Category: History

Vietnam Veterans Mobile Museum Coming to Auburn

Vietnam Veterans Mobile Museum Coming to Auburn

The Cayuga County Vietnam Veterans Chapter 704 is partnering with Cayuga Community College and the Cayuga County Community College Foundation to bring a premier Vietnam veterans memorial to Auburn. As part of a national tour, the Wreaths Across America Mobile Education Exhibit ... MORE
4th of July home decorating contest hosted by the Habitat for Humanity of Seneca County and Seneca Housing Inc.

4th of July home decorating contest hosted by the Habitat for Humanity of Seneca County and Seneca Housing Inc.

Habitat for Humanity of Seneca County & Seneca Housing, Inc. to Host a Fourth of July Home Decorating Contest! Highlight your patriotism, show off your decorating skills or just have fun by entering the Fourth of July Home Decorating Contest, sponsored by ... MORE
Seneca County Fair to return after cancellation last year

Seneca County Fair to return after cancellation last year

The Seneca County Fair will return this year from July 21 through 24. The fair will be at the fairgrounds, 100 Swift St., and sponsored by the Seneca County Agricultural Society. It was decided on May 20 by the society’s Board of ... MORE
Women’s Rights National Historical Park to host virtual convention days

Women’s Rights National Historical Park to host virtual convention days

Women’s Rights National Historical Park (NHP) is pleased to announce Virtual Convention Days 2021: From the Pages to the Streets, a series of online programs being held July 16-18, 2021. Convention Days has been a signature event in Seneca Falls for many years. This ... MORE
Juneteenth celebrated in Lyons on June 17th

Juneteenth celebrated in Lyons on June 17th

A celebration was held in Lyons’ Central Park on June 17th to recognize that Juneteenth is now a federal holiday. 50 community members and leaders were in attendance to celebrate the day that slaves in Texas learned of the Emancipation. Local speakers ... MORE
Historical boat set to tour Keuka Lake this summer

Historical boat set to tour Keuka Lake this summer

The Pat 2 will be touring Keuka Lake this summer. The Finger Lakes Boating Museum has spent six years renovating the historical boat. The boat, originally built in Alexandria Bay in 1924, used to tour Skaneateles Lake before retiring in 1991. The ... MORE
Booker T. Washington holds Juneteenth celebration

Booker T. Washington holds Juneteenth celebration

On Saturday, the Booker T. Washington Center celebrated Juneteenth with Auburn residents. The center had hoped to celebrate last year but due to Covid restrictions was unable to. The event held live music, vendors, and food trucks. Juneteenth is a celebration of ... MORE
Elmira celebrates its 21st annual Juneteenth festival for the first time as a federal holiday

Elmira celebrates its 21st annual Juneteenth festival for the first time as a federal holiday

The 21st Juneteenth festival was held at Ernie Davis Park in Elmira on Saturday in celebration of the now federal holiday. Juneteenth is the day that marks when troops moved into Galveston to free the remaining slaves in 1865. While the celebration ... MORE
5th annual ROC Juneteenth 5k run held in Rochester this past Saturday

5th annual ROC Juneteenth 5k run held in Rochester this past Saturday

On Saturday June 19, the fifth annual ROC Juneteenth 5k run/walk was held in celebration of Juneteenth. The event was founded by director Gloria Johnson-Hovey in 2016. Last year the event was held virtually with around 700 participants and this year the ... MORE
Skaneateles Antique and Classic Boat Show Opens July 23

Skaneateles Antique and Classic Boat Show Opens July 23

The Skaneateles Antique and Classic Boat Show opens July 23 and the former mailboat will make a triumphant return. Before there was the Barbara S. Wiles delivering mail to summer residents along Skaneateles Lake, there was the Pat II, which plied the ... MORE
SUNY Cortland to co-host their first Juneteenth event

SUNY Cortland to co-host their first Juneteenth event

SUNY Cortland has announced they will co-host their first Juneteenth event: SUNY Cortland and Tompkins Cortland Community College are joining the City of Cortland to launch what organizers hope will become Cortland County’s annual Juneteenth Celebration on Saturday, June 19. The Cortland ... MORE
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Clifton Springs celebrating the return of Museum Day this Saturday and honoring Dr. Foster

Clifton Springs celebrating the return of Museum Day this Saturday and honoring Dr. Foster

Clifton Springs will be bringing back Museum Day for 2021 on Saturday, June 19 and the theme will be the celebration of Dr. Henry Foster’s birthday. This year marks 200 years since his birth in 1821. Dr. Foster is credited with making ... MORE
OUR FINGER LAKES HISTORY: Origins of Flag Day in America (podcast)

OUR FINGER LAKES HISTORY: Origins of Flag Day in America (podcast)

Seneca County Historian looks at the history of our American Flag, the holiday we celebrate every June 14th that honors the stars and stripes, and local connections here in Upstate New York on this episode of Our Finger Lakes History.  ... MORE
Two local landmarks are nominated for

Two local landmarks are nominated for State and National Register of Historic Places

Two local landmarks in Steuben County and Tompkins County have been nominated for the State and National Register of Historic Places. The first landmark is the Rockland Silk Mill in Steuben County. The former industrial facility located in Hornell dates back to ... MORE
Yates County History Center hosted successful county wide scavenger hunt

Yates County History Center hosted successful county wide scavenger hunt

Last month the Yates County History Center half a scavenger hunt and the winners have been announced. The tie for first place was between three groups, The McMahons, The Three Amigos, and the team led by Amy Stewart. Second place was the ... MORE