Menu Close

Category - history

The Museum at Bethel Woods logoCalled “ancient and contemporary,” the work of Glenn Zweygardt is on display through October 31st 

Bethel, N.Y. (July 18, 2018) –  The Museum at Bethel Woods will be hosting a new sculpture exhibit of works by artist Glenn Zweygardt on view July 19th through October 31st. The exhibit titled Set in Stone: The Sculpture of Glenn Zweygardt, will be the most recent iteration of an annual series showcasing exemplary sculpture on the beautiful grounds at Bethel Woods. Zweygardt’s work has previously been featured, and one statue, "Oval Keeper," which has been at the museum since 2017, will remain on view along with the three new works arriving this month.

Selfie scavenger huntUtica, N.Y. – Join the Oneida County History Center for our second annual historical selfie scavenger hunt. Explore Mohawk Valley history through this interactive, county-wide scavenger hunt.  Grab your camera to learn about the people, places, and events that shaped your community.  Clue sheets will be available at the history center or on our website www.oneidacountyhistory.org starting August 1st.  This program is free and open to all ages.

Choose an Oneida County or Utica-based hunt and follow your clue sheet to historical sites, buildings, and markers around the greater Mohawk Valley.  Take a selfie at each location on either a camera or smartphone after learning about the location's history.  Post your photos and tag the history center on Facebook, Instagram, or Twitter to share your adventure. 

Skaneateles Antique Boat ShowSkaneateles, N.Y. – Rare boats from the Antique Boat Museum and the Finger Lakes Boating Museum will be among those featured at the 40th annual Antique and Classic Boat Show July 27-29. Hours are 3 p.m. to dusk Friday, 9 a.m. to dusk Saturday and 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sunday in Clift Park. Admission is free. More than 10,000 people are expected to attend the show, one of the most popular in the Northeast.

NYS Museum tomahawkTomahawk Was Given to Seneca Leader “Cornplanter” by George Washington

Albany, N.Y. – The New York State Museum has announced that an 18th-century Native American tomahawk gifted to Cornplanter, the respected Seneca leader, by President George Washington in 1792 has been returned to the Museum’s collections and will go on exhibit in the State Museum’s main lobby July 17 through December 30.

Fort Montgomery State Historic SiteUnfold America’s story at historic Hudson Valley landmarks.

Orange County, N.Y. –  Summer is the perfect time to explore the many Hudson Valley sites that played prominent roles in our nation’s history. Discover how Orange County’s location between the Hudson and Delaware rivers made it so strategically important during the Revolutionary War. Travel back through time to the 1700s. George Washington spent more time at his Newburgh headquarters than anywhere else during the war. Trace his steps to the New Windsor Cantonment where his famous “farewell address” was made. Visits to the homes occupied by his generals and tours of the forts where the continental army defended our freedom tell America’s story better than any history book.

Haunted History Trail logoStatewide paranormal trail receives recognition at 

Rochester-based PRSA award ceremony

Batavia, N.Y. - The Haunted History Trail of New York was recognized at the 2018 Rochester PRism Awards on Thursday, Jun. 14. The statewide tourism trail earned two recognitions for excellence in marketing and public relations - one first-place PRism Award and one Award of Excellence.

Columbia County Historical SocietyLaunch of 2018 visitor season

CCHS is one of more than 2,000 museums across America to offer free admission to active military personnel and their families this summer

Celebrate Father's Day Weekend by Picnicking at a Historic Site

Columbia County, N.Y. – Columbia County Historical Society (CCHS) has announced its participation in the ninth annual Blue Star Museums, a collaboration among the National Endowment for the Arts, Blue Star Families, the Department of Defense, and more than 2,000 museums across America to offer free admission to the nation’s active duty military personnel and their families from Memorial Day through Labor Day.

2018 Skaneateles Boat ShowSkaneateles, N.Y. – The Skaneateles Antique and Classic Boat Show—an event 40 years in the making—returns July 27-29, featuring mesmerizing boats from the early 1900s to the present, along with family entertainment. Hours are 3 p.m. to dusk Friday, 9 a.m. to dusk Saturday and 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sunday in Clift Park. Admission is free.

Staatsburgh State Historic Site PTH WeekendStaatsburg, N.Y.  – Staatsburgh State Historic Site will mark New York’s “Path Through History Weekend” on June 16 and June 17 with two special tours.  Path Through History Weekends are a showcase of New York State's rich and fascinating history and will feature hundreds of events happening at historic and cultural destinations throughout the state.

Archives