Spafford Area Historical Society "SAHS"
Spafford Area Historical Society                      "SAHS"

Get Plugged Into Your Community!

Find out how you can become a SAHS volunteer          Saturday, January 12  2:00 - 3:00 p.m.  Borodino Hall Community Center

The Spafford Area Historical Society is an all-volunteer organization. We are working to preserve for the public two significant 19th century buildings:        * Side Hill School, where area 4th-graders come for a day to experience what learning in a one-room school was like.

* Borodino Hall Community Center where we host history talks, concerts, and community meetings and events. 

 

Examples of things our volunteers do for us:

* Take care of our garden      * Mow the lawn

* Teach at the one-room schoolhouse

* Write articles for our newsletter

* Sell tickets or bake cookies for our events             

* Help with maintenance, repair, and cleanup of the buildings                   

* Promote our events

* Manage our Web site and Facebook pages 

* Serve as a Board member

                                  

Come join us for coffee and hear about all the ways YOU can be involved whether you have a little or a lot of time to share!   

 

For more information, call Dave Hempson, SAHS vice-president, at 315-685-6969.

Delaney Brothers in Concert

Friday, December 14 7:30 p.m.

The always popular Delaney Brothers are coming back to Borodino Hall. Enjoy the holidays at our historic 1830s building and hear some great bluegrass music.

 

Tickets at the door:

$15 per person, $30 per family.

1861 East Lake Road, Skaneateles

Free parking.

Handicapped accessible.

 

Proceeds support the ongoing renovation of the building and the work of the Spafford Area Historical Association.

 

Questions? Call Sal Strods at 315-263-5783.

Community Dinner

Saturday, December 8 6:00 pm

It's time for the Spafford Area Historical Society's (SAHS) annual community potluck dinner to celebrate the holidays. We hope you can join us!

 

SAHS will provide ham, turkey, and non-alcoholic beverages. People joining us should bring a dish to pass.

There is no charge for the dinner. It is our gift to you.

 

Please register in advance so we know how many guests to expect. You can do that by calling Becky Culbertson, SAHS board secretary, at 315-673-7332.  If there is no answer, please leave a message with your name, phone number, the number of people, and what you plan to bring, Becky can also help you with ideas of what to bring.

 

The dinner is for SAHS members and any other community members who would like to celebrate with us. We'll look forward to seeing you there!

Saturday, August 25th, 7:30pm

Ruddy Well Band

$15pp/$30 per family

 

A homegrown entity from Syracuse, New York, and two time SAMMY Award winner for People’s Choice and Best Americana, the Ruddy Well Band has roots in Americana folk and rock with strong harmonies and high energy-driving rhythms. Although members of the band have played together in different forms since 2008, officially the Ruddy Well Band was created in 2011 with the release of their self-produced album, Little Blue Marble. Continuing to evolve, they produced Change of Course in 2013 and Building a Fire in 2015. In 2017, Ruddy Well orchestrated the album Common Ground at SubCat Studios featuring original songs sung by the band as well as local Syracuse area musicians. All proceeds of the album were given to the non-for profit In My Father’s Kitchen.

Friday, August 3, 7 - 9 pm (Preview and Sale: $5 admission)

Saturday, August 4, 9 am to 5 pm

Annual Barn Sale

 

Two floors of treasures just waiting for you. We can't tell you what will be there since every year is a surprise. So you'll just have to come see for yourself. In the past, people have donated furniture, linens/drapes/rugs, toys, holiday decorations, tools, bikes, sporting and camping equipment, pet items, antiques, a drum, boats, and so much more. Plenty of parking in the adjacent lot. All proceeds go to support the Spafford Area Historical Society to help with the ongoing renovation and maintenance costs for our beautiful 1800s buildings you see on this page. 

 

Saturdays, July 14, 21, and 28, 9 am - 1 pm

Drop-off Days for Annual Barn Sale

 

Do you have "stuff"?? Things that you just don't need or  want anymore? Or maybe things you still love but just don't have room for anymore? Please consider donating them to our annual "Barn" Sale. It's our #1 way of raising money to support the Spafford Area Historical Society and and to continue the renovation and maintenance of our 1800s buildings. We accept almost anything but ask that electrical items be in good working order and that you not bring books, magazines, clothes, mattresses, 

box springs, TVs, or components for sound equipment. If you have questions or need to arrange for a pickup of large items, please call Sal Strods at 315-263-5783 or Dave Hempson at 315-685-6969. If no answer, please leave a message. Thank you for your support!

