history http://wrvo.org en No bones about it, Utica College students learn more than anthropology in Albania http://wrvo.org/post/no-bones-about-it-utica-college-students-learn-more-anthropology-albania <p></p><p>The shade of a palm tree is an unusual place for students from Utica College to take a class, but that’s where Tom Crist teaches his summer course in osteology -- the &nbsp;study of bones. &nbsp;</p><p>Standing at the head of a concrete picnic table recently, Crist carefully lifted a cranium—a human skull—from a plastic Ziploc bag.</p><p>“So you are meeting your first Butrint individual,” Crist told the students.&nbsp; “This is from burial 1250 from area 19. You can see some of the orbital bone is broken away here. That is post-mortem loss."</p> Sat, 19 Jul 2014 12:34:00 +0000 David Chanatry 59092 at http://wrvo.org No bones about it, Utica College students learn more than anthropology in Albania Utica's Union Station honors 100 years of service http://wrvo.org/post/uticas-union-station-honors-100-years-service <p></p> Fri, 23 May 2014 11:59:30 +0000 Gino Geruntino 56236 at http://wrvo.org Utica's Union Station honors 100 years of service Neighbors Project collects stories, memories for Safe Haven Museum http://wrvo.org/post/neighbors-project-collects-stories-memories-safe-haven-museum <p>Seventy years ago, nearly 1,000 European refugees came to Oswego to escape the Holocaust during World War II. Now the city's Safe Haven Museum is collecting and cataloging stories from those living in the city at the time, for what it calls the "Neighbors Project." The refugees, many of them Jewish, were housed at Fort Ontario from 1944 until 1946. The camp was the only one of its kind in the United States.<br /> Thu, 24 Apr 2014 19:45:02 +0000 Gino Geruntino 54642 at http://wrvo.org Utica considers launching freedom trail http://wrvo.org/post/utica-considers-launching-freedom-trail <p></p><p>Almost 200 years ago, Utica was home to a passionate abolitionist community determined to rid the young nation of slavery. Now a local group is trying to remind the public of the significance of the city’s role in the anti-slavery movement.</p><p>Nearly sixty people came out recently on a typically chilly winter morning to walk downtown Utica streets, each of which had a story to tell from the days of the Underground Railroad.</p> Wed, 16 Apr 2014 10:25:29 +0000 Jon Kealy 53930 at http://wrvo.org Utica considers launching freedom trail Sacred places symposium draws attention to churches impact on Syracuse http://wrvo.org/post/sacred-places-symposium-draws-attention-churches-impact-syracuse <p></p> Wed, 20 Nov 2013 14:38:49 +0000 Tom Magnarelli 47428 at http://wrvo.org Sacred places symposium draws attention to churches impact on Syracuse Cokie Roberts: Women's impact on America from Sewards to senators http://wrvo.org/post/cokie-roberts-womens-impact-america-sewards-senators <p>NPR political analyst Cokie Roberts is also an author of historical non-fiction books. And she will be speaking in central New York Thursday evening at the Seward House in Auburn. WRVO's Catherine Loper spoke with Roberts from her home in the Washington, D.C. area about the role of women in American history and in politics today. Tue, 12 Nov 2013 14:30:34 +0000 Catherine Loper 47020 at http://wrvo.org Cokie Roberts: Women's impact on America from Sewards to senators Sailing through history http://wrvo.org/post/sailing-through-history <div class="card-content"><div class="field field-name-body field-type-text-with-summary field-label-hidden "><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even"><p>The Lois McClure is a replica of an 1862 canal schooner that's also a floating museum. This summer she's commemorating 19th century transportation history by traveling from Lake Champlain, across the canal system to Buffalo, down the St. Lawrence river to Montreal, and back again.