Category: History

OUR FINGER LAKES HISTORY: Changing Borders of Counties in the Finger Lakes (podcast)

OUR FINGER LAKES HISTORY: Changing Borders of Counties in the Finger Lakes (podcast)

In this edition of Our Finger Lakes History Seneca County Historian Walter Gable willl show how the boundaries of Finger Lakes counties in New York State have changed over the years following the Revolutionary War up to present day.  ... MORE
Friends of Three Bears get $4,400 through Pomeroy Fund

Friends of Three Bears get $4,400 through Pomeroy Fund

The Friends of the Three Bears announced a $4,400 Pomeroy Fund for NYS History award to improve technology and climate control at  the newly designated Seneca County Tourism Office and the Papa Bear Cultural  Center. The Pomeroy Fund for NYS History, a ... MORE
History, Life
Harriet Tubman coins will honor legacy, benefit home in Auburn

Harriet Tubman coins will honor legacy, benefit home in Auburn

Congressman John Katko (R-24) announced this week that $5 gold coins, $1 silver coins, and half dollar clad coins would be produced to honor Harriet Tubman. They will be known as the Harriet Tubman Bicentennial Commemorative Coin. The move to put Tubman ... MORE
The world-known smokers: from Sigmund Freud to Barack Obama

The world-known smokers: from Sigmund Freud to Barack Obama

Many world politicians, movie stars, and scientists became the ambassadors of tobacco products thanks to their addiction. After their names, the new and existing tobacco brands were named, while some of them even obtained a lifetime member status in the popular smoking ... MORE
History, Life
OUR FINGER LAKES HISTORY: Finger Lakes contributions to movie making (Part 2/2)

OUR FINGER LAKES HISTORY: Finger Lakes contributions to movie making (Part 2/2)

This episode is part two of a series dealing with the major contributions to making movies that took place in the Finger Lakes (click here for part one). Part two deals with Ted Case of Auburn who is the person most responsible ... MORE
OUR FINGER LAKES HISTORY: Finger Lakes Contributions to Making Movies Part 1/2 (podcast)

OUR FINGER LAKES HISTORY: Finger Lakes contributions to movie making (Part 1/2)

Walter Gable hosts the first of a two part series of Our Finger Lakes History on FingerLakes1.com that deals with developments and events in the Finger Lakes that are significant contributions to movie-making and the movie industry, Part 1 focuses on the ... MORE
FLCC will celebrate Women’s History Month on March 10 in virtual event

FLCC will celebrate Women’s History Month on March 10 in virtual event

Finger Lakes Community College will celebrate Women’s History Month on Wednesday, March 10, with a virtual talk exploring the life of a local suffragist and scientist whose discoveries laid the foundation for climate research. Eunice Newton Foote, who grew up in Bloomfield, ... MORE
National Women’s Hall of Fame schedules three virtual events for March

National Women’s HOF will host three themed events for March

Three virtual programs are coming up in March. Each are hosted by the National Women’s Hall of Fame. They’re happening in collaboration with the Road Scholar program. One of those events is with the Hall’s oldest living member, 104-year-old Ruth Colvin. Here’s ... MORE
President Fillmore bobblehead celebrated with ‘limited release’ edition

President Fillmore bobblehead celebrated with ‘limited release’ edition

This morning, the National Bobblehead Hall of Fame and Museum unveiled a limited-edition bobblehead of President Millard Fillmore. This marks the first bobblehead featuring Millard Fillmore and is one of 18 “Neglected Presidents” bobbleheads that the Hall of Fame and Museum is releasing. Standing in ... MORE
History, Life
History of the 5 Great Lakes

History of the 5 Great Lakes

The North American Great Lakes are the world’s largest chain of interconnected freshwater lakes. At over 94,000 square miles, they cover a surface area large enough to rival the entire size of the United Kingdom. The 5 Great Lakes form a raised ... MORE
Great Lakes, History, Life
Historic portrait of Susan B. Anthony found in Geneva building

Historic portrait of Susan B. Anthony found in Geneva building

David Whitcomb was going through the attic in a Geneva building while renovating his downtown office when he found an incredible piece of history. “Every person wants to find treasure. We all hope to find gold or something buried inside… in the ... MORE
FRESH AIR: America’s first female doctor was educated in Geneva, NY (podcast)

FRESH AIR: America’s first female doctor started career in Geneva, NY (podcast)

In the 1840s, Elizabeth Blackwell was admitted to a U.S. medical school — in part because the male students thought her application was part of an elaborate prank. She persisted and got her degree, becoming the first American woman to do so ... MORE
Historic A

Large, historic church in Auburn could be demolished this year

A church built in 1886 could be demolished this year in Auburn. The City has applied to demolish the Wall Street Methodist Episcopal Church. It sits at the corner of Wall and Washington streets. The Citizen reports that the City is pursuing ... MORE
Auburn, Cayuga County, History, Life
Boulder shows where towns of Farmington, Macedon, Perinton, and Victor meet

Boulder shows where towns of Farmington, Macedon, Perinton, and Victor meet

There was once a monument to identify the spot where four towns and three counties meet. The location is in Farmington, and that monument – established in 1788 – was converted to a large boulder. It shows where the towns of Farmington, ... MORE
OUR FINGER LAKES HISTORY: The influenza pandemic of 1918 & 1919 in the Finger Lakes (podcast re-post)

OUR FINGER LAKES HISTORY: The “Spanish Flu” pandemic of 1918-19 in our region (replay)

Looking back, it was almost prophetic when Seneca County Historian Walter Gable chose the Influenza Pandemic of 1918 and 1919 as his subject for the September 27, 2019 episode of the Our Finger Lakes History podcast on FingerLakes1.com. The “Spanish Flu” pandemic ... MORE
Coronavirus, History, Life, Podcast