Saturday, August 5: Learn herstory at Linda Russell’s performance on Huguenot Street in New Paltz.
Almanac Weekly | History
Saturday-Tuesday, Aug. 5-8: Hop aboard the El Galeón Andalucía, a modern replica of the type of vessel used by the Spanish Crown for maritime exploration and trade expeditions from the 16th to the 18th centuries.
Author Greg Robinson will discuss the conflict between Franklin and Eleanor Roosevelt over the incarceration of Japanese Americans during World War II.
Part mischievous trickster, part Old-World aristocrat, László Ocskay saved over 2000 Jews from the Holocaust. But because of Cold War politics, few in his native Hungary knew about it. He lived his last years quietly in Kingston. Recognition came later.
A reluctant veteran looks back…and shudders.
West Park’s Hilda Worthington Smith put her fortune and education to practical use by running a summer training program in the liberal arts for disadvantaged girls: factory and millworkers.
Saturday, June 3: Now’s your chance to step inside seven of the town’s most unusual and important houses and farms. Each year, the Wallkill Valley Land Trust conducts its popular and well researched “Houses on the Land” Historic House Tour, and each year the sites visited are thematically linked and impressive.
Friday-Sunday, May 26-28: Period military vehicles and collections of military uniforms, weapons and insignia from 1917 to the present day will be on display.
The world was opening up to scientific study in the 18th century, and many men took up the study of botany. Jane Colden is the first female on record to have done so. And her Flora — Nov Eboracensis is one of the most extensive botanical studies of a single region carried out at the time.
Saturday, April 22: It’s time for a celebration. The Proprietors Ball marks the grand re-opening of New York State’s oldest theater.