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Governor Rockefeller (facing camera) stands beside the Lincoln Continental Lehmann-Peterson limousine in 1967. Photograph courtesy of the New York State Archives.
Governor Rockefeller (facing camera) stands beside the Lincoln Continental Lehmann-Peterson limousine in 1967. Photograph courtesy of the New York State Archives.

Cars used by FDR, Rocky on display at State Fair

SYRACUSE, N.Y. (AP) Visitors to the New York State Fair can check out a display of two historical vehicles used by Franklin D. Roosevelt and Nelson Rockefeller while they were governor.  Go to full article
Built by Frederick Bourne, Singer Castle on Dark Island was completed in the fall of 1905. Photo: Todd Moe

What's it like to manage a real castle?

One of the must-see historic landmarks on the St. Lawrence River celebrates its tenth anniversary as a tourist destination this summer. Singer Castle on Dark Island was built by Frederick Bourne during the Gilded Age in the early twentieth century.

Over the decades it has been a hunting lodge, private home, and religious retreat before being restored and opened for tours in 2004. Todd Moe stopped by for a visit this summer and had a chat with the general manager of the castle. Tom Weldon oversees all 30,000 square feet of Singer Castle including its 28 rooms, 10 fireplaces, eight bathrooms, towers, turrets, and secret passageways.  Go to full article
Historical Dutch map showing the Albany area.

Historian: Location of 1614 Dutch fort pinpointed

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) A historian who found the buried remnants of a Dutch Colonial fort in Albany 45 years ago says he has pinpointed the location of an earlier fortification.  Go to full article
Wellington Annex. Photo: <a href="">Newbold Bohemia</a>, Creative COmmons, some rights reserved

Old hotel in downtown Albany to be imploded

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) An old 11-story hotel building near the state Capitol is set to be demolished this week.  Go to full article
Lake George Battlefield Park. Photo: <a href="">Nolan</a>, Creative Commons, some rights reserved

Dig at Colonial battleground turns up artifacts

LAKE GEORGE, N.Y. (AP) An archaeological dig at a Colonial military site in the southern Adirondacks has turned up thousands of artifacts.

Archaeologist David...  Go to full article
Dugout canoe at the Six Nations Indian Museum in Onchiota, NY. Photo: Andy Flynn

Adirondack Attic: Mystery of the dugout canoe

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
Woodstock, 1969. Photo: <a href="">Derek Redmond and Paul Campbell</a>, Creative Commons, some rights reserved

Woodstock 45th anniversary events set for weekend

BETHEL, N.Y. (AP) Events are being held this weekend in the upstate New York town that hosted the original Woodstock festival 45 years ago.  Go to full article

Civil War era explosives wash up near Albany, detonated in quarry

SOUTH GLENS FALLS, N.Y. (AP) Civil War-era military explosives that washed up on the bank of the Hudson River near Albany have been detonated in an upstate quarry.  Go to full article
Photo: <a href="">Upstate NYer</a>, Creative Commons, some rights reserved

Saratoga Battlefield gets $750K grant for upgrades

STILLWATER, N.Y. (AP) Saratoga National Historical Park has received a $750,000 grant to upgrade and re-design outdoor exhibits that have been in place since the 1960s and...  Go to full article
Sunset view looking west at the 1838 "Old Stone Barracks" at Plattsburgh, New York. Photo: <a href="">SmedleyButler</a>, Creative Commons, some rights reserved

Group adds Plattsburgh's Old Stone Barracks to "save" list

PLATTSBURGH, N.Y. (AP) Pre-Civil War barracks on the grounds of the Plattsburgh Air Force Base have been added to a preservation organization's list of the most threatened...  Go to full article

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