Therese Whittaker and Christine Nicholson, The Sisters of Perpetual Needling, will be working a Regency era design on a traditional quilting frame this weekend in Ogdensburg as part of the Heritage Talks event at the Freight House restaurant. Photo: Todd Moe
Apr 24, 2014 — Battle reenactments, tours, exhibits and other events are set for this year's commemoration of the bicentennial of the War of 1812. The U.S. and Britain fought some of the war's bloodiest battles two centuries ago this year in Ontario and parts of upstate New York from Lake Ontario to Lake Champlain.
This weekend, the Fort La Presentation Association in Ogdensburg presents its annual War of 1812 Heritage Talks at the Freight House restaurant. Todd Moe spoke with historian and organizer Michael Whittaker, who says it's two days of traditional music and a slate of speakers and exhibits. Go to full article
Apr 22, 2014 — HERKIMER, N.Y. (AP) An archaeological dig is planned for later this spring at the Mohawk Valley site of a Revolutionary War fort that played a role in one of the conflict's bloodiest battles.
The Observer-Dispatch of Utica reports that the excavations will start May 31 at the Herkimer County Historical Society, former site of Fort Dayton.
Built in 1776, Fort Dayton was one of several fortifications constructed by the Continental Army along the Mohawk River. In August 1777, Gen. Nicholas Herkimer and hundreds of American militiamen set out for the relief of nearby Fort Stanwix in present-day Rome. Go to full article
Apr 08, 2014 — The Adirondack Attick's Andy Flynn unearths a target rifle from the Loon Lake area in Warren County. Laura Rice, the chief curator of the Adirondack Museum, talks with Andy... Go to full article
Apr 01, 2014 — The North Country has more than a dozen state and federal prisons, housing thousands of inmates. It turns out a lot of those inmates come from just a few neighborhoods, and... Go to full article
Mar 26, 2014 — In the Adirondack Attic series, with Andy Flynn, NCPR is collaborating with Andy and his sources at the Adirondack Museum and other historical associations and museums in the... Go to full article
Mar 24, 2014 — GENESEO, N.Y. (AP) Seventy years after taking part in D-Day, an American transport plane now housed in western New York is being prepared to recreate its role in the... Go to full article