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 […]

National Guard’s 42nd Division took part in first American Army planned and led attack of World War I

An American light tank advances in support of the 42nd “Rainbow” Division during the Saint Mihiel Offensive, Sept. 12-16,1918 in this still from a 1918 Army Signal Corps film. The French-built Renault 17 tank was one of 144 American tanks which supported the 42nd Division attack.

National Guard’s 42nd Division took part in first […]

A Farewell to Arms to be shown at the Cazenovia Public Library

A Farewell to Arms 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 the First World War. Head to the Community Room on Wednesday, September 19 at 7:00 pm […]

Influenza virus was the other deadly killer in the World in 1918

Soldiers fill a makeshift hospital at Camp Upton, Long Island, during the influenza epidemic in the fall of 1918. (Photo courtesy of National Archives)

Influenza virus was the other deadly killer in the World in 1918

45,000 American Soldiers died from “Spanish Flu” in 1918; 600 died at New York military camps

In September […]

NY National Guard’s 27th Division fought its first battle from August 31-Sept. 2, 1918

Soldiers of the 107th Infantry Regiment of the 27th Division waiting to head for the front lines and replace British troops near St. Gillis France on August 12, 2918 in this U.S. Army Signal Corps photo. The Americans replaced season British troops and prepared to attack in the days prior to August 30, 1918. […]