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Category - Central New York

A Soldier's Journey through the Heart of the Park

Jan 31, 2017

New York Central Railroad

Scheduled for Saturday, February 11, 2017 at 1:00 pm 

Utica, N.Y. - Take a whimsical and sentimental journey through the Adirondack Park in the 1940s with John Taibi.  Taibi will tell the story of his father's trip from Utica to Lake Placid on the New York Central Railroad (today the Adirondack Scenic Railroad).  Taibi's father, a World War II veteran, was sent to Lake Placid to re acclimate to normal life after living as a POW overseas.  Period photographs will be used to illustrate what his father and other POW survivors saw along the way.

25th Annual Peterboro Civil War Weekend Announced

Jan 9, 2017

Peterboro, N.Y. - The Smithfield Community Association's Civil War Weekend Committee is preparing for the 25th annual Peterboro NY event June 9 - 11, 2017. The event began a quarter century ago to raise funds to repair the Smithfield Community Center and to bring attention to Peterboro's history. Thanks to loyal volunteers and sponsors, the event has raised monies to continue to upgrade community buildings and acquire the Gerrit Smith Estate, as well as promote the important history of Peterboro.

It’s Official, Central New York Proclaimed “Official Home of Winter”

Jan 6, 2017

Syracuse, N.Y. (Jan. 6) --Winter, the season best known for overhyped forecasts and underprepared drivers, received a VIP welcome in Syracuse today as Central New York proclaimed itself the official home of the misunderstood season.

"We have two seasons here, winter and not-winter," said David Holder, president of Visit Syracuse. "We're done hiding and we're done putting up with anti-winter media bias. Winter is a great season. It's part of who we are and we're celebrating it. We are proud to be ‘The Official Home of Winter.'"

Exhibition Explores Relationship Between Two Great People's Movements for Equal Rights

Apr 28, 2016

Peterboro, N.Y. - Changing America: The Emancipation Proclamation, 1863, and the March on Washington, 1963, a national traveling exhibition which explores the relationship between two great people's movements for equal rights, opens at the National Abolition Hall of Fame and Museum (NAHOF) at 5255 Pleasant Valley Road, Peterboro NY 13134 on Saturday, June 4, 2016. NAHOF is one of fifty sites in the country awarded this special exhibit.

New York State Hosts Path Through History Weekend

Jun 18, 2015

Father's Day Weekend, June 20-21: Events Showcase Rich New York Culture and Heritage 

Albany, N.Y. - Empire State Development (ESD) announces Path Through History Weekend, June 20-21. The weekend will feature nearly 300 events at historic venues across the state. This year the Path Through History Weekend coincides with Father's Day, encouraging New Yorkers to experience historical reenactments and events, while enjoying a memorable Father's Day with friends and family.

It’s time for grown-up Show & Tell at Oneida County Historical Society Event

Apr 30, 2015

The Red Baron's Greatest AdversaryUtica, N.Y. - Everyone remembers when they hauled a treasured possession to school and told their friends why they loved it so much? Well, now they have the chance to share on a whole different level with Show & Tell for grown-ups.

The public is invited to bring old photos, letters, family mementos, or even an ancient artifact to show and tell the stories behind these items.

Cooperstown Summer Music Festival presents Three Faces of Romanticism on April 26

Mar 18, 2015

Nicholas CanellakisCooperstown, N.Y. - The Cooperstown Summer Music Festival, under the artistic direction of flutist Linda Chesis, presents Three Faces of Romanticism on Sunday, April 26 at 4 pm at the Otesaga Hotel in Cooperstown. The concert features Ms. Chesis, Nicholas Canellakis, cello; and Roman Rabinovich, piano, performing works by Beethoven, Reinecke and Rachmaninoff. "We're jumpstarting our 17th season with a spring concert. Nick and Roman are both superb artists, and I'm delighted to be performing with them in Cooperstown," says Linda Chesis. "We'll take the audience on an artistic voyage of Romanticism, from the groundbreaking imagination of Beethoven to Reinecke's poetic depiction of the water sprite Undine to its 20th century culmination in the lush music of Rachmaninoff."

Historical Society to Host CNY Conservancy Program: "Gardening With Containers" on Feb. 28

Feb 12, 2015

Utica, N.Y. - Love to garden but don't have enough space? Enjoy flowers, but mulching and digging and planting and weeding a large area isn't your thing? Container gardens may be the perfect solution for adorning your backyard deck, patio, balcony or roof garden!

Join Central New York Conservancy Board Member and Certified Arborist Mike Mahanna on Saturday, February 28, as he discusses "Gardening with Containers". The 2-hr. presentation begins at 10 a.m. in the Main Gallery of the Oneida County Historical Society (1608 Genesee St., Utica). There will be one intermission during the session.

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