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Women’s Rights NHP Presents: “A Life Filled with Horses and Travels” Art Exhibit by Bernadette Bos

Jan 30, 2017

Seneca Falls, N.Y. - Women's Rights National Historical Park Presents: "A Life Filled with Horses and Travels" Paintings by Bernadette Bos February 1st through February 26th 2017.

Bernadette Bos has expressed herself through her art in a number of media and drawn from a wide range of subject matter. A native of The Netherlands, Bernadette spent over two decades training competition horses in Belgium, England, Australia, New Zealand, California, Japan and New York, respectively.

Elderkin Trunk topic at January 29th Round Table

Jan 23, 2017

Mimi Van Deusen

Potsdam, N.Y. - In the fall of 2016, a phone call to Mimi Van Deusen, curator of the Potsdam Public Museum, initiated negotiations to bring a railroad trunk back to Potsdam, New York, 155 years after it left in 1861 for Washington D.C.  Originally the trunk contained the belongings of Potsdam resident William A. Elderkin. Within a month of the trunk's arrival, Elderkin, a recent graduate of West Point, would get married in the White House, and fight in the battle of First Bull Run. Over the next 39 years of his life, the trunk travelled with him over 16,000 miles, tracing the history of 19th century U.S. Indian wars, the development of industrial steel, the spread of railroads, and the establishment of American capitalism. The trunk also shines a light on the tumultuous emotional life of President Abraham Lincoln.

New Whaling Exhibit Opening in Southampton in March

Jan 20, 2017

Sperm Whale in a Flurry by Louis Ambroise Garneray, c 1840

Hunting the Whale: The Rise and Fall of a Southampton Industry

Opening Reception on March 4 

Southampton, N.Y. - The Year of the Whale is an interactive and inclusive exhibit that adds new discoveries to the accumulation of documentation and artifacts collected over more than 100 years and illuminates Southampton Village's prominent role in the whaling industry at its mid-19th century height. Whaling tools, maps, illustrations, archival images and text will be displayed with an eye toward making the exhibit accessible to audiences of varied interests and all ages. Among those whose roles will be highlighted are local indigenous people, slaves, servants, whaling captains, and the families that were sustained by the whaling industry.

Dutch Connection will be on display at the George Eastman Museum beginning February 10

Jan 18, 2017

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.

Fajita Grill to Hold Fundraiser for Fort Ontario Jan. 24

Jan 17, 2017

The Fajita Grill will conduct a fundraiser to benefit Friends of Fort Ontario

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.

History Show & Tell Hosted by Joe Kelly at Oneida County History Center on January 28th

Jan 17, 2017

Oneida County History Center Show & Tell

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.

FDR Library to Host "A Day of Women in Tech" on January 28

Jan 13, 2017

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.

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