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FDR, Eleanor Roosevelt Human Rights Series In Hyde Park


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fdr eleanor rooseveltThe National Park Service and the Roosevelt-Vanderbilt Historical Association have announced a new lecture series focusing on Franklin and Eleanor Roosevelt and Human Rights, beginning on Thursday, January 25th.

The speaker series will include lectures, panel discussions, film screenings, and performances presented by historians, park rangers, activists, artists, and entrepreneurs.

All programs will be held at the Henry A. Wallace Visitor Center, 4079 Albany Post Rd, Hyde Park, NY.  The list of scheduled programs includes:

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Cayuga Museum to Host Immersive Theater Experience


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Caygua PostcardThe Cayuga Museum has announced that they are joining with Breadcrumbs Productions, a professional theatre and creative production company based in Syracuse, to present an immersive theatrical fundraising event on Saturday, February 24 starting at 7 pm.

The program will be based on the Museum’s upcoming 1918 exhibit, a multi-faceted exhibit that explores the full milieu of the year 1918 and the repercussions from that year that are still being felt today.

This unique fundraiser will transform the Museum mansion’s spaces, usually filled with museum exhibits, into a hospital ward during the influenza pandemic. Continue reading

New York’s Gilded Elite on Long Island Lecture


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Beacon Towers, designed by Hunt & Hunt, built for Alva Belmont, demolished 1945Preservation Long Island has invited the public to an afternoon lecture by curator and decorative arts specialist Jeannine Falino followed by light refreshments and lively discussion.

The lecture, Dilatory Domiciles: New York’s Gilded Elite on Long Island is set for Saturday, January 27, at 4pm, at the Coe Hall at Planting Fields Arboretum State Historic Park, 1395 Planting Fields Road, Oyster Bay. Continue reading

Washington’s Birthday at New Windsor Cantonment


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continental army soldier matt thorenz from wallkillOn Saturday, February 17, 2018, from 10 am to 4 pm, and Monday, February 19, from 10 am to 4 pm on Presidents’ weekend, re-enactors will bring to life the Continental Army’s final winter encampment at the New Windsor Cantonment, with musket and cannon firings, medical demonstrations and other aspects of daily life.

Discontent filled the encampment at New Windsor during the winter of 1782-83 as the men bitterly reflected upon their ill-treatment by an ungrateful nation. Heavily armed and angry, the disgruntled officers and soldiers of the Continental Army were the biggest threat to the future of the country. Continue reading

2018 Material Culture Conservation Grants Available


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ghhn conservation treatment grant programThe Greater Hudson Heritage Network has announced it has been awarded five years of funding from the New York State Council on the Arts (NYSCA) for the continuation of the NYSCA/GHHN Conservation Treatment Grant Program.

GHHN has managed the NYSCA/GHHN Conservation Treatment Grant Program since 2000 and has regranted approximately $2.3 million on behalf of NYSCA to eligible organizations around New York State. Additionally, the amount of money available to regrant in 2018 has increased to approximately $106,675. Continue reading

Early Resistance: Women, Religion, and Politics


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Oneida Mansion HouseOn Sunday, February 11, 2018, the Oneida Community Mansion House has scheduled “Early Resistance: Women, Religion, and Politics,” a discussion with Professor Marcia Robinson of Syracuse University about the role women played in the changing political culture of the United States through support of abolition and the women’s rights movement.

The discussion will consider the various goals, strategies and tensions in the fight for equality. Continue reading

New Netherland Manuscript Submissions Due February 1st


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This year the Annual Hendricks Award will be given to a book-length manuscript relating to any aspect of New Netherland and the Dutch colonial experience in North America up to 1776 and its legacy.

The award carries a prize of $5,000, as well as a framed print of Len Tantillo’s painting ‘Fort Orange and the Patroon’s House’.

The prize-winner, chosen by a five-member panel of scholars, is selected in May or June. Continue reading

New York History Around The Web This Week


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