 

Friday, May 18th, 7:30pm

The Cadleys

$10pp/$20 per family

 

The Cadleys are one of the most popular acoustic bands in the Northeast. Following in the tradition of great male-female duets like George Jones and Tammy Wynette, Gillian Welch and David Rawlings, and Emmylou Harris and Gram Parsons, John and Cathy show how two voices blended in seamless harmony can produce one powerful sound. In concert you’ll hear The Cadleys perform everything from traditional mountain ballads and bluegrass classics like “Bury Me Beneath the Willow” and Bill Monroe’s “Blue and Lonesome,” to Alison Krauss’ “The Lucky One,” to the Louvin Brother’s “Cash on the Barrelhead,” to Cathy’s knockout version of “Over the Rainbow.” You’ll also hear some innovative acoustic arrangements of favorite Beatles tunes like “I Will,”plus a generous sampling of John’s original songs, many of which have been recorded by national bluegrass artists like Jim Hurst, Missy Raines, Tony Trischka, Amy Gallatin, and Lou Reid, who took John’s song “Time” to the #1 spot on the national bluegrass charts. Rounding out the band is first-call veteran bassist John Dancks, a member of the Syracuse Area Music Hall of Fame, and Perry Cleaveland, one of the most in-demand mandolin players in Upstate New York. Perry’s virtuoso playing has been featured in just about every prominent acoustic act in the area, recorded and live, bluegrass and otherwise. In short, a live show by The Cadleys does everything audiences come to a concert for: great singing, solid musicianship, entertaining rapport, and the feeling that they’ve enjoyed a truly special night of music.

 

For more information, visit www.cadleys.com. 

Wednesday, April 25, 7:00 pm

Book Talk: Mysteries and Memories

Open to the Public. No charge.

Thinking about writing a memoir? Enjoy mysteries? Or just love reading? Come hear award-winning poet and prose writer Nancy Avery Dafoe. Borodino Hall Community Center. More info: (607)749-2937

 

 

Saturday, April 28

APHNYS (Association of Public Historians of New York State) Region 9 meeting

9:00 am - 1:00 pm [attendance by invitation only; not open to the general public.] More info: woeller42@gmail.com

 

 

Wednesdays, May 2, 9, 16, 23, 30, and June 6,    6 - 8:00 pm

Writing Series

Empower Yourself: Writers as Creative Thinkers

Writing creatively will empower you. A 6-week mini-course offered by professional writer and educator Nancy Avery Dafoes is designed to guide participants in the use of creative writing techniques. The course will asist you in strengthening skills to develop innovative thinking in poetry, prose, short story, essay, blog posts, and vignettes. For more info about the content or fee: 607-749-2937.

 

 

The Storytellers Tour

Mike Powell, Charlie Orlando, Chris Merkley

Saturday April 14, 2018 7:30pm

$10pp/$20 per family

 

 

Mike Powell

 

Mike Powell left the Town of Champion in 2001 and went on to Syracuse University where, in four years, he became the most decorated college lacrosse player in the history of the sport. After college, despite being the number one draft pick in both professional lacrosse leagues, Mike declined the offers to play professionally and instead packed up his guitar and hit the road to play music in coffee shops and folk houses all over the American west. He is an open-chested free spirit and an absolute prolific writer with over 200 songs already in his arsenal. His words are honest and his performances are captivating, intimate, and interactive. His powerful silky voice is oozing with blue-eyed soul. He somehow blends folk with soul and country to create a sound that is as unique as his personality.

https://risingfeather.com/

 

