Friday, November 20, 2009

Presentation at Cayuga-Owasco Lakes Historical Society

Diane Janowski and Allen Smith gave a presentation "Teenager Life in the 1800s" to the Cayuga-Owasco Lakes Historical Society in Moravia, New York on the evening of November 19, 2009. A good time was had by all.

Monday, November 16, 2009

New Titles in November 2009

New York History Review is proud to announce two new titles this November 2009. Just released are My Story – A Year in the Life of a Country Girl by 15-year old Ida Burnett of Logan, New York (in Schuyler County) in 1880. Ida churned butter, milked cows, sewed her own underwear, canned fruit, but also had time for boys and parties. She lived in the country in Upstate New York and in the whole year did not venture any farther than twenty miles from home.

And for fans of Victoriana -- Victorian Pride - Forgotten Christmas
Songs 1853-1885. This sheet music book is perfect for Victorian themed holiday seasons brimming with elegance and gentility. Wonderful old holiday songs include "Christmas Bells," "Merry Christmas Polka," "Dear Old Christmas Story," "Santa Claus Galop," and many more written. Sixth in a series of historic American sheet music books.