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Civil War Weekend, Peterboro, NY

Civil War Weekend, Peterboro, NY

We made it! We have been wanting to attend Peterboro’s Civil War Weekend for years because we have always wanted to see a reenactment of battle. We are also very fond admirers of Gerrit Smith (and revivalist Charles G. Finney and the abolition movement, which started in this area). This area of Peterboro is very […]

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Peterboro Civil War Reenactment June 9 and 10

Peterboro Civil War Reenactment June 9 and 10

Oh we are SO going! We have been wanting to go for years! This year is very special, as it marks the sesquicentennial of the Civil War and the 20th anniversary of the Peterboro reenactment. This is from the website: Peterboro had a pivotal role in the ignition of the Civil War because of Gerrit […]

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Madison County Historical Society, Oneida, NY

Madison County Historical Society, Oneida, NY

Almost two weeks ago, on a soggy, dreary day, the girls and I took a drive out to Oneida, NY, to see the Madison County Historical Society home. It was once the gracious home of the Higinbotham family of Oneida. The home was built in 1849, and remained in the family up until 1930s, when […]

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Hamilton, Smith, and the Turning Stone Casino

Hamilton, Smith, and the Turning Stone Casino

My daughter and I were honored to attend the first annual colloquium sponsored by the Alexander Hamilton Institute of Clinton, NY. The banquet and speeches were held at the illustrious Turning Stone Casino, run by the Oneida Indian Nation. It was a AMAZING experience.

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