historic restaurants this fall. A new group of restaurants will be featured offering attendees the opportunity to get guided tours of the facilities and have a local historian talk about some of the history of the […]

Canastota Canal Museum acquires Canastota cut glass collection

The Canastota Canal Museum announced the acquisition of a collection of more than 65 pieces of Canastota cut glass, mostly in the Diamond Poinsettia pattern.

The Ideal Cut Glass Company was founded in 1903 and operated until 1933 when it went bankrupt during the Great Depression. The factory received glass blanks and the craftspeople etched […]

COLUMN: Events of Historical Note

Matthew Urtz

On Saturday July 6th from 10 am to 5 pm the Lorenzo State Historic Site will host the 44th annual Cazenovia Arts & Crafts Fair. For over 30 years artisans and crafters come from all over to take part in this popular event, which supports the Cazenovia Area Volunteer Ambulance Corps. In […]

ICYMI: ‘Possessing Harriet’ reservations due June 30

Gregg Tripoli, director of the Onondaga Historical Association, commissioned playwright Kyle Bass to write a play about the circumstance of this poster in the OHA collection.  That play Possessing Harriet will be in its second production in late July at the Franklin Stage Company, Franklin. Courtesy Onondaga Historical Association

The riveting drama Possessing Harriet […]

Treglia named new director of Chittenango Landing Canal Boat Museum

By Martha E. Conway

Joe Treglia is the new director of the Chittenango Landing Canal Boat Museum.

(Chittenango) The Chittenango Landing Canal Boat Museum named a new director early this year. Joe Treglia, a part-time instructor and researcher at Syracuse University with a background in law enforcement and non-profit leadership, said he found the […]

Preservation Month workshops on windows and exteriors

In observance of Preservation Month, the Gerrit Smith Estate National Historic Landmark in Peterboro will be providing two workshops on Saturday, May 11, 2019, at the Land Office (circa 1804) on the Gerrit Smith Estate.

From 1 to 2:30 p.m.: Window Maintenance

Kurt Riegel will demonstrate how to care for wooden windows and storms […]