News stories tagged with "civil-war"
Feb 11, 2009 — The St. Lawrence County Historical Association hosts a birthday bash Thursday in honor of Abraham Lincoln's bicentennial. Music, exhibits, lectures and cake will be presented at the Silas Wright House in Canton starting at 11am. Todd Moe talks with local Lincoln expert Terry Niles who will give a talk about some of the little known stories from Lincoln's early life, including his first courtroom experience and the duel he almost fought. Go to full article
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Feb 11, 2009 — The SLCHA is planning a year-long tribute to Lincoln, including an appearance by the former president at the annual Civil War Reenactment in July. A few years ago, Todd Moe caught up with Lincoln impersonator John Baylis, of Cassville, NY. He's an expert on Lincoln's life and the Civil War era. Go to full article
Feb 07, 2008 — February is Black History Month, a time to focus on African-American pride and those who changed the world. A local historian is researching the lives of a number of African-Americans who lived in the North Country in the 19th century. Bryan Thompson says there was a strong abolitionist movement in the region before the Civil War, and both slaves and free African Americans lived in the North Country in the early 1800s. Todd Moe has more. Thompson will give a talk, Amnesia: Abolitionists and Black Pioneers of the St. Lawrence, this Sunday (10:30 am) at the Unitarian Universalist Church in Canton. Go to full article
Sep 06, 2005 — The North Country Underground Railroad Historical Association is releasing a new DVD this month about the activities of the Underground Railroad along the Champlain Valley, Vermont and Quebec. The DVD will be used in classrooms to help interpret numerous sites that tell the story of New York's critical role in the Underground Railroad and anti-slavery movement. Todd Moe spoke with some of the folks working on the DVD project, including Don Papson, president of the history group. For more information about the DVD, contact the NC Underground Railroad Historical Association: NCUGRHA@aol.com Go to full article
Aug 26, 2005 — The Frederic Remington Art Museum celebrates the life and art of Sally James Farnham, Ogdensburg's other prominent sculptor. Tomorrow during a daylong tribute, the museum will host a book release party for the recently published book, Sally James Farnham: The Art of Being an Artist. The Museum and the local chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution, will be co-hosting a Centennial Celebration to honor the 100th anniversary of the dedication of Ogdensburg's Civil War monument. Todd Moe has more. Go to full article
Jul 28, 2005 — NCPR is Media Sponsor for the St. Lawrence County Historical Association's Civil War Reenactment and Living History Weekend, this Saturday and Sunday at Robert Moses State Park in Massena. Events will include Civil War era displays and exhibits, mock battles, activities for children and an open air quilting and stitching show. Todd Moe talks with reenactor Tim Cryderman about this weekend's event. Go to full article
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Aug 21, 2003 — One of the largest Civil War reenactments in the region takes place at Robert Moses State Park in Massena this weekend. Music, cannon fire, military drills and campfire stories are part of the event. More than 5,000 men from St. Lawrence County enlisted in the Civil War, and New York contributed more soldiers to the war than any other state. Todd Moe caught up with John Baylis, of Cassville, NY, during last summer's event. Baylis, who has studied Lincoln's life for years, will portray "Honest Abe" again this weekend. Go to full article
by Martha Foley
Nov 11, 2002 — About 30 people gathered in Hogansburg Saturday to honor Native American veterans of the Civil War. Martha Foley talks with historian Don Papson who has researched the role of people of color in the history of the North Country, including the role of Mohawks in the Civil War. Go to full article
Aug 02, 2002 — One of the largest Civil War reenactments in the region takes place at Robert Moses State Park in Massena this weekend. Music, cannon fire, military drilling and campfire stories are part of the event. More than 5,000 men from St. Lawrence County enlisted in the Civil War, and New York contributed more soldiers to the war than any other state. Todd Moe caught up with John Baylis, of Cassville, NY, who will portray President Lincoln this weekend. Go to full article
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