Statewide there are being planned many events at the local and regional levels.
If you would like your programs featured on this website, send the program date, title, a brief description (including time, place and contact information), and a small color image representative of the program. All this should be electronically forwarded, if possible, or mailed, to Phil Lord, at the contact point indicated below.
Programs will be listed approximately as shown on last year's webpage.
Statewide there are many more events and programs being undertaken than we can possible list here. For your information we are presenting program abstracts where we have received information:
NOTE: Programs are not listed here in chronological order, but in the order in which they were receievd. Please check the entire listing to see which programs and events occur first.
New York State Museum November Lecture Series
Wednesdays at 7 PM in the Museum Theater from November 6 through 27.
"A Shaker Legacy"- The development of the New York State Museum's Shaker Collection during the 1930s and 1940s and how the curators and Shakers worked together to preserve the Shaker's cultural heritage
"The Inventor, the Designer, the Family and the Museum: The Weeber Collection"- How two generations of the Weeber family donated to the State Museum artifacts of inventor (and father) Christian F. Weeber plus designer (and daughter) Marion Weeber Welsh.
"Civil War Art at the New York State Museum: The Henry and Fay Collections"- A review of the Museum's collection of artwork by Edward Lamson Henry and John G. Fay, who witnessed Civil War action along Virginia's James River.
||Philip Lord Jr.,
"History as a Detective Story - the 1730 Canal"- A behind-the-scenes look at how the site of the earliest known canal in New York State was discovered, using historic maps and field survey.
The State Museum is located at the south end of the Empire State Plaza, Madison Avenue, Albany, New York. Directions to the Museum
For more information please call (518) 473-7154.
The New York State Military Heritage Institute Lecture Series
The lectures will be held
in the conference room of the newly opened New York State Military Heritage
Museum and Veteran's Resource Center on 61 Lake Avenue, Saratoga Springs,
NY. All lectures will be held at 7 pm on Tuesday evenings.
|November 5th - John Anson.
"18th Century Gun Founding, Then and Now." - A slide lecture looking at watercolor images done in 1775, of the cannon
making process at Woolwich Arsenal, England and slides of a foundry
in Glens Falls casting the same guns in 1975, as reproductions.
|November 12th - Michael Keenan.
"New York's Patriot Hunters of 1838, and
the 'Battle of the Windmill'" - New York state's "Patriot Hunters" were the terrorist network of the 1830's:
sending a flaming steamboat over Niagara Falls and invading Canada to engage
British regular troops in a one sided battle that saw New Yorkers captured
and exiled to an island prison.
|November 19th - Christine T. Robinson.
"Albany's Ladies and the Army Relief
Bazaar of 1864." - The Bazaar held in Albany's
Capitol Park in March of 1864 was one of the most successful fund raisers
held anywhere, nationwide, and a great credit to the planning and hard work
of Albany's women.
|November 26th - Wade Gurian.
"Researching the Records of World War II
Service Members" - Mr. Gurian's hobby of researching service records led to an interest in the war, and the identification of uniforms, photographs and other relics of veterans, now in his collections.
|For Further Information Call (518) 583-0184 extension 22|
Programs at the New York State Historical Association & The Farmers'
These programs and events run at various times and dates during the month of Novmber at the facilities located in Cooperstown. Call for details. Some advance registrations are required.
|November 2, 9, & 16
"An Evening at the Tavern"- Enjoy an authentic meal in historic Bump Tavern at The Farmers' Museum. 5-8 p.m. $50 members; $55 non-members.
|For Further Information Call (607) 547-1450.|
"Food for Thought-Lunch and Lecture Program" - Learn about the historic clothing program at The Farmers' Museum and enjoy a delicious lunch. Noon. $15 members; $20 general public. Pre-registration is required.
|For Further Information Call (607) 547-1425.|
|November 8 Tom Summerhill -
and Democracy: The Battle over the Albany & Susquehanna in the 1850s." - The farmer movement in 19th century New York,
anti-rent wars, and more. Fenimore Art Museum. 7-9 p.m. $10 NYSHA
members; $12 non-members. Registration required.
|For Further Information Call 607-547-1450.|
"Thanksgiving" - Celebrate Thanksgiving traditions at the museums. These activities are included with the
price of museum admission. NYSHA members, free.
|For Further Information Call 607-547-1450.|
November Exhibition Highlights
Breathing Life Into Stone: The Sculpture of Henry DiSpirito
Henry DiSpirito (1898-1995)
The Short Season of Sharon Springs: Hansi Durlach's Photographs of
Another New York
Tiffany-The Power of Light: Lamps from the Collection of The New-York
Drawn Home: Fritz Vogt's Rural America
The Capital District Civil War Round Table (Albany, NY)- Fifth
Annual Northeast Civil War Conference and Annual Fall Banquet,
The conference theme is: "Through Their Eyes: The Letters,
Accounts, and Paintings of New York Civil War Soldiers".
The conference is
being co-sponsored by the New York State Museum and will be held at the
Museum and the Best Western Hotel, Albany, NY.
http://timesunion.memlink.com/?__id=0700145601300008 or contact Jon A. Olson; (518) 785-1700;
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