The Beat http://www.iloveny.com/thebeat/ Category - history Mon, 22 Dec 2014 18:26:41 GMT Ring in the New Year with a First Day Hike at Fort Ontario http://www.iloveny.com/thebeat/post/2014/12/Ring-in-the-New-Year-with-a-First-Day-Hike-at-Fort-Ontario/8013/ Winter 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. Fri, 12 Dec 2014 07:00:00 GMT http://www.iloveny.com/thebeat/post/2014/12/Ring-in-the-New-Year-with-a-First-Day-Hike-at-Fort-Ontario/8013/ Picturing America at The Hyde Collection http://www.iloveny.com/thebeat/post/2014/10/Picturing-America-at-The-Hyde-Collection/7998/ Glens 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. Mon, 10 Nov 2014 07:00:00 GMT http://www.iloveny.com/thebeat/post/2014/10/Picturing-America-at-The-Hyde-Collection/7998/ 2014 National Toy Hall of Fame Inductees Announced: Bubbles, Little Green Army Men, and Rubik‚Äôs Cube http://www.iloveny.com/thebeat/post/2014/7/2014-National-Toy-Hall-of-Fame-Inductees-Announced-Bubbles-Little-Green-Army-Men-and-Rubik-s-Cube/7996/ Rochester, 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. Fri, 07 Nov 2014 07:00:00 GMT http://www.iloveny.com/thebeat/post/2014/7/2014-National-Toy-Hall-of-Fame-Inductees-Announced-Bubbles-Little-Green-Army-Men-and-Rubik-s-Cube/7996/ Oswego County Historical Society to Host Lecture on the Great Bear Springs http://www.iloveny.com/thebeat/post/2014/6/Oswego-County-Historical-Society-to-Host-Lecture-on-the-Great-Bear-Springs/7995/ Oswego, 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. Thu, 06 Nov 2014 07:00:00 GMT http://www.iloveny.com/thebeat/post/2014/6/Oswego-County-Historical-Society-to-Host-Lecture-on-the-Great-Bear-Springs/7995/ Ghost Tours Re-Visit Historic Fort Ontario http://www.iloveny.com/thebeat/post/2014/10/Ghost-Tours-Re-Visit-Historic-Fort-Ontario/7986/ Oswego, 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. Fri, 10 Oct 2014 07:00:00 GMT http://www.iloveny.com/thebeat/post/2014/10/Ghost-Tours-Re-Visit-Historic-Fort-Ontario/7986/ Frightening Tales come of life at Genesee Country Museum http://www.iloveny.com/thebeat/post/2014/3/Frightening-Tales-come-of-life-at-Genesee-Country-Museum/7981/ Oct. 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. Fri, 03 Oct 2014 07:00:00 GMT http://www.iloveny.com/thebeat/post/2014/3/Frightening-Tales-come-of-life-at-Genesee-Country-Museum/7981/ George Eastman House to Host First Niagara Rochester Fringe Festival Acts http://www.iloveny.com/thebeat/post/2014/18/George-Eastman-House-to-Host-First-Niagara-Rochester-Fringe-Festival-Acts/7979/ Vintage 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. Thu, 18 Sep 2014 07:00:00 GMT http://www.iloveny.com/thebeat/post/2014/18/George-Eastman-House-to-Host-First-Niagara-Rochester-Fringe-Festival-Acts/7979/ War of 1812 Speaker Comes to Fort Ontario http://www.iloveny.com/thebeat/post/2014/18/War-of-1812-Speaker-Comes-to-Fort-Ontario/7977/ Oswego, N.Y. - Noted local historian and newspaperman Richard Palmer presents a discussion about the War of 1812 journal of Major Robert Carr. The presentation begins at 7 p.m. on Wednesday, September 24 in the Enlisted Men's Barracks inside Fort Ontario State Historic Site, 1 E. Fourth St., Oswego. The program is free and open to the public. Major Carr, of the 16th U.S. Infantry Regiment commanded Fort Ontario during part of the summer of 1812. In his presentation, Palmer will read and interpret excerpts that he copied from Carr's journal during a research trip to Philadelphia. Thu, 18 Sep 2014 07:00:00 GMT http://www.iloveny.com/thebeat/post/2014/18/War-of-1812-Speaker-Comes-to-Fort-Ontario/7977/ Open House and Gallery Talk for "Women in Movement" Exhibit http://www.iloveny.com/thebeat/post/2014/11/Open-House-and-Gallery-Talk-for-Women-in-Movement-Exhibit/7972/ Seneca Falls, N.Y. - To celebrate National Hispanic Heritage Month, Women's Rights National Historical Park will host a Gallery Talk by artist Andrea Arroyo for her art exhibition "Women in Movement." The Gallery Talk will be offered on Saturday, September 27th at 1:00 pm, followed by a short tour of the gallery at 1:30 pm. A special ranger talk "Words", which examines Spanish words that have found common use in the English language, will be offered at 2:00 pm. A reception will follow from 2:30 to 4:00 pm. Thu, 11 Sep 2014 07:00:00 GMT http://www.iloveny.com/thebeat/post/2014/11/Open-House-and-Gallery-Talk-for-Women-in-Movement-Exhibit/7972/ Fall Festivals & Foliage Tours in the Great Northern Catskills of Greene County, NY http://www.iloveny.com/thebeat/post/2014/8/Fall-Festivals-Foliage-Tours-in-the-Great-Northern-Catskills-of-Greene-County-NY/7967/ Explore the Mountains, River Towns and the Scenic Hudson Valley This Fall in the Catskills Greene County, N.Y. - Autumn in the Catskills offers an exciting variety of fall festivals and events ideal for a weekend getaway or day trip just two hours north of New York City and three hours west of Boston. Explore scenic, winding roadways in the mountains, and enjoy a variety of cultural festivals that celebrate the region's unique history and colorful landscape, offering something exciting for everyone to enjoy, including: Mon, 08 Sep 2014 07:00:00 GMT http://www.iloveny.com/thebeat/post/2014/8/Fall-Festivals-Foliage-Tours-in-the-Great-Northern-Catskills-of-Greene-County-NY/7967/