Antique Fair to benefit 1747 Historic Nellis Tavern

Date: March 11, 2023
Time: 10:00 am
Location: Arkell Museum and Library, 2 Erie Boulevard, Canajoharie, NY
Organizer: Arkell Museum and Library
Email address: info@arkellmuseum.org
Phone: 518-673-231
Arkell Museum | Montgomery County

Antique Fair is BACK March 11, 2023 at the Arkell Museum and Canajoharie Library from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

We are excited to welcome back the Palatine Settlement Society for their Annual Antique Fair benefitting the 1747 Historic Nellis Tavern!

  • Admission to the Antique Fair is $5.00 per person.
  • Admission to the Arkell Museum galleries is a special reduced price of $5.00 per person.

~ 25 antique vendors
Appraisal booth - $5.00 per object • Refreshments

Interested in being a vendor please contact:
Joan Draus
518-894-7807
joandraus@gmail.com

For general questions please contact the Arkell Museum at 518-673-2314 or email info@arkellmuseum.org

Arkell Museum and Library Lunchtime Lecture

Date: February 23, 2023
Time: 12:00 pm
Location: Online Event
Organizer: Arkell Museum and Library
Email address: info@arkellmuseum.org
Phone: 518-673-231
Arkell Museum | Montgomery County

Thursday, February 23, 2023 - 12:00pm Perennial In Frame Lunchtime Lecture with The Erie Canal Museum 

Join us as we present Perennial In Frame during the Lunchtime Lecture series of The Erie Canal Museum! 

This laid back, fun, and engaging presentation will look at the Arkell Museum’s extensive collection of Mohawk Valley and Erie Canal art and tie it to the history, memory, and revitalization of the Mohawk Valley region. Featuring Mary Alexander, Curator of Education and Public Engagement at the Arkell Museum and Canajoharie Library, and David Brooks, Education Director at Schoharie Crossing State Historic Site will join forces to talk art and history in the Mohawk River Valley and the Erie Canal.

“Pleasure is a shadow, wealth is vanity, and power a pageant; but knowledge is ecstatic in enjoyment, perennial in frame, unlimited in space and indefinite in duration.” ― DeWitt Clinton, The Life and Writings of DeWitt Clinton

This is an online event, registration is required please follow the link below to register.
https://eriecanalmuseum.org/store/product/lecture/

For questions please call 518-673-2314 ext. 113 or email info@ArkellMuseum.org

Presentation and Investigation with Agent Paranormal

Date: March 11, 2023
Time: 7:00 pm
Location: Fulton County Historical Society and Museum Virtual Presentation
Organizer: Fulton County Historical Society and Museum
Phone: 518-725-2203
Fulton County | Fulton County Historical Society

Saturday, March 11th, 7-10pm • $30 FCHS Members, $35 non-members • Tickets required -- get yours here!

The FCHS is thrilled to welcome Agent Paranormal back to Fulton County!

The team will present some of their past cases and evidence, then you’ll have an opportunity to investigate one of Fulton County’s most haunted buildings alongside the professionals, using high-tech equipment and techniques.

Your ticket includes two slices of cheese pizza and a beverage. Please note that attendance is limited and tickets are required for this event. All proceeds support the FCHS and its mission to acquire, preserve and promote the history of Fulton County and to convey the significance to the public with tours, exhibits, programs, and research.​

The Agent Paranormal team has strived to help those in need, educate the public on all aspects of the paranormal, and work with local organizations dedicated to historical preservation.

For over a decade we have been entrusted by many historical locations and museums to assist them in fundraising, and in many cases, we were the first and only ones allowed to help them out. Over the years those fundraising events provided funds to maintain and upgrade those facilities and in many cases just helped to keep the lights on. If you need assistance or would like to learn more about the paranormal, please reach out to our team by emailing us at agentparanormalteam@gmail.com or message us on Facebook @AgentParanormal. We are here to help!

STEVIA NDOE The Story of Melpomene

Stevia Ndoe Solo Exhibition at 4 Elements Studio

Start date: February 10, 2023
End date: March 17, 2023
Time: 6:00 pm - 12:00 am
Location: 1607 Genesee St. Utica, NY 13501
Organizer: 4 Elements Studio
Oneida County | Oneida County Exhibits

The Story of Melpomene • February 10 - March 17, 2023

Opening Reception Friday, February 10, 6:00 pm. • Free and Open to the Public.

