This morning’s Gospel reading is John 20:1–9: On the first day of the week, Mary of Magdala came to the tomb early in the morning, while it was still dark, and saw the stone removed from the tomb. So she ran and went to Simon Peter and to the other disciple whom Jesus loved, and [...]
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Christ Crowned with Thorns Hendrick ter Brugghen 1620 “Christ is shown with his head down, quietly suffering in the forecourt of Pilate’s palace, surrounded by jeering soldiers. The scene depicts one of the torments that Christ was subjected to on the long Friday that ended in his death upon the Cross. Mockingly he has been [...]
April 9th, 2017 · No Comments
Entry into Jerusalem Pieter Coecke van Aelst circa 1530 and 1535 From the collection of Bonnefantenmuseum “In the foreground, several figures are cheering Christ on his entry into Jerusalem on a donkey. The Mount of Olives, where Jesus and his disciples have come from, can be seen in the distance. The painting gives a very [...]
March 5th, 2017 · Comments Off
French vernacular architecture at Carillon will be the topic of the next Fort Fever Series program on Sunday, March 12, 2017, at 2:00 P.M. given by Assistant Director of Interpretation Nicholas Spadone. Admission is $10; free for Members of Fort Ticonderoga and Ambassador Pass Holders. Fort Ticonderoga’s “Fort Fever Series” continues on Sunday, March 12th, [...]
January 31st, 2017 · Comments Off
The County Election, 1852 by George Caleb Bingham (1811–1879). Oil on canvas. Saint Louis Art Museum, St. Louis, Mo., Gift of Bank of America. (Click to see full-scale.) All the goings-on in Washington D.C. recently, reminded me of the famous painting shown above. “The County Election pictures the American democratic system in progress. The story [...]
January 30th, 2017 · Comments Off
Entering Huletts Landing in the winter. Circa 1950′s.
January 2nd, 2017 · Comments Off
President Taft speaks at Fort Ticonderoga during his visit on July 6, 1909. Fort Ticonderoga’s “Fort Fever Series” begins on Sunday, January 8th, at 2 p.m. with “President Taft Comes to Ticonderoga,” presented by Director of Education, Rich Strum. Tickets are $10 per person and can be purchased at the door; Fort Ticonderoga Members are [...]
December 30th, 2016 · Comments Off
Washington County highway department workers placing the new deck on the 6B bridge in Huletts Landing during June 2016. (Click image to see full-scale.) Since I’ve been writing here on the Huletts Current, I’ve gotten in the habit of recapping at the end of the year what I consider to be the top news story [...]
December 29th, 2016 · Comments Off
The NY State Archives has an image in their collection of William C. Noble, fire observer, sitting in the doorway of a wooden shack used for observing the outbreak of forest fires on Black Mountain in 1919. It can be enlarged to see full-scale.
December 13th, 2016 · Comments Off
One of the most famous United States Supreme Court cases, Engel v. Vitale, 370 U.S. 421 (1962) (sometimes known as the school prayer case) has a significant local connection. William J. Vitale, Jr. was the School Board President of the school district that was involved in the case. Mr. Vitale was a summer resident of [...]
November 20th, 2016 · Comments Off
Recently a picture of an envelope was sent to me that had been addressed to an individual staying with Irene Philips. It was postmarked August 12, 1973 and was sent to the “Philips Hotel” in Huletts. I have previously posted pictures of the Philips property because it brings back memories of an earlier Huletts. While [...]
November 14th, 2016 · Comments Off
The Battle of Fort Ann – July 8, 1777 – explained on: www.campaign1776.org.
November 12th, 2016 · Comments Off
“In a democracy, someone who fails to get elected to office can always console himself with the thought that there was something not quite fair about it.” Thucydides, History of the Peloponnesian War
November 9th, 2016 · Comments Off
Well, here it is November 9th. We have a new President-elect Trump and one doozy of a national election is now over. So today it’s time for some “real” news. Today is the day I celebrate the “birthday” of the Huletts Current. It’s now been exactly eight years since my first post in 2008. It’s [...]