Kingsborough Elementary that opened its doors as the Fulton County Historical Society Museum in 1973.

Museum by Candlelight

Date: December 1, 2023
Time: 6:00 pm
Location: Fulton County Historical Society and Museum, 237 Kingsboro Ave. Gloversville, NY 12078
Organizer: Fulton County Historical Society and Museum
Phone: 518-725-2203
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Friday, December 1st, 6pm • $5 per person

See the museum like never before! Hear a short presentation about historical holiday celebrations and traditions in Fulton County, then explore the exhibits glowing with candlelight.*

*Battery-operated, of course!

If you can’t attend, but still want to support the museum, please consider making a donation.

Fulton County Historical Society programs are made possible by the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of the Office of the Governor and the New York State Legislature.

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Mayfield Historical Society Meeting

Date: November 20, 2023
Time: 6:30 pm
Location: Mayfield Presbyterian Church, 22 N. Main St., Mayfield. 
Organizer: Mayfield Historical Society
Phone: 518-857-2820
Mayfield Historical Society

The Mayfield Historical Society will hold a meeting on Monday, November 20, at 6:30 pm at the Mayfield Presbyterian Church, 22 North Main Street, Mayfield.  

All members and interested parties are welcome to attend.

For more information, please call president Bob Suits at 518-857-2820.

Christmas Open House at The Rice Homestead

Date: December 2, 2023
Time: 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Location: The Rice Homestead, 328 Riceville Road, Mayfield, NY
Organizer: Mayfield Historical Society
Phone: 518-332-0538
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The 32nd Annual Christmas Open House and Pie Sale at The Rice Homestead will be on Saturday, December 2nd, from 12 - 4 p.m.

Musical entertainment in the Victorian Parlor will be by Fleur de Lys from 12-2 pm and Dana Carroll on the hammered dulcimer from 2-4 pm.  Rooms will be decorated in the holiday spirit of yesteryear with fireplaces ablaze and homemade cookies and hot mulled cider will be served.  Spinning and wool rug braiding demonstrations will be in The Loom Room and the very popular Homemade Pie Sale will be in the dining room as well as gift baskets for raffle.

This event is free and open to the public and refreshments are free. The Rice Homestead is located at 328 Riceville Road in Mayfield, NY. 

For more information, call 518-332-0538 or visit www.facebook.com/ricehomestead.

Fleur de Lys performing at The Rice Homestead Christmas Open House
Fleur de Lys performing at The Rice Homestead Christmas Open House. Photo courtesy of the Rice Homestead.

Psychic Faire

Psychic Faire at the Fulton County Museum

Date: October 21, 2023
Time: 10:00 am
Location: Fulton County Historical Society and Museum, 237 Kingsboro Ave. Gloversville, NY 12078
Organizer: Fulton County Historical Society and Museum
Phone: 518-725-2203
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Saturday, October 21st from 10am-6pm.

Admission to the event is $5 per person

Intuitive readers from the Capital Region will be available for consultation and Into Wishin’ will offer a variety of crystals and other items for purchase. Explore the museum’s exhibits and hear evidence of spiritual activity in the building captured by paranormal investigators. 

The Psychic Faire aims to partner with readers, business owners, and members of the community, while raising awareness about this spectacular piece of history right in Fulton County. Proceeds will support both the FCHS and Into Wishin’ Studio.

The following readers and vendors will be participating in the Psychic Faire:

Into Wishin Studio & Crystal Shop
Intuitive Lotus Healing
Sunrise to Sunset Healing
Tarot Tools (landoylacres@yahoo.com)
The Unintentional Psychic

Readers set their own fees. If you’d like to book with a specific reader in advance, please contact them directly. Sign ups for available spots day-of will be first come, first serve.

Are you a reader or vendor interested in participating in this year’s event? Please contact Kelly (intowishinevents@gmail.com) or Samantha (ssaladino@fultoncountyhistoricalsociety.org) for more information.

If you can’t attend, but still want to support the museum, please consider making a donation.

Fulton County Historical Society programs are made possible by the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of the Office of the Governor and the New York State Legislature.

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The Factory School: Notes on the Social Reproduction of Wilderness Workers with Eliza J. Darling

Date: October 16, 2023
Time: 6:00 pm
Location: Fulton County Historical Society and Museum, 237 Kingsboro Ave. Gloversville, NY 12078
Organizer: Fulton County Historical Society and Museum
Phone: 518-725-2203
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Monday, October 16th, 6pm

What is a rural education for? In modern, urbanized America, it often seems as though we educate rural children in order to send them away to find a better life, a growing challenge in the face of the forces which have rapidly transformed the countryside over the course of the past fifty years: rural flight, rural aging, rural restructuring and rural gentrification. Today, rural schools are in decline. But as the settler colonial project of the nascent United States spread across the interior frontier of the Adirondack wilderness in the wake of the American Revolution, schools took root and rapidly proliferated, suggesting a very different perspective on the future of the Adirondack communities and the role of the rural school in their development. This talk will consider the relationship between rural schools, the rural economy and rural hope through three surviving artifacts of nineteenth-century Bleecker Village: the District 3 Schoolhouse, or “Factory School,” built in 1873, the District 3 book of minutes, covering trustee meetings from 1853-1969, and The Autobiography of Hannah Green Streeter, the remarkable memoir of one of the school’s most notable teachers. Presented by Dr. Eliza J. Darling.