Opening reception for solo exhibition of photographer, Stevia Ndoe. Drinks and light refreshments will be served. 

Artist Statement

My art answers the questions my younger self was too scared to ask. Growing up in an immigrant’s household, I felt as though there were certain topics I was not allowed to ask, let alone think about. I grew up with the idea that I was lucky to be growing up in the “land of the free” and questioning anything about my position in society was basically forbidden. Now as a creative, I use my artistic tools and skills to investigate issues I am passionate about. Whether it be about black liberation, ableism, or the dynamic within my immigrant household, I use my art as a means for exploration and my artwork is a visualization of the questions I have been exploring since childhood. I am traditionally a fine arts photographer and I draw inspiration from artists Dawoud Bey, La Toya Ruby Fraiser, and Gordon Parks. Parks’s usage of photography as a means to expose the realities of life resonates deeply with me and I try to practice that through my art. I draw a lot of inspiration from Fraiser’s composition style, especially from her series “The Notion of Family.” Bey’s composition and the connection he makes with his subjects is the root of much of my work and encourages me to get more familiar to the people I take photos of. I aim for the viewers of my work to feel a part of my pieces, not just spectators. Much of my work is very personal and all-encompassing--it is meant to be immersive, not just seen. In a key minimalist approach with my photos, therefore they are not abstract at first glance, but are conceptually intriguing and philosophical. My goal for my work is to make my viewer ask more questions about themselves and their position in society. I want my artwork to not only be a statement of self-reflection but a call to action for those engaging with it. I started my trajectory into the arts as a film photographer and the skills I've learned from the medium (and continue to learn from it) are practices I use in my work every day. Because of the cost of film and film development, there is little room for error with the pictures I take. I only have so many frames to get the image I want and because of that, I am very meticulous when it comes to planning my personal projects. I create a scene in my mind, plan it out, and in one shot, I capture it the best I can. As I expand my artwork into other mediums and forms of photography, such as digital photography, I keep that same work ethic with me. Additionally, I love film because of how personal the film developing process is. I shoot, develop, scan, and print my own work and through this process, I feel a special sort of connection between mean the photos I take. I see them from the point they are an idea/sketch to their physical conception and because of that, it makes the process of creating all the more special and unique. 

Schoharie Crossing State Historic Site

Myers and the Underground Railroad

Date: February 16, 2023
Time: 7:00 pm
Location: Virtual event
Organizer: Schoharie Crossing State Historic Site
Phone: (518) 829-7516
Montgomery County | Schoharie Crossing State Historic Site

Schoharie Crossing State Historic Site

As part of the 3rd Annual Third Thursday Winter Lecture Series, Mary Liz and Paul Stewart of the Underground Railroad Education Center in Albany, NY will discuss Harriet and Stephen Myers.

The Myers were black abolitionists, whose residence was a headquarters for Underground Railroad activity in the Capital Region in the mid 1850's. They serve as a lasting-legacy for social justice and reform. Their home is now a museum and community place of gathering that serves as a reckoning space with the past, and also inspires future generations. Free and open to the public.

No registration required. WebEx free web meeting platform, link goes live at 6:50pm. Virtual via WebEx.


About the Schoharie Crossing State Historic Site

Schoharie Crossing State Historic Site is dedicated to the preservation and interpretation of the Erie Canal as one of the 19th century's greatest commercial and engineering projects. The Visitor Center exhibit traces the history of the Erie Canal and its impact on the growth of New York State and the nation.

Within the site's boundaries are many structures dating from the three eras of the canal's development. At the eastern end of the site is the Putnam Lock Stand at Yankee Hill that houses an exhibit on Erie Canal stores. The site's largest structure is the remains of the Schoharie Aqueduct, which carried the water of the Enlarged Erie Canal over the Schoharie Creek.

Schoharie Crossing is also the location of 18th century Fort Hunter and the Lower Castle Mohawk village. See artifacts from that portion of our history on display at the Visitor Center.

