Volunteer Spotlight on: Tisha Lock

Volunteer Services Alliance of Madison County

Location of organization in Madison County: Gerrit Smith Estate National Historic Landmark, Peterboro, NY

1. Who do you volunteer for? (What organization)

I volunteer at the Peterboro Mercantile, a community heritage gift shop at the Visitor Center for the Gerrit Smith Estate National Historic Landmark and the National Abolition […]

Courier Contributor Hops on Board Tour

By Dyann Nashton

(Madison County, NY – Sept. 2012) Last weekend was not the first time that things were “hopping” in Madison County. The Madison County Hop Fest provided a weekend-long celebration of its more than 200-year-old hops heritage.

Presented by the Madison County Historical Society, the event began Friday with a paired beer dinner […]

Madison County Represented at Governor’s ‘Path through History’ Conference

Pictured are Robert Weible (NYS Historian and Chief Curator of the NYS Museum) and Matthew Urtz (Madison County Historian) discuss edits for a Central Region iconic Thruway sign proposed at Governor Cuomo’s PATH through HISTORY conference Aug. 28 at the Empire State Plaza.

(Albany, NY – Aug. 2012) Governor Cuomo formally unveiled his “Path through […]

Learn about Madison County’s Culture and Heritage


By Dot Willsey

(Madison County, NY – June 2012) The public was introduced Saturday evening May 19 to Madison County’s cultural and heritage sites, and to the observance of the Sesquicentennial of the Civil War with a series of concerts leading up to the 20th Annual Peterboro Civil War Weekend on June […]