Charley Orlando

Charley Orlando is the essence of heart in music. Having released 16 albums Charley continues to paint outside the lines of convention! In his 25 plus year career he has been added to the GRAMMY entry ballot a total of 28 times and played over 3,000 shows in North America! The current sound Charley has created is called "Organica Groove" which builds on his groundbreaking sound of "Acid Folk" from his early days on the road. This music comes from the heart and combines an acoustic approach with modern technology by using Ableton Live (computer program) as a platform to build and explore his songs. His songwriting is in the realm of Bob Dylan, Neil Young, Ryan Adams and Jeff Tweedy but at the same time nothing like any of them! There are artists who ride waves and artists whom part the sea creating a new sound! Charley has been parting the sea his whole career and this music is no exception!

https://www.charleyorlando.com/



Chris Merkley

 

Chris Merkley has performed over a thousand shows from the streets of Paris to venues throughout Europe and across the United States.   He has released nine albums with a variety of groups, which include songwriting duo Merkley & Morgan, acoustic American roots rock band The Crooners, and the swampy blues rock trio of Digger Jones. In addition to an extensive career of recording and touring, Merkley has composed and produced an extensive catalog of original music for TV and has songs featured in several independent films.  In 2008, he created a number of original compositions for HBO's critically acclaimed series, 'Generation Kill' and has since collaborated with Free Man Music and fellow Old Boy artists to compose custom original music for Cinemax, HBO Latino, and Max Latino. Merkley is currently performing solo, as well as with Merkley & Morgan, The Crooners, and Digger Jones in the New York area.  

http://www.oldboyrecords.com/chrismerkley

Friday, December 22, 2017, 7:00pm

 

Kevin Barrigar and Dusty Pas'cal and friends will provide great music with a X-mas flare. A portion of the proceeds will support the continued renovations of the Borodino Grange. $10pp or $20 per family. 

Thursday, November 2, 2017, 7:00pm, Boom and Bust: America's Journey on the Erie Canal

This 30 minute documentary about the rise, fall and rebirth of the Erire will be shown. Directed by Academy Award-winning film maker Paul Wagner, the film debuted in 2015 and was an official selection at the Syracuse International Film Festival and the Virgina Film Festival. Dr. Daniel Ward, a member of the Board of Directors of the Canal Society of New York State will be here to answer questions. Ward, a folklorist and historian, is co-producer of Boom and Bust with Steve Zeitlin.

Admission Free.

 

 

Wednesday November 1, 2017, 7:00pm

 

The Spafford Democratic Committee is hosting a “meet the candidates” night on November 1st at 7:00 p.m. at the Spafford Area Historical Society (Grange) Hall, 1861 East Lake Road (Rt. 41) in Borodino.

 

All candidates (not just Democratic candidates) on the ballot in Spafford for Town and contested County-wide races (November 7th) have been invited.

 

Come meet the candidates for Town and County office!

 

Light refreshments will be served

 

 

Thursday October 26, 2017, 7:00pm

 

A public meeting to discuss expansion of broadband access in our area will be held on October 26 at 7:00 pm in the Borodino Grange hall (1861 East Lake Road in Skaneateles).  Ana Rua, Director of Outreach, Innovation & Broadband at Empire State Development will be attending virtually (by phone) to give an update and answer questions. This event, organized by Joe Paduda, is open to everyone. 

 

Also Spectrum has created a website where you can find out if your address is included in Spectrum's New York State broadband expansion plan service area---  in other words, if and when you can expect broadband at your home or office.  Go to http://www.bldlkup.com/index.php  to look up your address. 

 

Friday, October 20, 2017, 7:30m, The Cadleys:

The Cadleys perform everything from country mountain ballads to bluegrass ballads. $10 per person. $20 for families.

 

http://www.cadleys.com/

 

Saturday, October 14, 2017, 7:30pm, Genesee Ted

Rich folk and Americana music to warm your hearts and stomp your feet. $10 per person. $20 for families.

Thursday, October 5, 2017, 7:00pm , Borodino Community Center

Come hear author Sheila Meyer share the history of the Durant Family and their life and impact on the Adirondacks during the late 19th and early 20th century. A book signing for all three of Sheila's books in the trilogy will also take place. Proceeds will support the continued renovation of the Borodino Hall. Admission Free.

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Sheila Myers is an Associate Professor at Cayuga Community College. She traveled to England, and visited several libraries and museums throughout the U.S. to research the Durant Family Saga. Her website and blog about the research journey for this project can be found here: http://www.wwdurantstory.com/<< New image with text >>

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