The Beat Category - history Thu, 19 Jan 2017 08:51:11 GMT Dutch Connection will be on display at the George Eastman Museum beginning February 10 Live flowers on display February 10-26-also on view, artifacts from George Eastman's life 100 years ago Rochester, N.Y., January 18, 2017-The George Eastman Museum presents virtual springtime, with the annual Dutch Connection floral display, on view Friday, February 10, through Sunday, February 26. This colorful two-week display will feature thousands of flowering bulbs, displayed throughout the historic mansion. Wed, 18 Jan 2017 07:00:00 GMT Presidents’ Day Event on Sat., Feb. 18 at Philipse Manor Hall Yonkers, N.Y. - Presidents George Washington and Franklin Delano Roosevelt both visited Philipse Manor Hall, and this Presidents' Day, the public can do the same! Philipse Manor Hall State Historic Site will hold its annual Presidents' Day celebration on Saturday, Feb. 18 from noon to 3 p.m. Admission is free. Tue, 17 Jan 2017 07:00:00 GMT Fajita Grill to Hold Fundraiser for Fort Ontario Jan. 24 Oswego, N.Y.  - The Fajita Grill will conduct a fundraiser to benefit Friends of Fort Ontario Tuesday, Jan. 24. The restaurant will donate 10 percent of sales, both eat-in and take-out, between 5 p.m. and 9 p.m. to Friends of Fort Ontario.  Money raised during the Fajita Grill fundraiser will be used for programming, special events, and restoration projects at Fort Ontario State Historic Site in Oswego. Tue, 17 Jan 2017 07:00:00 GMT History Show & Tell Hosted by Joe Kelly at Oneida County History Center on January 28th Utica, N.Y. - January 17, 2017 - Join the Oneida County History Center for an afternoon of history and heritage themed show & tell.  Bring an old photograph, personal artifact, or other memorabilia, and tell your story.  Share the stage with special guests Frank Tomaino, Janice Reilly, and your host, Joe Kelly.  Community members are invited to ‘show & tell' or just listen.  Call or visit our Facebook page for more details. Tue, 17 Jan 2017 07:00:00 GMT FDR Library to Host "A Day of Women in Tech" on January 28 Hyde Park, N.Y. -- Saturday, January 28, 2017, from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., the Franklin D. Roosevelt Presidential Library and Museum, Hudson Valley Tech Meetup and AT&T will present A DAY OF WOMEN IN TECH in the Henry A. Wallace Center at the FDR Presidential Library and Home. This program is a celebration and showcase of women in New York's Hudson Valley who are making significant contributions in the field of technology. A DAY OF WOMEN IN TECH, which welcomes everyone regardless of gender identity, will feature speakers and discussions on a diverse number of timely tech topics as well as Eleanor Roosevelt's own use of technology to reshape the role of First Lady. Fri, 13 Jan 2017 07:00:00 GMT NYS Canal System Designated a National Historic Landmark Waterford, N.Y. - As New York State prepares to honor the bicentennial of construction of the Erie Canal in 2017, there is new cause for celebration. Secretary of the Interior Sally Jewell and National Park Service Acting Director Michael T. Reynolds today announced that the NYS Canal System has been designated a National Historic Landmark. The designation places New York's operating canals among the premier historic sites in the United States. Wed, 11 Jan 2017 07:00:00 GMT FDR Presidential Library & Museum Presents FDR'S Health: A Medical Mystery Hyde Park, N.Y. -- On Thursday, January 19, 2017 at 4:00 p.m., the Franklin D. Roosevelt Presidential Library and Museum will present FDR'S HEALTH: A MEDICAL MYSTERY in the Henry A. Wallace Center at the FDR Presidential Library and Home. The program will feature renowned professor of surgery Harry S. Goldsmith, M.D. and Library Trustee Steven M. Lomazow, M.D. in conversation with Library Director Paul Sparrow. Registration is required. Visit to register. Tue, 10 Jan 2017 07:00:00 GMT Schenectady County Historical Society Presents “Together Until the End: Schenectady in World War I” Exhibition opening reception featuring a talk with Professor Richard Fogarty, UAlbany January 21st at 2 PM at the Schenectady County Historical Society Schenectady, N.Y. - Devastating, morbid, and totally unprecedented, World War I changed our world entirely, and redefined modernity. Now, 100 years later, the Schenectady County Historical Society is exploring the Great War's effect on Schenectady and the people who lived here. The soldiers who fought, the nurses who cared, and everyone at home whose world was reshaped, completely. Mon, 09 Jan 2017 07:00:00 GMT Gilded Age Tea & Talk Series Returns This Winter at Staatsburgh State Historic Site First Talk Focuses on Historic Collections of Staatsburgh, Olana  Staatsburg, N.Y. - This winter, Staatsburgh State Historic Site, the former Hudson River estate of Ogden Mills and Ruth Livingston Mills, will offer an elegant and entertaining refuge from the cold by presenting its third Gilded Age Tea & Talk series of programs. The series this winter features a new lineup of speakers and topics. Mon, 09 Jan 2017 07:00:00 GMT George Eastman Museum receives $468,881 grant award to continue restoration of historic mansion 68 windows in the historic mansion will be repaired and replaced Rochester, N.Y. - The George Eastman Museum has received a grant of $468,881 from the New York State Office of Parks, Recreation & Historic Preservation, via the Finger Lakes Regional Economic Development Council, to continue its ongoing restoration of George Eastman's mansion, a National Historic Landmark. Mon, 09 Jan 2017 07:00:00 GMT