Category: History

Columbia County Historical Society Drive Through History: Hidden Hamlets

The Columbia County Historical Society (CCHS) presents Drive Through History. Get out and explore the historic beauty of Columbia County with new self-guided road trips. Columbia County is made up of 18 towns, four villages and one city, but tucked among them are a number of smaller communities with their own fascinating origin stories and civic identities. From Blue Stores to Buckleyville, from Cheviot to Snyderville, learn more about the “hidden hamlets” of Columbia County with this free, self-guided itinerary.

Download the maps at https://www.cchsny.org/drive-through-history.html, and be sure to tag @CCHS_NY and use the hashtag #DriveThroughHistory as you make your way around the County!

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Virtual Listening Party: Teach Us, a Listening Party and Community Conversation about Education, Community, Care, and Covid

Join Oral History Summer School and the Hudson Area Library  for a virtual interactive listening party with conversation celebrating educators as they respond to their extraordinary experiences of teaching in the age of Covid-19.

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The evening begins with audio excerpts from the Education Narratives Project, an oral history project initiated by Oral History Summer School in June 2020. Over the last nine months, educators have been interviewed by ENP interviewers every two-three months, covering subjects including but not limited to: remote learning, illness, progressive education, trauma, disability rights, Black Lives Matter, vaccines, and the future of education.

The evening honors these educators and brings to the forefront crucial issues in education today. How does this unique educational history shine a light on larger questions about the roles and rights of children and educators in our society, the difference between education and childcare and ameliorative uses of technology? What has been destroyed and what do we wish to create in its place?

This event was made possible in part by the Institute of Museum and Library Services Accelerating Promising Practice for Small Libraries grant.

DATE/TIME: Thursday, April 8, 2021 / 7 – 8:30pm

LOCATION/REGISTRATION: Online via Zoom
For Zoom registration link contact Brenda Shufelt at 518-828-1792 x106 or brenda.shufelt@hudsonarealibrary.org.

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Virtual Talk on History of the Underground Railroad in Capital Region, Feb 25

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The Hudson Area Library, as part of its series of local history talks, presents People of Courage, People of Hope, Seekers of Justice – The Underground Railroad Revisited, on Thursday, February 25th. Paul and Mary Liz Stewart of the Underground Railroad Education Center, independent researchers and Scholars in Residence at Russell Sage College, share their seminal research on the Underground Railroad movement in upstate New York, specifically the Albany/Troy area. A question and answer period will follow the talk.

The Underground Railroad, often characterized in our historical memory by tunnels, dark of night escapes, coded language and secret hiding places, was far more extensive and complex than these ideas have led us to believe.  In the midst of significant pro-slavery sentiment, New York State was home to many abolitionists working to end the institution of enslavement in our state and nation and it was visited by many who had escaped enslavement and sought a life of freedom. Join with the Stewarts as they share a new interpretation of a very old story and explain the various initiatives in which Underground Railroad Education Center is engaged as it works to connect the public with this local history and its relevance for us today. 

Underground Railroad Education Center researches and preserves the local and national history of the Underground Railroad movement, its international connections, and its legacy for today’s social justice issues, thereby empowering people of all ages to be agents of change toward an equitable and just society.

DATE/TIME: Thursday, February 25, 2021 / 6 – 7:30pm

LOCATION/REGISTRATION: Online via Zoom
Visit hudsonarealibrary.org for Zoom registration link or contact Brenda Shufelt at 518-828-1792 x106 or brenda.shufelt@hudsonarealibrary.org

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Shaker Museum Snowshoe Adventure at Mount Lebanon, Feb 20

Shaker Museum is hosting a Snowshoe Adventure at the historic Mount Lebanon site in New Lebanon, on Saturday, February 20th. 

Snowshoes will be provided and the adventure starts at the Great Stone Barn. Participants will be free to explore the North Pasture and hiking trails at their leisure; the grounds offer ample space on which to spread out in a unique landscape. Masks will be required for snowshoe fittings, and social distancing guidelines will be followed.

This is entirely an outdoor event. Please note that bathroom facilities are not available. Snowshoe sizes range from Adult Small to Adult Large. In addition to purchasing the ticket, participants are asked to please complete the ​waiver and shoe size questionnaire​. If conditions do not allow for snowshoeing on the scheduled date the event will be cancelled, and all participants will receive full refunds.

DATE/TIMESaturday, February 20, 2021 / 10AM to 12PM

ADMISSION: Open to the Public. Tickets are free for Shaker Museum members. $15 for non-members.  Available through the ​museum’s website​.

LOCATIONShaker Museum/Mount Lebanon
202 Shaker Road
New Lebanon, NY

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The American Girls of Clermont, Virtual Event, Jan 30

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The Friends of Cleremont is hosting an Online History Event for kids – The American Girls of Clermont – on Saturday, January 30th.

Learn about the lives of 12 young women who once called Clermont home. Using the beautifully customized dolls created by Friends of Clermont member Adrienne Westmore, the virtual event will take a deeper look into the lives of young women at Clermont and the time periods that shaped them. A great event for kids who love history!

DATE/TIME: Saturday, June 30, 2021 / 2pm

LOCATION: Online at www.facebook.com/ClermontSHS

ADMISSION: Free

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