If you can’t attend, but still want to support the museum, please consider making a donation.

Fulton County Historical Society programs are made possible by the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of the Office of the Governor and the New York State Legislature.

Mayfield Historical Society Annual Fall Harvest Cruise-In

Mayfield Historical Society Annual Fall Harvest Cruise-In

Date: October 7, 2023
Time: 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Location: The Rice Homestead, 328 Riceville Road, Mayfield, NY
Organizer: Mayfield Historical Society
Phone: 518-332-0538
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The Mayfield Historical Society will hold its annual Fall Harvest Cruise-In on Saturday, October 7th, from noon to 4 pm on the grounds of The Rice Homestead, 328 Riceville Road in Mayfield.

All antique, hot rod, and vintage vehicles are welcome and will receive a free hot dog and drink; the first 25 registrants will receive a commemorative dash plaque.  Registration is at the gate; pre-registration may be made by calling president Bob Suits at 518-857-2820.   Admission is free to all Cruise-In participants and the general public.

Musical entertainment will be provided by Aaron Mittler.  

The 1810 Rice Homestead with its 1790 cabin and Loom Room will be open for free tours.  The event features spinning and wool rug braiding demos, hot dogs with locally iconic Le’s Snack Bar Secret Meat Sauce, cider and donuts, make-your-own-sundaes, farm produce and pumpkins, artwork by local artist Linda Finch, and locally sourced honey and homemade soaps from Brett’s Farmstead.  For more information please call 518-332-0538 or visit www.facebook.com/ricehomestead.

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Mayfield Historical Society Meeting

Date: September 18, 2023
Time: 6:30 pm
Location: Mayfield Presbyterian Church, 22 N. Main St., Mayfield. 
Organizer: Meeting of the Mayfield Historical Society
Phone: 518-857-2820
Mayfield Historical Society

There will be a meeting of the Mayfield Historical Society on Monday, September 18th, at 6:30pm at the Mayfield Presbyterian Church, 22 N. Main St., Mayfield.

All members and interested parties are invited to attend.  

For more information, contact president Bob Suits at 518-857-2820.

Darren Bonaparte

The Wampum Chronicles with Darren Bonaparte

Date: August 18, 2023
Time: 6:00 pm
Location: Gloversville Middle School Auditorium, 234 Lincoln St, Gloversville, NY 12078
Organizer: Fulton County Historical Society and Museum
Phone: 518-725-2203
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August 18th, 6-9pm at the Gloversville Middle School Auditorium

Wampum is how the Haudenosaunee documented their history and culture. This three-hour presentation with Darren Bonaparte will explore the history of wampum as it relates to the Haudenosaunee story of Creation, the Great Law, the Age of Contact, the establishment of Christian missions, and times of conflict. The program will be held at the Gloversville Middle School auditorium.

Darren Bonaparte has been a student of Haudenosaunee history and culture for more than a quarter century. His research began with his home community of Akwesasne, and quickly expanded to the Mohawk Nation and the Haudenosaunee Confederacy. The St. Lawrence Iroquoians and the Seven Nations of Canada are also big blips on his research radar. He has documented the lives of Saint Kateri Tekakwitha, Colonel Louis Cook, and Saiowisakeron, also known as Jake Ice and John Fire. Bonaparte has been published by Indian Country Today, Native Americas, Aboriginal Voices, and Winds of Change and served as a historical consultant for the PBS miniseries The War That Made America, Champlain: The Lake Between, and The Forgotten War: The Struggle for North America.

This program is made possible by the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of the Office of the Governor and the New York State Legislature.

“Songs from the Revolutionary War”

Date: August 21, 2023
Time: 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Location: Mayfield Presbyterian Church, 22 N. Main Street, Mayfield, NY
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Cosby Gibson and Tom Staudle, award winning songwriters and singers, will perform “Songs from the Revolutionary War” on Monday, August 21, 6:30 - 7:30 pm at  the Mayfield Presbyterian Church, 22 N. Main Street, Mayfield, NY.

The history of the American Revolution is detailed with many battles, conferences, and personalities, but it was also a time of patriotism, inspiration, and song. The Mayfield Historical Society will be presenting Cosby Gibson and Tom Staudle, award winning songwriters and singers, who will perform “Songs from the Revolutionary War” on Monday, August 21, 6:30 - 7:30 pm at  the Mayfield Presbyterian Church, 22 N. Main Street, Mayfield, NY.  The program includes eight historic songs with interesting narrative and anecdotes of the history of this war. The program is free of charge and refreshments will be served.

“Folk Times” said of Gibson and Staudle: “With guitar, violin, banjo, harmonica, ukulele and dulcimer, these high-spirited independent artists present heartfelt original acoustic folk and blues.”

For more information, call or text Mayfield Historical Society President Robert Suits at 518-857-2820.

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Hands on History

Date: July 18, 2023
Time: 10:00 am - 11:00 am
Location: Fulton County Historical Society and Museum, 237 Kingsboro Ave. Gloversville, NY 12078
Organizer: Fulton County Historical Society and Museum
Phone: 518-725-2203
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July 18 • 10-11am

Join the Fulton County Historical Society on special summer mornings for Hands on History at the museum!

Each week, we’ll focus on a different theme and use our exhibits and collections to explore these themes in local history. We’ll finish the morning with a craft activity. This program is geared toward ages 5-10. Themes TBA. This program is made possible through support of the Fulton County Board of Supervisors and County Historian’s Office.