Godine’s “Adirondack Blackface: A Hidden History” at Whallonsburg Grange

The Whallonsburg Grange Hall in Essex, is set to welcome historian and author Amy Godine to the Lyceum lecture series on Tuesday, April 23 at 7:30 pm. Her lecture will focus on the history of minstrel shows and blackface performances in theaters, Grange halls, churches, schools and other venues in the North Country, and the … Continue reading Godine’s “Adirondack Blackface: A Hidden History” at Whallonsburg Grange

Mary Sanders Shartle & Jane Agee to present on “Saints & Scalawags”

The Saratoga Springs Heritage Area Visitor Center and the Saratoga Springs Public Library launches the spring Brown Bag Lunch Series. March 14: "Saints and Scalawags: Stories from Bethesda's History," presented by Jane Agee, Ph.D. and Mary Sanders Shartle. All Brown Bag Lunch Lecture programs are free. No registration required. Programs are from 12-1pm on Thursdays … Continue reading Mary Sanders Shartle & Jane Agee to present on “Saints & Scalawags”

Local Author, Dr. Rick Henry Publishes Sixth Book “Letters”

SUNY Potsdam Professor Dr. Rick Henry’s latest novel, “Letters,” was recently published by RA Press. His sixth published book is set in a rural area of upstate New York, a region that he has continued to use as a backdrop for his fiction writing over the span of his 20-year career at SUNY Potsdam. “Letters” … Continue reading Local Author, Dr. Rick Henry Publishes Sixth Book “Letters”

Blacks in the Adirondacks: A History by Sally Svenson now available

Blacks in the Adirondacks: A History by Sally Svenson With an Afterword by Alice Paden Green Syracuse University Press Traces the extensive but little-known history of blacks in the Adirondacks. "Svenson’s work is filled with thought-provoking and evocative stories of African Americans in the Adirondacks. The book’s restoration of their memory is a significant feat. … Continue reading Blacks in the Adirondacks: A History by Sally Svenson now available