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Historic Huguenot Street presents chamber ensembleSunday, October 3, 2021

New Paltz, N.Y. – Historic Huguenot Street presents chamber ensemble Hudson Valley Baroque in a concert featuring music of Elizabeth Jaquet de la Guerre (1665 - 1729), Antonio Vivaldi (1768 - 1741), Jean-Baptiste Loeillet (1680 - 1730), Alessandro Scarlatti (1660 - 1725), and Jacques-Martin Hotteterre (1674 - 1763).  The ensemble members are Joël Evans (oboe, SUNY New Paltz Music Department faculty), Gregory Bynum (recorder, SUNY New Paltz School of Education faculty), Susan Seligman (cello, SUNY New Paltz Music Department faculty), and Ruthanne Schempf (harpsichord, SUNY New Paltz Music Department Faculty). The concert will take place Sunday, October 3, 2021 at 4 p.m.

Schnectady County Historical Society Candleight ToursSchenectady, N.Y. -- The Schenectady County Historical Socity has announced Registration for this year's Candlelight Tours is now open. Consider it your own personal meet-and-greet with the Stockade's witches, spirits, and ghouls; we know our undead neighbors will be happy to see you.

Thursday and Friday evenings in October, join us for spooky tales of Schenectady's haunting past!  We'll explore the historic Stockade after dark, and discover the neighborhood’s most blood-curdling ghost stories.

NPSOswego, New York — The National Park Service invites public input on a special resource study focusing on Fort Ontario in Oswego, New York, which was a British and American military installation from the mid-18th century to the end of World War II.

Since 1946, the New York State Office of Parks, Recreation, and Historic Preservation has owned and managed the central fort complex known as Fort Ontario State Historic Site. The National Park Service’s special resource study will assess how cultural and natural resources associated with the fort’s long history meet criteria to be recommended for designation as a unit of the National Park System. A 60-day comment period runs through November 1, 2021.

Heritage, Harvest, & Horse FestivalHead to Upstate New York’s most exciting historic destination on October 2 for a Saturday filled with fall-themed family fun 

Ticonderoga, NY — Join Fort Ticonderoga on October 2 for a full day of autumn fun at the annual Heritage, Harvest, & Horse Festival. Set in the midst of the King’s Garden heirloom apple trees with a backdrop of majestic mountains and Lake Champlain, guests will experience the beautiful fall foliage while enjoying local food and drink at the farmer’s market, plus a family favorite: animal meet and greets. …

Historic Huguenot StreetNew Paltz, NY (August 31, 2021) – Historic Huguenot Street will host Pathway to the Ballot Box for its final weekend starting Saturday, September 4. Pathway to the Ballot Box is a unique immersive theatre experience that will guide visitors on a journey through more than 300 years of local women’s history. Visitors will come face-to-face with characters inspired by the real women of New Paltz’s past and learn of their challenges, triumphs, fears, and accomplishments.

family programs 2021Ticonderoga, NY - Fort Ticonderoga will host Homeschool Day for homeschool students and their parents on Friday, September 10, 2021 from 9:30 am-5:00 pm. Visitors will participate in interactive and immersive programs, visit museum exhibitions, and explore the historic site, including the King’s Garden, Carillon Battlefield Hiking Trail, and the Heroic Corn Maze. Other special opportunities will also be available during the hands-on student scavenger hunt, bateau row on Lake Champlain, and aboard the Carillon tour boat.

Utica Cheese MarketWednesday, September 8, at 6:30 PM

Utica, N.Y. - The Mohawk Valley and Central New York were once the premier cheesemaking region of the United States. It was here that Jesse Williams set up the first cheese factory in the United States just north of Rome. Here too professor Xerxes A. Willard, a graduate of Hamilton College, championed the cause of higher standards in cheesemaking and promotion of the industry. Join Dr. Milton Sernett to discuss the origins of cheese making in New York and his book “Say Cheese.”…

City Service Ladder Truck by Tom Edmonds 2018Southampton, N.Y. – The Southampton Fire Department’s Antique Truck Committee is dusting off their finest historic fire trucks to be shown on the grounds of the Rogers Mansion on Saturday, September 4, 11 am to 4 pm. The City Service Ladder Truck made in 1912 will be a featured attraction. Historic fire-fighting equipment will be on display and include many of Southampton's historic fire trucks. Volunteer firemen and women will answer questions and give demonstrations. Admission is free.

Antique Boat Museum logoClayton, New York (August 20, 2021) – The Antique Boat Museum (ABM), North America’s premier freshwater boating museum based in Clayton, NY, in collaboration with the Antique & Classic Boat Society (ACBS) is pleased to announce the details of the upcoming jointly hosted Symposium to be held October 1-3 at the Museum.

The weekend-long Symposium is for people with a passion for boating and building boats, boat owners, and everyone in between.  This year’s Symposium offers sessions on flipping boats for bottom work, vacuum bagging, rebuilding a Scripps 302, and finishing Mosquito, a project boat for the last couple of Symposiums.

Friends of the Pruyn House logoLatham, NY (August 23, 2021) –The Friends of Pruyn House will celebrate our 37th anniversary this year!  Come join us for our annual “Old Fashioned Sunday” at the Pruyn House, 207 Old Niskayuna Rd., Latham NY, on Sunday September 12th from 12 noon to 4pm. The public is invited to this FREE event which will be held rain or shine.

Old Fashioned Sunday is a festive fun day in a lovely setting at this 5 1/2 acre site.  The historic house built between 1825 and 1830 will be open for touring. The day will feature music throughout the afternoon provided by bands from the Town of Colonie.