</p> Thu, 04 Jul 2013 10:40:00 +0000 Sarah Harris 40527 at http://wrvo.org Sailing through history Greg Tripoli and Jai Subedi on The Campbell Conversations http://wrvo.org/post/greg-tripoli-and-jai-subedi-campbell-conversations <p><span style="color: rgb(34, 34, 34); font-family: Tahoma; font-size: 13px; line-height: normal;">Syracuse is one of the nation's destination cities for refugee immigrants. Sun, 30 Jun 2013 21:30:00 +0000 Grant Reeher 40272 at http://wrvo.org Members of Congress push for Harriet Tubman National Park in Auburn http://wrvo.org/post/members-congress-push-harriet-tubman-national-park-auburn <p>Lawmakers in Washington are pushing for the establishment of a Harriet Tubman National Park in Auburn, where the abolitionist lived and died. Members of the New York congressional delegation say it could have a big impact on Auburn. Thu, 14 Feb 2013 14:05:18 +0000 Ellen Abbott 33351 at http://wrvo.org Members of Congress push for Harriet Tubman National Park in Auburn Year-long celebration of Two Row Wampum begins http://wrvo.org/post/year-long-celebration-two-row-wampum-begins <p>This week begins a year long campaign in New York that focuses on the Two Row Wampum, a treaty between the Haudenosaunee, also known as the Iroquois Nation, and some of the first settlers of New York state. The idea is educate, advocate, and create a better relationship Native Americans and New Yorkers. Mon, 11 Feb 2013 13:58:36 +0000 Ellen Abbott 33163 at http://wrvo.org Year-long celebration of Two Row Wampum begins Onondaga Historical Association celebrates their 150th birthday http://wrvo.org/post/onondaga-historical-association-celebrates-their-150th-birthday <p style="margin-bottom: 0in">The Onondaga Historical Association turns 150 this year. Friday night they hold a Jubilee Celebration in Syracuse University's Carnegie Hall that also marks the 150<sup>th</sup> anniversary of the Emancipation Proclamation. Fri, 25 Jan 2013 20:29:51 +0000 Durrie Lawrence 32372 at http://wrvo.org New Native American museum to highlight Great Law of Peace http://wrvo.org/post/new-native-american-museum-highlight-great-law-peace <p>What used to be the Sainte Marie Among the Iroquois Museum on Onondaga Lake will be transformed into a new kind of museum in the next year. The new Great Law of Peace Educational Center will tell the story of upstate New York's Native Americans, from their point of view. Fri, 28 Dec 2012 21:27:28 +0000 Ellen Abbott 31168 at http://wrvo.org New database makes Fort Drum's historic cemeteries more accessible http://wrvo.org/post/new-database-makes-fort-drums-historic-cemeteries-more-accessible <p align="LEFT" style="margin-bottom: 0in"><font color="#222222"><font size="3">With the outbreak of World War Two, the Army installation then known as Pine Camp expanded, to become Camp Drum and eventually Fort Drum today. In the process, it swallowed up several villages, including their cemeteries.&nbsp; </font></font>Fort Drum researchers have created a database and new maps that will help family members of those buried at the cemeteries to find and visit their loved ones' gravesites, both in person and online. Mon, 24 Dec 2012 12:00:00 +0000 Joanna Richards 29359 at http://wrvo.org New database makes Fort Drum's historic cemeteries more accessible Judith Wellman on The Campbell Conversations http://wrvo.org/post/judith-wellman-campbell-conversations <p><font face="Calibri" size="2"><span style="font-size:11pt">What made Upstate New York such a hotspot for the abolitionist and women’s rights movements?&nbsp; Was it just geography, or was it something about the people who lived here?&nbsp; Historian Judith <span class="il">Wellman</span>, an expert on the Underground Railroad and the women’s rights movement in the 19<font size="1"><span style="font-size:7.3pt"><sup>th</sup></span></font> century, answers this question and offers other stores and information that illuminate this time period and counter some of the stereotypes we have about o Sat, 07 Jan 2012 21:47:21 +0000 Grant Reeher 12405 at http://wrvo.org Judith Wellman on The Campbell Conversations