Your browser is out of date! You're using an old version of . For the best experience, please update your browser. X

The Beat

Category - history

Historical Society Announces 2015 Howlin' at the Moon Concert Series at Mabee Farm Historic Site

Jan 16, 2015 by I Love New York Staff

Howlin' at the Moon Concert SeriesSchenectady, N.Y. - The Schenectady County Historical Society proudly presents its seventh season of the Howlin' at the Moon concert series at Mabee Farm Historic Site. The 2015 season will be the most exciting and ambitious Howlin' year yet, with 12 scheduled events. Each month on the full moon, Mabee Farm will host an evening of live music, featuring regional folk and bluegrass artists.

Summer concerts take place in Mabee Farm's historic 1760s Dutch barn.

Sledding Party at Historic Mansion

Jan 14, 2015 by I Love New York Staff

Clermont State Historic SiteGermantown, N.Y. - Clermont State Historic Site is hosting its annual sledding party from 12-3 pm on Sunday, January 25th, with a "No Snow Date" of Sunday, February 8th. This is the one day each year when the historic grounds are opened to sledding. Guests can warm up with hot chocolate and homemade treats by the fire. A great day for families! Free admission, safety sleds only (no metal runners).

For more information about this program or to volunteer, please contact Clermont State Historic Site at (518) 537-4240.

Great Shipwrecks Traveling Exhibit at SUNY Oswego Through Jan. 22, 2015

Jan 6, 2015 by I Love New York Staff

Oswego, N.Y. - The first stop for the Great Shipwrecks of NY's Great Lakes traveling exhibit is in Oswego, NY, at the Tyler Art Gallery in Penfield Hall Library at SUNY Oswego. The exhibit developed for the 2014 Great New York State Fair and updated for this installation will be on display through January 22, 2015. Exhibit hours are 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday-Friday, including Martin Luther Day. Admission and parking are free. The public is welcome.

Ring in the New Year with a First Day Hike at Fort Ontario

Dec 12, 2014 by I Love New York Staff

Ring in the New Year with a First Day Hike at Fort OntarioWinter Walk through History at Fort Ontario Oswego, N.Y. - Fort Ontario State Historic Site's first annual "Winter Walk through History" is scheduled for Jan. 1, 2015. The event will feature a narrated historical stroll around the grounds and buildings of the old 75-acre military reservation. Led by AmeriCorps staffer and historian Mitchell Manniccia, the walk will begin at 10 a.m. in the Enlisted Men's Barracks inside the old stone fort. The event is free and open to the public. Free parking will be available in the main visitor lot. The Winter Walk Through History event is part of New York State Park's statewide First Day Hikes Program and is being conducted in cooperation with Oswego County AmeriCorps and Friends of Fort Ontario. First Day Hikes encourage participation in healthy outdoor winter physical activities and are a fun way for the whole family to ring in the New Year.

Picturing America at The Hyde Collection

Nov 10, 2014 by I Love New York Staff

Portrait of George Washington, ca. 1824Glens Falls, N.Y. - Picturing America: Signature Works from the Westmoreland Museum of American Art will be on view at The Hyde Collection, September 28, 2014 through January 4, 2015. From the 1758 Portrait of John Gardiner by John Singleton Copley to Milton Avery's Arrangement with Plants of 1948, the exhibition presents 57 paintings and sculptures that describe the American experience from the Colonial period to early Modernism. Other renowned artists from the two hundred year span represented in this selection include Mary Cassatt, William Merritt Chase, Susan MacDowell Eakins, Childe Hassam, Robert Henri, George Inness, Paul Manship, John Singer Sargent and Benjamin West as well as Charles Willson Peale and his children Rembrandt, Rubens and Mary Jane. The rich variety of expressive means represented by the works in the exhibition, including still-life, portraiture, narrative and abstraction, provides a visual embodiment of such national ideals as freedom, diversity and opportunity.

2014 National Toy Hall of Fame Inductees Announced: Bubbles, Little Green Army Men, and Rubik’s Cube

Nov 7, 2014 by I Love New York Staff

Little Green Army MenRochester, N.Y. -They are relatively inexpensive, easy to come by, and have been delighting young and old alike for generations. Magical, iridescent bubbles; monotone, miniature little green army men; and the colorful, puzzling Rubik's Cube became the latest inductees to The Strong's National Toy Hall of Fame. The honorees were selected from a field of 12 finalists that also included: American Girl dolls, Fisher-Price Little People, Hess Toy Trucks, My Little Pony, Operation Skill Game, paper airplanes, pots and pans, Slip‘N Slide, and Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles.

Oswego County Historical Society to Host Lecture on the Great Bear Springs

Nov 6, 2014 by I Love New York Staff

Great Bear logoOswego, N.Y. - The Oswego County Historical Society will host the sixth lecture of the 2014 season on Sunday, November 9th at 1:30 p.m at the Richardson-Bates House Museum, 135 East Third Street in Oswego. The event is free and open to the public. Guest lecturer Dick Drosse will present a program entitled "Great Bear Springs - 110 Years of Spring Water." The presentation will focus on the history of the current Great Bear Recreation Area, which is comprised of nearly 500 acres of land on County Route 57 in the town of Volney. It is beautifully situated along the Oswego River. The majority is owned by the city of Fulton, along with the state canal corporation, town of Volney and private owners. There are eight miles of public trails that are maintained by volunteers of the Friends of Great Bear.

Ghost Tours Re-Visit Historic Fort Ontario

Oct 10, 2014 by I Love New York Staff

Fort Ontario Ice CaveOswego, N.Y. - The Friends of Fort Ontario, Central New York Ghost Hunters, and other ghost-hunting groups return to the Fort Ontario State Historic Site, 1 E. Fourth St., Oswego to host Ghost Tours Friday and Saturday, October 17 and 18. Guided tours run in 15-minute increments from 7 to 10 p.m. both evenings. Tickets to the annual event are $13 and must be purchased in advance.

Evidence gathered in the fort's buildings and underground casemates during the tours will be presented in the rooms or areas where it was obtained. People are also invited to bring their own ghost-hunting equipment to find new data under the guidance of the experts.

Frightening Tales come of life at Genesee Country Museum

Oct 3, 2014 by I Love New York Staff

Spirits FamilyOct. 17-18 & 22-25

Mumford, N.Y. - Even with a century and more of exposure to movies, television and other new terrors, the horror tales and frightening characters of 19th-century writings still have a hold on us today.

Some of these characters come to life in Genesee Country Village & Museum's Spirits of the Past Theatrical Tour, Oct. 17-18 & 22-25, chilling visitors as they once did in the 19th century.

George Eastman House to Host First Niagara Rochester Fringe Festival Acts

Sep 18, 2014 by I Love New York Staff

Alfred HitchcockVintage Hitchcock: A Live Radio Play and Cello Fury will be performing on September 21

Rochester, N.Y. - George Eastman House will host Vintage Hitchcock: A Live Radio Play and Cello Fury on September 21 as part of the First Niagara Rochester Fringe Festival. Screen Plays ~ Hollywood's Golden Age on Stage will perform Vintage Hitchcock: A Live Radio Play at 1 p.m. and Cello Fury will hit the stage at 3 p.m. Both performances will be held in the Dryden Theatre, 900 East Avenue. Admission to each event is $10, and tickets can be ordered in advance at www.rochesterfringe.com.

Share

On deadline? Email The Beat at thebeat@esd.ny.gov.

Subscribe

Show some love for New York State

Come get social with your favorite state!