Monday, September 5, 2011

Elmira Wisner Market

Our books and more will be available one more time 

at Elmira's Wisner Market this summer.

September 8, 2011 from 10am - 2 pm

in the New York History Review tent

Thursday, June 23, 2011

Book signing Event in Elmira

Thursday, June 30 from  10am-2pm

Elmira's Wisner Market
in the New York History Review Tent

Tuesday, June 21, 2011

Three new articles on our website this week

"A Jewish Cinderella" by Edward Allan Brawley describes the life and work of Rose Pastor, a poor immigrant cigar factory worker from Poland, who married Graham Phelps Stokes, the son of one of the wealthiest men in New York. The couple met at the University Settlement House on Rivington Street in New York City and, having joined the Socialist Party in 1906, they worked together on behalf of the poor for ten years until their differing views on how that should be done began to drive them apart.

"Francis Marion Parrish" by Wayne Parrish tells of his ggg-grandfather as one of a handful of confederate soldiers who survived the war, but were too ill to be released at the war's end. Those few were removed when the Elmira Prison Camp closed to a military hospital, and he died on June 17, 1865.

"The Model Prison of the World - The Albany County Penetentiary And 19th Century Prison Reform by Dr. Robert G. Waite, a historian based in Shushan, New York. He earned a PhD in history from SUNY Binghamton and specializes in the history of law enforcement and crime. Currently, he is affiliated with the Memorial Site for German Resistance in Berlin, Germany

Friday, June 17, 2011

A good surprise!

>>>>  iBookstore

We just found out today that our book A Centennial Diary - A Year in the Life of a Country Boy is available as an ebook at the iBookstore. All righty then!

Tuesday, June 7, 2011

Elmira Wisner Market book signing - local history books

NYHR & will be at the 
Elmira Wisner Market, Wisner Park, Elmira, NY 14901

Thursday, June 30, 2011 10am - 2pm
Thursday, August 11, 2011 10am - 2pm
September 8, 2011 10am - 2pm

Books include BIG BOOK of Pictures, Queen City Adventure, In Their Honor: Soldiers of the Confederacy – The Elmira Prison Camp, Storefronts – Elmira, New York, and music cd Victorian Pride – Favorite Songs of New York State by Elmira's own George Bailey Orchestra.

Tent space courtesy of Community Arts of Elmira. Thanks!

Thursday, May 19, 2011

Check out our "Lina's Cookbook Blog"

Lina Kurz was a young bride in Brooklyn, New York in 1884 when her aunt handwrote a German cookbook for her as a wedding gift.

This cookbook is being transcribed from Suetterlin German into English and will soon be a book.

Check out the progress of this cookbook.

Saturday, May 14, 2011

News from the George Bailey Orchestra

New York History Review and the George Bailey Orchestra put together this great album of city and town songs from vintage sheet music in the Library of Congress on Victorian Pride - Favorite Songs of New York State.
Songs include

Buffalo “The Belles of Buffalo Polka” 1855 and “The Buffalo City Cadet March” 1877
Binghamton “The Binghamton March” 1855, “The Susquehanna Waltz” 1845, “Oak-Leaf Schottisch” 1879, “Life on the Susquehanna” 1882, and “Chenango Polka” 1879
Ithaca “Cayuga Mazurka” 1874
Albany “Duchess of Albany Gavotte” 1883
Elmira “Elmira Schottish” 1856 and “Little Barefoot Waltzes” 1885
Chautauqua “Memories of Chautauqua” 1885
Niagara Falls “Niagara Schottisch” 1852
Syracuse “Oneida Polka” and “Syracuse City March” 1851
Poughkeepsie “Poughkeepsie Polka” 1853
Rochester “Rochester New City Hall March” 1874
Saratoga “The Belle of Saratoga” 1871
Utica “Utica French Academy March” 1851
Yonkers “Twilight Reverie” 1883

You can hear all the song previews on iTunes