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Catskills Preservation and History Conference This Weekend


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Sullivan county map 1892The Liberty Museum & Arts Center in Sullivan County will host the 16h Annual Catskills Preservation and History Conference on Saturday and Sunday, August 26 and 27.

The events begin at 10 am on Saturday with the 22nd annual Architectural and Historical Tour, which this year will feature a behind the scenes look at two of the most iconic institutions in Sullivan County’s history, the Loomis Sanatorium and Grossinger’s resort, and explore the link between them. Continue reading

Hudson Heritage Conference Proposals Sought


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ghhn annual conferenceThe Greater Hudson Heritage Network (GHHN) Annual Conference will be held at Bard College/Montgomery Place in Annandale-on-Hudson on Tuesday, October 10.

The 2017 Annual Conference will feature break-out sessions, office hours with grant funding organizations,tours of Montgomery Place, a large group art activity, breakfast, networking luncheon, full-day exhibit hall, the Awards for Excellence ceremony, and more. Continue reading

Proposals Sought For New York State History Conference


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This November the annual Researching New York Conference will bring together historians, archivists, public historians, graduate students, museum curators, teachers, documentarians, and more to share their work on New York State history.

Conference organizers invite proposals from any time period and any methodological perspective on all aspects of New York State’s history.

2017 is a year of celebration of women suffrage in New York State. Groups throughout New York are marking the occasion with lectures, exhibits, conferences, and a wide range of programs commemorating the milestone. For Researching New York 2017, proposals that enlarge and expand that exploration by also considering the lives, work, and history of women in New York from the earliest native Americans to the present, are strongly recommended. Continue reading

Building Community in Schools, Museums, Historic Sites & Parks


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Campaign ButtonsSpeaking in Boston in October 1932, Franklin D. Roosevelt declared, “Knowledge – that is, education in its true sense – is our best protection against unreasoning prejudice and panic-making fear, whether engendered by special interests, illiberal minorities or panic-stricken leaders.”

At a time when civil discourse and mutual respect can be hard to come by, FDR’s thinking about education inspired the teachers and other educators who planned this year’s Teaching the Hudson Valley institute.

Building Community with Place-Based Learning will be held July 25th to the 27th at the Henry Wallace Education and Visitor Center on the grounds of the Franklin Roosevelt Home and Presidential Library in Hyde Park and sites throughout the Valley.​ ​The program includes more than 15 workshops and five all-day field experiences.  Continue reading

Photography’s History and Future Conference Planned


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A three-day conference, “PhotoHistory/PhotoFuture,” will explore the scholarship, practice, profession, preservation, and access to photography’s – including motion pictures’ – history, present day expression, and projected opportunities and challenges. The conference takes place April 20 to 22, 2018 in Rochester.

PhotoHistory/PhotoFuture is sponsored and organized by RIT Press, the scholarly book publishing enterprise at Rochester Institute of Technology. The call for scholarly papers to be presented at the conference invites proposals on the widest and deepest range of topics on photography’s history and future from an equally broad range of scholars, professionals, and practitioners. Continue reading