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Colonial Schoharie: Adam Vrooman Lecture Tuesday


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Adam Hendrick Meese VroomanThe Old Stone Fort Museum will complete its winter lecture series with Jeff O’Connor on Tuesday, May 2nd, in the museum’s Badgley Annex from 7 to 8:30 pm. This month, O’Connor, a local author and historian, will present “Adam Vrooman – Living on the Edge.”

The program has been focused on educating and discussing influential people and history of great importance to Colonial Schoharie County with each month featuring a new topic. Continue reading

Missionary Lenses: Rye and Pre-1949 China Global Connections


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Ho Jay Heritage TalkDr. Joseph W. Ho, Assistant Professor of East Asian History at Albion College in Michigan, will present “Missionary Lenses, Windows to the Past: Visual Practices, Medical Missions, and Global Connections between Rye and Pre-1949 China” at the Jay Heritage Center in Rye, NY on Wednesday, May 3rd at 7 pm.

Ho’s scholarship concerns the visual practices of American Protestant and Catholic missionaries in modern China between 1900 and 1950, examining photographs, films, and image-making processes as vividly preserving traces of historical experience “on the ground.” Continue reading

Triple Crown Events at the National Museum of Racing


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National Museum of Racing and Hall of FameThe National Museum of Racing and Hall of Fame has announced a series of Triple Crown events for the 2017 season.

On Saturday, April 29, 2017 the National Museum of Racing and Hall of Fame will host Countdown to the Triple Crown. Hosted by local author and racing historian Michael Veitch, racing experts Tom Amello and Jeff Carle will be on hand to offer analysis and predictions for the 143rd running of the Kentucky Derby and answer questions from the audience about the Triple Crown series. Guests will receive a complimentary issue of the Triple Crown preview edition of The Blood-Horse, featuring past performances, while supplies last. The program will begin at 1 pm and is open to the public and free to attend. Continue reading

Mount Lebanon Shaker Museum Annual Gala


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shaker sistersMcDormand and Suzzy Roche of The Wooster Group’s Early Shaker Spirituals: A Record Album Interpretation, along with the piece’s director Kate Valk, will present an excerpt from Early Shaker Spirituals, a performance based on the record album of the same name recorded by the Sisters of the Sabbathday Lake, Maine, Shaker Community in 1976 at the Shaker Museum’s annual fundraiser Gala on Saturday, August 19. Early Shaker Spirituals: A Record Album Interpretation premiered at The Performing Garage in New York City in 2014. Continue reading

First World War Program at Slate Valley Museum


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ww1 in americaThe Slate Valley Museum has been awarded a Library of America Grant for programming connected to the Library’s World War I and America project commemorating the centennial of World War I and the entry of United States forces on April 6, 1917. With the funds the Museum is planning three events through 2017 that will highlight writings and discussions around issues important to those who fought and the family and friends left behind. The first talk will be Saturday, April 29 at 2 pm at the Slate Valley Museum in Granville, Washington County. Continue reading

Kentucky Derby Day Planned For Goshen Historic Track


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2016 hat winnersOn Saturday, May 6th, from 4 pm to 7:30 pm, celebrate two historic tracks as Goshen Historic Track hosts its Third Annual Kentucky Derby Day. Watch the Kentucky Derby races simulcast on several large screen TVs while enjoying the rest of the day’s festivities that also features family-style BBQ food, beer, wine and soda. Off Track Betting will be available. There will also be a 50/50 and more. Continue reading

Douglas Brinkley On FDR’s Environmental Legacy April 27th


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rightful heritage bookDouglas Brinkley will read from and discuss his latest book, Rightful Heritage: Franklin D. Roosevelt and the Land of America (2016), at 8 pm on Thursday, April 27 in the Clark Auditorium, New York State Museum, Cultural Education Center, in downtown Albany. Earlier that same day, at 4:15 pm in the Ballroom of the Campus Center on the UAlbany uptown campus the author will hold an informal seminar with audience discussion.

Free and open to the public, the events are sponsored by the New York State Writers Institute and cosponsored by the Friends of the New York State Library. Continue reading