Hard-fought offensive in Argonne by New York soldiers in 42nd ‘Rainbow’ Division helps end World War I

National Guard Soldiers of the 165th Infantry (formerly the 69th Regiment, New York National Guard) prepare to move forward with weapons at the ready during an attack near St. Mihiel September 16, 1918. The 165th Infantry fought as part of the 42nd “Rainbow” Division during St. Mihiel in September and Meuse-Argonne in October, part […]

ENHS announces discovery of missing headstones

ENHS announces discovery of missing headstones

The Erieville–Nelson Heritage Society will hold a ceremony dedicating a new sign commemorating those buried in the historical Temple Cemetery at Erieville Reservoir dam at 2 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 21.

The ceremony will be held at the site across from the intersection of Hardscrabble and Erieville Road on the […]

Canalside Talk planned for Oct. 25

Canalside Talk planned for Oct. 25

On Thursday, Oct. 25, at 7 p.m., the Canal Town Museum and the Canastota Public Library will present a talk by John Taibi entitled “A Soldier’s Journey Through the Heart of the Park.”

Taibi is known for his knowledge of railroads.

The presentation tells the story of John Taibi’s […]

The Lost Battalion to be shown at the Cazenovia Public Library

The Lost Battalion to be shown at the Cazenovia Public Library

This fall, the Cazenovia Public Library will present a special series of films and programs commemorating the 100th anniversary of the end of World War I. Head to the Community Room Wednesday, Oct. 17, at 7 p.m., for a free […]

Fall Festival Weekend Oct. 6 and 7

Mary E. Messer

Fall Festival Weekend Oct. 6 and 7

The Friends of the Old Town of Eaton Museum will host Fall Festival History Weekend Saturday and Sunday Oct. 6 and 7.

The Old Auction Barn on Route 26 will host a garage sale from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday. The garage sale […]

New York City Soldiers made history as the Lost Battalion in October 1918

Lt. Col. Charles Wittlesey, the New York lawyer originally from Pittsfield, Massachusetts, who led the “Lost Battalion” of the 77th Division in October 1918, receives the Medal of Honor from General Clarence Edwards during a ceremony on Boston Common on Dec. 30. 1918. Wittlesey, the commander of the 1st Battalion,308th Infantry Regiment took command […]

New York National Guard Soldiers “broke” the Hindenburg Line 100 years ago

New York National Guard Soldiers of the 27th Diviison’s 107th Regiment training for the planned attack on the Hindenburg Line during September 1918. In this photograph the Soldiers practice moving through barbed wire obstacles. When the actual attack kicked off on Sept. 29, 1918 the 107th Infantry lost 1,000 Soldiers wounded and killed out […]

Glenwood Cemetery tour canceled due to illness

Matthew Urtz

(09.26.18) Madison County Historian Matt Urtz announced today that the tour of Glenwood Cemetery scheduled for this coming weekend has been canceled. He said organizers are looking at a spring 2019 reschedule.

Laura S. Haviland to be inducted to Abolition Hall of Fame

Laura S. Haviland to be inducted to Abolition Hall of Fame

Laura Smith Haviland will be inducted to the National Abolition Hall of Fame and Museum on Saturday, Oct. 20, 2018, at ceremonies held at 5255 Pleasant Valley Road in Peterboro. At 2:30 p.m., James L Dumouchel will present a program on […]

Frances E.W. Harper Induction to Abolition Hall of Fame

Frances E.W. Harper Induction to Abolition Hall of Fame

Frances Ellen Watkins Harper will be inducted into the National Abolition Hall of Fame and Museum Saturday, Oct. 20, 2018, at ceremonies held at 5255 Pleasant Valley Road in Peterboro NY. At 1:30 p.m. Marcia C. Robinson PhD will present a […]

Utica Public Library to present “John Hemmer and the Showgirls”

Utica Public Library to present “John Hemmer and the Showgirls”

On Tuesday, Nov. 27, at 6:30 p.m., the Utica Public Library will screen “John Hemmer and the Showgirls” in the library gallery to follow up recognition of LGBTQ History Month (October).

This charming and fantastic documentary follows the poignant and dazzling story of entertainer John […]

Canastota celebrates 110th anniversary of The Great Race of 1908 with Canalside Talk

Canastota celebrates 110th anniversary of The Great Race of 1908 with Canalside Talk

This year marks an important anniversary in automotive history: 110 years ago a race began that changed the perception of the “horseless carriage” from a novelty for the rich to a viable means of transportation for everyone.

The 1908 New York-to-Paris Race […]