Category: History

DEBRIEF: Progress being made at Parrott Hall in Geneva (podcast)

DEBRIEF: Progress being made at Parrott Hall in Geneva (podcast)

In early-October The Parrott Hall Coalition announced that Crawford & Stearns, Architects and Preservation Planners LLC, working with engineering firm Klepper, Hahn & Hyatt, are creating stabilization and roof replacement documents for the first phase of Parrott Hall’s rehabilitation. It was a ... MORE
OUR FINGER LAKES HISTORY: Sampson Air Force Base (podcast)

OUR FINGER LAKES HISTORY: Sampson Air Force Base (podcast)

What began as the Sampson Naval Training Station during World War II became the Sampson Air Force Base on the eastern shore of Seneca Lake where Sampson State Park is today. In this edition of Our Finger Lakes History Walter Gable takes ... MORE
Women March organize "I Dissent" event in Seneca Falls

Women March organize “I Dissent” event in Seneca Falls

The public is being urged to take part in an “I Dissent” march organized by Women March in Seneca Falls. According to a press release, participants are asked to wear a lace collar, carry signs, and support Women’s Rights. A similar march ... MORE
Plans underway to rehabilitate Parrott Hall in Geneva

Plans underway to rehab historic Parrott Hall in Geneva

The Parrott Hall Coalition announced last week that Crawford & Stearns, Architects and Preservation Planners LLC, working with engineering firm Klepper, Hahn & Hyatt, are creating stabilization and roof replacement documents for the first phase of Parrott Hall’s rehabilitation. Clinton Brown Company ... MORE
Pal-Mac grad part of history in Washington as Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg lays in repose

Pal-Mac grad part of history in Washington as Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg lays in repose

A 2014 graduate of the Palmyra-Macedon Central School District was selected to serve as a member of the Honor Guard in Washington as Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg lays in repose at the Supreme Court. The district thanked Jacob Habecker for ... MORE
Ruth Bader Ginsburg remembered at Supreme Court

Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg remembered at Supreme Court

The nation is still mourning after the ate Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg passed away late Friday evening on September 18. The first-ever Jewish woman to ever serve on the highest court in the land, the Supreme Court of the United States, had ... MORE
Vigil held in Canandaigua to remember Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg

GALLERY: Vigil held in Canandaigua to remember Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg

Following the passing of Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, events were held around the United States to celebrate her life. Locally, a few events and vigils were held. One of those took place in Canandaigua. Photographer Tory Carissimo, of Carissimo Media, captured the ... MORE
Landmarks lit blue across New York to honor Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg

Landmarks lit blue across New York to honor Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg

Landmarks across New York State will be lit blue this coming week to honor Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg. Governor Andrew Cuomo announced the move over the weekend – after Ginsburg died from complications of metastatic pancreatic cancer. She was 87-years-old and spent ... MORE
History, Life
PREMIERE @ 8:30 PM – OUR FINGER LAKES HISTORY: The Flood of 1935 (podcast)

OUR FINGER LAKES HISTORY: The Flood of 1935 (podcast)

In this edition of Our Finger Lakes History, Seneca County Historian Walter Gable deals with the Flood of 1935 that devastated the southern Finger Lakes. The July 1935 flood killed 44 people and caused millions of dollars in damages. This extended episode ... MORE
Properties in Ontario, Seneca counties nominated to be added to National Register of Historic Places

Properties in Ontario, Seneca counties nominated to be added to National Register of Historic Places

Two Finger Lakes locations are among the 18 sites across the state recommended by the State Board for Historic Preservation to be added to the State and National Registers of Historic Places. The George and Addison Wheeler House in East Bloomfield was ... MORE
Illuminated fountain goes on display in Seneca Falls after Lt. Gov. Hochul attends ceremony along canal (video)

Illuminated fountain goes on display in Seneca Falls after Lt. Gov. Hochul attends ceremony along canal (video)

Officials gathered in Seneca Falls for the installation of an illuminated fountain on the Cayuga-Seneca Canal in Seneca Falls as part of the state’s programming commemorating the 100th anniversary of the ratification of the 19th Amendment. The fountain is a joint-initiative by ... MORE
Events, History, Life
WEBCAST REPLAY: 2020 Centennial Fountain Dedication in Seneca Falls (video)

WEBCAST REPLAY: 2020 Centennial Fountain Dedication in Seneca Falls (video)

The Fountain that was dedicated on Wednesday morning may be temporary, but its placement celebrates the permanent ratification of the 19th Amendment, which guarantees and protects a woman’s constitutional right to vote. In 1848, in Seneca Falls, the first women’s rights convention ... MORE
OUR FINGER LAKES HISTORY: The namesake of Cornell University (podcast)

OUR FINGER LAKES HISTORY: The namesake of Cornell University (podcast)

Ezra Cornell is widely known for his namesake, famous Cornell University, in Ithaca, NY. This edition of Our Finger Lakes History with Walter Gable will trace Ezra Cornell’s life, especially in the areas of agriculture, the telegraph industry, philanthropy & politics. ... MORE
Cuomo announces effort to stabilizing childhood home of Susan B. Anthony

Cuomo announces effort to stabilizing childhood home of Susan B. Anthony

On the 100th Anniversary of the 19th Amendment, which gave women the right to vote, Governor Andrew M. Cuomo announced an effort to stabilize and preserve the childhood home of prominent 19th century women’s rights activist Susan B. Anthony, in Washington County ... MORE
WATCH: Village of Waterloo Purple Heart Wall of Honor Event (video)

WATCH: Village of Waterloo Purple Heart Wall of Honor Event (video)

Village of Waterloo held a “soft unveiling” of the Purple Heart Memorial at Lafayette Park on August 7th. Congressman Tom Reed was the master of ceremonies. Mayor Jack O’Connor led the Pledge of Allegiance followed by prayer and a moment of silence ... MORE