Schoharie Crossing State Historic Site

Museum Monday at the Schoharie Crossing State Historic Site

Date: February 13, 2023
Time: 11:00 am
Location: 129 Schoharie Street Fort Hunter, NY 12069
Organizer: Schoharie Crossing State Historic Site
Phone: (518) 829-7516
Montgomery County | Schoharie Crossing State Historic Site

Schoharie Crossing State Historic Site

Visit the Schoharie Crossing State Historic Site for the return of Museum Monday.  We'll be open during the off season for a couple hours on select Monday's while offering refreshing discussion on a topic relevant to the month.

February we'll look at slavery in the Mohawk Valley and the lack of evidence showing black labor on the construction of the Erie Canal while you check out the Pathway to Empire exhibit.

Short presentation is at 11:30am.


About the Schoharie Crossing State Historic Site

Schoharie Crossing State Historic Site is dedicated to the preservation and interpretation of the Erie Canal as one of the 19th century's greatest commercial and engineering projects. The Visitor Center exhibit traces the history of the Erie Canal and its impact on the growth of New York State and the nation.

Within the site's boundaries are many structures dating from the three eras of the canal's development. At the eastern end of the site is the Putnam Lock Stand at Yankee Hill that houses an exhibit on Erie Canal stores. The site's largest structure is the remains of the Schoharie Aqueduct, which carried the water of the Enlarged Erie Canal over the Schoharie Creek.

Schoharie Crossing is also the location of 18th century Fort Hunter and the Lower Castle Mohawk village. See artifacts from that portion of our history on display at the Visitor Center.

Author Talk & Book Signing: Ruthie Deeply

Date: February 25, 2023
Time: 2:00 pm
Location: Oneida County History Center, 1608 Genesee Street, Utica, New York 13502-5425
Organizer: Oneida County History Center
Phone: 315-735-3642​
Oneida County | Oneida County History Center

February 25, 2023 at 2:00 p.m.

Ruthie Deeply by author Vincent Palmieri shares the true-life story of Ruth Morgan.

She faced challenging circumstances after being abandoned in east Utica in 1934 including homelessness and being forced into the Syracuse State School. She remained steadfast in her belief to be released and achieved her goal; she is currently alive and well at 87 years old in Herkimer County.

Ruth's life story is truly the personification of the old adage, "It is not where you start that counts; it is where you finish

Searching for Timbuctoo: Film Screening with writer/ director Paul Miller

Date: February 11, 2023
Time: 2:00 pm
Location: Oneida County History Center, 1608 Genesee Street, Utica, New York 13502-5425
Organizer: Oneida County History Center
Phone: 315-735-3642​
Oneida County | Oneida County History Center

February 7 - 11, 2023, ​​at 2:00 p.m. 

Searching for Timbuctoo tells the little-known story of a Black settlement established in the wilds of upstate New York that brought together a group of ardent abolitionists willing to risk their fortunes, families, and futures to destroy slavery.

This feature-length documentary reveals the hidden history of this long-lost community and the search for the elusive Timbuctoo settlement. A Q&A session with writer and director Paul A. Miller will follow the film. In-person only.

Valentine’s Day Drop-In Workshop

Start date: February 7, 2023
End date: February 11, 2023
Time: 10:00 am
Location: Oneida County History Center, 1608 Genesee Street, Utica, New York 13502-5425
Organizer: Oneida County History Center
Phone: 315-735-3642​
Oneida County | Oneida County History Center

February 7 - 11, 2023, from 10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. 

Children of all ages are invited to make old-fashioned handmade cards.

Cut, paste, and decorate with provided materials. Art projects are designed for ages four and up. This is a fun way for children to get creative and use their hands to make something they will be excited to share with a friend or loved one.

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Fulton County Historical Society Opening Day

Date: June 3, 2023
Time: 12:00 pm
Location: 237 Kingsboro Ave. Gloversville, NY 12078.
Organizer: Fulton County Historical Society and Museum
Phone: 518-725-2203
Fulton County | Fulton County Historical Society

SATURDAY, JUNE 3RD, 12-4PM

The museum officially opens for the season on June 4th. Open hours are Saturdays and Sundays from 12-4pm throughout June; Thursdays through Sundays from 12-4pm from June 31 through Labor Day; and Saturdays and Sundays from 12-4pm through October 9.