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Women’s History Weekend in Peterboro, Sept 22-24


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WOMEN'S HISTORY WEEKEND in PETERBOROThe Gerrit Smith Estate National Historic Landmark and the National Abolition Hall of Fame and Museum in Peterboro NY will be commemorating the New York State Centennial of Women’s Suffrage with a Women’s History Weekend September 22-24, 2017. These two heritage organizations will collaborate with partners for the Ballots, Bloomers, and Marmalade programs that celebrate local history and its connection to the state’s and nation’s history of women’s rights.

The Ballots, Bloomers and Marmalade Weekend September 22-24, 2017, will focus on Elizabeth Cady Stanton, Elizabeth Smith Miller, and Angelina Grimke. Continue reading

MANY Supports Regents Museum Council Expansion


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On Friday, August 25, the Museum Association of New York (MANY) submitted a public comment on the Amendment of Section 3.12 of the Rules of the New York State Board of Regents relating to the Members of the Museum Council and the Library Council.

“We strongly support this amendment that will increase the number of members on the Museum Advisory Council from five to fifteen, MANY Executive Director Erika Sanger wrote in an e-mail to MANY members.

“This increase is an important step towards a broader representation by museum location, size, and type of collection,” Sanger wrote. “A greater number of voices from New York’s cultural community will help shape and inform the work of the State Education Department and move the Council towards a more accurate reflection of the diversity of our state. ” Continue reading

Free NY State Education Building Tours


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New York State Education BuildingFree monthly tours of the historic State Education Building in Albany are being held the second Saturday of each month at 12:30 pm and 2:30 pm.

The 45-minute Education Building tour will be led by New York State Museum staff and visitors will have the opportunity to explore the historic Chancellors Hall, Regents Room and the Rotunda adorned with murals by Albany native Will H. Low.

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NYS Writers Institute Announces Fall Schedule


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nys writers instituteThe New York State Writers Institute at the University at Albany has announced its Fall 2017 schedule of visiting writer appearances, film series screenings, and a multi-event symposium. Events take place on the UAlbany uptown and downtown campuses and are free and open to the public, unless otherwise noted.

The Fall 2017 series of events includes appearances by a wide range of award-winning authors, readings by members of the local community, screenings of award-winning films, and a multi-day conference that will explore some of the pressing issues of our time. Continue reading

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