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Roosevelt Island: NYC Art Deco Lecture Thursday


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new york art deco bookRoosevelt Island Library has announced they will host an art deco lecture on Thursday, December 14 at 6:30 pm.

“Art Deco Metropolis: Magnificent Buildings of Modern New York City” will be led by noted architectural historian and author Anthony W. Robins.

Mr. Robins is the author of three books on New York City architecture, including New York Art Deco: A Guide to Gotham’s Jazz Age Architecture. A Q & A and a book signing will follow the lecture. Continue reading

Winterthur Museum, Library Seeks Research Fellows


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Winterthur library booksWinterthur Museum, Garden and Library in Wilmington, Delaware has invited scholars, graduate students, artists, and craftspeople to apply to submit applications to the 2018-2019 Research Fellowships.

Fellowships include a 4-month postdoctoral fellowship, 1–2 semester dissertation fellowships, and 1–3 month short-term fellowships.

Winterthur is once again offering short-term “Maker-Creator” Fellowships. These short-term fellowships are designed for artists, writers, filmmakers, horticulturalists, craftspeople, and others who wish to examine, study, and immerse themselves in Winterthur’s vast collections in order to inspire creative and artistic works for general audiences. Continue reading

Schoharie Crossing Call for Art 2018


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Deb Angilletta Painting Empire Lock at Schoharie Crossing 2016The Friends of Schoharie Crossing are inviting painters residing in New York State to showcase their work in a competitive, juried exhibition. The theme of the exhibition is Lock in the Fun: Recreation at Schoharie Crossing.

To recognize the centennial of the NYS Barge Canal, Schoharie Crossing will be hosting this second annual exhibition of talented artists in the newly renovated Visitor Center. This year the focus will be on paintings only. Jurors have accepted the task of reviewing the artwork and prizes will be awarded to those honored by the jurors.  Continue reading

State Archives Research Grant Applicants Sought


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Albany Cultural Education Center State Museum Archives and LibraryThe New York State Archives has announced the availability of awards for qualified applicants to conduct research using historical records in the Archives.

The Larry J. Hackman Research Residency Program is intended to support advanced work on New York State history, government, or public policy by defraying travel-related research expenses.

The program honors the New York State Archivist who managed the State Archives between 1981 and 1995. Continue reading

2018 Woman of History Award Nominations Sought *Jan 12


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Martha WashingtonEach year, Washington’s Headquarters State Historic Site selects a recipient for the Martha Washington Woman of History Award.

This award, now in its sixteenth year, acknowledges a woman who has distinguished themselves in the field of Hudson Valley history.

It is presented at a program during Women’s History Month in March. Washington’s Headquarters is now accepting nominations for women that are dedicated to sharing and preserving history, conducts research, teaches, or supports historic landmarks. Continue reading

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Mount Lebanon Shaker Site Putting Collections Online


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wool spinning wheelIn 2016 Shaker Museum Mount Lebanon received a $750,000 grant from the Henry Luce Foundation to fund a project to bring its collections online.

The Museum has retained the New York City based web design firm Studio Analogous to create a website that highlights the Museum’s collection of Shaker material culture, including objects, publications, and archives.

Two full-time project staff have been working with existing Museum staff and Boston-based freelance photographer John Mulligan to create digital records for the entire collection and to photograph a portion of the objects. The resulting website is expected to allow users to explore the collection in depth and discover connections between objects, archival material, photographs, individual Shakers, and the various Shaker communities. Continue reading

Susan B. Anthony Museum Birthday Luncheon Announced


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The Susan B. Anthony Museum will host the Annual Susan B. Anthony Birthday Luncheon on February 14, 2018.

This February 14th is the bicentennial of the date that Frederick Douglass chose as his birthday and is a day before Susan B. Anthony’s 198th birthday on the 15th.

This year’s luncheon will be a celebration of both of these icons with local roots and their accomplishments. Continue reading

Heritage Development Grant Program Announced


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hudson river valley national heritage areaThe Hudson River Valley National Heritage Area (HRVNHA) has announced applications for their Heritage Development Grants are now being accepted until 4 pm on February 9, 2018.

The Hudson River Valley National Heritage Area was established by Congress in 1996 and is funded, in part, through the National Park Service, Department of the Interior. The mission of the HRVNHA program is to recognize, preserve, protect and interpret the nationally significant cultural and natural resources of the Hudson River Valley for the benefit of the Nation. Continue reading