Tag: Our Finger Lakes History

April 28 Program Looks at “Forgotten Treasures: Going Undercover with Finger Lakes Coverlet Weavers”

April 28 Program Looks at “Forgotten Treasures: Going Undercover with Finger Lakes Coverlet Weavers”

A program entitled “Forgotten Treasures: Going Undercover with Finger Lakes Coverlet Weavers” will be presented by the Antiques Club of the Finger Lakes on Thursday, April 28, 2022 at 7:00 pm at the Geneva History Museum, 543 S. Main Street, Geneva. Coverlets ... MORE
OUR FINGER LAKES HISTORY: Lafayette’s Farewell Tour through the Finger Lakes (podcast)

OUR FINGER LAKES HISTORY: Lafayette’s Farewell Tour through the Finger Lakes (podcast)

General Lafayette was considered to be the most famous Frenchman of all times. Seneca County Historian Walter Gable tells us about Marquis Lafayette’s trip through the Finger Lakes. Made an honorary citizen of the United States, Lafayette still holds a special place ... MORE
OUR FINGER LAKES HISTORY: Safe Haven at Fort Ontario (podcast)

OUR FINGER LAKES HISTORY: Safe Haven at Fort Ontario (podcast)

In a follow up to the Fort Ontario edition of Our Finger Lakes History, Seneca County Historian Walter Gable talks about Safe Haven Holocaust Refugee Camp, located on the Fort Ontario property from 1944 until 1946. This program deals with Safe Haven, ... MORE
OUR FINGER LAKES HISTORY: Famous Finger Lakes Females (podcast)

OUR FINGER LAKES HISTORY: Famous Finger Lakes Females (podcast)

March is Women’s History Month in the United States, and Seneca County Historian Walter Gable tells us about some famous, and should be-famous, females in the Finger Lakes. Many of the females in this edition of Our Finger Lakes History you may ... MORE
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OUR FINGER LAKES HISTORY: Finger Lakes Freedom Seekers (podcast)

In this edition of Our Finger Lakes History, Seneca County Historian Walter Gable talks about Freedom Seekers. In the program, focusing specifically on Freedom Seekers who settled in the Finger Lakes before the Civil War, learn about the plights of certain Freedom ... MORE
OUR FINGER LAKES HISTORY: Historical Markers in New York State (podcast)

OUR FINGER LAKES HISTORY: Historical Markers in New York State (podcast)

In this edition of Our Finger Lakes History, Seneca County Historian Walter Gable tells us about the Historic Markers in New York State, the ones that stand along the road throughout the state. These markers tell some aspect of history on the ... MORE
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OUR FINGER LAKES HISTORY: Advertising and the Commercialization of Christmas (podcast)

Seneca County Historian Walter Gable talks about the interesting history of the Christmas shopping season advertising. The idea of Christmas advertisements being a Christmas tradition have become possibly cringe worthy, as many people feel it has taken away from the true meaning ... MORE
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OUR FINGER LAKES HISTORY: Willard Asylum for the Insane (podcast)

In this episode of Our Finger Lakes History, Seneca County Historian Walter Gable looks at the Willard Asylum for the Insane. For many years, Willard was the largest state mental institution in the United States, and many practices undertaken at Willard became ... MORE
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OUR FINGER LAKES HISTORY: Fort Ontario in Oswego (podcast)

This edition of Our Finger Lakes History deals with Fort Ontario in Oswego, NY. This is the longest existing operational fortress in the Finger Lakes. Seneca County Historian Walter Gable will discuss the long, storied history of Fort Ontario.  ... MORE
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OUR FINGER LAKES HISTORY: Hammondsport native Glenn H. Curtiss (podcast)

This episode deals with Glenn Hammond Curtiss who was born in Hammondsport, NY at the south end of Keuka Lake in the Finger Lakes. Curtiss became famous as a pioneer in motorcycling and as an architect of American aviation. We can justly ... MORE
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OUR FINGER LAKES HISTORY: Remembering 9/11 Twenty Years Later (podcast)

Seneca County Historian Walter Gable looks back at one of the most memorable dates of this generation on the twentieth anniversary of the 9/11 attacks on the World Trade Center and Pentagon in this special edition of Our Finger Lakes History on ... MORE
OUR FINGER LAKES HISTORY: Auburn Correctional Facility (podcast)

OUR FINGER LAKES HISTORY: Auburn Correctional Facility (podcast)

In this episode of Our Finger Lakes History on FingerLakes1.com, Seneca County Historian Walter Gable looks at the history of the Auburn Correctional Facility in Auburn, NY. The prison is among the oldest functional prisons int he United States receiving its first ... MORE
OUR FINGER LAKES HISTORY: Ferries on Cayuga Lake (podcast)

OUR FINGER LAKES HISTORY: Ferries on Cayuga Lake (podcast)

This episode documents ferries that operated on Cayuga Lake during the ferry boat era between 1808 and 1866. Before there were railroads, and even until there were improved roads, ferry boats operated on the various lakes of the Finger Lakes region. These ... MORE
OUR FINGER LAKES HISTORY: Pledge of Allegiance has a local connection (podcast)

OUR FINGER LAKES HISTORY: Pledge of Allegiance has a local connection (podcast)

In this episode of Our Finger Lakes History, Seneca County Historian Walter Gable looks at Francis Bellamy who is the author of the Pledge of Allegiance to the flag of the United States of America. Bellamy was born in Mount Morris and ... 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